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George Carlin Died

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  1. fredp22

    fredp22 Member

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    Comedian George Carlin dies in Los Angeles at 71

    9:49 p.m. June 22, 2008

    LOS ANGELES – Comedian George Carlin, a counter-culture hero famed for his routines about drugs and dirty words, died of heart failure at a Los Angeles-area hospital Sunday, a spokesman said. He was 71.
    Carlin, who had a history of heart problems, died at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica about 6 p.m. PDT (9 p.m. EDT) after being admitted earlier in the afternoon for chest pains, spokesman Jeff Abraham told Reuters.


    Known for his edgy, provocative material, Carlin achieved status as an anti-Establishment icon in the 1970s with stand-up bits full of drug references and a routine about seven dirty words you could not say on television. A regulatory battle over a radio broadcast of his “Filthy Words” routine ultimately reached the U.S. Supreme Court.
    (Reporting by Dean Goodman; Editing by Patricia Zengerle)

    one of the best comedians of the 70's
    RIP...
  2. cowboys#1

    cowboys#1 Finish!

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    he was one of my favorites. one of the all time greats. RIP George:(
  3. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    An all time great... RIP, George... wherever you may be...
  4. adamknite

    adamknite Well-Known Member

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    RIP George, he was one of my faves as well.
  5. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    "I was following this guy on a 2 lane hiway who had his left blinker on so I was afraid to pass him, then I realized he was taking a left turn around the world."

    One of his only clean jokes:D
  6. igtmfo

    igtmfo Well-Known Member

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    Damn ... plus 7-words-you-can't-say-on-TV ...

    Sorry mods for moving it, but just saw that one of the genius guys in show business, George Carlin, died.

    He used to DJ over in Fort Worth at KFJZ I think.

    I thought he was in pretty good health ...

    Dang, a big time icon died. He always seemed like a young guy because he was always up to date in his comedy ... because he was smart it seemed like he would live to a crusty old age.

    Sorry for thread, but I just had to put it here where the "important people" would see it. ...
  7. dcfanatic

    dcfanatic Benched

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    Wow. He always reminded me of my dad.

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/06/23/carlin.obit.ap/index.html

    Award-winning comedian George Carlin dies

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- A publicist for George Carlin says the legendary comedian has died of heart failure at a hospital in Santa Monica, Calif.

    [IMG] Carlin performed as recently as last weekend at the Orleans Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas.

    Jeff Abraham says Carlin went into St. John's Health Center on Sunday afternoon, complaining of chest pain. Carlin died at 5:55 p.m. PDT. He was 71.

    Carlin, who had a history of heart trouble, performed as recently as last weekend at the Orleans Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas. It was announced Tuesday that Carlin was being awarded the 11th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

    The dean of counterculture comedians, Carlin constantly pushed the envelop with his jokes,
    particularly with a routine called "The Seven Words You Can Never Say On TV."

    When Carlin uttered all seven at a show in Milwaukee in 1972, he was arrested for disturbing the peace. And when they were played on a New York radio station, they resulted in a Supreme Court ruling in 1978 upholding the government's authority to sanction stations for broadcasting offensive language.
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    R.I.P. for Carlin, a pioneer in the comedy world.
  8. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    RIP George you were a very funny guy.
  9. DallasDomination

    DallasDomination Well-Known Member

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  10. kristie

    kristie Well-Known Member

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    he was a very, very funny man. he will be missed greatly. RIP, mr. carlin. :(
  11. Big D

    Big D Well-Known Member

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    damn.. first Bo now George. It ain't fair I tell ya, it ain't fair.
  12. Coakleys Dad

    Coakleys Dad The Re-Birth has begun.

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    thats sad, he was awesome, i loved his pottymouth style.
  13. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Carlin at Carnegie was one of the all time greats. RIP Carlin.
  14. hairic

    hairic Well-Known Member

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    Apparently, you can't quote him here... I got a warning for posting a couple of his quotes (probably due to the seven dirty words, a couple of which aren't in the censor filter).

    That's probably the first time I've gotten a warning on a legit forum in 6 years.
  15. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    R.I.P. George
  16. Mavs Man

    Mavs Man All outta bubble gum

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    Wow. That stinks....

    RIP
  17. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Wow.... my brother will be in mourning for a while... he loved this guy.


    I gotta say... watching his last comedy gig on HBO? ... he seemed like a guy on the way out.... it was like he knew and he was really gonna let us have it... so much so that it didnt work like his work from years before.


    Well.... he now has the answer to all the religion stuff and who exists and who doesnt ;)


    RIP!
  18. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    Very sad. He was a legend. Rest easy, George.
  19. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    RIP George....you had me in stitches many times.
  20. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    "The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live."

    Farewell, George.

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