Sunday, June 22, 2008

George Carlin, 1937-2008

George Carlin felt like a friend of the family. His insights exposed a lot of our bullshit with laughter and affection. It's a big loss.


5 comments:

DeeAnne said...

damn.

I have been a George Carlin fan since I first hear his "Seven Words" a long long time ago. It was quite possibly the first time I had heard a lot of those words and it made an impact, a big impact. I have read his books, I have watched his shows, I have quoted him often. He was a fantastic voice of reason and common sense in a world gone increasingly more and more mad. He was alaways to me the voice of reason and common sense. He could say something so off the wall that everyone was up in arms but if you really listened to what he said it was of the most perfectly common sense. To this day I can't get on a plane without giggling about finding my way to the nearest exit.....


This came as a huge shock to me. The current book I am re-reading on my nightstand this last week has been "When will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops" so he has been on my mind already.....



I for one will miss him and my thoughts and prayers are with his family tonight.

quid said...

One of my favorite cynics...have not seen his act for 5-6 years. You published an excellent picture!

He'll be missed.

quid

Kelly said...

How sad! I've always been a fan of George Carlin.

Yes, he'll certainly be missed.

Hal Johnson said...

Damn. I'd only seen him live once, at the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara, but I'll always remember that night. I can't imagine that anyone could take his place, but I hope he or she will.

Pam said...

Very sad news, indeed! I loved his HBO specials. He never failed to make me laugh, and laugh at all our idiosyncrasies.

He was one of my brother's favorite comedian. I don't think he ever missed an opportunity to hear him.