Comedian George Carlin dies in Los Angeles at 71 + Who owns you?

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Sad news.  My sympathies to his family and friends.  ~ Lo

Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:29am EDT

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

Carlin, who had a history of heart and drug-dependency problems, died at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica about 6 p.m. PDT (9 p.m. EDT) after being admitted earlier in the afternoon for chest pains, spokesman Jeff Abraham told Reuters.



Posted previously: George Carlin: Who owns you? (video)

“The game is rigged! Nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care.”

“The American Dream: You’d have to be asleep to believe it.”


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Who owns you?

January 18, 2008

9 thoughts on “Comedian George Carlin dies in Los Angeles at 71 + Who owns you?

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  4. As Anthony Gregory pointed out. Notice the coverage given to Tim Russert (a tool of the state) compared to the coverage they give to George Carlin (a brilliant, and fearless man who spoke the truth to power.)

  5. It is a sad day.
    Rest in Peace, George.
    Carlin was a voice of truth in a world full of lies. Many of us who grew up in the 60’s had the sparks of political consiousness ignite after catching one of his performances in his many venues. George did a radio show in Phildelphia in the way early 60’s that the adults around me talked about around the kitchen table. People don’t seem to sit around the kitchen table nearly enough anymore! In his last years Carlin, was brighter, bolder, louder, and crystal clear in his message to us.
    Thanks to youtube even in this youth obessed culture we live in an old dead fart, like Carlin can still have a voice. Bulletin those Carlin clips then let’s sit around the kitchen table and talk about it. Yo!

    George you old Irish bastard you spent time in Hell’s Kitchen so I know St. Peter is opening the “Pearly Gates” for ya right about now! Libations will be poured in your honor for many years to come. Rest in Peace!

  6. As someone I knew once said it’s easy to feel sad when someone famous dies (you think you know them) but this time i’m really sad.

  7. George Carlin was a treasure of America! He always said what he thought about life and society. He will be sorely missed by those who loved him.

    I remember seeing him for the first time on the “Ed Sullivan Show” in the 60s, especially the “Hippy Dippy Weatherman’. I thought he was great then and I have maintained being a fan all this time.

    I have always admired his humor and his honesty.

    I was lucky enough to see him perform in person a few years ago. That was a very special treat. He was as terrific in his live show as he was on HBO.

    My thoughts will be with his family. I know how traumatic this can be.

  8. NO! Man, Rest in Peace George. We will always love you! Thank you for your briliant insight into this three ring circus we call life.

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