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#335825 - 06/23/08 12:48 AM George Carlin dies at 71
WolfMoon Offline

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Often referred to as a defacto-Satanist. A great comedian dies at age 71 of a heart attack. frown

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Comedian-actor George Carlin, know for his raunchy, but insightful humor, died Sunday in Los Angeles, his publicist said. He was 71.

Carlin performed as recently as last weekend at the Orleans Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas.

Jeff Abraham says Carlin went into St. John's Health Center on Sunday afternoon, complaining of chest pain. Carlin died at 5:55 p.m. PDT, the Associated Press reported.

Carlin, who had a history of heart trouble, performed as recently as last weekend at the Orleans Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas.

Carlin was best known for his routine "Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television," which appeared 1972's "Class Clown" album.

When Carlin uttered all seven at a show in Milwaukee in 1972, he was arrested for disturbing the peace, the AP reported. The comedy sketch prompted a landmark indecency case after WBAI-FM radio aired it in 1973.

The case was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court where the justices ruled on a 5-to-4 vote that the sketch was "indecent but not obscene," giving the FCC broad leeway to determine what constituted indecency on the airwaves.

"So my name is a footnote in American legal history, which I'm perversely kind of proud of," Carlin said. "In the context of that era, it was daring."

"It just sounds like a very self-serving kind of word. I don't want to go around describing myself as a 'groundbreaker' or a 'difference-maker' because I'm not and I wasn't," he said. "But I contributed to people who were saying things that weren't supposed to be said." Watch Carlin's 7 dirty words routine »

Carlin, who was also an author, was slated to receive the 2008 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in November.

"In his length career as a comedian, writer, and actor, George Carlin has not only made us laugh, but he makes us think," Stephen Schwarzman, Kennedy Center chairman, said in a statement. "His influence on the next generation of comics has been far-reaching."

In a typical wry response, Carlin said: "Thank you Mr. Twain. Have your people call my people."

Carlin hosted the first broadcast of "Saturday Night Live" in October 1975.

He played the character of Mr. Conductor on the PBS series "Shining Time Station" and starred in more than a dozen HBO specials. Carlin was also a regular on The Tonight Show.


#335827 - 06/23/08 02:04 AM Re: George Carlin dies at 71 [Re: WolfMoon]
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His body may die, but his memory lives on. I'll never forget him. Hail George!


#335830 - 06/23/08 02:43 AM Re: George Carlin dies at 71 [Re: AztecRed]
all hallows

aw, dude.

#335832 - 06/23/08 02:48 AM Re: George Carlin dies at 71 [Re: AztecRed]
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This makes me sad- we used to sneak as much of his stuff on air as we could get away with when I worked for WBIM (1972-1975). Station manager was not a fan. There is no one else like him. He will be missed.

Good clip , AztecRed

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#335833 - 06/23/08 02:51 AM Re: George Carlin dies at 71 [Re: SueW]
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#335847 - 06/23/08 04:55 AM Re: George Carlin dies at 71 [Re: Moosnuff]
Dean Tempest Offline

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i was very saddened by this news. carlin was my all time favorite. and the religion rant is my favorite one he ever did.

the world is darker and sadder now without him
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#335871 - 06/23/08 06:42 AM Re: George Carlin dies at 71 [Re: WolfMoon]
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I am speechless.

I can't begin to say how much of a Satanic influence Carlin was on my life, and how vital he was for driving me to start The Devil's Mischief show in the first place.

I'll have more to say when I'm out of this state of shock!
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#335873 - 06/23/08 06:45 AM Re: George Carlin dies at 71 [Re: Bill_M]
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I am saddened and shocked. I will deeply miss that old curmudgeon.

"Gentlemen, the verdict is guilty, on all ten counts of first-degree stupidity. The penalty phase will now begin."--Divine, "Pink Flamingos."

"The strong rule the weak, and the cunning rule over all." HS!

#335882 - 06/23/08 07:08 AM Re: George Carlin dies at 71 [Re: TrojZyr]
TheDegenerate Offline
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What the fuck?

Now I feel really stupid, because I passed off a chance to see him just a few months ago. "Oh, he'll be around the bend again."


#335890 - 06/23/08 07:19 AM Re: George Carlin dies at 71 [Re: WolfMoon]
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I had only just discovered him and became an instant fan.

He was doing what he enjoyed right up to the end, a life well lived.

Hail Mr Carlin!

"Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one."
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#335903 - 06/23/08 08:46 AM Re: George Carlin dies at 71 [Re: WolfMoon]
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Truly a sad day, he will be remembered!

Hail George Carlin!

#335905 - 06/23/08 08:48 AM Re: George Carlin dies at 71 [Re: WolfMoon]
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This sucks. He was the best.

Hail George! rip
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#335937 - 06/23/08 10:59 AM Re: George Carlin dies at 71 [Re: WolfMoon]
Biff Offline

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He was always one of my favorite comedians.

I always thought of the terrible day, when that old man would finally pass away. He has inspired me as a youth, and he has, and always will be, a Satanist at heart.

I remember the many nights I spent listening to his comedy tapes and how truthful and funny his cynical and angry words were.

Now he is among the last of the line of great Satanic comedians.

RIP George Carlin
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A fitting quote from Book of Satan 3:9 '...Thus you shall make yourself respected in all walks of life, and your spirit - your immortal spirit - shall live, not in an intangible paradise, but in the brains, and sinews, of those whose respect you have gained.'

Hail Carlin!

Edited by Biff (06/23/08 11:02 AM)
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#335953 - 06/23/08 12:38 PM Re: George Carlin dies at 71 [Re: WolfMoon]
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I'm still in tears (literally) over this very sad news.

I listen to Carlin at least four times a week, sometimes more.

The world has lost one of the greatest performers that have ever lived.

When asked (On inside the actors studio) "If heaven exists what would you like to hear god if god exists say when you arrive at the pearly gates"?

Carlin responded - "Now we're going to have some fun around here"

RIP George
"All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie."

"Eternal nothingness is fine if you happen to be dressed for it."

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#335956 - 06/23/08 12:49 PM Re: George Carlin dies at 71 [Re: WolfMoon]
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He was the best...simply the best.

"Life is the only race you lose by reaching the end." - M.M.

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