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Sunday, June 22, 2008

George Carlin R.I.P.

George Carlin died today.

And the world is a much less funny place.
George was one of the last philosopher comedians like Lenny Bruce & Mort Sahl
He demanded that you think.
Not just in order to get the joke. In was never really about the joke
It was getting us to see the bigger absurdity or observation or idea behind the joke.
Carlin became a cultural icon with his "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television"
Seven dirty words that he ironically got to say time & time again.
I'll never forget him sitting down in the chair on LETTERMAN & Dave commenting on all of Carlin's various simultaneous  projects; and Carlin replied: "Yep. Dave.  I'm busier than a lesbian in a hardware store!" 
Here are a few other Carlin classics:
"Life is...a series of dogs."
"Think of how stupid the average person is.  Then realize that half of them are stupider than that."
"It's never JUST a game when you're winning"
"When cheese gets its picture taken what does it say?"
Rest In Peace George.  I bet the next 24 hours will be mind blowing!

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