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Old 06-23-2008, 06:33 AM   #1
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Default Legendary comedian George Carlin dies

............71 years of age. I hate to be the bearer of bad news here, yet again. Man, I loved George! He was my favorite, and in my opinon the best, stand up comedian ever. I can't believe he's gone!!

I'm not going to work today. Fuck that shit.

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LOS ANGELES - Comedian George Carlin, a counter-culture hero famed for his routines about drugs and dirty words, died of heart failure at a Los Angeles-area hospital Sunday, a spokesman said. He was was 71.

Carlin, who had a history of heart problems, died at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica about 6 p.m. PT after being admitted earlier in the afternoon for chest pains, spokesman Jeff Abraham told Reuters.

Known for his edgy, provocative material, Carlin achieved status as an anti-Establishment icon in the 1970s with stand-up bits full of drug references and a routine about seven dirty words you could not say on television. A regulatory battle over a radio broadcast of his "Filthy Words" routine ultimately reached the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:51 AM   #2
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I enjoyed his "I tell it like it is you fools" routine as they did make me laugh. Ironic as I was just watching a whole bunch of his routines recently on youtube.
Good thoughts to his family.
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Damn, sad news.

He was a great comedian and quite daring and visionary for his time.

He will be missed.

And so it goes. . . .
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Gutted.

What a legend
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Listening to youtube, I searched "George Carlin." --The hit at the top: "George Carlin is Dead," seems to have been posted a year ago. Poor audio quality, yet it is [in part] Mr. Carlin...
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I remember he had a qualm, about appearing in a dress in that movie starring Shelley Long & Bette Midler: Outrageous Fortune.

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(I wonder if George spun any of Leon's work, as a DJ?....)
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...062300818.html

^^--Google had this story, in the same section as --^^

the news about Mr. Carlin's death. Two hyperlinks down.
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N.P.R.'s coverage here:
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Very sad. I loved his stuff. I am kind of mad at myself for missing his show at a nearby theater last year.
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