In Memory of George Carlin


I don’t know why, but sometimes, when a famous person dies, it just freakin’ bothers me. George Carlin, my favorite American comedian, died on Sunday. He died way too young. He was only 71 years old.
You might be laughing right now. But seriously. It just bugs me when people, who make a difference, die before they are at least 100 years old or something [and I didn’t even get the chance to see him perform].
George Carlin was hilarious, provoking and daring. He didn’t mince matters.
I could link you to hundreds of youtube videos right now so you could see for yourself. [Just go and type in his name and videos will pop up. Take the time to watch and listen – but heads up, he uses offensive language sometimes – don’t you come back here and complain.]

As a foreigner, understanding and appreciating humor in a foreign language can be a real challenge, but even if you’re not American and English isn’t your first language, I am sure you’ll get a kick out of what George Carlin had to say.

He’ll be missed. Damn, I miss him already.

  1. I was lucky enough to see him on my 45th birthday. Hubby brought me to a performance as my gift.
    He was outrageous and outspoken and hilarious.
    71 is too young! (My hubby is 70)
    They say he died of heart failure.
    Sad how someone with as big a heart as he, could die from heart failure.
    R.I.P. George Carlin….and thanks for all the laughs!

  2. i only got to know him through michael and he loved him. so i guess whenever there is someone being an exeption in whatever that person does, it’s a shame that they die so early. i don’t think your 70’s is old.

  3. I have heard from him trough a friend, but never saw one of his videos. I think I have to do this tonight when I am home from work.
    It’s always too early to die, no matter how old people are.
    My parents are quite old (64 and 62) as I am only 26 and my biggest fear is loosing them within the next years. It’s crazy and I could happen every day, even when they would be younger. And I know that. But the thought drives me mad.

  4. I appreciate the fact that you made a George Carlin posting as well. He really was awesome. I never got to see him perform either but he did come to the area…now I regret not going. Anyway, he will be missed but he left the world with a lot of humor and awesome moments. He says what a lot of people think but are afraid to say.

    btw…I have moved to WordPress.

  5. Chris was really upset about his passing, too. He grew up watching him, and actually saw him live a few times. We just watched his last HBO special two nights ago. He was as hilarious at 70 as he was at 30. Very awesome.

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