Hi I am Javier de Argentina: Today March 2, 2011 I came across an interesting video for this artist, interesting video because it is being continually blamed on You Tube! Why is that? I believe it is true ... there is much to say about just say that Mr. Carlin will go down in world history as the man who dared to "disturb the giant through his humor.
I'm just old enough to remember the original airing of the first episode of Saturday Night Live, with you as host. I've been a fan of yours ever since then. There isn't a single comedian out there like you, nor will there ever be. This New Yorker still misses the hell out of you, George.
Joe Pesci bless you George, you crazy mother ******! Love ya and miss ya!
Desde que oí el monólogo de Zeitgeist quedé impactado por la forma que tenía de decir las cosas. Busqué por todos lados sus videos y me hice un gran admirador de su obra. Legado que jamás olvidaremos quienes nos sentimos identificados con su decir... Que la madre naturaleza te proteja por siempre. Desde Argentina, uno de sus muchos fans...
George Carlin was and will always continue to be a great American, an incredible comedian, and above all a purveyor of truth and disseminate of liars. Billions of us have been persuaded to criticize others because of the lie of religion. The oldest of controls from those who would see us all slaves to their desires. Praise the speakers of truth and damn the liars and teachers of lies and illusion. I wish that we all live in an eternal fantasy of immortal life. But by dissemination of fact and recovery of historical record and fact it is most probable that we invented an afterlife and the illusion of God to fulfill the desire and wish to be more than alone in the Universe. Accepting the fact the none of us want to disappear, the fact remains that each of us may have to accept the fact that death is ultimately the end of life. Do not despair. For in this realization, may be the salivation of the human race. Live, love, express your feelings for lovers, siblings, family, and children. For if in life there is unto to all of us an end, the life itself has become the most treasured and precious gift of all. Peace be with you.
George was the greatest comedian of all time.
I first saw George Carlin as the old guy from the future in the Bill & Ted movies. It wasn't till a few years later I heard this amazing comedian on an internet comedy station and decided to 'google' him, lo and behold it was the guy from the Bill & Ted movies.... thus began my lifelong admiration for one of the worlds greatest comedians. His wit, timing, intelligence set him above not only other comedians but most people too. Like George, I don't believe in god with a big G, but I hope wherever he his, if there does happen to be something after death, that he is recieving his rewards for a lifetime bringing humour, joy and above all social commentary that made you think... We'll miss you George, I look forward to finding out what the 7 words you can't say in heaven are... and I hope you let me know when i see you eventually....
George what an original funny guy! I could only hope to be as good as he was at telling a funny story! We will miss you George and say hi to Geroge Harrison and John Lennon for me!
What made George Carlin Stand out from his contemporaries was his ability to change with the times and stick it out, no matter what. He could've remained safely "button-down" and played to the masses, but he saw that thinking-person's comedy was needed. Sure, he got his fair share of Hell because of it, but he also changed today's comedy into what its supposed to be - thought provoking AS WELL AS entertaining. He ranks up there with Mort Sahl, Lenny Bruce, and Ben Stein as being the current version of the jester. Carlin once said he was most proud of being a footnote in Supreme Court history with his participation in an obscenity suit related to "the seven words you can't say on television." Amen, brother! I'll also remember him for the "shell-shock" monologue (look it up - it has even more meaning now) and his wry commentary such as "who empties the wishing well?" He didn't believe in a traditional God, but I hope the handrail on the escalator to Heaven doesn't go faster than the stair he stood on. I miss ya already, George!
As a stand up comedian I had the extreme pleasure of meeting Mr Carlin in Los Angeles many years ago. He was a ground breaking comedian who pushed the boundaries of comedy to new heights. He was a man of character and was a huge influence to many comedians as I am sure he will be in future generations. Comedy knows no boundaries and is timeless. James Miller Comedian & CEO James Miller Productions www.jamesmillerproductions.com
Just recently started listening George' material on ''Social Crime Radio Network''. What a shock, he and his way to use any kind of word to make it funny will be missed... I remember when I was a kid, I used to watch Thomas The Tank Engine. Yeah, he will always be one of my favorite comedians. R.I.P.
Shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, tits. It wasn't that easy to find these and they wouldn't say them on the radio recently. Rest In Peace sweet rebel. May your imprint on the American psyche and your job of enlightening through entertainment be an example to all of us in any place or status. Our critical thinking skills, warmth and humor make us human. Why do we just accept everything like sheep? I guess we're used to or trained that way. Time to wake up and be accounted for. I don't want to drink Gatorade from a drinking fountain (if I can even find one). Thank you Mr. Carlin and I'll give you more than 6 weeks, besides I don't even have your phone #.
