Monday, June 23, 2008

In Memoriam: George Carlin

George Carlin is dead. More at Bleepworthy Comedy King George Carlin Dead at 71
Most older people will probably remember him for his routine about the seven words you cant say on television. Sadly though today you could probably hear all seven in an hour of Spike TV programing.

George was far more liberal than I can really stand but you have to give him props for his contribution to comedy.
Much more than a "footnote in legal history," as Carlin often referred to himself for his role in the seven "filthy" words case, the comic was the first-ever host of Saturday Night Live, a four-time Grammy winner and a touchstone for generations of writers and performers.

Carlin was due to receive the 11th Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in November. The honor was announced just last week, around the time of his final performances, at the Orleans in Las Vegas. According to his website, he had dozens of shows booked through the end of the year.
In the 1990s and 2000s, Carlin returned to Hollywood as a revered elder statesman—a revered elder statesman with an always-young mind. He appeared in the Bill & Ted movies, earned two Daytime Emmy nominations for the children's show Shining Time Station and starred in a short-lived sitcom, The George Carlin Show. He found a kindred spirit in Kevin Smith, and vice versa, and appeared in three of the filmmaker's dialogue-driven comedies: Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Jersey Girl.
Carlin is survived by his second wife.
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say peace to george..


Eve said...

I'm glad that you remembered George. You are the first I have seen who did. Like you, I found George a bit too liberal. However, in recent years he and I have come closer to the same viewpoint than I ever would have believed. He was good at poking fun where fun needed to be poked and making us think about things from a different perspective. I will miss him.

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me? The mans view on "religion" was sick and disgusting. I will be the first to admit that I am no saint. But, the way he tore apart God and our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ was putrid, vile and dis-heartening.

2Co 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

Why would you even promote a man who failed to see the wrong in bashing our Lord and Saviour?