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Discussion in '2008 Archive' started by dragonfly, Jun 23, 2008.
His influence on obscenity on TV is sad. And the condition he died in is even more sad.
Wow, now that one IS a shocker, some some strange reason. With his views on religion.........I'm just saying.
I am very sorry to hear this. Carlin was a real iconoclast and unique character.
This may seem callous to some but there are some people that the world is better without. Unrepentant and now standing before God, he has to face the trivializing of a popular culture of debauchery. Making himself approachable for the very young children that watched "Thomas the Tank Engine" as the friendly, even fatherly Conductor, is evil at its best. I really hope he enjoyed life because eternity is not a "Shining Time Station" for the unrepentant.
George Carlin: (When asked what does he like?) I love individuals. I think people are terrific as I meet and get to know them. I like imagination. I like the freedom that this society manages to parcel out to us in the midst of the rest of what they do to you. I also like thinking about the fact that the atoms in me are the same atoms that are in all the rest of the universe, and that every one of those atoms came from the middle of a star. In other words, it's only me out there.
From his book, "When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?"
"Part of what my impulse is with things I've said or done, I think it is an attempt to demystify these things, to take them out of the realm of the forbidden and the disgusting and the off-base, and to at least bring them into the discussion," he says. "And then, if you choose ... to avoid that kind of expression, fine. But I don't think everybody should have to be subject to these largely superstitious practices and conventions."
I feel sorry for his family and friends. I would feel sorry for him as well but it is probably too late for that.
Right now I am listening to an interview with Joan Rivers about George Carlin's passing. He was named recently as this year's winner of the Mark Twain Prize for humor. I have always enjoyed listening to him. Sure he did a lot of bits that could be said to be offensive. At the same time he did a wonderful job of poking fun at our everyday lives. He found humor in things so mundane as trying to pack for a trip ("a smaller version of your stuff!") or "Let's Make A Deal" ("look at the people in the audience, and then think about the ones they didn't let in"). He will be missed.
I did enjoy his routine comparing football to baseball!
Some people learn the hard way that Jesus is the beginning and the end.
I loved his routine, "A place for my stuff." :laugh:
He is the filthiest, most utterly depraved, vulger comedian I have ever heard in my life. [snipped] He is dangerous, not to mention the pure, unadulterated definition of white trash.
The F word and the Lords name were taken in vain over and over. I don't care for cursing. Not sure he did any stand up without swearing repeatidly. He applauded and promoted things I couldn't even type here, nor think about. I always felt he could have been a Ted Bundy.
[snipped] I hope he got saved. I fear hell is especially hot for him
Okay, thats done - now back to the topic at hand a keep persoanl squabbles to yourselves.
Roger, there was no personal squabble. RM and I simply called down someone advocating murder. I would have done the same had it been you. IMO such language on this board should result in an immediate and permanent ban.
Different topic - it went beyond that to a personal squabble that had nothing to do with the OP. Apologies were made on the language used.
Lets get back to the news story.
Lets not forget that Carlin was an atheist. But he isnt anymore.
Your characterization is lacking in reality. There was a false accusation made against me in revenge for pointing out his inappropriate language. I tried more than once to get him to take his accusations somewhere other than this thread. Lumping the whole thing together as a "squabble" assigns blame to everyone involved.
That was my intention.
Thread closed - Just should have done that to start with.