I just heard this morning that George Carlin died of heart failure over the weekend. He was 71 years old. The old fart evidently went to the hospital complaining of heart trouble on Sunday and that was the beginning of the end.
This is a huge blow to comedy and comedians everywhere around the world in my humble opinion. Carlin used free speech to his (and everybody else with a funny bone and a love of language) advantage. I won’t repeat his 7 words you can’t say on television, but that’s still one of my favorite routines of his. That and the entirety of the Class Clown record.
I actually got to see him once in concert in Denver a few years ago with my wife. He was hilarious, vibrant, and bigger than life. I’m sure he’ll wow them wherever his spirit ended up, but we’ll have to content ourselves here with his old albums and TV specials.
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