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JHickman
06-22-2008, 09:00 PM
Sucks

http://www.news4jax.com/entertainmenttonight/16681434/detail.html

Kingsumo
06-22-2008, 09:01 PM
:(

How tragic. He was a brilliant comedian, and will be greatly missed from this world.

Patch
06-22-2008, 09:01 PM
awwww
damn

Brandon Reynolds
06-22-2008, 09:02 PM
:sad:

LordKinbote
06-22-2008, 09:03 PM
Wow, unexpected. Thats a shame.

HOOKS
06-22-2008, 09:03 PM
No fucking way.

:(

Petey Parker
06-22-2008, 09:04 PM
Shit, Piss, Fuck, Cunt, Cock Sucker, Mother Fucker, and Tits

:(

VitoDGK
06-22-2008, 09:04 PM
What.

Briomega
06-22-2008, 09:06 PM
Damn, that sucks. :( Brilliant, brilliant man.

Scotty
06-22-2008, 09:06 PM
71 years seems like a lot but it's never enough. RIP

Albert
06-22-2008, 09:07 PM
holy shit

c. page
06-22-2008, 09:07 PM
aw, fuck. he was one of my heroes.

edit: so glad i got to see him do a show back in september, now.

Kurt Russell Crowe
06-22-2008, 09:07 PM
He's honestly one of my heroes. He was as brilliant as ever in his most recent HBO special earlier this year.

Supreme Convoy
06-22-2008, 09:07 PM
So sad :(

It's kinda strange that I knew him as the conductor from Thomas the Train Engine and a real treat to discover his comedy later in life.

BENDIS!
06-22-2008, 09:07 PM
man... what a great writer.

ZombieSpeedball
06-22-2008, 09:07 PM
Fuck, this sucks.

Run-BMC
06-22-2008, 09:08 PM
HOly fuck.


edit... I can't stop thinking about his last scene in Jersey Girl.

James Patrick
06-22-2008, 09:10 PM
goodbye george, and thanks

ERNIE_E
06-22-2008, 09:10 PM
Well that's a down note to end the weekend, shit....
*raising my drink*
To Carlin, one of the funniest mother fuckers. I hope you're somewhere laughing 24/7. A true treasure to the world of comedy, writing and acting. You will be missed.


:beer:

Ryan Elliott
06-22-2008, 09:10 PM
What the fuck!?

Goddammit man.


:(

niceguyeddie
06-22-2008, 09:10 PM
motherfucking cocksucking shit.
that sucks.

Brad N.
06-22-2008, 09:10 PM
Oh, fuck no. I'm more saddened and in shock than I have been in a long ass time. RIP to one of the funniest guys that ever lived. Truly an inspiration.

Bryan H
06-22-2008, 09:12 PM
Dammit. Dammit. Dammit.

This is truely a sad day.

John M. Coker (Johnny C.)
06-22-2008, 09:12 PM
Well fuck me. What an amazingly smart witty charing comedic genius. He shall be missed.

emeraldsundae
06-22-2008, 09:13 PM
Such a bummer.

Amos Moses
06-22-2008, 09:15 PM
71 Years old. That's a nice long life. God Speed Mr. Carlin.

nick maynard
06-22-2008, 09:15 PM
wow.

Chris McCarver
06-22-2008, 09:16 PM
Ah, geez... :(

Jerome Gibbons
06-22-2008, 09:17 PM
Damn.


RIP.

niceguyeddie
06-22-2008, 09:17 PM
one of my fav bits:
http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=YphEUa5LPjM

Benel Germosen
06-22-2008, 09:18 PM
George is in heaven right now, probably as surprised as we are.

c. page
06-22-2008, 09:20 PM
Well that's a down note to end the weekend, shit....
*raising my drink*
To Carlin, one of the funniest mother fuckers. I hope you're somewhere laughing 24/7. A true treasure to the world of comedy, writing and acting. You will be missed.


:beer:

hear, hear!

:beer:

Mike McNeely
06-22-2008, 09:20 PM
Oh man. :(

niceguyeddie
06-22-2008, 09:23 PM
According to wiki he was the first person to host Saturday Night Live.
that's awesome.

Gunter
06-22-2008, 09:30 PM
According to wiki he was the first person to host Saturday Night Live.
that's awesome.

I just watched the first episode a couple of weeks ago.


This is a shock. He was brilliant.

nick maynard
06-22-2008, 09:31 PM
According to wiki he was the first person to host Saturday Night Live.
that's awesome.

yeah, i just watched that episode last week with my dad.

PhilipClark
06-22-2008, 09:32 PM
Damn sad news.

All I have to say is...

RAT SHIT, BAT SHIT, DIRTY OLD TWAT
SIXTY NINE ASSHOLES TIED IN A KNOT
HOOOORAY, LIZARD SHIT
FUCK!

Bryan H
06-22-2008, 09:33 PM
I don't vote. People say 'if you don't vote, you can't complain.' Fuck that. I didn't vote for the guy, I can complain all I want!

Ashwin Pande
06-22-2008, 09:34 PM
awww fuck... Him and Bill Hicks completely changed the way i think. This sucks so much.

Well George... thanks for all the laughs and thanks for opening up my mind regarding various subjects. You were the best and I hope that wherever you are, you're happy.

RIP.

Rod Nunley
06-22-2008, 09:38 PM
Oh fuck. The last of the comic holy trinity is gone. He was always my favorite comic. I am seriously bummed out. He's the first stand up comic I ever saw live. I was in high school and made my mom get me a ticket to see him.

This sucks.

Mister Mets
06-22-2008, 09:38 PM
Sad news.

He was an awesome man. I love his books and his CDs, and wish I had the chance to see him live.

Ashwin Pande
06-22-2008, 09:39 PM
"Here's another question I have. How come when it's us, it's an abortion, and when it's a chicken, it's an omelette? Are we so much better than chickens all of a sudden? When did this happen, that we passed chickens in goodness. Name 6 ways we're better than chickens. See, nobody can do it! You know why? ‘Cause chickens are decent people. You don't see chickens hanging around in drug gangs, do you? No, you don't see a chicken strapping some guy into a chair and hooking up his nuts to a car battery, do you? When's the last chicken you heard about come home from work and beat the shit out of his hen, huh? Doesn't happen, 'cause chickens are decent people."

Whip
06-22-2008, 09:40 PM
:cry: I can't believe it...

