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Monday, June 23, 2008

Legendary Comedian George Carlin Dies

Legendary Comedian George Carlin Dies
Posted: 2008-06-23 08:25:32
Filed Under: Movie News, TV News
LOS ANGELES (June 23) - George Carlin, the frenzied performer whose routine "Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television" led to a key Supreme Court ruling on obscenity, has died.
Note: Life is often too short. . .
On June 3rd 2007 the Heart of Glass Blog stated:

George Carlin - Blenko Glass
Another Saturday night at Heniz Hall in Pittsburgh, Pa. George Carlin performed tonight. I know Carlin as 'Mister Conductor' on the PBS Children's show 'Shining Time Station'. Most everyone else in the audience knew him from HBO Specials. . . .the audience was mostly over 40 with a few dozen guys from a local fraternity. The audience loved Carlin.A philosopher some time ago said: "Doubt Everything" . . . TonightCarlin's theme was " Doubt Everything!" Perhaps all of life is a re-run? Carlin was 'not' Mister Conductor - he was raunchy -risque and very funny! We we were both embarrassed and entertained. It was great!As a West Virginia Glass Collector - I found interesting that perhaps Carlin owns a BIG SKY/ BLENKO piece - it was a gift from a fan - who was in the audience, she gave him the BIG SKY piece over 25 years ago- this night she was giving him white roses....but she had photos of herself, her gifts to Carlin, and the many Carlin performances she had attended over the years. She graciously shared her stories and photos with us allowing us to see she and Carlin age in the photo book.HEINZ HALL is so beautiful, if you haven't been to a show or to hear the Pittsburgh Symphony perform in Heinz Hall its worth the trip - just to see the Hall. The sound is superb. Visually the hall is a masterpiece.2004 Lifetime Achievement Award at 15th Annual American Comedy Awards. Carlin was ranked #2 on Comedy Central's 100 greatest stand ups off all time list. hjhhttp://www.pittsburghsymphony.org


Dr.BOB said...

Surprised to learn, young people still like him. I have for over 30 years admired his abilities.

andreerods said...

Why am I not surprised to learn you are wearing black and in mourning?

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

NEVER FORGET HOW SWIFTLY this life will be over, like a flash of summer lightning or the wave of a hand. Now that you have the opportunity to practice dharma, do not waste a single moment on anything else.

-- Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
from Tricycle, Fall 1997

Hillary J Homburg said...

I have missed your comments - welcome!

sweetdoc said...

George Carlin was the prelude to
adult comedy.
Check his stuff from the 70s.