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Old 06-23-08, 12:15 AM
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RIP George Carlin

Why does 2008 suck so much?

http://uk.reuters.com/article/entert...39172520080623
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Old 06-23-08, 12:20 AM
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Man, I couldn't even look at the news link.
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Old 06-23-08, 12:27 AM
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Ugh. RIP. The greatest stand-up comedian of them all.
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Old 06-23-08, 12:31 AM
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fuck off. This week sucks....
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Old 06-23-08, 12:36 AM
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Dang. George Carlin, Stan Winston, Tim Russert, Sydney Pollack, Heath Ledger all in the same year. Sad.
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Old 06-23-08, 12:37 AM
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Originally Posted by freshticles
fuck off. This week sucks....
This week? More like the whole year: Ledger, Pollack, Schieder, Winston and now Carlin. Also others whose work I don't know, like Anthony Minghella and Tim Russert...

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Old 06-23-08, 12:46 AM
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My brother and I just saw the news and looked at each other and couldn't say a thing. I just saw him a couple of months ago when he came here to Fresno and looked a lot better than the last time I had seen him. Before that he looked like he hadn't had any sun or been let out of the house for weeks. I always liked that no matter what, he told you what was on his mind no matter if it pissed you off or not. This man will be miss.
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Old 06-23-08, 12:47 AM
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RIP you will be missed. I loved his HBO specials. Watched them all when i was growing up.
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Old 06-23-08, 12:51 AM
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That sucks, he was a great comedian and actor. I remembered him most from Bill and Ted, and Dogma.
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Old 06-23-08, 01:19 AM
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R.I.P. George
I'll be missing you.
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Old 06-23-08, 01:20 AM
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Reading that bummed me out, too. I didn't realize he was 71. George was a trailblazer with his "seven dirty words" routine (I'm not sure how many of the seven are still forbidden, even on broadcast TV), as well as his observational comedy. He also seemed like a sweet guy underneath the grouchy exterior.

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Old 06-23-08, 01:22 AM
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Originally Posted by droidguy1119
This week? More like the whole year: Ledger, Pollack, Schieder, Winston and now Carlin. Also others whose work I don't know, like Anthony Minghella and Tim Russert...
And don't forget, still no Chinese Democracy. Damn.
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Old 06-23-08, 01:25 AM
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great comedian...he will be missed.
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Old 06-23-08, 01:48 AM
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Sniff sniff. Cool guy. I can't be sad though. George Carlin talked too much about God and religon to be concerned with death. George Carlin was too fucking cool to be bothered by death. All the more power to him. It takes balls to die. He claimed to have a nice pair.

On a side note, I am getting old. I remember the old days (like a couple years ago) when I didn't care/know about said dead celebrity. I guess I have to deal with the suckiness of knowing these people who die.

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Old 06-23-08, 01:52 AM
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one of my favorite bits of his on golf courses (nsfw)


Also found a very old bit from the 60's on Christopher Columbus when he had a full head of hair and no beard.

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Old 06-23-08, 02:06 AM
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God rest his soul. This one hurts.

I'll cherish the memory of seeing him perform live at school; he was working on his material for Jammin' in New York.
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Old 06-23-08, 02:34 AM
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He was my favorite. He'll be missed.
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Old 06-23-08, 03:08 AM
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Old 06-23-08, 03:51 AM
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Sad fucking day.
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Old 06-23-08, 03:56 AM
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Originally Posted by droidguy1119
This week? More like the whole year: Ledger, Pollack, Schieder, Winston and now Carlin. Also others whose work I don't know, like Anthony Minghella and Tim Russert...
Oh, I know. I was just selfishly stacking it on top of all the personal bullshit I went through this week.
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Old 06-23-08, 05:16 AM
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I still love his bit on Baseball/Football, baseball is for pussies, and football is for men!
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Old 06-23-08, 06:38 AM
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The greatest stand-up comedian of them all.
THIS.

Rest in peace, man.
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Old 06-23-08, 06:42 AM
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Wow. Carlin hasn't seemed all that healthy or strong for a while, but I didn't think he'd die so soon.

He was one of the all time great stand up comedians, and was still VERY active in stand up comedy up to the end.

This year has been pretty brutal, and this is just another big loss in a year of big losses. And we aren't quite halfway through the year yet! (Almost, but not quite...)
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Old 06-23-08, 06:45 AM
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This sucks so much. One of the greatest without a doubt and my favorite.

I just asked a friend last night if there was guacamole in her freezer when she said she found her keys.

Everyone gets a different greeting today.

RIP George

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