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George Carlin dead at the age of 71

Old 06-23-08, 02:35 PM
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this tread makes me sad now since i didn't detect the sarcasm

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yes i'm aware that doesn't exist, but this still conveys the feelings
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Old 06-23-08, 02:57 PM
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I've listened to Bob Saget (on the Opie and Anthony tour) the point I was tryint to get across (I'll bet badly) was that everyone saw him as Danny Tanner and not a guy who played the part. George Carlin was known as a guy who played the part.

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Old 06-23-08, 02:59 PM
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I've always enjoyed George Carlin's work. I even liked his short lived sit-com on Fox.

I also enjoyed most of his later work, even though it's apparantly fashionable to label is as bitter and hateful. I found it to be far more interesting to listen to than fart or pussy jokes, and, especially in the later material, these segments brought the show to a screeching halt. The one where he talks about things he's been picking off his body was particularly useless, and you can hear the delight in the audience when he starts being "bitter and hateful".

Even if you didn't agree with him, he should have made you think, and in a humerous way. What better legacy than that could there be for him?
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Old 06-23-08, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Jason
Even if you didn't agree with him, he should have made you think, and in a humerous way.
Is that the funny bone?
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Old 06-23-08, 03:35 PM
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I think it's kinda sad that many people know GC as "that guy in the Kevin Smith movies" or "the really old comic in those HBO specials." Much of his killer stuff imo was from the 70's (around the time of the Flip Wilson clip posted above). And for a while (the 90's?) he didn't seem to have much new stuff that was up to par for him. But I'll always have fond memories of listening to Class Clown and Toledo Window Box in my formative years.
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Old 06-23-08, 04:16 PM
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Carlin was without a doubt my favorite comedian. His 70's and 80's stuff was hilarious; even some of his 90's stuff was pretty good. IMO, even though many thought he got less funny as time went on I'd say he really only had 1 or 2 HBO specials that were kind of flat. Overall, the guy was a comedy genius.

He had a concert in Boulder, CO about 10 years ago and I almost went but couldn't afford the ticket at the time...I regret it now. Even if it wasn't his "best" stuff, it would have been a little like seeing Elvis or the Beatles live in concert - something I could have told my kids that I saw live.

RIP George. Thanks for making me laugh all these years...
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Old 06-23-08, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Jason
I also enjoyed most of his later work, even though it's apparantly fashionable to label is as bitter and hateful. I found it to be far more interesting to listen to than fart or pussy jokes, and, especially in the later material, these segments brought the show to a screeching halt. The one where he talks about things he's been picking off his body was particularly useless, and you can hear the delight in the audience when he starts being "bitter and hateful".
His crowd comes to see that. It's really no different than the audience at a Larry The Cable Guy going nuts when he says, "Git r done!" I don't know that I would say that it means any more than their audience likes what many people dislike about them.

GC had an incredible mind, and a very keen wit. He had amazing observational skills and was very adept at philosophy and his own brand of reasoning. He generally did it in a way that was funny as well as thought provoking. He was ground breaking in many ways and good comparisons can be made to Lenny Bruce in what he managed to do.

But then, I never liked Lenny Bruce, either.

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Old 06-23-08, 04:27 PM
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Now I am a huge Carlin fan but I have a question: are we only allowed to say good things about Carlin and his work? I know the other thread went off into religious outer space, but what's wrong with saying you didn't like aspects of his humor and why?

Again, I love Carlin and am an atheist as well but it seems hypocritical to allow posts praising his anti-religious comedy and yet disallowing criticism of the same.
I also think there should be a balance and that opposing views are acceptable and not automatically be labelled threadcraps. I've never been a fan of his but have no animosity towards the guy. Respect for the dead.

Funny, if my memory serves me correctly, that potty mouth of his didn't stop him from being on a PBS kid's show. I think he played a train conductor.
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Old 06-23-08, 04:33 PM
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Thomas!

I liked it better when they used Ringo!
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Old 06-23-08, 04:34 PM
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Ability to appreciate George Carlin is a sort of intelligence test.

If you don't get it, you fail.
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Old 06-23-08, 04:39 PM
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Here's a handy shortcut for anyone who read the other thread.

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Old 06-23-08, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by porieux
Here's a handy shortcut for anyone who read the other thread.

ignore.
At the expense of sounding all moddy again .

To be fair he has not posted in this thread as I see, and there is really no need to bring that back into this thread. Lets forget about that other thread and where it went, and concentrate on the genius that was George Carlin

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I agree, I wanted to post it in the other thread (where it was much more appropriate) but it was locked.
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Old 06-23-08, 04:47 PM
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I still want to know what happened at the hospital. Why weren't they able to save him?
Did they even try or did they just leave him waiting in a corner and he died there?
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Originally Posted by The Edit King
Thomas!

I liked it better when they used Ringo!
That's it! I wonder how he got that gig.
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Originally Posted by porieux
I still want to know what happened at the hospital.

He died, as the article clearly stated.....
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this was posted on the kevin smith message board and free for any body's use.




couldn't agree more.
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Old 06-23-08, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Minor Threat
He died, as the article clearly stated.....

Wow, your attempt at humor is full of fail.
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Originally Posted by draven31
this was posted on the kevin smith message board and free for any body's use.




couldn't agree more.

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TIME has a nice piece on him HERE
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Originally Posted by porieux
Wow, your attempt at humor is full of fail.

I'm no George Carlin.....
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