George Carlin

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  1. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Wow.
    When I heard his name on the TV this morning I thought it was for the Mark Twain award and kept on doing those before-work chores. I didn't know he died until I heard it on the radio as I drove to work.

    I'll miss him, and his commentary on life. He was a real character!
     
  2. yellowdragon

    yellowdragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He hosted the first Saturday Night Live.. What a Legend. I have seen his act a couple of time. He just did a gig in Vegas
     
  3. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    I never got to see him live. I envy you that!!

    The article said he did a show last Saturday. At 71! What a man!
     
  4. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just read that... how sad! He was awesome!
     
  5. chickfillhay

    chickfillhay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a loss. I will miss his real life humor! But that's George Carlin for you. His own little brand of shock value!!! He chose to die unexpectedly. Just like his humor. Was anybody as shocked as I was to see him as the miniature conductor on Thomas the Tank Engine a few years ago? Knowing his brand of comedy, it was a complet 360 for me.
    He will be missed by adults and children of that era alike. :aww
     
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Bummer. [​IMG]
     
  7. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Quote:I wasn't really surprised to see him in that role as train conductor. Not only because the role would shock people! But also because I think there was a lot of gentleness under that fiery persona he flaunted.

    I'm sad that he won't get to go collect the Mark Twain award later this year. If anyone was the epitome of Mark Twain, I think it's Carlin!
     
  8. eggzettera

    eggzettera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    News to me....how sad, loved him saw Live is Worth Losing just a little while ago, his insights to the human psyche were always accurate, painful & funny.....
     

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