George Carlin Not Dead

Oh sure,his body is gone but not his body of work.

After Lenny Bruce their were two men who used the sharp stick of truth to poke the eye of the Bullshit monster...Richard Pryor and George Carlin..
Because of his longevity, Carlin spanned forty fucking years. Oh sure there was his famous "7 Words" but so much'em I was feeling "bummed this morning a snarly Carlin voice said
"Fuck You!"

Carlin's History of the word Fuck..

Perhaps one of the most interesting words
in the English language today, is the word FUCK.
Out of all of the English words which begin with the letter F, FUCK is the only word referred to as the "F" word, it's the one magical word.
FUCK as most words in the english language,
is derived from German,
the word "fricken[?]", which means to strike.
In English, FUCK falls into many grammatical categories.

As a transitive verb, for instance.
John FUCK-ed Shirley.
As an intransitive verb, Shirley FUCKS.
It's meaning's not always sexual;
it can be used as an adjective, such as
John's doing all the FUCK-ing work.
As part of an adverb,
Shirley talks too FUCK-ing much.
As an adverb enhancing an adjective,
Shirley is FUCK-ing beautiful.
As a noun, I don't give a FUCK.
As part of a word abso-FUCKING-lutely,
or in-FUCKING-credible.
And, as almost every word in the sentence,
FUCK the FUCK-ing FUCK-ers.

As you must realize,
there aren't too many words
with the versatility of FUCK.
As in these examples describing situations
such as fraud,
I got FUCK-ed at the used car lot.
Dismay, Aw FUCK it.
Trouble, I guess I'm really FUCK-ed now.
Agression, Don't FUCK with me buddy.
Difficulty, I don't understand this FUCK-ing question.
Inquiry, Who the FUCK was that?
Dissatisfaction, I don't like what the FUCK is going on here.
Incompetence, He's a FUCK-off.
Dismissal, Why don't you go outside and play hide-and-go-FUCK yourself?

I'm sure you can think of many more examples.
With all these multi purpose applications,
how can anyone be offended when you use the word?
We say, use this unique, flexible word more often in your daily speech.
It will identify the quality of your character immediately.
Say it loudly, and proudly!
FUCK you!

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That man was a gift to mankind.

by Reaper0Bot0 2008-06-23 07:38AM | 0 recs
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Heard the news this morning, and I couldn't believe it. It's truly a sad day for the comic world.

(Reaper, btw, 5/4656#48 just caught that comment now- what was that about?)

by ragekage 2008-06-23 07:55AM | 0 recs
THE BEST -- 7 words you cannots ay on TV.

This is the best one ever of George...7 words you cannot say on TV. when my kid turns 18 I'll show him this one :)

by aliveandkickin 2008-06-23 07:57AM | 0 recs
I <3 George.

I have a lot of his specials on DVD. No one will be forgetting him anytime soon.

by sricki 2008-06-23 07:41AM | 0 recs
Fuck yeah.

He was too far ahead of his time.  We weren't ready for him to show up in the 60's and we weren't ready for him to leave today.

Somebody better fucking step up and hold our goddamn feet to the fire, or it's going to be a long eternity without him.

Carlin more than anyone hated the BS that people spew when someone dies, so I'll spare the sappy sentiment.

"Is there anything I can do for you?"
"Yeah, you can paint my garage!"

by Dracomicron 2008-06-23 07:43AM | 0 recs
"You can't kid me. Shoot

is shit with two O's."

Carlin actually once got fired for saying the word "shit" in his nightclub act.  Talk about long eternities....

by redwoodsummer 2008-06-23 07:50AM | 0 recs
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the German word is "ficken"

by the mollusk 2008-06-23 08:08AM | 0 recs

An animated version of 'The History of the Word F*ck' (audio is NSFW, visual is SFW):

by Kysen 2008-06-23 08:08AM | 0 recs

Well., the visual is 'safe' so far as seeing the word FUCK is safe.

Though, if that is not 'safe' where you should not be reading this thread in the first place!!  ;)

Say it loudly and proudly!

by Kysen 2008-06-23 08:14AM | 0 recs
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"How are you?"
"Bullshit!  Hair is fine!  How's your hair?"
by the mollusk 2008-06-23 08:09AM | 0 recs
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I saw him last Sunday at the Orleans in Vegas.  I always wanted to see him live and I am REALLY REALLY glad I got a chance to since it ended up being his last show.

Funnily enough, one of his bits was about the stupid things people say when someone dies.  

So to RIP George Carlin, "I JUST saw him last week"

by kasjogren 2008-06-23 08:51AM | 0 recs
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For several years Carlin came to Denver in the Spring..Wife and I saw them...passed this year with the refrain "We will catch him next year."
What phrase from your show stands out?
by nogo postal 2008-06-23 10:26AM | 0 recs
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In retrospect it was how it was talking about the "Stupid shit people inevitably say when someone dies" and started with "Some asshole will always say 'George is dead?  But I just saw him last week'"

Then he did a bit about how "Well what did you DO THEN?"

Pretty appropriate and even kind of funnier now since you KNOW he would love that joke being turned around on him.

by kasjogren 2008-06-23 04:39PM | 0 recs
lucky you

that was his last show.  what an honor for you to have been there.

i got to see him a few years back.  he was ascerbic and funny as hell.

i will miss his humor dearly.  the first record i ever memorised was carlin @ carnegie...  which is really bad considering i was maybe ten years old at the time.  LOL

by annatopia 2008-06-23 11:08AM | 0 recs
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Wow, I almost thought the title here was serious, like another "Elvis Alive" thing

by Lakrosse 2008-06-23 09:12AM | 0 recs
Damn. Just damn.

