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Since: 13.4.04
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00
Breaking News: George Carlin has died at age 71. More info coming.

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Since: 2.2.04
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.08
I read about these celebrity deaths all the time and they never have much impact on me.

But this one sucks.

Since: 22.4.02
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.53
You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.

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Is it strange that this shocked me?

Somewhere, an angel's reminding him he forgot "Needledick the Buckfucker".


Since: 10.1.08
From: westbury, new york

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.23
I don't go to see too many comedians perform live. But I got to see him at the Westbury Theatre (now the Capitol One Theatre) a couple of years ago and it was an amazing performance. He truly is one of the greatest comedians of all time. RIP, George Carlin.
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.21
This was the LAST thing I expected to hear when I switched on Mike & Mike this morning. The word "legend" gets thrown around a lot, but there is no more fitting word to use when describing one of the true greats. He made modern stand-up what it is. RIP

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This sucks. :(

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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.48
Dear World: Please stop taking away my heroes.

Since: 2.1.02
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.40
    Originally posted by wmatistic
    I read about these celebrity deaths all the time and they never have much impact on me.

    But this one sucks.

What he said.

Holy fuck shit motherfucker shit. Read comics. Fuck shit shit fuck shit I sold out when I did my job. Fuck fuck fuck shit fuck. Sorry had to do it....


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Since: 3.10.02
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.26
Never was my cup of tea as a performer, but his impact on what could be said and what SHOULD be said in entertainment is immesurable.

RIP Rufus!

Since: 18.2.04
From: The Houston 'burbs

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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.77
I remember watching his first TV performance since coming out of rehab (which, ironically, had a set designed as a mock graveyard) and noticed George looked kind of tired and seemed to have lost his fire. It was the first time that he really started looking "old" and I wondered about his health.

You were a legend, George. A man who told it like it was and didn't care about the backlash. Rest in peace.

Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.
Lap cheong

Since: 22.2.04
From: Cambridge, MA

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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.99
This is the first time a celebrity I've actively liked has died. I'm driving somewhere next weekend and last week I already had set aside my 'Napalm and Silly Putty' and 'Brain Droppings' audiobook CDs for the trip. I'll be keeping them in the stack now, no doubt.

To quote a review I once read on Amazon or somewhere: "George Carlin is a very nice man, and I enjoy him talking about religion."

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Since: 28.4.02
From: Pittsburgh, PA

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“The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A Death! What's that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you're too young, you get a gold watch, you go to work. You work forty years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back into the womb, you spend your last nine months floating and you finish off as an orgasm.”

RIP George

Since: 2.1.02
From: Whitby, Ontario, Canada

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It's a sad, sad day, that's for sure.

I was trying to think of something smart to say, but all I came up with was "Ditto" for all of things said above.

The first true comedian that I remember listening to, when I was probably too young to listen to it. My older brothers listened to him, I just had to "borrow" the albums.

RIP George. You are missed already!!

There's a World Container with your name on it, and a billion ways to go bezerk!!
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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.11
    Originally posted by Alex
    Dear World: Please stop taking away my heroes.

I'll second that emotion.

Has their been a more impactful bit than the 7 dirty words?

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Since: 20.6.02

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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.48
Wow.....just wow.

What I loved about George Carlin was that he looked comfortable in any role he took on...whether it was on a kids show (as the conductor on SHINY TIME STATION) or doing his awesome stand-up work.

He will be missed.

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DJ FrostyFreeze

Since: 2.1.02
From: Hawthorne, CA

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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.72
Read it and weep, fella

    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    Never was my cup of tea as a performer, but his impact on what could be said and what SHOULD be said in entertainment is immeasurable.
In agreement with the above.

Most celebrity deaths dont surprise me for some reason, but I was genuinely shocked this morning.

WTF is that SMELL???

Since: 18.3.02
From: Sussex, WI

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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.52

One of the first comedy albums I ever listened to (in the basement so my parents wouldn't hear of course). I always found him truly funny, even if I disagreed with a lot of his political views.

The JSOnline has a couple of nice stories regarding his Summerfest arrest for the 7-words routine (including a link to an interview with the cop who made the initial complaint).

Since: 21.11.02
From: Williston Park, NY

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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
I liked Carlin a lot but was never a fanactic about him. That being said, I am truly shocked to hear about this and very saddened. I have no problem agreeing to the term legend being used when talking about him. He was probably the last comic that will ever be able to call himself a legend and have it be true.

Rest in peace George, you deserved it.

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Since: 19.8.05
From: My Old Kentucky Home

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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.76
We saw him here at The Palace about 2 years ago, and was as full of piss as ever. It was awesome.

It seems he led a long, successful life, but it's still sad.


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