Ben
06-22-2008, 09:40 PM
Oh fuck! What a huge shock! I'm really sad.

Gunter
06-22-2008, 09:40 PM
"You might just be in one of those funerals where you're lying in the coffin, you know, folks looking at you, they...
"Open it up, I want to see him!"
And you're lying there. And they come by. The First thing they do, after blessing themselves if they do that, is subtract their age from your age. Figure at a minimum what they have still to live. They don't know you're lying there with no back in your jacket and short pants on. shit. Embarrassed by the rouge. And they say,
"Jeez, don't he look good."
"He's dead, man"
"I know, but he never looked that good!"

Rod Nunley
06-22-2008, 09:42 PM
"You may now get on the plane."

"Fuck you, I'm getting in the plane, let Super Dave get on the plane."

NeverWanderer
06-22-2008, 09:42 PM
Wow... That's... wow.

RIP

Jew Mafia
06-22-2008, 09:43 PM
Fuck.

:/

RIP to a guy I really admired.

changingshades
06-22-2008, 09:44 PM
I was watching the cubs/Sox game tonight and I turned to my roommate and said, "he's got 2 balls on him" to which he said, "looks like he hurt his balls on that one"

Such a damn shame

Pia Guerra
06-22-2008, 09:49 PM
First it's bad news about a friend's cancer and now Carlin.

This is turning into a horrible night.

Jew Mafia
06-22-2008, 09:50 PM
One of my favs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeSSwKffj9o

Foolish Mortal
06-22-2008, 09:51 PM
Well fuck. :(

Andy Kuhn
06-22-2008, 09:51 PM
one of the best ever. sad news!

Andrew
06-22-2008, 09:55 PM
This really fucking sucks.

Really, really fucking sucks.

This took me completely by surprise.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Carlin. You will be missed. I hope that when his show comes back in August, Bill Maher does a memorial thing for George. I know he has always been one of Maher's huge inspirations and was a semi-regular guest on his show too.

Wow. I really did not need to hear about this tonight. :sad:

changingshades
06-22-2008, 09:56 PM
awww fuck... Him and Bill Hicks completely changed the way i think. This sucks so much.

Well George... thanks for all the laughs and thanks for opening up my mind regarding various subjects. You were the best and I hope that wherever you are, you're happy.

RIP.

Between them and Pryor and Bruce, I got a deep seated love and respect for stand up comedians. All Brilliant
All gone

THWIP!
06-22-2008, 10:10 PM
George Carlin was one of my heroes. He's one of the first stand up comics that I truly loved and followed. This news really depresses me and I will miss him so much.

Hate_Prime
06-22-2008, 10:18 PM
"Show me a tropical fruit and I'll show you a cocksucker from Guatemala."

Damn I wish he lived to be a hundred.

Jason California
06-22-2008, 10:19 PM
He made me laugh.

Dusty
06-22-2008, 10:20 PM
He was the best. I loved his female voices! He was one of the most observant people I've ever seen.

Adrian B AWESOME
06-22-2008, 10:21 PM
Sad, but his genius will live on forever.

Got to see him live the spring of 2003. That was awesome.

Mark Mavro (kryptic6)
06-22-2008, 10:24 PM
I remember my dad introducing me to Carlin as a kid when he would do his HBO specials like every other year.

Sad to see him go.

JAK
06-22-2008, 10:31 PM
http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/s23687.jpg

The first stand-up record I ever heard.
thanks, george
RIP

(akaRyanHoffman)
06-22-2008, 10:31 PM
what a bummer.

I think I'll listen to some Carlin on the way up to Chicago on Thursday.

The Hodag
06-22-2008, 10:35 PM
"Tell 'em you spent it all on pussy and beer!"

Damn, this is the pits. I grew up with Carlin on my TV. I guess I would've been nine when I watched Carlin at Carnegie Hall on HBO with the whole family (the 'rents were relatively open-minded) and I about died laughing. He was the first comedian I ever knew that had a strong point of view and delivered insight along with the laughs. I can honestly say he was a formative influence on me.

Plus: that dude totally helped Bill and Ted save the universe.

Adios, you funny fucking genius. :sad:

Ashwin Pande
06-22-2008, 10:42 PM
Station!!!

http://bigpicture.fancast.com/020108-billandted.jpg

:cry:

Angel
06-22-2008, 10:48 PM
:shock: fuck! i remember sitting with my family everytime one of his specials would come on hbo. it's some of my happiest memories growing up.
i'm glad i got to see him live twice.
RIP george.

Marcdachamp
06-22-2008, 11:14 PM
Ugh. Just awful.

JesterPepper?
06-22-2008, 11:17 PM
FUCK! :-x

Ashwin Pande
06-22-2008, 11:17 PM
Between them and Pryor and Bruce, I got a deep seated love and respect for stand up comedians. All Brilliant
All gone

Aye.

Bill Hicks and Carlin were my first in-roads into comedy. Both of them changed my life and the way I think. I got into Bruce and Pryor later but they too have had a big impact on the way I live my life. Brilliant men. Brilliant comedians. They changed the world each in their own way.

TheHanna
06-22-2008, 11:18 PM
Truly a sad day. I love his writings, I love his performances. He was probably the first comic I ever watched. I still remember laughing my ass off with my cousins, my dad, and my sister watching "You're All Diseased" on HBO. He will be missed.

Servo106
06-22-2008, 11:19 PM
Fuck you I'm getting IN the plane. It's less windy in there!

The man was beyond a comedian. He was a fucking genius writer. He'll be sorely missed.

Ashwin Pande
06-22-2008, 11:21 PM
"You can't BACK OUT of your driveway in New Jersey without some shmuck in a hat wants fifty cents!!"

JesterPepper?
06-22-2008, 11:21 PM
Maybe now he'll get to meet Joe Pesci.

Butler
06-22-2008, 11:21 PM
RUFUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shit news. Very sad news.

The Hodag
06-22-2008, 11:24 PM
Maybe now he'll get to meet Joe Pesci.

:rock:

Ashwin Pande
06-22-2008, 11:25 PM
Oh yeah.. his name in Bill and Ted was Rufus...

why the fuck did I think it was Station. :-?

Who the fuck was Station then?

Bryan H
06-22-2008, 11:28 PM
Oh yeah.. his name in Bill and Ted was Rufus...

why the fuck did I think it was Station. :-?

