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June 23, 2008

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jhn

George Carlin was awful.

Listener Kliph

He's still alive!

Dale Hazelton

Great post! As an aside, were Burns & Schreiber both in "My Mother the Car"? I seem to remember the "Huh-yeah-huh-yeah" bit in that show....As a little kid I thought it was hilarious.

Listener James from Westwood

>George Carlin was awful.

He was funny in the context of the culture at the time. But he raised the game when he decided he wasn't going to shill comedically for that culture anymore. And THAT's when we got GEORGE FUCKIN' CARLIN.

Jonny

R.I.-F'n-P.

wee

last of the 'three'? famous deaths in threes.
tim russert, stan winston and now george carlin.
oddly enough stan and george almost had identical silver ponytails.
i smell an assassination screw-up. they were supposed to hit carlin but took out stan winston on accident- and only tim russert knew about the plan to kill carlin- so he had to go too.

Bill W

Cyd Charisse did not have a silver ponytail.

This is the best Carlin quote I've run across this morning, it makes contemporary hay of the Saint Obama sales pitch:

"Don't confuse me with those who cling to hope. I enjoy describing things the way they are, I have no interest in how they 'ought to be.' And I certainly have no interest in fixing them. I sincerely believe that if you think there's a solution, you're part of the problem. My motto: Fuck Hope!

"I am a personal optimist but a skeptic about all else. What may sound to some like anger is really nothing more than sympathetic contempt. I view my species with a combination of wonder and pity, and I root for its destruction. And please don't confuse my point of view with cynicism; the real cynics are the ones who tell you everything's gonna be all right."

jumboshrimp

I didn't followed his later career but, Carlin in the 70's, that I fondly remember. He could make me laugh. One good thing about comedy, when it hits you, you feel no pain. Thanks for the links.

K

I enjoyed Carlin when I was in grade school, fun stuff for kids. These days I can't really stand any standup comedy, but then again Carlin seemed to have lost his taste for it as well. Consider this monologue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KVTfcAyYGg

While I don't agree with everything he's saying, it sure is nice to hear someone stand up and make public statements like this. Cause if you think about it, you just don't anymore.

stu

stan winston? Cyd Charisse? they weren't comedians...
what about Dody Goodman (died on Sunday)?
Now Tim Russert - He was a comedian !

Brian Turner

Looking for a tall blonde black chick in heaven.

Listener James from Westwood

I recall seeing a billboard for his show at the Orleans a few weeks ago in Las Vegas, and thinking, "Well, I'm already seeing a show in town this trip, I'll catch him on the East Coast." This was one Vegas hunch I should've played.

Eep

I liked him on Thomas the Tank Engine.

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