George Carlin was one of the seminal comic voices of my generation.  I met him once, you know - more than thirty years ago.  He was promoting his album "On the Road".  I had a friend who worked at our local Tower Records - and he got me in for the early meet 'n' greet.  I was bowled over by the man - barely able to muster a coherent 'hello'.  I was so flustered in fact - I forgot to ask him to sign my album cover.  Before he left - he got out some chalk and scrawled the outline of a body on the cement in front of the store (it was the cover of his album).  Tower preserved that until the store was demolished a few years back.  

God I'm bummed about this.  I grew up listening to Carlin - and Pryor, and Redd Foxx....not to mention Cheech and Chong (I can still recite 'Basketball Jones' in my sleep). They're all gone now - and who's around to replace them?  Comedy has changed.  Oh - I like the satirists (Stewart, Colbert) - but it's not the same.  The irreverence is gone - replaced by a world-weary wink.  We were more innocent then - more easily shocked and dismayed by work events.  We still believed humanity was basically good, you see.  Carlin and his fellow troubadours punctured cynicism's trial balloons - pointing out where and how the `you can't do that' people were wrong.  The world is suddenly a sadder place.

Check out some of the clips up on YouTube.  He was making people laugh right up until the end.  I really like his recent stuff.  Nothing pissed Carlin off more than mendacity at its slimiest.  I'd have to agree.

by The Fat Lady Sings 2008-06-23 09:13AM | 0 recs
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I saw Carlin at Lake Tahoe a few years back.  He is absolutely my favorite comic of all time.  I remember when he used to ask, "What do you get when you break a crumb in half, two half crumbs?  No, you get two far do you think we can take this?

I also loved his whole Shellshock, Battle Fatigue, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder piece.

I am going to miss Carlin.

by Sychotic1 2008-06-23 10:51AM | 0 recs
Pacifica Radio & George Carlin vs the FCC

  Supreme Court decision in the 1974 George Carlin "Seven Dirty Words" case, FCC v. Pacifica Foundation (the original Carlin monologue that was the subject of the case was actually called "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television".) This decision established indecency regulation in broadcasting, and for over two decades has established the FCC as the largest censorship body in the world. This case is essentially one of the forebears of the "Communications Decency Act". fica/

I'll never forget hearing George Carlin on WBAI, and the Federal Case that resulted.

He was the best - and yes, his body of work will live on.

by NeciVelez 2008-06-23 10:55AM | 0 recs
best carlin

religion is bullshit:

pro-life is anti-woman

by annatopia 2008-06-23 11:09AM | 0 recs
George was in your face....

...and he didn't carry water for any party. Here's proof:

Truth can be funny.

by soyousay 2008-06-23 11:23AM | 0 recs
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All Children Left Fucking Behind!
by nogo postal 2008-06-23 11:29AM | 0 recs
It's true

Absolutely. The dumbing down of America.

by soyousay 2008-06-23 11:35AM | 0 recs
sad. sad. sad.

i just came home from a funeral and heard the news.  great diary highly rec'd

by canadian gal 2008-06-23 12:33PM | 0 recs
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George, we're gonna miss you.
Thanks for all the videos, gang!
by skohayes 2008-06-23 01:10PM | 0 recs
I grew up on Toledo Windowbox

listening surrepticiously when my parents weren't around.

Fly right, George!

"There are no bad words.  There are bad thoughts.  And bad intentions.  And words."

by chrisblask 2008-06-23 01:50PM | 0 recs
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They had a great interview with him on NPR's Fresh Air today.  Apparently he had this big plan, when he was 11, to become an actor (by way of getting on the radio and getting into stand-up comedy).  He dropped out of high school in the 9th grade and, apparently, his career plan mostly worked out.

He will be missed.

by Can I Haz Moar Snark 2008-06-23 03:06PM | 0 recs
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When he was a comedian, he was among the all-time greats, and I always loved his fascination with words.

In the past 20 years, however, he chose to become a philosopher/nihilist, two things which are largely devoid of humor.

It's my guess that he would hate the "George Carlin Not Dead" headline, too. Keep in mind, he was an avowed atheist and thought all religion to be the stuff of fools.

Thus, he would no doubt have found a headline such as "Carlin Corpse Nourishing Thousands of Larvae" much more enjoyable.

I loved his comedy, but I found him personally to be pompous and annoying, and he possessed that typical atheist know-it-all attitude which I so fucking loathe.

by BenderRodriguez 2008-06-23 03:57PM | 0 recs
Don't forget "Mr. Conductor"

Through our son's interest in Thomas the Tank Engine, hearing Carlin's voice as Mr. Conductor made  those videos almost tolerable.  To the kids, it was great, innocent fun, but knowing it was Carlin added, well, something more.  I'll miss his insight and wit.

by rb608 2008-06-23 05:15PM | 0 recs
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What I loved most, I think, about Carlin was the way he played with language:  like it was the coolest toy he had ever discovered.  One of the finest examples of this came late in his career in one of his finest routines, "A Modern Man":

by Progressive Witness 2008-06-23 05:23PM | 0 recs


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