I wouldn't start a thread with a link b/c it ain't right. But neither is losing the the one MAN who made us look right in the mirror and see our ugly side. From there, you either see your errors or continue being an ass.
George Carlin - The undiputed champion of Stand-Up Comedians because he was the reason most of the others decided to do it. There actually could be some dignity in this profession of stand-up comedy. When he was honored on HBO for his lifetime of acheivement he was humble & witty and then he said something that shocked me. He looked at unproven host Jon Stewart and said "I expect big things from you." I remember thinking as Stewart was clearly moved by the comment, that he was just being nice Jon. You're average at best. Now almost 10 years later, Jon Stewart keeps the country sane on a daily basis with his Daily Show. Props to the master. George sees what we seemingly can not. We don't always agree, but I love him like a father.
I'm really pretty shook up. This is such BS. He was only 71.
You don't even have to read my HUB about him. Just drop some flowers and words of Respect if you like. I'd love a tasteful vigil to spontaneously start there.
George would of course call me out on this immediately!
It can't be spontaneous if you tell people to do it.
Men may come and go, but a great man leaves behind a legacy that inspires us to go on. He lives in our hearts and minds. George Carlin was indeed a rare and gifted man. May his legacy live on.
If anyone has the time. We need some classic photos of George in this thread.
I'm writing up The Zen of George Part 2 right now!
My job is to come around and remind you of stuff you already know but forgot to laugh at the first time. ~ George Carlin 1978
Here's part 2. Sorry 'bout all the links.
Great point Mark. If George saw me moping around, he'd say "Oh cut it out ya frickin crybaby!"
Got any funny face pictures mark? This one is too serious for George!
I don't know what that is. Looks like Pee-Wee's Playhouse. I was too old to watch it.
Never even HEARD of THAT! I graduated HS in '89 which is three years before George Joined the show. I was wondering what Gamergirl meant by The Conductor. I'm so old. I'd never even heard of Thomas the Tank Engine either.
This was Richard Pryor's Kid's show in case you blinked and missed it.
Shining time station? Wow, I remember that back in the day! haha I think my younger sister watched it growing up.
yeah, I missed all this. My little bros were watching 'Pinwheel' and 'You can't do that on TV' but I was already in college by then.
I was at Barnes and Noble earlier today. George Carlin's books are on display. Catchy titles. "Brain Droppings" and "When will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?" He would have been a great hubber.
My all time favorite George Carlin (my x and I first owned it on eight track now I have it on CD) was the s**t track. Even though it's from the seventies it still makes me laugh now...in his words "...man that was some good s**t'
So sad that He's no more.
He's still alive and kicking on my two HUBS about him. Non-stop support all day.
My favorite George Carlin quote- "Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that!"
by NathaNater 11 years ago
Who would win in a comedy face off: Richard Pryor or George Carlin?
by William Thomas 13 years ago
What made the late comedian George Carlin so special as a perfomer?
by Webskitzo 13 years ago
Who is your favorite comedian?Mine is Jim Carrey
by Citrus000 13 years ago
I have many favorites! A few include, but are not limited to good old George Carlin, the beautiful Eddie Izzard, and I really like Bill Hicks.
by NicholasA 10 years ago
What is something that you learned from George Carlin?
by Kid_A 12 years ago
Who are your top 5 stand up comedians of all time?
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