Who the fuck was Station then?

The lil furry dudes they meet in Heaven and take with them back to the kickass concert to save the princesses from the evil Bill and Ted robots.

Ashwin Pande
06-22-2008, 11:30 PM
The lil furry dudes they meet in Heaven and take with them back to the kickass concert to save the princesses from the evil Bill and Ted robots.

oh yeah...

D'oh!

Ashwin Pande
06-22-2008, 11:33 PM
Aaaaand now I'm listening to 'God Gave Rock and Roll To You'

:rock:

Greygor
06-22-2008, 11:36 PM
I'll leave it for George to say


The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A Death! What’s that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you’re too young, you get a gold watch, 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, you spend your last nine months floating…

…and you finish off as an orgasm.

The Hodag
06-22-2008, 11:39 PM
I'll leave it for George to say

Oh man. I never heard that, but it's fantastic.

JesterPepper?
06-22-2008, 11:41 PM
Yeah, that's a great quote.

Ashwin Pande
06-22-2008, 11:44 PM
I'll leave it for George to say


The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A Death! What’s that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you’re too young, you get a gold watch, 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, you spend your last nine months floating…

…and you finish off as an orgasm.

Beautiful.

NeverWanderer
06-22-2008, 11:49 PM
I'll leave it for George to say

That's... really great. :lol:

Brandon191
06-22-2008, 11:55 PM
R.I.P.

I always liked him.

Mattman
06-23-2008, 12:21 AM
I just changed my sig.

And I feel like I was just kicked in the balls.

Lanowar
06-23-2008, 12:47 AM
The news blindsided me I have to admit he was truly great one of the greats for sure.

The Cheap-Arse Film Critic
06-23-2008, 02:21 AM
He was most excellent.

Donal DeLay
06-23-2008, 02:45 AM
Jesus. This fucking sucks.

Fucking. Sucks.

Shane W
06-23-2008, 02:54 AM
George is in heaven right now, probably as surprised as we are.

"I would never want to be a member of a group whose symbol was a guy nailed to two pieces of wood."

TIP
06-23-2008, 02:56 AM
Damn.

:sad:

The first thing I hear about when I wake up this morning.

T

Fourthman
06-23-2008, 03:04 AM
RIP. Fucking Monday.

J. Wilson
06-23-2008, 03:15 AM
I have been offline since about 3 pm yesterday.

I hadn't heard this news. It was the first thing I saw this morning.

You cannot imagine how sad I am about his passing.

MIKE D
06-23-2008, 03:32 AM
Wow, first I'm hearing of it. This is a very sad passing.

LeggoMyEggolas
06-23-2008, 03:35 AM
Dammit, this is really gonna put a damper on the day. One of the all-time greats, he will be severely missed :(

Queen of the Ban Age
06-23-2008, 03:41 AM
Wow, kind of a shocker, but he had a long life. He will be missed.

Think I'll be YouTube'ing some of his bits while I'm at work, as celebration of his life.

Mwstattel
06-23-2008, 03:41 AM
Lame

Dr. Blasphemy
06-23-2008, 03:45 AM
This REALLY saddens me...Wow, I am really affected.
The guy was a genius and will be missed...
:(

RickLM
06-23-2008, 03:48 AM
I saw him live in the early 80s. He was brilliant.

My children know him as one of the conductors for Thomas the Tank Engine, so they'll be sad, too. Not a good day.

Sy-Klone
06-23-2008, 04:00 AM
What sad news to greet the week. :(

RIP, George. Fuck.

Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
06-23-2008, 04:03 AM
That sucks.

CougarTrace
06-23-2008, 04:10 AM
A brilliant comedian and man who wasn't afraid to tell people how things really were through his humor..

You will be missed..

joespam
06-23-2008, 04:10 AM
:(

Darthdaw37
06-23-2008, 04:11 AM
It killed my night when I found out.

Evan the Shaggy
06-23-2008, 04:13 AM
Fuck!

SteveZegers
06-23-2008, 04:21 AM
That sucks. Didn't realize he was that old.

Robert A.
06-23-2008, 04:22 AM
Goddamn. I regret never seeing him live. He was doing a show near here in July, My sis and I were thinking about going... :cry:

Akira
06-23-2008, 04:25 AM
Hell of a way to get woken up this morning. He's gone, Redd's gone, Rich's gone, Lenny's gone. Who's left from that era and that style? This is a sad, sad day. :(

Doug
06-23-2008, 04:36 AM
Goodbye George.

Your comedy will live on forever. You are truley one of the greats.

Mr. E!
06-23-2008, 04:39 AM
When I was a kid, I had an 8-Track copy of Class Clown that I would listen to when my parents were out of the house. It was my prized possession. I thought my dad would disapprove. It wasn't until I was 15 or so and one of his HBO specials came on that I found out my father loved Carlin as much as I did. It was a point of bonding for the two of us.

Andrew j
06-23-2008, 05:22 AM
He was a charmer.

Marc Lombardi
06-23-2008, 05:27 AM
Very sad. He was brilliant. And in a world where that word gets tossed around a lot, this time it is deserved.

I saw him perform live in Vegas just before 9-11 and he was testing out a routine called "I love it when a lot of people die." It was dark, morbid and hysterical and he never got to use it because of what happened 8 weeks later. Glad I was one of the few hundreds/thousands who got to witness that.

Evan Wiener
06-23-2008, 05:33 AM
I had no idea he did work for Thomas the Tank Engine. Is it bizarrely ironic that he did work on a PBS kids show considering the taboo subjects he's famous for in his routine.

I really kinda love that he did that. That, and Bill and Ted. It was one of those movies you love as a kid, and as an adult, realize he did that work for a check. Or he just liked bizarre movies like that. :)

Corey A.
06-23-2008, 05:35 AM
Shit, Piss, Fuck, Cunt, Cocksucker, Motherfucker, and Tits!

:sad:

mike black
06-23-2008, 05:36 AM
Fuck.

dasNdanger
06-23-2008, 06:15 AM
I saw him in AC a few years ago...he was brilliant, and he will be missed.


das

James H
06-23-2008, 06:36 AM
"You ever have to sneeze when you're taking a piss? You can't do it. Your brain won't let you. Your brain says "STOP PISSING! We're going to sneeze now." because your brain knows, you might blow your asshole out."



