My favorite George Carlin bit
What better way to elegize a fallen comic than to remember his work. I think my favorite Carlin bit, ironically enough, relates directly to the cause of his death.
An update on the comedian health sweepstakes. I currently lead Richard Pryor in heart attacks 2 to 1. But Richard still leads me 1 to nothing in burning yourself up. See, it happened like this. First Richard had a heart attack. Then I had a heart attack. Then Richard burned himself up. And I said, ‘Fuck that. I’m having another heart attack!’
RIP, George Carlin.
Feel free to add your favorite Carlin memories in the comments’
June 23rd, 2008 at 11:42 pm
apparently Carlin was up for the Mark Twain award from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. They decided to go ahead and award it to him.
June 24th, 2008 at 12:51 am
My favorite bit is a bit rough, but there you are. George could make the most mundane things funny. He was talking about farts and dogs. He and his mate were lying on the bed with the dog. There was suddenly a terrible smell. George said: ” You got cher beer fart. You got cher broccoli fart, and you got cher popcorn fart. THAT was NOT any one of them!” It was especially funny to me, because we had a black Cocker Spaniel, named Dixie, when I was a kid. Dixie made very smelly SBDFs. One afternoon, we had guests over. Dixie was lying by the sofa on the floor. Suddenly, there was a terrible farty smell. The guests looked at the rest of us out of the corners of their eyes. My brother and I had to choke ourselves to keep from laughing. We knew that Dixie had cut the cheese, silent but deadly. The guests tried to be polite, of course, but it stunk, and they hadnt a clue who dealt it.
June 25th, 2008 at 5:50 am
RIP, George Carlin.
I just loved that irreverent, sweet fucker!
Why don’t sheep shrink when it rains?
If you’re driving at the speed of light and you turn your headlights on, what happens?
Why is it called tourist season if we can’t shoot at them?
and the classic that keeps on giving,
If con is the opposite of pro, is congress the opposite of progress?
We’ll miss you, George. May the invisible guy in the sky bless and keep you.
June 28th, 2008 at 7:17 pm
Carlin received his higest accolade yet. This just in from the Westboro Baptist Church.
“GOD KILLED POTTY-MOUTH COMEDIAN
“GEORGE CARLIN,AND CAST HIM FORTHWITH INTO HELL.
George Carlin is now in Hell, and it is irrelevant that George Carlin boasted that he did not believe in Hell when he lived on earth. Be assured, Carlin
believes in Hell now. “
Carlin wouldn’t even have to work this into a skit, Fred Phelps has it all in hand.
July 6th, 2008 at 7:04 pm
Quite late, but my favorite of the more recent Carlin monologues: