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George Carlin dies at 71.....will you miss him?

Chocolat-In the universe I trust. 2008/06/23 11:42:42
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Comedian George Carlin dead at age 71

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — A publicist for George Carlin says the legendary comedian has died of heart failure at a hospital in Santa Monica, Calif.




Jeff Abraham says Carlin went into St. John's Health Center on Sunday afternoon, complaining of chest pain. Carlin died at 5:55 p.m. PDT. He was 71.

Carlin, who had a history of heart trouble, performed as recently as last weekend at the Orleans Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas. It was announced Tuesday that Carlin was being awarded the 11th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

The dean of counterculture comedians, Carlin constantly pushed the envelop with his jokes, particularly with a routine called "The Seven Words You Can Never Say On TV."
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  • Chocola... Bitwise... 2008/06/23 21:03:30
    Chocolat-In the universe I trust.
    exalted esteem

    God, Jesus and the Holy spirit is only worthy of exalted esteem. If you read the scriptures in context it states the blasphemy is rejection of the holy spirit.
  • Bitwise... Chocola... 2008/06/23 21:11:24
    Bitwise Operator
    +3
    Not looking to get into a religious war in the middle of a George Carlin related poll but...

    "And he that blasphemeth the name of the Lord, dying let him die: all the multitude shall stone him, whether he be a native or a stranger. He that blasphemeth the name of the Lord, dying let him die" (Leviticus 24:15-16)"
  • Chocola... Bitwise... 2008/06/23 21:13:37 (edited)
    Chocolat-In the universe I trust.
    Then don't and move on.

    BTW, Leviticus does not apply to now because it is the Old Testament and it is only a reference of God's attributes and how he govern before the coming of Christ. We are governed my the New Testament.

    Let's move on.
  • CandleW... Chocola... 2008/06/24 03:12:38
    CandleWitness
    Your interpretation of the Bible is what so many carnal christians hold fast too. Jesus came to fulfill the law!, not to abolish it.That is why Jesus could go to the cross for our sins, because he fulfilled the law of Moses. He never broke one law, which was impossible for man to do. He died for us because we couldn't honor the law. Leviticus does apply to Christians. It is the ten commandments..We are still held to that law. The big difference is when Christians sin, we have forgiveness because of the blood of Jesus, which washes us clean. That is why " there is no condemnation to those in Christ Jesus." We are still to try to obey the law. Jesus said, " We are to love the Lord with all our hearts, with all our minds, with all our strength and love our neighbor as ourself we would be fulfilling the law of Moses." He didn't say to ignore the law, he said to fulfill the law.
  • Hoshi Bitwise... 2008/06/23 21:04:29
    Hoshi
    +1
    I don't completely agree with this statement. Humor is a much needed gift in times of distress, etc. I believe being able to uplift someone through laughter is a very real positive trait and gift. However, how Carlin handled it I will agree that it was disrespectful. That's why we can turn it off and know he's not in charge of us, nor we in charge of others that do love him. I'm going to assume your definition of blasphemy is directed towards going against God Himself and not a generic term so I have nothing to say about that.
  • Chocola... Hoshi 2008/06/23 21:15:35
    Chocolat-In the universe I trust.
    Correct, Blasphemy is rejection of the Holy Spirit aka God. Yet, scripture teaches God is also a forgiving God!
  • metalmi... Bitwise... 2008/07/03 21:14:11
    metalmike13- Trust No One
    Do you side with this crap?


  • Bitwise... metalmi... 2008/07/10 04:38:00
    Bitwise Operator
    Fred Phelps is a certified wacko - he speaks only for cult members that choose to follow him rather than Christ. Anybody that says a particular person is in hell" is a fool - only God knows who is in hell. Everyone else should worry about following God's law so that they themselves do not end up there.