I saw George in Las Vegas a couple of years ago, using notes as he performed... he said he was rehearsing for his HBO show... = ( I looked around the room as I'm laughing at his jokes and I saw some older ladies very upset and many others walking out ...George seem to enjoy the reaction of these people. When the show was over, he was walking away quickly , he saw me with my camera, stopped and allowed me take a picture of him...I was so honored, specially since cameras were not allowed.....I will miss his wit, his art and way of thinking....The world lost a great man in him but his work will live forever.......
George's humor helped me get through high school. I started listening to George when I was 15 years old. My friends and I would gather at Tim's house almost every day during lunch to listen to George's albums. Listening to George's humor helped us get through the day, when everything is so serious at school, we had an escape for a little while. I remember seeing him on the first SNL and again on Thomas the Train when my children were young. George will always be the King of Comedy. He wasn't afraid to speak his mind and did it with humor. It taught me not to take things so seriously and there is always a funny side to everything. Live on George!
The first time i heard of George is through a friend of mine who lent me his Carlin on Campus tape and i have never laughed so hard in my life.He is the truely best comedian of all time.I will miss him and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family.He made me think and laugh at the same time.
Our country and the world has lost a great and true human being. Watching George Carlin was a privilege, he spoke the truth about the dirty things our government does to the people, and the culture of American life through comedy. There will never be another comedian like George, I know he's up there with greats, like: Richard Pryor, Red Foxx, etc.. My thoughts, prayers, and condolences are with his family. God Bless You George Carlin: A Comedian of Comedians
The world has lost a true guiness. A man who was not affaid to tell us the truth about society. He made me laugh for more than thirty years, and I will miss him. I'm sure he's up there doing what he does best, telling God how it is, and getting some good laugh's in the process. We will miss you George. So from my entire family, to your's, our deepest condolences. We will miss you Hippy Dippy Weather Man.
I was not as fortunate as some of you to have seen Mr.Carlin live,I however really enjoyed his style, Here was a man that in a age of increasing political correctness,seemed to speak for the rest of us.No matter how bad things would get,he was always making people laugh at society and themselves.a gifted genuine person,who saw things for how they were,he was not afraid to speak his mind.I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to his family on your loss.I kind of think a little of him will live in the memories and joy he brought to all who heard him speak.
My husband and I went to see a George Carlin performance at the Celebrity Theatre in the round in Anaheim, CA and I thought George Carlin was a genius mentality who could cut out the BS of life and actually make you laugh with him. Right now I hope he has gone to heaven because he made a lot of people very happy. I know he wasn't much on the idea of heaven but it makes me feel better to think he has a whole new audience to appreciate his God given talents. We will miss him so muchI He was one of a kind and in my heart his passing will leave such an empty spot. I will cherish all of the laughter we enjoyed in a sometimes very sad world.
My husband and I truly enjoyed George Carlin's humor very much. My husband died 1 1/2 yr ago. I can only imagine how they are cracking up together. My deepest sympathies to his family. You'll be missed. Mary
I am in my early 30's, and can remember my parents listening to his "Class Clown" on their record player.(Needless to say they didn't know I was listening too. LOL) He had an awesome gift of making people laugh. Yes, he was crude and a bit rough around the edges. But that was George, that is what I love(d) about him, he told it like it was. I have many favorites, and he was great in "Dogma"! I still laugh just thinking of him in that one. May God bless him, and I know he will never be forgotten by myself or my husband. Rest in peace George, you are still very special to many.
Although I am only in my early 30's, I grew up listening and watching George Carling (unknowing to my mother). I really loved his raunchey sence of humor as well as his kick you in the a** honesty. A new generation will miss him as well, as my son now knows his raspy voice from "Thomas the tank engine". George will be soarly missed by those who respect and love honesty and dont see the world through rose tinted glasses.
