Death of George Carlin

@worldwise1 (14887)
United States
June 23, 2008 6:59am CST
I would be remiss if I did not comment on the passing of comedian George Carlin because he was a pioneer in some aspects of breaking new ground in comedy. Notably, he might be most famous for The seven words you can't say on TV, but he was always outspoken with his comic slant on social issues. Oddly enough, I will remember him best for the role he played in an installment of one of my favorite series, the old west character in Lonesome Dove: The Streets of Laredo. I found his performance to be entirely credible, a huge surprise to me since I had no knowledge of his acting ability prior to this. He was 71 and had a history of heart problems dating back to the '70s. My condolences go out to his family.
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
23 Jun 08
What a good discussion. You deserve an A+. I didn't see any of his acting but he was so funny. I did hear his uncensored version of "The Seven Words You Can't Say on Tv." It was hysterical. He was a very funny man and we will miss his comedy. His legacy will live on. Thanks for posting this discussion. My condolences to his friends, family and also his fans.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
24 Jun 08
Thank you, carolbee, and I only wish you could have heard the Art Bell interview last night(which I referred to above). It gave a great insight into just who George Carlin was.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
24 Jun 08
Thanks so much for the best response.
• United States
23 Jun 08
Like the others I had not heard that he had passed. I dont get a lot of news on the weekends though. I am not really big into comics, but I did think he was funny and had a very unique voice which made him all the more interesting to me. I hope is family is doing well.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
24 Jun 08
Comics have been one of my mainstays in life, melissaruth. I love comedy, and find that I often need it in order to cope with all the craziness that goes on daily. He was very well thought of by his peers.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
23 Jun 08
I did not know that he had passed away.....he was an exceptional person who stood out in the crowd! And a very wise man too! My sympathy also to his family.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
24 Jun 08
Coast To Coast A.M. broadcast a repeat of a 1999 interview with him on last night's show, jillhill, and it was so revealing. He will be missed.
@palonghorn (5486)
• United States
23 Jun 08
I hadn't even heard about his passing. I always loved his humor. I think the one I remember the most is about having 'stuff', lots of stuff, and if you go on vacation you take some of your stuff with you, so now you have stuff in two locations......... I also loved him doing the hippy dippy weather man, man (if anyone remembers that one!lol) He will be missed.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
24 Jun 08
Yes, palonghorn, he will surely be missed. I listen to a late-night radio talk show each night, and they gave a touching tribute to Carlin last night. The final hour of the show was devoted to an interview that Art Bell did with him back in 1999. I learned that there was so much more to him than I had even thought.