    I wouldn't wish hell on my worst enemies and I certain would not want George Carlin there either. May he rest in peace.
  • MAGGIE IRISH EYES 2008/06/23 20:10:21
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    MAGGIE IRISH EYES
    +4
    I was a George Carlin fan until he told jokes blaspheming Jesus Christ which, to me, were sacreligious - not funny!!!
  • Chocola... MAGGIE ... 2008/06/23 20:13:38
    Chocolat-In the universe I trust.
    +2
    Carlin was an equal opportunity comedian! :)
  • ⚜Ellen⚜... Chocola... 2008/06/23 20:28:21
  • Chocola... ⚜Ellen⚜... 2008/06/23 20:31:39
    Chocolat-In the universe I trust.
    +2
    God is a forgiving God as long as one ask for it. That can be achieved even on your death bed.
  • Bitwise... Chocola... 2008/06/23 20:36:40
    Bitwise Operator
    +3
    That is true. As with everyone who passes on we hope and pray that Mr Carlin is forgiven all of his transgressions as we ourselves would like to be. May he rest in peace.
  • ⚜Ellen⚜... Bitwise... 2008/06/23 20:50:47
  • Gerard'... Bitwise... 2008/06/23 21:08:22
    Gerard's Little Vampire
    +2
    AMEN * lifts head *
  • Gerard'... MAGGIE ... 2008/06/23 21:07:52
    Gerard's Little Vampire
    +2
    yeah he was pretty funny until then.. ill agree with that.... but deep down even when he pissed me off ill miss him in a way
  • ⚜Ellen⚜... Gerard'... 2008/06/23 21:16:05 (edited)
  • Gerard'... ⚜Ellen⚜... 2008/06/23 21:18:50
    Gerard's Little Vampire
    +1
    exactly
  • cathy~COB "Love One Another" 2008/06/23 19:50:07 (edited)
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    cathy~COB "Love One Another"
    +2
    He was my husband's favorite. I took him to see Carlin one year for a birthday present. He did have a bit of an issue with the "F" bomb, but he was very funny.
  • Jenny 2008/06/23 19:43:23
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    Jenny
    +2
    he was one funny dude, he will be missed by me, and many more
  • crsone 2008/06/23 19:03:58
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    crsone
    +3
    He was brilliant -- one of the most brilliant comics of all time.
  • missnoee 2008/06/23 18:24:34
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    missnoee
    +1
    Never saw him much so can't really say miss him, but I am sorry to hear of his untimely passing, and think the man was not only funny, he was highly intelligent and intuitive. His passing is indeed a big loss.
  • brandon 2008/06/23 18:03:42
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    brandon
    +4

    rip george
  • missnoee brandon 2008/06/23 18:26:25
    missnoee
    brandon, talk about seeing a persons soul through the eyes....... Sure can see it here.......thanks for the photo.
  • IzzyJr 2008/06/23 17:51:11
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    IzzyJr
    +1
    I liked his comedic style.
  • Foo Master Angie 2008/06/23 16:27:51
  • missnoee Foo Mas... 2008/06/23 18:38:13
    missnoee
    +1
    OMG! Am still laughing.......thanks for the good medicine Foo Master ! ! !
  • Foo Mas... missnoee 2008/06/23 18:45:09
    Foo Master Angie
    +2
    He was a funny, funny man, and will truly be missed.
  • Girl, Interrupted 2008/06/23 16:11:20
    yes
    Girl, Interrupted
    +5
    Very witty comedian. I guess now he will find out if his atheist beliefs are accurate :)
  • Noah C. 2008/06/23 15:00:41
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    Noah C.
    he wont be in any more lunch box movies.
  • Anouser 2008/06/23 14:59:56
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    Anouser
    +3
    He went too far and beyond...he was the greatest. No one will be like him...maybe, but it will be hard.

  • Shane - oldschoolelf 2008/06/23 14:35:44
    yes
    Shane - oldschoolelf
    +2
    He was a great man, very talented, funny and didn't take crap from anyone. I don't know him personally but if I did, I would say that he would've been a cool friend to have.
    talented funny crap personally wouldve cool friend
    R.I.P.
  • Not Einstein 2008/06/23 14:31:01
    yes
    Not Einstein
    +2
    Very interesting clip you attached Tresor. George always kept an eye on America and used his observations for humor, but what he says here is so true and so chilling.

    Back in the '70s George was THE comedian to listen to. I actually bought his albums (yup, vinyl). He was a smart, sidesplitting humorist, who knew what was going on in the world. Yes, he will be missed. Rest in Peace, pal.

    "I've heard of bad breath Marge, but you could knock a buzzard off a shit wagon!"
  • Chocola... Not Ein... 2008/06/23 14:34:01
    Chocolat-In the universe I trust.
    +1
    I think he was the first comedian I enjoyed.
  • Dr. Crimson Justice (Master... 2008/06/23 14:24:44
    yes
    Dr. Crimson Justice (Master of the Panflute)
    +2
    He was a comic genius. Besides the fact that he was humerous, He put the truth into his stand up routines.
  • ibiza 2008/06/23 14:21:44
    yes
    ibiza
    +2
    What a shock! This man is a legend - BRILLIANT and hysterical. I wish I had the chance to see him perform.
  • Deb. I believe. 2008/06/23 14:16:35 (edited)
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    Deb.  I believe.
    +2
    "Why do they lock gas station bathrooms?" he once mused. "Are they afraid someone will clean them?"
    45. Capitalism tries for a delicate balance: It attempts to work things out so that everyone gets just enough stuff to keep them from getting violent and trying to take other people’s stuff.
    20. Isn’t it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do “practice?”
  • Chocola... Deb. I... 2008/06/23 14:25:18
    Chocolat-In the universe I trust.
    lol
  • fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust" 2008/06/23 14:10:04
    yes
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
    +2
    The guy practically invented observation humor. "Why do we drive on a parkway and park in a driveway?"

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