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Say it ain't so, George....

A punch to the gut, a blow to the heart. George Carlin died yesterday. he pissed off a lot of "important" people, and made the rest of us laugh...and think. He was a comedian, but he was a sort of champion, too.



..and for those of youse who're glad he's gone,
I got seven words for you....​
 

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I want mention that George Carlin died yesterday from a heart attack. He always made me laugh and I'm sure would have a few scathing remarks about this hobby, as it should be. His words, whether the "seven dirty words that you can't say on television" or oxymorons like "military intelligence" and "jumbo shrimp" were at same time hillarious and thought provoking. No wonder he was just named to receive the Mark Twain Award. I hope I'm not alone in missing George Carlin or alone in cherishing his words. I know he didn't go the way he wanted, as he once said in a routine, "put me on a big pile of explosives and blow me up." Well, there goes George.
 

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I merged them, fg. You're not alone, I imagine people will see this as the day goes on. It'll be as tough for them, no doubt
 

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George's best routines were the ones that poked holes in the conventions that we all hold dear. Of course, most people first remember his "7 words" routine, but the one that really comes to mind first was how he railed against people removing anything deemed 'harmful' from their life. His example was a hot dog. It was filled with "Chemicals" (he deliberately mispronounced the "CH" sound) People who ate 'normal' food built up a tolerance for the bad stuff, while those who didn't couldn't tolerate them. It meant the more we insulate ourselves from the world, the less we're able to deal with the real problems.

Now, let us all recite the list of seven words.
 

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This makes me sad.George Carlin made me laugh to no end.
 

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I loved Mr.Carlin's brand of humor and agree with the sentiments expressed by forum members on here. I will miss the guy for his sage talent, wisdom and brutal honesty in parlaying it into sharp biting humor. R.I.P. Mr. Carlin.
 

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Yeah... Good ol' George. Probably my all-time favorite comedian.

I started listening to his albums in my early teens, then graduated to his HBO specials. I probably have almost all of his material memorized as I've seen the specials and listened to the albums dozens of times each.

But, now he joins my other two favorite comedians-- Sam Kinison and Mitch Hedberg-- in that great Laugh Factory in the sky. Although, according to George, he's just gone and rotting in a box, now. Guess he's finding out if he was right about all his opinions of the after-life or not...
 

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At one library where I once worked at, there was a retired lady who I befriended who volunteered to teach adults how to read. One customer had a real blue sense of humor, so I recommended "Napalm & Silly Putty" as his first book to read, and he liked it.
 
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