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Old June 23rd, 2008, 01:27 AM
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Just heard on the news (ABC Radio) that George Carlin has died.........I loved his sense of humor and his satire! He died of heart failure....he was 71 years old.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 01:42 AM
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He was so young at heart it is surprising to hear he was 71 years old. I enjoyed is comedy very much. RIP George.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 02:08 AM
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Kat - I just heard the 1:00am update....he had a history of heart problems and was admitted to a hospital in Santa Monica Sunday AM and he died a short time later. Yep, 71 is young!
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I just saw that, thats sad he was still fairly young !!

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Wow, what a shock, that is a young age ...He will be missed for sure.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 06:21 AM
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Although we have not heard from him in a while, to those of my generation he was one of the best.

RIP George

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RIP George.
He was one of my favorite comics of all times. You will be missed George
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I saw him at a concert some years ago here in Florida. It was just George, a three legged stool, and several beers. He kept us rolling on the floor laughing for a solid two hours. Rest in Peace, George. You are the best.

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Old June 23rd, 2008, 08:38 AM
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What a sad loss. He was one of our favorite comedians.
We have all his books, have been to many of his shows, and watched him on HBO. A truly great comic genius.

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He relly was a comic genius, with quite a spin on the mundane things of life....I loved his,"Stuff" routine
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Such a great comedian! Love the page a day calendar my office mate has with his lines on them for 365 days!!!
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What makes it especially sad is that he had already been slated to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor here at the Kennedy Center. I can't think of a more deserving person, and now it will have to be given postumously. Well, at least he knew he had won it.

I know that most of you don't care for The New York Times, yet they do have some of the finest reporting around, and if you care about George Carlin, you will want to read their wonderful, in-depth piece about him that is online on their front page now (Mon am). It is this kind of superb reporting, matched by no other newspaper, that has made the Times my permanent home page.
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I had not heard the news, until I came on here today. (sort of in a news blackout with no tv or radio for 2 days!)

I am so shocked and saddedned, he was one of the best, and I will always remember him as the "Hippy Dippy Weatherman": "Forecast for tonight: Dark!"

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I worked for a telecommunications company and had the pleasure of speaking with George Carlin to install some lines for him. He was just as witty and funny on the phone. I spoke with him several times in the course of taking care of this for him. As we were chatting I mentioned my husband and I were going to be in Las Vegas in a couple of weeks and he said we would be there during one of his shows and wanted to give me 2 passes to his show to thank me for all of the hard work I had done for him (this was his personal lines at his home, not a business line). I explained I wasn't able to accept gratuities and he said, well what if they just appeared on your bed at your hotel.....I thanked him but explained this was my job and it had been my pleasure to work with him...from that time on, whenever he needed something he would always call and ask for me....and wouldn't let anyone else help him.....I have since retired and I hope whoever worked with him enjoyed his sense of humor as much as I did!!
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wow!! thats a wonderful story! he was great!! my sister and i used to listen to dr. demento when we were younger and several of his routines we be played. we loved them! RIP george.
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Let's not forget his "Brain Droppings" routine.
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I Was also shocked to hear of George Carlin's death. I saw him twice in concert. In the 70's in Providence and then in 2004 in Clearwater Florida. He had a way of pointing things out that was both funny and poinent. He will be greatly missed. Spacecowboy.
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I recall hsi hat when he first started. A large brim with a car that went around a track on the brim. Funny!
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Sorry Micheal but I think you are thinking of "Gallagher." Spacecowboy."
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