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George Carlin Died

It's not really sailing related but I was very sadend to hear that George Carlin died last night of heart failure at 71.

I have loved his comedy for years. As irreverent as he was he was a very smart guy. I for one will miss him.
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Carlin on death:

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I agree, not only was he funny, but his social commentary was telling.
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Sad news, from his appearance these last few years, I thought he was much older then 71.
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Sad to see George go.

I bet Alex knows the seven words you can't say on Sailnet. I miss Alex!!!!!!!
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Carlin was one of the funniest men ever. Sadly, I tried to watch his last HBO special, and I just didn't find it funny. George's profanity was always an integral part of his act. But this last show I think he went overboard, saying those seven words (and more) again and again and again. Just not funny. Very disappointing. Fortunately, I have enough good memories of his great stuff, early and late in his career, to keep me going.
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Carlin was one of the funniest men ever. Sadly, I tried to watch his last HBO special, and I just didn't find it funny. George's profanity was always an integral part of his act. But this last show I think he went overboard, saying those seven words (and more) again and again and again. Just not funny. Very disappointing. Fortunately, I have enough good memories of his great stuff, early and late in his career, to keep me going.
It's funny how that happens. Few people can be great and carry that stick for a long career. Some of the funniest still go flat in the end. Will Farrell cracks me up but lately I'm getting tired of him. Same with Bill Murray. Incredibly funny in the early years and now I find him less funny.

On the foul language . . . I love satillite radio but ALL of the comedy channels have it and as funny as they were at first I tired of them in a couple of days. Where did the "Funny Stuff" without the foul language go? I have a couple of Bob Newhart CD's that are still funny. I guess you have to be nasty to be "In" these days.

@%^&*$#&*%^#$@%*&%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Carlin was one of the funniest men ever. Sadly, I tried to watch his last HBO special, and I just didn't find it funny. George's profanity was always an integral part of his act. But this last show I think he went overboard, saying those seven words (and more) again and again and again. Just not funny. Very disappointing. Fortunately, I have enough good memories of his great stuff, early and late in his career, to keep me going.
I saw that one too and I thought the same thing, he was trying too hard to be 'out there' and was almost offensive, even for him. I guess you run out of material after 40 years and start reaching for anything that will strike a nerve.

He is still one of my favorites!! God love him! (even though he was an athiest) maybe he would find that funny!
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Carlin was the comedian hired for my high school senior prom in the 60's! He was just becoming a hit and I still remember his hippy-dippy weatherman routine and some of the others that came before the "7 words you can't say on sailnet" routine! He was funny before his act became profane...proving he could play to any crowd. I agree that he ended up trying too hard in later years and he seemed much angrier. Peace.
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