This sucks. This really sucks.
:cry:

Dark Sasha
06-23-2008, 06:37 AM
:sad:

JABSEN
06-23-2008, 06:42 AM
:sad:

Jen Grunwald
06-23-2008, 06:58 AM
:-( :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:


:rogue:

Glixy
06-23-2008, 07:04 AM
What a shitty thing to see right when you wake up.

Rest in peace man, you were the fucking best.

charlie
06-23-2008, 07:09 AM
Yeah, I just found out this morning. Sad to lose such a unique voice.

GelfXIII
06-23-2008, 07:10 AM
Tonight's forecast... dark. :(

Magnum V.I.
06-23-2008, 07:14 AM
Awww Fuck. I'm upset I never got to see him live. The only two chances I had I couldn't because shit came up.

bstie1198
06-23-2008, 07:14 AM
"I hope reincaration is a fact so I can come back and fuck teenagers again."

I'm pulling for you, buddy.

RIP, George. You're my all time favorite comic.

Brother Power the Gong
06-23-2008, 07:29 AM
My old man was a huge fan of both Carlin and Richard Pryor, and I knew their routines just after I got past Sesame Street. All three are gone now, and it is a sad, sad day.

ClintP
06-23-2008, 07:29 AM
That stinks. RIP.

joeAR
06-23-2008, 07:31 AM
:cry:

markgrayson
06-23-2008, 07:31 AM
This has really put a damper on my day.

GelfXIII
06-23-2008, 07:35 AM
This has really put a damper on my day.

Alright enough gloom. Lets start quoting the funny stuff in his honor!

I'll start:

In the Bullshit Department, a businessman can’t hold a candle to a clergyman. ‘Cause I gotta tell you the truth, folks. When it comes to bullshit, big-time, major league bullshit, you have to stand in awe of the all-time champion of false promises and exaggerated claims, religion. No contest. No contest. Religion. Religion easily has the greatest bullshit story ever told. Think about it. Religion has actually convinced people that there’s an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever ’til the end of time!

But He loves you. He loves you, and He needs money! He always needs money! He’s all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can’t handle money! Religion takes in billions of dollars, they pay no taxes, and they always need a little more. Now, you talk about a good bullshit story.
Holy Shit!

touche22
06-23-2008, 07:36 AM
My all time favorite......goofy when goofy worked, enlightening when things needed to be said, and brilliant even when he was so drunk he had a hard time even standing. He will be sorely missed.

touche22
06-23-2008, 07:36 AM
BTW.....reading this forum is like watching flies fuck!

Ryan Elliott
06-23-2008, 07:42 AM
BTW.....reading this forum is like watching flies fuck!

You post like old people fuck.

Slow and sloppy.

Lab-Rat
06-23-2008, 07:46 AM
wow. just found out about this. sad.

Rest In Peace George!

GelfXIII
06-23-2008, 07:53 AM
Here's one of my favorites:

Baseball is different from any other sport, very different. For instance, in most sports you score points or goals; in baseball you score runs. In most sports the ball, or object, is put in play by the offensive team; in baseball the defensive team puts the ball in play, and only the defense is allowed to touch the ball. In fact, in baseball if an offensive player touches the ball intentionally, he's out; sometimes unintentionally, he's out.

Also: in football,basketball, soccer, volleyball, and all sports played with a ball, you score with the ball and in baseball the ball prevents you from scoring.

In most sports the team is run by a coach; in baseball the team is run by a manager. And only in baseball does the manager or coach wear the same clothing the players do. If you'd ever seen John Madden in his Oakland Raiders uniform,you'd know the reason for this custom.

Now, I've mentioned football. Baseball & football are the two most popular spectator sports in this country. And as such, it seems they ought to be able to tell us something about ourselves and our values.

I enjoy comparing baseball and football:

Baseball is a nineteenth-century pastoral game.
Football is a twentieth-century technological struggle.

Baseball is played on a diamond, in a park.The baseball park!
Football is played on a gridiron, in a stadium, sometimes called Soldier Field or War Memorial Stadium.

Baseball begins in the spring, the season of new life.
Football begins in the fall, when everything's dying.

In football you wear a helmet.
In baseball you wear a cap.

Football is concerned with downs - what down is it?
Baseball is concerned with ups - who's up?

In football you receive a penalty.
In baseball you make an error.

In football the specialist comes in to kick.
In baseball the specialist comes in to relieve somebody.

Football has hitting, clipping, spearing, piling on, personal fouls, late hitting and unnecessary roughness.
Baseball has the sacrifice.

Football is played in any kind of weather: rain, snow, sleet, hail, fog...
In baseball, if it rains, we don't go out to play.

Baseball has the seventh inning stretch.
Football has the two minute warning.

Baseball has no time limit: we don't know when it's gonna end - might have extra innings.
Football is rigidly timed, and it will end even if we've got to go to sudden death.

In baseball, during the game, in the stands, there's kind of a picnic feeling; emotions may run high or low, but there's not too much unpleasantness.
In football, during the game in the stands, you can be sure that at least twenty-seven times you're capable of taking the life of a fellow human being.

And finally, the objectives of the two games are completely different:

In football the object is for the quarterback, also known as the field general, to be on target with his aerial assault, riddling the defense by hitting his receivers with deadly accuracy in spite of the blitz, even if he has to use shotgun. With short bullet passes and long bombs, he marches his troops into enemy territory, balancing this aerial assault with a sustained ground attack that punches holes in the forward wall of the enemy's defensive line.

In baseball the object is to go home! And to be safe! - I hope I'll be safe at home!

Lord Jermaine Retail
06-23-2008, 08:19 AM
I had a chance to see George Carlin here in Greensboro many years ago, but I couldn't find anyone to go with me or I wasn't all that into going (I've only been to like two concerts in my life). For whatever reason, I didn't go. And I probably should have.

I remember absolutely loving the one HBO special where he was wearing all black and going off on everything that we do. I loved his delivery and his animated movements and good lord, that was honest to goodness the first time I'd ever heard some of those words. Loved it though. Definitely helped develop my very particular sense of humor. Hearing that he had died definitely took the wind out of my sails today. :(

MabusRex
06-23-2008, 08:36 AM
RIP, George.
Damn...

bartleby
06-23-2008, 08:38 AM
I'll always remember him as Mr. Conductor on SHINING TIME STATION.

