Tuesday, June 24, 2008

George Carlin

This week started on a very sad note. George Carlin has left the world of the living.
It’s always sad when a genius leaves us. George Carlin was a pioneer. In times when stand up comedians wore suits and told family friendly jokes, he wore t-shirts and jeans and was absolutely vulgar. He was lethal. He was absolute comedy.

One of the best things about him is that he was and always have been an advocate for the freedom of speech. Carlin believed that anyone can say anything he/she wants. Which is true. And I concur. Why do you think I allow anonymous bastards to keep commenting on this blog? Most people who get as many negative comments from anonymous people are likely to block anonymous commenting. Its about the freedom of speech.

Seven words, arguably his most famous routine to date, left me speechless. The fluidity of his delivery. I was hooked.

Carlin also didn’t believe in indulging in social niceties. Which is also an admirable quality. He was a rebel to the end. No conformity. That’s the way he lived for 71 years. You really should watch or read his stuff. Especially this.

Peace out, hombre’. Peace out.


Bakhabaru said...

No doubt, the guy is an inspiration both on stage and in his private life. He stuck to his guns no matter what. His 'religion is bullshit' skit was priceless!

Anonymous said...

a legendary comedian.

Iya said...

i liked it when he shaved the 10 commandments to 2. :D

The Shadowrunner said...

Poor man. We'll miss him very much. :(

Cute Kat Princez said...

sad!! i never heard of him... but still sounds like he was agreat comedian... ^_^

The Shadowrunner said...

@cute kat princez: if you ever have the time, look him up on youtube - there are awesome videos.