George Carlin

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  1. mthrnite
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    mthrnite So it goes.

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    George Carlin

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    May 12, 1937 - June 22, 2008​


    Goodnight George... thanks for teaching me how to think when everybody around me was trying to teach me not to.
     


  2. ScuberSteve

    ScuberSteve Newbie

    ...why is there a parental advisory label?
     
  3. BoneMonkey

    BoneMonkey The cheese stash is a lie.

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    awesome guy :-(
     
  4. Orc

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  5. Destructobot

    Destructobot Crave the Hammer

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    Heh, he and I share the same birthday.

    I had never heard of him until now, but I do feel sorry for his family, friends, and fans. [​IMG]
     
  7. SkankyYankee

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    Aw man... [​IMG] that sucks!

    Hunter was a cool guy too.
     
  8. PuyoDead

    PuyoDead Hey! Hey! Oh!

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    I really can't think of anything else to say. So much brilliance, gone. The man had it all figured out, and decided to tell us all in the best way to handle it; by laughing at it all.


    If you're not familiar with his work, do yourself a favor, and listen to/watch as much as you can. He really was (I can't believe I'm referring to him in past tense) a modern philosopher.
     
  9. luisrodl

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    So true what you said. Carlin was to me one of the greatest comedians I have ever seen and the fact that he made me laugh and think at the same time is an amazing feat. All of his stand up comedy shows are pure brilliance and the topics and themes it touched were awe inspiring. As PuyoDead said, he was a modern day philosopher, and he will be deeply missed.
     
  10. cracker

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    Yeah he was a great guy. His level of comedy is something most comedians could only dream of getting close to. One of the great things about him is he had an unbelievable talent for reciting his material for minutes on end flawlessly. It was almost poetic how he did it. He will be greatly missed.
     
  11. TrolleyDave

    TrolleyDave Philosolosophising

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    Damn, George Carlin was a comedy genius. I'm gonna have to dig out some of my old albums and listen to them in tribute.
     
  12. gblock247

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    One of the best and will be dearly missed. Rest In Peace Mr. 7 Words. [​IMG]
     
  13. Sonicslasher

    Sonicslasher In Law we trust.

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    Rest well sweet prince!
     
  14. WildWon

    WildWon EXTERMINATE!

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    I just caught this news through a random news mention through yahoo mail. Saw his pic as i was closing the window and though "OH! Is he going to be around here soon?" and reopened the window to check about where he'd be.

    That was a very sad way to start a Monday at work. :-\

    Rest in peace, Mr. Carlin. You and your work shall always be remembered.
     
  15. Monkee3000

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    He will be missed greatly. A true Philosopher King.
    George saw through the crap(see The Two Commandments) of the people who try to control the masses.
    R.I.P

    Hope you get to heaven before the devil knows your dead.
     
  16. Alerek

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    When Will Jesus Bring The Porkchops? is easily the funniest book I own. This man was a true genius. It takes something special to make a person laugh who was born 20 years after your joke was recorded.
     
  17. Spikey

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    Probably one of my most favorite comedians... [​IMG]
     
  18. Joujoudoll

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    What sucks the most is he died the day before my birthday... [​IMG] He was amazing.

    Let me rephrase... He *IS* amazing... He is still amazing even tho he is not here.
     
  19. Pizzaroo

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    He was my favorite comedian [​IMG] *starts listening to dane cook*

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    shit.
     
  20. Prophet

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    A legend.

    After I heard the news I couldn't help but imagine him and Lenny Bruce sharing a stage in heaven.