Goodbye, George

Posted By: Leah-Ann

Goodbye, George - 06/23/08 08:45 AM

George Carlin died yesterday afternoon - heart failure. He will forever be one of my favorites for many reasons including that he increased my vocabulary at a fairly young age! laugh
Goodbye, George - crack 'em up...
Posted By: Barnacle

Re: Goodbye, George - 06/23/08 02:12 PM

now theres a guy i will miss!!
later george,,,,
Posted By: Dita

Re: Goodbye, George - 06/23/08 02:20 PM

What a shock...knew he had some heart health issues, but he just seemed to be so active. I sure will miss his comedy! No matter how many times you heard "The Seven Words You Can't Say on TV", it was still hysterical!
Posted By: elbert

Re: Goodbye, George - 06/23/08 02:35 PM
The censors are going to be upset about this but heck , be warned not for minors. He uses the F word a lot kids.
my email light will soon be flashing
Posted By: RMT

Re: Goodbye, George - 06/23/08 03:08 PM

What a shock is right. You sort of felt he was someone who would be around forever. R.I.P George
Posted By: ScubaLdy

Re: Goodbye, George - 06/23/08 03:09 PM

George could put things in perspective. A very talented and funny man. His sense of outrage was so right on.
Posted By: elbert

Re: Goodbye, George - 06/23/08 03:28 PM
Posted By: azbob

Re: Goodbye, George - 06/23/08 04:53 PM

No! He will be missed by so many. I always enjoyed his "off the wall" humor and it was "right on" for the times. His comedy will live on.
Posted By: Sir Isaac Newton

Re: Goodbye, George - 06/23/08 05:10 PM

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Say hi to Chris and Jim for me.
Posted By: divingcowgirl

Re: Goodbye, George - 06/23/08 05:42 PM

I was lucky enough to go see him at the Majestic Theatre here in SA. I still have the T-shirt (that I can only wear in certain company) that says "Simon says go F**K yourself"!
RIP George, you will be missed by many, including me...
Posted By: captjeff

Re: Goodbye, George - 06/23/08 06:37 PM

George go tell them like it is in heaven,miss ya guy ...know you got to live your dream good for you..
Posted By: LaurieMar

Re: Goodbye, George - 06/23/08 06:49 PM

Wow, had not heard this. I also saw him years ago with my parents - a memorable evening!
Posted By: travelqueen

Re: Goodbye, George - 06/23/08 09:28 PM

Sad indeed. George wrote this piece, I really like, shortly after his wife passed away...

by George Carlin

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time.

We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness. We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throw-away morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete.

Remember, spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side. Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent. Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all, mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak, and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.


1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and
height. Let the doctor worry about them. That is why you pay him/her.

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts,
gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only
person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family,
pets, keepsakes, music, plants, and hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is
unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, to the next
county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. -George Carlin

Posted By: Gela

Re: Goodbye, George - 06/23/08 09:29 PM

Very sad indeed. He was my favorite. I remember sitting on the living room floor in the dark, on New Years Eve, listening to his albums laughing hysterically with my friends. Best NYE I have spent. He will be missed.
Posted By: kerry

Re: Goodbye, George - 06/23/08 10:34 PM

what a sad thing to hear...he was my favorite comic for many many years...
Posted By: Otteralum

Re: Goodbye, George - 06/23/08 10:52 PM

Words of wisdom indeed TQ.
Posted By: travelqueen

Re: Goodbye, George - 06/23/08 11:17 PM

Thank you for the clarification... good to know...
Posted By: CB Belize

Re: Goodbye, George - 06/25/08 01:42 AM

his theory on the life cycle was so hilarious: here it is!!

"you should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out because you're too young, you get a gold watch and you go to work. You work forty years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities. You become a little baby, you go back into the womb, spend your last nine months floating and you finish off as an orgasm!"
George Carlin
Posted By: Leah-Ann

Re: Goodbye, George - 06/25/08 03:52 AM

George Carlin was a funny, funny guy. For some bizzare reason he got credited with a lot of stuff he didn't say. Apparently, it bugged him.

He did have his own religion: "Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck." wink
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