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George Carlin dead at the age of 71

Old 06-23-08, 05:10 PM
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That's it! I wonder how he got that gig.
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Old 06-23-08, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by porieux
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?
that's actually a very good question. it's pretty rare to "complain of chest pains" and make it to the hospital and then just dying within hours or less in this case. I'd like to know more about what exactly was wrong.
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Old 06-23-08, 05:20 PM
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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.

Nice.

One of the greats.
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Old 06-23-08, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by brizz
that's actually a very good question. it's pretty rare to "complain of chest pains" and make it to the hospital and then just dying within hours or less in this case. I'd like to know more about what exactly was wrong.

I'm not sure, but one could speculate it had to do with his heavy drug abuse in the past.....
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Old 06-23-08, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Minor Threat
I'm not sure, but one could speculate it had to do with his heavy drug abuse in the past.....

One could do so, but one would make oneself look foolish in the process.
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Not him... Carlin.
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Old 06-23-08, 05:32 PM
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OH!

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Old 06-23-08, 05:39 PM
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Quick question - "Carlin told Playboy in 2005 that he looked forward to an afterlife where he could watch the decline of civilization on a “heavenly CNN.”

“The world is a big theater-in-the round as far as I’m concerned, and I’d love to watch it spin itself into oblivion,” he said. “Tune in and watch the human adventure.”

That's a direct quote - does that really sound like the quote of an Atheist? I mean - an "afterlife", "heavenly CNN"?


Maybe I'm reading too much into it.....
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Old 06-23-08, 05:48 PM
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well here's his most poular rutine on youtube
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Originally Posted by porieux
One could do so, but one would make oneself look foolish in the process.

How so....?

"Drug addiction plagued him for much of his life, beginning with marijuana experimentation as a teen, graduating to cocaine in the 1970s, and then to prescription painkillers and wine. During the cocaine years, Carlin ignored his finances and ended up owing about $3 million in back taxes. In 2004, he entered a Los Angeles rehab clinic for his alcohol and Vicodin abuse."
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Originally Posted by Minor Threat
That's a direct quote - does that really sound like the quote of an Atheist? I mean - an "afterlife", "heavenly CNN"?


Maybe I'm reading too much into it.....
He (was) a COMEDIAN.

He was JOKING!
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Old 06-23-08, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Minor Threat
How so....?

"Drug addiction plagued him for much of his life, beginning with marijuana experimentation as a teen, graduating to cocaine in the 1970s, and then to prescription painkillers and wine. During the cocaine years, Carlin ignored his finances and ended up owing about $3 million in back taxes. In 2004, he entered a Los Angeles rehab clinic for his alcohol and Vicodin abuse."

So what? That tells us exactly nothing about what actually transpired at the hospital on Sunday. No one is saying he didn't have heart problems.
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Back when I was younger, I was a big Bill Cosby fan (back during his standup days). Then I discovered George Carlin and comedy was never the same. I have fond memories of listening to "FM & AM" and "Class Clown" in the living room...with my headphones on. My parents were always wondering why I was laughing myself into a coma.

Just a few days ago, I finally picked up the first season of SNL and watched George being the very first host. I never thought this would happen so soon.

George... thanks man. We'll miss you.
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Bill & Ted was on some channel on Saturday. Wow. Very shocking.
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Originally Posted by mcfly
Bill & Ted was on some channel on Saturday. Wow. Very shocking.
Not wow... "whoa!"

Dude.
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wow...

after watching those YT vids of him performing recently he seemed to be a truly angry, bitter, miserable man...
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Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse
wow...

after watching those YT vids of him performing recently he seemed to be a truly angry, bitter, miserable man...

Nope, just smart, observant, articulate, and not afraid to tell it like it is.
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Originally Posted by LurkerDan
That depends. Does glassdragon's first name begin with a J and end with osh?
You sir are quite the mind reader!!
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Good stuff!! I loved listening to him describe his adolescent tendencies and how he only learned not to commit heinous crimes .
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Originally Posted by porieux
Nope, just smart, observant, articulate, and not afraid to tell it like it is.
I don't see a reason why it can't be said that he was all of those things: smart, angry, observant, bitter, articulate, miserable, and while he wasn't afraid to "tell it like it is," I'd simply say that he just never really gave a shit what people thought-- ever, even when he was "funny." That's one of the things that never really changed about him.
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Conversely, you can believe in superstition all you want but that will not bring it any closer to being real.
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Originally Posted by mcfly
Bill & Ted was on some channel on Saturday. Wow. Very shocking.
Um...coincidence perhaps?
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Wow, someone deleted my post about not believing in Corporate America but still going to work every day. What's that all about??

It was a joke!!
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