:cry:

WinterRose
06-23-2008, 08:54 AM
So when are they blowing him up? I wanna see his funeral. He said he didn't wanna be buried or cremated, but blown up. Wouldn't it be awesome if they waited til the fourth of July to have the first annual 'We're blowing up George today!' festivus?

We take him out in the middle of the desert somewhere... Pop him down into a plain pine crate full of one piece of every thing he ever produced as an artist, author, writer and comedian. (Black Rock where they have the Burning Man festival would be an IDEAL place for this.) Then you drill holes in the thing and stick dynamite into it. I'd say about 20 or 30 sticks would be pretty good.

Make sure there's lots of fireworks in there too. Lots of the sort that make big ass BOOMS and HUGE ass showers of multicolored sparks. Pack it tight. Don't worry about his body. Cram that shit in good and tight til you hear it making sounds like snapping twigs and wet spaghetti. He'd be the first to tell you, "Hey. I'm dead. I give less than a shit what you do at this point."

Then you wait til sunset. Just around the time the sunset is orange and turning the clouds in the distance a lovely electric orange, while the sky is turning purple and dark blue over your heads... Then you push the plunger (From a safe distance, asshole.)


http://jeremylatham.com/images/vancouver-fireworks.jpg
***!!!!!!!BOOM!!!!!!!!***

Any word as to whether he gave a two minute speech?

HeroBoy
06-23-2008, 09:05 AM
2 minutes

Horizon Drive
06-23-2008, 09:28 AM
George Carlin is in Heaven now.

And you know, he is looking down, watching us get together to remember all the wise things he said and all the funny things he did; and it makes him happy. He is smiling.

Rivka
06-23-2008, 09:37 AM
I just signed online.

No, no, no, no, no fucking way. He's one of my heroes. 71 years is way, way too young to leave us. Carlin was always there, throughout my life, telling the truth, holding up a mirror to Power and Convention and Pettiness, but doing it with wit, and intelligence. And he was just plain funny.

All the truth-tellers are leaving us. Who's left to take his place? Carlin never backed-down and never wussied-out.

Greygor posted:


I'll leave it for George to say

The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A Death! What’s that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you’re too young, you get a gold watch, 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, you spend your last nine months floating…

…and you finish off as an orgasm.

A great quote for this moment.

I just can't believe it, though.

Evan the Shaggy
06-23-2008, 09:46 AM
To expand a little, George Carlin is a huge reason as to why I started doing standup. He was one of the first comedians I ever saw actually doing standup when I was around 12 years old. His comedy made me laugh but also made me question a good amount of things and made me think.

He is a legend in the art and should always be remembered as one of the best. I'm really going to miss him.

Blake Sims
06-23-2008, 09:47 AM
damn that's terrible. He was an incredibly funny guy.

copypastepuke
06-23-2008, 09:50 AM
sorry to hear that. sorry indeed.

bartleby
06-23-2008, 09:50 AM
To expand a little, George Carlin is a huge reason as to why I started doing standup. He was one of the first comedians I ever saw actually doing standup when I was around 12 years old. His comedy made me laugh but also made me question a good amount of things and made me think.

He is a legend in the art and should always be remembered as one of the best. I'm really going to miss him.

George Carlin is a big part of why I feel justified in acting like an asshole to people online as long as I'm trying to be funny.

GelfXIII
06-23-2008, 09:54 AM
Here it is in it's glorious entirety, courtesy of the FCC no less:

The following is a verbatim transcript of "Filthy Words" (the George Carlin monologue at issue in the Supreme Court case of FCC v. Pacifica Foundation) prepared by the Federal Communications Commission:

Aruba-du, ruba-tu, ruba-tu. I was thinking about the curse words and the swear words, the cuss words and the words that you can't say, that you're not supposed to say all the time, ['cause] words or people into words want to hear your words. Some guys like to record your words and sell them back to you if they can, (laughter) listen in on the telephone, write down what words you say. A guy who used to be in Washington knew that his phone was tapped, used to answer, Fuck Hoover, yes, go ahead. (laughter) Okay, I was thinking one night about the words you couldn't say on the public, ah, airwaves, um, the ones you definitely wouldn't say, ever, [']cause I heard a lady say bitch one night on television, and it was cool like she was talking about, you know, ah, well, the bitch is the first one to notice that in the litter Johnie right (murmur) Right. And, uh, bastard you can say, and hell and damn so I have to figure out which ones you couldn't and ever and it came down to seven but the list is open to amendment, and in fact, has been changed, uh, by now, ha, a lot of people pointed things out to me, and I noticed some myself. The original seven words were, shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, and tits. Those are the ones that will curve your spine, grow hair on your hands and (laughter) maybe, even bring us, God help us, peace without honor (laughter) um, and a bourbon. (laughter) And now the first thing that we noticed was that word fuck was really repeated in there because the word motherfucker is a compound word and it's another form of the word fuck. (laughter) You want to be a purist it doesn't really -- it can't be on the list of basic words. Also, cocksucker is a compound word and neither half of that is really dirty. The word -- the half sucker that's merely suggestive (laughter) and the word cock is a half-way dirty word, 50% dirty -- dirty half the time, depending on what you mean by it. (laughter) Uh, remember when you first heard it, like in 6th grade, you used to giggle. And the cock crowed three times, heh (laughter) the cock -- three times. It's in the Bible, cock in the Bible. (laughter) And the first time you heard about a cock-fight, remember -- What? Huh? naw. It ain't that, are you stupid? man. (laughter, clapping) It's chickens, you know, (laughter) Then you have the four letter words from the old Anglo-Saxon fame. Uh, shit and fuck. The word shit, uh, is an interesting kind of word in that the middle class has never really accepted it and approved it. They use it like, crazy but it's not really okay. It's still a rude, dirty, old kind of gushy word. (laughter) They don't like that, but they say it, like, they say it like, a lady now in a middle-class home, you'll hear most of the time she says it as an expletive, you know, it's out of her mouth before she knows. She says, Oh shit oh shit, (laughter) oh shit. If she drops something, Oh, the shit hurt the broccoli. Shit. Thank you. (footsteps fading away) (papers ruffling)

Read it! (from audience)

