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Old 06-23-08, 11:12 AM
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Damn I had a few chances to see him but I just said "Eh I'll see him next year."



RIP George.
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Old 06-23-08, 12:01 PM
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I will miss George, I'm glad I got to see him a couple years ago. RIP.
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Old 06-23-08, 12:23 PM
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Wow, this sucks.
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Old 06-23-08, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77
Wast he still performing last year or early this year?
This article on Yahoo! says he did a show last weekend.
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Old 06-23-08, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by JOE29
"Dang. George Carlin, Stan Winston, Tim Russert, Sydney Pollack, Heath Ledger all in the same year. Sad "
Add Harvey Korman to the list.
All of these people were great to grow up with.. Carlin was a great comedian, one of the best. Russert was a great newsman, journalist, Pollack made one of my first ever Western movies that I saw in the cinema, Jeremiah Johnson. Ledger did The Patriot and the upcomming Batman movie. And the Great Harvey Korman from the Carol Burnett Show and those Mel Brooks films are all gone now. I believe there were others too. It's been a bad year for popular people dying.
Is this the wrong thread to mention Cyd Charisse?
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Old 06-23-08, 01:02 PM
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He was fuck of the mountain.

And he still is.
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Old 06-23-08, 01:03 PM
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Just heard about this.


1. Shit - The bird shit on the statue.
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And I never got around to seeing him perform live.

R.I.P.
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Old 06-23-08, 01:33 PM
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This is a complete shock. When I got online today I saw his picture, and just said "What, did George Carlin die?" and was completely shocked when that was confirmed.

I saw him twice in Chicago and I am very happy that I did so. The last time was a delayed show because he had congestive heart failure in January and the show was postponed to March, this was 2006 I believe. He was not in good shape that show, he actually screwed up his last bit and I remember him getting pissed and saying "FUCK! I forgot a part....that really pisses me off" and it wasn't funny, it was sad.

It's too bad he's gone, he was my favorite stand up comedian. One of the only out there that could always bring me to tears laughing.
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Old 06-23-08, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by JOE29
"Dang. George Carlin, Stan Winston, Tim Russert, Sydney Pollack, Heath Ledger all in the same year. Sad "
Add Harvey Korman to the list.
Oh, damn it. I knew I forgot someone important.
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Old 06-23-08, 01:55 PM
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R.I.P. Mr. Carlin. You will be greatly missed.
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Old 06-23-08, 01:59 PM
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I've enjoyed his work - especially his rants about words and their overuse or misuse. I'm not grieving or sad about his death - he lived a full life and seems to have accomplished what he wanted to do.
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Old 06-23-08, 03:33 PM
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Goodbye to the greatest ever. You will be missed, George.
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Is this the wrong thread to mention Cyd Charisse?
It amazes me how ignored her passing has been. On a movie message board, her inclusion should be automatic.
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Old 06-23-08, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by DVD-ho78(DTS)
Dang. George Carlin, Stan Winston, Tim Russert, Sydney Pollack, Heath Ledger all in the same year. Sad.
that is some list. all before their time too! rip all good fellows!
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Old 06-23-08, 04:14 PM
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Wow. I saw him in October, and he was still full of piss and vinegar. Very funny (obviously). He was prepping for his newest special, and he started off his set by saying that he had his notes with him so that we would "hear the material as it was intended." He didn't need the notes.

He also told the most vulgar joke I've ever heard during this set. I sincerely hope it made it into the taped special (I was waiting for the DVD, but I guess it's time to acquire it through another means instead and re-watch it in remembrance of George).
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Old 06-23-08, 06:29 PM
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Easily one of the best (if not the best) stand up comedians of all time. I feel lucky to have seen him live.

Rest in peace.
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Old 06-23-08, 07:01 PM
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My favorite comedian of all time. I will miss him greatly.

I thankfully saw him live twice, the last time just 2 months ago at Foxwoods. He was fantastic.

RIP
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Old 06-24-08, 02:01 AM
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Originally Posted by JOE29
"Dang. George Carlin, Stan Winston, Tim Russert, Sydney Pollack, Heath Ledger all in the same year. Sad "
Add Harvey Korman to the list.
And the really sad thing, is we're not half way done with the year. I completely expect to have at least one more cast member of Cars added to that list by year's end unfortunately.

Spoiler:

Spoiler:
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Old 06-24-08, 04:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Decker
And the really sad thing, is we're not half way done with the year. I completely expect to have at least one more cast member of Cars added to that list by year's end unfortunately.
Patrick Swayze, possibly as well.

BTW, don't forget Charlton Heston and Arthur C. Clarke.
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Old 06-24-08, 05:39 AM
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Originally Posted by mrflix
Easily one of the best (if not the best) stand up comedians of all time. I feel lucky to have seen him live.

Rest in peace.
Now wait a minute. That's what I've been hearing all over the news and now on the net. But when Richard Pryor died that's what they said about him. So which is it? When Don Rickels dies will the same be said?
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Old 06-24-08, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by wm lopez
Now wait a minute. That's what I've been hearing all over the news and now on the net. But when Richard Pryor died that's what they said about him. So which is it? When Don Rickels dies will the same be said?
It's possible for more than one person to be "one of the best (if not the best)". They aren't saying he is most definitely the best.
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