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George Carlin is Dead

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080623/ts_nm/carlin_dc

This really bummed me out. Greatest comedian ever. R.I.P. George Carlin. His words were as real as it gets

RIP funny man.

Terrible news. He was a comic genius and will be missed.

Heard about it this morning.

Pity, RIP.

This fucking sucks.

“Shit, Piss, Fuck, Cunt, CockSucker, MotherFucker, and Tits”

I teared up a little hearing the horrible news.

Carlin was a personal inspiration of mine, ever since I became a fan of his early on in high school.

All his humor, even from before I was even born is relevant today and makes me laugh on so many levels…

My only regret is that I never saw him perform live, and I had always wanted to.

Another dead hero I guess.

EDIT: To honor his life and wisdom, I’m not voting this year as he believed that is just an illusion of power and choice.

I’m with ya George.

It is a pity, I really expected him to go out with a bang, not sudden heart failure.

[quote]RyanBrown0311 wrote:
It is a pity, I really expected him to go out with a bang, not sudden heart failure.[/quote]

The man lived hard. Sudden heart failure is a bang. Stops you dead in your tracks.

This Shit sucks, really Pisses me off, i mean Fuck,what kind of Cunt-like world takes George Carlin and leaves us Paris Hilton, this was a real CockSucker of a thing to wake up to, he was a funny MotherFucker, basically… he was the Tits.

RIP George.

He will be missed. In my humble opinion, George wasn’t a comedian, but more of a philosopher that used humor as a carrier for his ideas. The world needs guys like him now more than ever. RIP.

My parents let me see him live by myself when I was 13. One of the best nights I ever had, even if the guy next to me smelled terrible.

His latest stuff has been more philosophical than laugh-out-loud funny, but he was still good at what he did, and will always be one one of my favorite comics.

He was one of the great, if not greatest, comedians of all time. RIP George, you will be missed.

[quote]WS4JB wrote:
This Shit sucks, really Pisses me off, i mean Fuck,what kind of Cunt-like world takes George Carlin and leaves us Paris Hilton, this was a real CockSucker of a thing to wake up to, he was a funny MotherFucker, basically… he was the Tits.

RIP George.[/quote]

Well said my friend.

Here’s an old list from Carlin’s website that I saved.

THAT TIME OF THE MONTH

Hi, folks. Welcome to our monthly feature, “That Time of the Month.” Here we go:

Life is not as difficult as people think; all one needs is a good set of rules. Since it is probably too late for you, here are some guidelines to pass along to your children.

  1. Relax and take it easy. Don’t get caught up in hollow conceits such as “doing something with your life.” Such twaddle is outmoded and a sure formula for disappointment.

  2. Whatever it is you pursue, try to do it just well enough to remain in the middle third of the field. Keep your thoughts and ideas to yourself and don’t ask questions. Remember, the squeaky wheel is the first one to be replaced.

  3. Size people up quickly, and develop rigid attitudes based on your first impression. If you try to delve deeper and get to “know” people, you’re asking for trouble.

  4. Don’t fall for that superstitious nonsense about treating people the way you would like to be treated. It is a transparently narcissistic approach, and may be the sign of a weak mind.

  5. Spend as much time as you can pleading and impressing others, even if it makes you unhappy. Pay special attention to shallow manipulators who can do you the most harm. Remember, in the overall scheme, you count for very little.

  6. Surround yourself with inferiors and losers. Not only will you look good by comparison, but they will look up to you, and that will make you feel better.

  7. Don’t buy into the sentimental notion that everyone has shortcomings; it’s the surest way of undermining yourself. Remember, the really best people have no defects. If you’re not perfect, something is wrong.

  8. If by some off chance you do detect a few faults, first, accept the fact that you are probably deeply flawed. Then make a list of your faults and dwell on them. Carry the list around and try to think of things to add. Blame yourself for everything.

  9. Beware of intuition and gut instincts, they are completely unreliable. Instead, develop preconceived notions and don’t waver unless someone tells you to. Then change your mind and adopt their point of view. But only if they seem to know what they’re talking about.

  10. Never give up on an idea simply because it is bad and doesn’t work. Cling to it even when it is hopeless. Anyone can cut and run, but it takes a very special person to stay with something that is stupid and harmful.

  11. Always remember, today doesn’t count. Trying to make something out of today only robs you of precious time that could be spent daydreaming or resting up.

  12. Try to dwell on the past. Think of all the mistakes you’ve made, and how much better it would be if you hadn’t made them. Think of what you should have done, and blame yourself for not doing so. And don’t go easy. Be really hard on yourself.

  13. If by chance you make a fresh mistake, especially a costly one, try to repeat it a few times so you become familiar with it and can do it easily in the future. Write it down. Put it with your list of faults.

  14. Beware also of the dangerous trap of looking ahead; it will only get you in trouble. Instead, try to drift along from day to day in a meandering fashion. Don’t get sidetracked with some foolish “plan.”

  15. Finally, enjoy yourself all the time, and do whatever you want. Don’t be seduced by that mindless chatter going around about “responsibility.” That’s exactly the sort of thing that can ruin your life.

[quote]BluePfaltz wrote:
I teared up a little hearing the horrible news.

Carlin was a personal inspiration of mine, ever since I became a fan of his early on in high school.

All his humor, even from before I was even born is relevant today and makes me laugh on so many levels…

My only regret is that I never saw him perform live, and I had always wanted to.

Another dead hero I guess.

EDIT: To honor his life and wisdom, I’m not voting this year as he believed that is just an illusion of power and choice.

I’m with ya George. [/quote]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u6lCBnRoHQ

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One of my favorite Carlin clips.

Fear of Germs

[quote]AngryVader wrote:
One of my favorite Carlin clips.

Fear of Germs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y-yH_Qyipc [/quote]

Armpits, asshole, crotch and teeth.