Shit! (laughter) I won the Grammy, man, for the comedy album. Isn't that groovy? (clapping, whistling) (murmur) That's true. Thank you. Thank you man. Yeah. (murmur) (continuous clapping) Thank you man. Thank you. Thank you very much, man. Thank, no, (end of continuous clapping) for that and for the Grammy, man, [']cause (laughter) that's based on people liking it man, yeh, that's ah, that's okay man. (laughter) Let's let that go, man. I got my Grammy. I can let my hair hang down now, shit. (laughter) Ha! So! Now the word shit is okay for the man. At work you can say it like crazy. Mostly figuratively, Get that shit out of here, will ya? I don't want to see that shit anymore. I can't cut that shit, buddy. I've had that shit up to here. I think you're full of shit myself. (laughter) He don't know shit from Shinola. (laughter) you know that? (laughter) Always wondered how the Shinola people feel about that (laughter) Hi, I'm the new man from Shinola. (laughter) Hi, how are ya? Nice to see ya. (laughter) How are ya? (laughter) Boy, I don't know whether to shit or wind my watch. (laughter) Guess, I'll shit on my watch. (laughter) Oh, the shit is going to hit de fan. (laughter) Built like a brick shit-house. (laughter) Up, he's up shit's creek. (laughter) He's had it. (laughter) He hit me, I'm sorry. (laughter) Hot shit, holy shit, tough shit, eat shit, (laughter) shit-eating grin. Uh, whoever thought of that was ill. (murmur laughter) He had a shit-eating grin! He had a what? (laughter) Shit on a stick. (laughter) Shit in a handbag. I always like that. He ain't worth shit in a handbag. (laughter) Shitty. He acted real shitty. (laughter) You know what I mean? (laughter) I got the money back, but a real shitty attitude. Heh, he had a shit-fit. (laughter) Wow! Shit-fit. Whew! Glad I wasn't there. (murmur, laughter) All the animals -- Bull shit, horse shit, cow shit, rat shit, bat shit. (laughter) First time I heard bat shit, I really came apart. A guy in Oklahoma, Boggs, said it, man. Aw! Bat shit. (laughter) Vera reminded me of that last night, ah (murmur). Snake shit, slicker than owl shit. (laughter) Get your shit together. Shit or get off the pot. (laughter) I got a shit-load full of them. (laughter) I got a shit-pot full, all right. Shit-head, shit-heel, shit in your heart, shit for brains, (laughter) shit-face, heh (laughter) I always try to think how that could have originated; the first guy that said that. Somebody got drunk and fell in some shit, you know. (laughter) Hey, I'm shit-face. (laughter) Shitface, today. (laughter) Anyway, enough of that shit. (laughter) The big one, the word fuck that's the one that hangs them up the most. [']Cause in a lot of cases that's the very act that hangs them up the most. So, it's natural that the word would, uh, have the same effect. It's a great word, fuck, nice word, easy word, cute word, kind of. Easy word to say. One syllable, short u. (laughter) Fuck. (Murmur) You know, it's easy. Starts with a nice soft sound fuh ends with a kuh. Right? (laughter) A little something for everyone. Fuck (laughter) Good word. Kind of a proud word, too. Who are you? I am FUCK. (laughter) FUCK OF THE MOUNTAIN. (laughter) Tune in again next week to FUCK OF THE MOUNTAIN. (laughter) It's an interesting word too, [']cause it's got a double kind of a life -- personality -- dual, you know, whatever the right phrase is. It leads a double life, the word fuck. First of all, it means, sometimes, most of the time, fuck. What does it mean? It means to make love. Right? We're going to make love, yeh, we're going to fuck, yeh, we're going to fuck, yeh, we're going to make love. (laughter) we're really going to fuck, yeah, we're going to make love. Right? And it also means the beginning of life, it's the act that begins life, so there's the word hanging around with words like love, and life, and yet on the other hand, it's also a word that we really use to hurt each other with, man. It's a heavy. It's one that you have toward the end of the argument. (laughter) Right? (laughter) You finally can't make out. Oh, fuck you man. I said, fuck you. (laughter, murmur) Stupid fuck. (laughter) Fuck you and everybody that looks like you. (laughter) man. It would be nice to change the movies that we already have and substitute the word fuck for the word kill, wherever we could, and some of those movie cliches would change a little bit. Madfuckers still on the loose. Stop me before I fuck again. Fuck the ump, fuck the ump, fuck the ump, fuck the ump, fuck the ump. Easy on the clutch Bill, you'll fuck that engine again. (laughter) The other shit one was, I don't give a shit. Like it's worth something, you know? (laughter) I don't give a shit. Hey, well, I don't take no shit, (laughter) you know what I mean? You know why I don't take no shit? (laughter) [']Cause I don't give a shit. (laughter) If I give a shit, I would have to pack shit. (laughter) But I don't pack no shit cause I don't give a shit. (laughter) You wouldn't shit me, would you? (laughter) That's a joke when you're a kid with a worm looking out the bird's ass. You wouldn't shit me, would you? (laughter) It's an eight-year-old joke but a good one. (laughter) The additions to the list. I found three more words that had to be put on the list of words you could never say on television, and they were fart, turd and twat, those three. (laughter) Fart, we talked about, it's harmless It's like tits, it's a cutie word, no problem. Turd, you can't say but who wants to, you know? (laughter) The subject never comes up on the panel so I'm not worried about that one. Now the word twat is an interesting word. Twat! Yeh, right in the twat. (laughter) Twat is an interesting word because it's the only one I know of, the only slang word applying to the, a part of the sexual anatomy that doesn't have another meaning to it. Like, ah, snatch, box and pussy all have other meanings, man. Even in a Walt Disney movie, you can say, We're going to snatch that pussy and put him in a box and bring him on the airplane. (murmur, laughter) Everybody loves it. The twat stands alone, man, as it should. And two-way words. Ah, ass is okay providing you're riding into town on a religious feast day. (laughter) You can't say, up your ass. (laughter) You can say, stuff it! (murmur) There are certain things you can say its weird but you can just come so close. Before I cut, I, uh, want to, ah, thank you for listening to my words, man, fellow, uh space travelers. Thank you man for tonight and thank you also. (clapping whistling)

thatguylobo
06-23-2008, 09:55 AM
Goddamnit.

nealbo400
06-23-2008, 10:10 AM
This is an interview my friend Steve Labate did with Carlin for Paste Magazine.

http://www.pastemagazine.com/action/article/5124/feature/culture/george_carlin

J. Wilson
06-23-2008, 10:36 AM
I wrote a little blog post about Carlin today and his routines on sports.

If you are interested, you can check it out HERE! (http://www.sportingnews.com/blog/TageRyche)

Doug
06-23-2008, 10:46 AM
Now he can hang out with Richard Pryor again.

