Jun. 23rd, 2008

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A comic legend passed away yesterday.

If you haven't guessed the words of the title of the post, they are the seven words George Carlin said could not be said on TV.

Carlin had many health issues in the past 20+ years, but his heart finally gave out on him. He suffered at last 2 heart attacks during his lifetime and even joked about them in 1982 for one of his most popular HBO specials "Carlin at Carnegie."

"In the 'Health Update Department', I currently lead Richard Pryor two heart attacks to one. Richard had a heart attack, then I had one. Richard blew himself up, soooooo I had another heart attack."

I wish I had more to say. I had the pleasure of seeing him perform live twice. The first time was back in 1982-1983 right after the Carlin at Carnegie first aired. The second time was actually this past February. He was funny both times and had me clutching my sides both times.

I'll just leave with this quote:

"Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck." -George Carlin

In honor of Carlin, I will be buying a frisbee and throwing it on my roof.

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