I post here today with a very heavy heart. I am a child of the 50's grew up in the 60's and 70's, became an adult in the 80's and always followed Bruce, Carlin and Pryor. I can remember attending performances at The Bitter End and Carnegie Hall. What I will always remember is the great wit and challenge of George Carlin. He made me think and question things and I believe that I am the person I am today because he walked this earth. I turned my husband on to him and someone who once was a very staid man came into his own self as a result. I had the opportunity to be sitting front row center at the Verizion Wireless Theatre in Houston , TX on April 11, 2008. I laughed so hard I cried. I could not believe how he pranced on the stage and worked the audience with his facial expressions. I knew he was approaching his 71st birthday but I felt that he would be around for a long, long time but alas that was not to be. But he loves you, yet he always takes the good ones. You will always be with me in spirit. I have my autographed books, all of the vinyl as well as a few CD's. I will pass these on to my daughter as I believe they are true works of genius. Thank you George for having the courage to be yourself. Thank you for the joy you brought into my life. I will never forget you.
he swore a lot i didn't like that.
In 1956 I was 9 years old. The unlikely city of Shreveport, Louisiana was a very hot radio market with a 100,000 watt "clear channel" country station (only station in the world on that frequency), the 9th biggest top 40 station in the country and competition at all levels. It was a great place for kids who liked music. A radar technician from nearly Barksdale AFB had an outside job as a DJ at JOE-AM radio. He had a 52% market share! His name was George Carlin. As a promotion KJOE, Carlin included, offered to give $1 bills in return for 50 cent pieces which were in broad circulation at the time. The station set up a van in a parking lot on a main street and did a live broadcast. A competing station, KEEL, had its offices and broadcast facilities a couple of blocks away. KEEL got wind of this promotion and immediately announced that if you drove by their facility they would give you a 50 piece for quarter. My family of four piled in the car and drove to the KEEL offices then to the KJOE van, turning four quarters in to four brand new dollar bills. Remember this was in a world of $.20 cent gasoline so we could fill up the car and still have movie and coke money. George Carlin was 18 years old.
If I know George he would say what the f*** is this s***. I don't want to hear all this boohoo waa waa over me, get up and party like it's 1999!! I love this guy he was just like my mom(God Rest Her Soul), "Get a grip, wipe off your face and have a good time" that's what George was all about!! We all loved him so let's throw a party in his memory!!
THE TRUELY ONE AND ONLY HONEST COMMEDIAN IN THE BUSINESS. GEORGE CARLIN WILL BE MISSED. IT SOUNDS MEAN TO SAY BUT I CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR GEORGE CARLIN "DEAD" JOKES. I'M SURE THAT HE WOULD APPRECIATE THEM AND PROBABLY WOULD HAVE WRITTEN MOST. PS. GEORGE SAY "HI" TO MR. BURNES. I KNOW YOU'LL HAVE ALOT IN COMMON . . .
first time me and my husband seen george carlin live was proctor's last year and we are big time george carlin fan's we were blown away by his great talent and how to make people laugh and think about things you were never think about . He told you like it was and is . I like that . He will be missed and we will see you again not this life but a better place and you are still entertaining and bring laughter to the heavens. our prayer's are with you and your family .......
He was the best of comedy and contraversy. He told it like it was, even when we didn't want to hear but needed to. He knew no bounds and never discriminated. He poked fun at everyone. Most of the time you could find truths behind the humor and it made you think. He was loved , respected and revered by millions. It is truly a sad day for the entertainment world. May he finally rest in peace.
George was the classiest "Class Clown" ever. What a brilliantly talented man.
I'm 37, so George Carlin has been making me laugh--and think--all my life. As a writer myself, I greatly admire his writing ability. I am always particularly blown away by one of his recent comedy "hunks" where he strings together a long litany of common phrases, and makes a personal statement out of all of it. He is one of his generation's greatest entertainers, but also a philosopher, you know? He had a keen eye for observing our society and saying, 'now waitaminnit why are we doing this? Why do we think this way?' all while making it funny and keeping us laughing. He was brilliant. I know I'm not saying anything they aren't saying in the media right now, but I am so going to miss his continued innovation!....I can't say I am going to miss his presence in the background of my life because, thank heavens, he leaves behind 14 HBO specials and books and other TV appearances--there is a plethora of recorded George Carlin material out there! We are lucky to get to see him--in his very long career--again and again and again. I had no idea he was 71; damn, he looked good! He looked younger than 71. I hope he would have liked to hear that compliment from a total stranger. I understand he was also a wonderful family memeber, friend, and human being. We will miss you, George.
RIP, MR CARLIN...YOU WILL BE MISSED.
There was no one loke George Carlin. He made everything in the world seem ok, he allowed us to laugh at the world & at ourselves! And we certainly need that! There will never be another person & comedian to take his place. I grew up with his humor, he made me laugh, & think..I will miss him. Pat
My fondest memories are of when I was a teenager back in the 70's, in my best friend Barb's bedroom, sitting on her bed, listening to her albums, FM/AM, and Class Clown. We'd spend hours listing to these albums, to the point where we could recite them by heart. To this day, when we are bummed out about something, and call each other, one of us will recite something from his albums, and immediately chuckle. Several years back, I had the opportunity to purchase George Carlin's Classic Gold, which of course includes the 2 albums I mentioned earlier. I bought 2 copies, and of course sent one to my friend Barb. Now Barb still has her George Carlin albums, but of course no longer has a turntable to play them on, so I had to send her a copy as well! I must say, even though we all know the 7 words you cann't say on TV, my favorites were from his FM/AM album: Shoot, Sex in Commercials, DRUGS, Birth Control, and of course the Hippy Dippy Weather Man! George Carlin's comedy is so much a part of who I am today. To George Carlin's family, you have my deepest sympathies, because as much a part of my life that his comedy was (and still is), I know he was so much more to you all. A Father, a Husband, a Brother, A friend. To all of his fans, lets keep his comedy alive! Peace!
growing up on the block with george,at corpus christi,and into my teens,he never forgot where he came from,his last visit to massachusetts,i drove him to his venues,an outstanding mother f...........r ,with much sadness and love ,johnny brown
well i have to say not only am i on my toes when this happened i fell flat over i was a huge fan while my friends were disgusted i was only more intreged you were an amazing comedian and will be sorely missed and depending on your beliefs that day LOL im sure you have the Gods laughing talking about global warming and george bush and trying to run the afterlife for them, you were amazing George I see you again in the afterlife my friend :)
Rest in Peace George. Several years ago went to see George at a book signing, everyone was jammed in the store .I waited outside and his limo pulled up and it was just myself and one other person. He got out talked to us for a minutre or so. He was such a nice regular guy. It was an honor to meet him. George if you are up there send us a sign, maybe you can work on a Pope Corky the VI? My condolences to his daughter and wife.
I will never forget watching him perform the "seven words you cannot say on television". I thought I was going to bust a gut! There is no replacement and George will be missed immensely.
Mine are his many Tonight Show and Saturday Night Live appearences,and dont forget his many acting rolls, Bill & Teds Great Adventure just to name 1. He will be sadly missed by all with heavy hearts, To all his family you have suffered a great loss but, he brought much joy to this world and you all can rejoice in his legacy for he will live on forever! Rip George Earl, Marianne, Michael & Michelle
Yes, album. My first by Mr. Carlin was "Toledo Windowbox." The man was a comic GOD! No-one will EVER compare to him. He not only made the world laugh, but (if the listener has a brain) his monlogues will make you actually THINK. DCXLVI
During the mid 1980s, I saw George (with Leon Redbone) at the Arena Theater in Houston. Between jokes, a woman in the audience shouted, "Nice ass, George!" George then paused, smiled, thanked the woman for the compliment, and pointed out that he was all legs and indeed lacked an ass. It was a brief but nice moment that has remained with me. George had a take (oftentimes acerbic!) on everything; however, at bottom, George was fair-minded, and never pompous.
hats off to you and tell how it is were you are going you never stoped here and dont stop there you are the man.
what a loss! he always made me laugh at the absurdities of what people in general accept as right or wrong. there were a lot of eye-openers, and a deep profound wisdom to the man. we will miss you greatly, thanks be for re-runs!
"In a world not too bright, George made it alright."
My late husband, Jack Tapp, was a great fan of George Carlin and had met him once in Connecticut after a show. He was a psychologist and always regretted not talking with George about the psychology of humor. When my husband was dying of cancer, a friend contacted George and asked him to make a call to my husband and HE DID. One week before he died, Jack had the pleasure of a private conversation with "the man" and George mailed us several videos of his shows. That was in 1993 and I will never forget what that meant to both of us. I still have those tapes and will cherish them forever. Always....Judy Tapp McLellan
I was hooked by the Hippy Dippy Weather Man. About 40 years ago, my mother (who was in her 50s) went with me to see Carlin perform live. It was one of the best comedy nights of my life, and an incredible bonding experience with my mom. We truly knew we understood each other... and that we were not alone. I miss George Carlin.
Thank you for all George. My fav memory is catching George in Merriville Indiana. Somebody in the crowd actually had the nerve to heckle him. George simply said to the crowd "Will somebody reach over and stab that fucker". True Carlin! Sail on George , sail on