I'm paraphrasing Carlin, but he said something to the effect of:
I'm beating Richard Pryor 2 heart attacks to 1, but he has me beat in the lighting yourself of fire department. I decided to just have another heart attack.

Fourthman
06-23-2008, 10:48 AM
Now he can hang out with Richard Pryor again.

I'm paraphrasing Carlin, but he said something to the effect of:
I'm beating Richard Pryor 2 heart attacks to 1, but he has me beat in the lighting yourself of fire department. I decided to just have another heart attack.

Ironically, I think Carlin, (like the late Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.) would take umbrage at the idea that he's doing anything but decomposing right now.

Andrew
06-23-2008, 11:53 AM
Maybe now he'll get to meet Joe Pesci.

Uh...Joe Pesci is still alive.

Shane W
06-23-2008, 12:02 PM
Ironically, I think Carlin, (like the late Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.) would take umbrage at the idea that he's doing anything but decomposing right now.

Exactly.

bstie1198
06-23-2008, 12:08 PM
Uh...Joe Pesci is still alive.

It's from one of his bits. He worships the sun, but doesn't pray to it. Instead, he prays to Joe Pesci because he seems like a nice guy. Hence "Maybe now he'll get to meet <person he prays to>."

Thommy Melanson
06-23-2008, 12:10 PM
The second I got in my truck this morning to go to work, the very first words I heard on the radio were: Comedian George Carlin has died.

Fucking tragic loss of a sharp mind in a world where dullness is encouraged.

He was full of piss and venom - but most importantly - The Truth, right up to the end.

R.I.P. George.

There'll never be another.

Horizon Drive
06-23-2008, 12:13 PM
Ironically, I think Carlin, (like the late Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.) would take umbrage at the idea that he's doing anything but decomposing right now.

Vonnegut wrote that afer Asimov's death, he spoke at Humanist convention and said that "Issac is in heaven now". This got a laugh because Asimov (like Vonnegut) was an atheist.

THWIP!
06-23-2008, 12:15 PM
Ironically, I think Carlin, (like the late Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.) would take umbrage at the idea that he's doing anything but decomposing right now.

Yeah. I agree.

sonnylarue
06-23-2008, 12:20 PM
What a shitty thing to see right when you wake up.
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no kidding, the last time i woke up to such bad celeb news, george harrison had died.

Shawn DePasquale
06-23-2008, 01:27 PM
I saw Carlin about a year and a half ago live. I'm so glad that I went to this because it is rare he comes down to South Florida and now he's gone. This man is one of my top 5 favorite stand ups. He will be missed.

ShortStack
06-23-2008, 01:31 PM
i'm going to curse a blue streak today in his honor.

Thommy Melanson
06-23-2008, 01:32 PM
i'm going to curse a blue streak today in his honor.

What'd that poor blue streak do to you?!

c. page
06-23-2008, 01:32 PM
i'm going to curse a blue streak today in his honor.

off to a pretty fucking slow start, arentcha?

BronxRonin
06-23-2008, 01:48 PM
Man, i will really miss this guy.

Lord Jermaine Retail
06-23-2008, 06:51 PM
The safety lecture continues...

ManOfMiracles
06-23-2008, 06:54 PM
Damn, just Damn.

Rod Nunley
06-23-2008, 07:00 PM
I'll say it. Better than Pryor. Better than Hicks. Better than Cosby. The very best, most consistently funny motherfucker on the planet for every moment he was on it.

Other comics may have been better in a very small moment, but Carlin very funny for longer than most other comics were alive. He was a master of the use of language.

He has twice as much material as any two other comics and Carlin at his worst was better than most comics at their best.

J Money
06-23-2008, 07:18 PM
RIP, I just heard of this now :(

Mike_Johnson
06-23-2008, 07:26 PM
Sad, sad news.

Foolish Mortal
06-23-2008, 07:38 PM
I'll say it. Better than Pryor. Better than Hicks. Better than Cosby. The very best, most consistently funny motherfucker on the planet for every moment he was on it.

Other comics may have been better in a very small moment, but Carlin very funny for longer than most other comics were alive. He was a master of the use of language.

He has twice as much material as any two other comics and Carlin at his worst was better than most comics at their best.
Carlin was the best orator and most creative with language by far, but I personally think that Pryor was the best storyteller. Even better than Cosby.

Foolish Mortal
06-23-2008, 07:39 PM
What'd that poor blue streak do to you?!
Heh. Very Carlin-sque. :)

Snow_White
06-23-2008, 08:34 PM
Wow....something i didn't expect. he was pretty awesome.

Rod Nunley
06-23-2008, 08:45 PM
Carlin was the best orator and most creative with language by far, but I personally think that Pryor was the best storyteller. Even better than Cosby.

Different styles for sure. I just think Carlin was better at being funny.

Pryor had some really funny and important stuff to say ... but it was a very narrow prism he was channeling.

Carlin ran the gamut from silly and tv friendly to angry, edgy and all of it was funny.

Los
06-23-2008, 09:12 PM
Heard about this at work. So sad. Rest in peace.

The Hodag
06-23-2008, 09:43 PM
It's from one of his bits. He worships the sun, but doesn't pray to it. Instead, he prays to Joe Pesci because he seems like a nice guy. Hence "Maybe now he'll get to meet <person he prays to>."

Actually, he explains that he prays to Pesci because Pesci gets results! :lol:

Here's the full bit. I think it was already posted, but goddamn it, it's back!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpA47o8E46U

Ethan Van Sciver
06-24-2008, 04:29 AM
http://thelotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/coulter-and-carlin.jpg

A great man. :cry: I'm making this pic of him and Ann Coulter my new sig.

The Hodag
06-24-2008, 04:34 AM
http://thelotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/coulter-and-carlin.jpg

A great man. :cry: I'm making this pic of him and Ann Coulter my new sig.

What was the context of their meeting?

Ethan Van Sciver
06-24-2008, 04:35 AM
What was the context of their meeting?

