Monday, June 23, 2008

George Carlin

Found out that George Carlin passed away. I love people who test limits and push the edge, especially in a funny way. He just had an amazing perspective on things and could frame the absurd found in the ordinary and make it incredibly funny.

As good 'ol Wiki says:
George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was a Grammy-winning American stand-up comedian, actor, and author.

Carlin was especially noted for his political and black humor and his observations on language, psychology, and religion along with many taboo subjects. Carlin and his "Seven Dirty Words" comedy routine were central to the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a narrow 5-4 decision by the justices affirmed the government's right to regulate Carlin's act on the public airwaves.

George Carlin's most recent stand-up routines were primarily focused on attacking the flaws in modern-day America. He often took on contemporary political issues in the United States and satirized the excesses of American culture.

He was considered by many to be a successor to the late Lenny Bruce and was described by Comedy Central as the second greatest stand-up comedian of all time behind Richard Pryor, and right before Lenny Bruce. He was a frequent performer and guest host on The Tonight Show during the three-decade Johnny Carson era, and was also the first person to host Saturday Night Live.

Below is a video of his famous "Seven Dirty Words." Enjoy!

Another great bit is Baseball and Football,
also below.

Here is a link to his bit on Stuff.

Another bit on Drugs

And last but not least, SOME PEOPLE ARE STUPID

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