8thPlanet23 June 2008 at 1:33pmPosts: 693 (0 today)Status: offline
I'm sure he would have something funny and insightful about the phrase "rest in peace".
Truly he was an innovator and inspiration to a generation of "comics". He was one of my favorites and could make me laugh at topics I didn't know were funny.
His unique perspective on human nature will be missed.
K'Ehleyr23 June 2008 at 1:55pmPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
During the period there was Cheech & Chong - And then there was George. He used the South side humor - he was on target and he was someone to stay up for when he was on late night TV.
Hope his gig in the sky is just as funny as it was here on Earth - now he is telling the big man jokes upstairs.
T-DOGG23 June 2008 at 4:11pmPosts: 2359 (0 today)Status: offline
Hope he tells Him the one about the pearly gates.
So long George, now who's gonna tell us how stupid we really are?
T-DOGG23 June 2008 at 4:17pmPosts: 2359 (0 today)Status: offline
A sad loss. He was not very well known here in the UK but I was introduced to his work a few years back.
Zenrider24 June 2008 at 1:08amPosts: 3547 (0 today)Status: offline
Very sad day, but he left a legacy of laughter. Can't beat that.
K'Ehleyr25 June 2008 at 10:22pmPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
RUSH: Yes. Does this not sound like things you have heard on this program?
CARLIN: Two hundred years versus four and a half billion, and we have the conceit to think that somehow we're a threat, that somehow we're going to put in jeopardy this beautiful little blue-green ball that's just a-floatin' around the sun?
The planet has been through a lot worse than us, been through all kinds of things worse than us, been through earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, continental drift, solar flares, sunspots, magnetic storms, the magnetic reversal of the poles, hundreds of thousands of years of bombardment by comets and asteroids and meteors, worldwide floods, tidal waves, worldwide fires, erosion, cosmic rays, recurring ice ages, and we think some plastic bags and some aluminum cans are going to make a difference?
The planet isn't going anywhere. We are! We're going away.
Growing up around Pittsburgh, PA - Carlin epitomized what we thought was cooler side of the generational divide. Therefore we bought his records, went to his shows, tuned into his TV performances and quoted his best riffs. If time travel abduction was possible, Shakespeare would have forked over the pounds to book Carlin at The Globe.
A lot of us who are in those middle age years are lucky to have lived long enough to trace his development into a sage humorist and satirist.
But what I'm most grateful for is that George Carlin lived long enough to allow so many of us to connect to our own sons and daughters who likewise knew a good thing when they saw it. To have wanted more seems selfish on our part because he gave it all.
MissJones26 June 2008 at 4:30amPosts: 234 (0 today)Status: offline