The Jay Leno show. He and she got along great, and she's laughing there as he's saying "Man, I can't believe I'm moving to the right of Ann Coulter!" :cool:

The Hodag
06-24-2008, 04:38 AM
The Jay Leno show. He and she got along great, and she's laughing there as he's saying "Man, I can't believe I'm moving to the right of Ann Coulter!" :cool:

He must've been in a good mood, or maybe just horny. Seems a lot of her beliefs would be antithetical to his own.

Ethan Van Sciver
06-24-2008, 04:40 AM
He must've been in a good mood, or maybe just horny. Seems a lot of her beliefs would be antithetical to his own.

Er...so what? People who aren't assholes can be friendly to each other despite difference in beliefs.

bartleby
06-24-2008, 04:42 AM
http://thelotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/coulter-and-carlin.jpg

I know Carlin wasn't one to believe in the afterlife, but that looks like photographic proof that he's in Hell.

Ethan Van Sciver
06-24-2008, 04:43 AM
That looks like photographic proof that Carlin is in Hell.

That's the hell I want to go to, then. Those legs...mmm!

Ann's too! :cool:

The Hodag
06-24-2008, 04:45 AM
Er...so what? People who aren't assholes can be friendly to each other despite difference in beliefs.

I'd expect Carlin to be more confrontational based on his feisty routines.

It also seems weird to tribute him by posting someone a pic of him alongside someone whose beliefs he probably hated. But...whatev.

Ethan Van Sciver
06-24-2008, 04:47 AM
I'd expect Carlin to be more confrontational based on his feisty routines.

It also seems weird to tribute him by posting someone a pic of him alongside someone whose beliefs he probably hated. But...whatev.

I think both of them, who despised politically correct humor, probably had lots more in common than you'd expect. Sorry to disappoint you! Even Bill Maher loves Ann. :)

Doug
06-24-2008, 04:48 AM
I was talking with my wife last night about Carlin, and how I got to see him when I turned 17. It was my "Birthday Party" that year. I just got my driver's license when I heard Carlin would be performing at a local theatre. So my parents lent me their car and I took 3 friends to see Carlin live.

It was an amazing show (my first time seeing a live Stand-Up Comic). Carlin even singled me and my friends out. Halfway through his show he said something along the lines of "You may have heard of my seven words you cannot say on television..." My friends and I cheered at that, and he looked right at us and said, "Ah a few smut fans are here." We loved it.

That was 13 years ago, and still it is a night I won't forget.

divinus
06-24-2008, 04:53 AM
The world is a little less intelligent and much less funnier, now.

I hope you get even better teenage fucking next time, sir.

RIP.

Foolish Mortal
06-24-2008, 06:44 AM
http://thelotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/coulter-and-carlin.jpg

A great man. :cry: I'm making this pic of him and Ann Coulter my new sig.
I would bet a lot of money that Carlin didn't like Coulter's nonsense, but he wasn't about to have a confrontation with her on the fucking Jay Leno show.

I would've loved to have seen them go at it on Bill Maher's show though.

thatguyfromsyracuse
06-24-2008, 06:46 AM
I was camping all weekend and was really sad to hear this when I came home on Monday. One of the best comedians ever. Sad to have him gone.

Shepherd
06-24-2008, 06:59 AM
Wow, that came out of nowhere. What a shame. He'll be missed.

R

Changeling
06-24-2008, 07:47 AM
He was the best. He was my favorite comedian. I even watched his shitty show on Fox.

Horizon Drive
06-24-2008, 07:57 AM
He was the best. He was my favorite comedian. I even watched his shitty show on Fox.


One line from that show has stuck with me for years. I don't remember exactly when the show was on, but I think it was in the early nineties. Anyway, George Carlin's character is talking about the government and says something like:

"I tell you what, 1984, its here already."

Brother Power the Gong
06-24-2008, 08:11 AM
Just started going through this, but thought I'd pass it along, in case it ain't been posted yet.

http://blogs.psychologytoday.com/blog/brainstorm/200806/george-carlins-last-interview

c. page
06-24-2008, 08:15 AM
I'd expect Carlin to be more confrontational based on his feisty routines.

It also seems weird to tribute him by posting someone a pic of him alongside someone whose beliefs he probably hated. But...whatev.

there was an interview in the seattle times before he did a show up here last september where they asked him about it.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/entertainment/2003892675_webextracarlin20.html


Q: What's your take on your "Tonight Show" appearance with Ann Coulter last year? A lot of people tuned in expecting you to eviscerate her, especially after seeing you on Bill Maher's show in full combat mode.

A: Well the thing I pointed out to people who mentioned that to me was there is a place for everything, a time and a place. The Bill Maher show is a place where the language is completely uncensored and where you can have the floor at least for a while. The problem with getting on a "Tonight Show" panel when it's somebody else's spot — I mean my spot was already over — so she comes out and — First of all it's not my place to bring that to Jay Leno's show if he hasn't asked me to, and he didn't. They just expected that there'd be some comment and I think I said something about I never thought I'd be sitting next to — I forget how I said it. Anyway, the point I want to make is, those people, the AC's of the world, the right-wing zealots, they are verbal bullies and they don't let you up for air. You can't respond to a person who speaks in sound bites and win a sound-bite war. And they will not allow you to examine ideas closely enough for the give and take of ideas — well maybe this, maybe that, a little of this, I'll concede that, will you concede this? That's not in there. Discussion is not part of it. It's all-out fierce debate. So that's not my place to engage her in an inappropriate setting. If I have a chance sometime otherwise, I might try, but she's better on that than I am, because she's used to this arsenal of one-liners and two and three and four-liners, and these vivid images she has that are exaggerated versions of reality. Where I would tend to want bring the thing back down to earth and I'd be at a distinct disadvantage.

Horizon Drive
06-24-2008, 08:23 AM
Yeah, he's right. Remember how awkward it was when Linda Ronstandt and Robin Quivers got into it on the Tonight Show? It looked physichally uncomfortable for these two guests to face each other. These shows aren't meant for these sort of debates/ conforntations.

Foolish Mortal
06-24-2008, 08:37 AM
Like I said, he wasn't going to confrontational with her on the fucking Jay Leno show.

Supreme Convoy
07-03-2008, 08:03 PM
Plus: that dude totally helped Bill and Ted save the universe.

Adios, you funny fucking genius. :sad:

Holy shit, I completely forgot he was in Bill & Ted!

Man, I really want to watch those again...