Monday, June 23, 2008

George Carlin - 1937 - 2008

(From Yahoo News)

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian George Carlin, a counter-culture hero famed for his routines about drugs, dirty words and the demise of humanity, died of heart failure at a Los Angeles-area hospital on Sunday. He was 71.

[...] His comedic sensibility revolved around a central theme: humanity is a cursed, doomed species.

[...] Carlin told Playboy in 2005 that he looked forward to an afterlife where he could watch the decline of civilization on a "heavenly CNN."

Here's one of his few safe-for-work routines (but still one of my favorites), "Baseball and Football":

Rest in peace.


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