Walking away is not an option... dialogue must prevail.

"A good listener tries to understand what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but because he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with."
- Kenneth A. Wells

"I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace."
- Helen Keller

Monday, June 23, 2008

In Memoriam - The Class Clown

In Loving Memory
George Carlin
May 12, 1937 - June 22, 2008
Thank you for the laughter, for making me think, for speaking up...

I'm going to miss you, motherfucker.

"The very existence of flamethrowers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, "You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done.""
-George Carlin


buffalodickdy said...

He will certainly be missed by me... We will always have "Dogma"...

Bond said...

Yeah.. I will take the pastoral game where you are safe at home...and you are not looking to kill someone in the stands.

He was one funny man who spoke for a generation

Leighann said...

As the world evolved over the years, so did his ability to make fun of it.

CrystalChick said...

He was sooooo awesome! His memory lives on!
Nice tribute.

Donn said...

He was such an intelligent man and a brilliant observationist..really one of the few Comedians to have maintained a degree of relevance over the past 4 decades.

He was brave, so very brave, to speak out...that's why I admired him.

Charles Gramlich said...

Sorry to hear this.

coopernicus said...

The Last Angry Man...RIP

Anndi said...

Buff: That's one of my all time favourite movies. I brought my copy of Braindroppings with me to read at lunch. I feel like I've lost a friend.

Vince: Give me the gridiron any day LOL
He spoke for so many more than a generation... and was still relevant and actual., and will remain so for a long time to come.

Leighann: He knew how to put things in perspective. He knew where the line of discomfort was and was already ready to cross it.

Crystalchick: He deserved much more and I'll revisit some of his work, but I woke up to this news and felt like I'd been punched in the gut. He will never be forgotten.

Donn: I had a feeling you'd also be touched by this loss.
He was indeed brave.

"The word bipartisan usually means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out."
G. Carlin, Braindroppings

Charles: Many of us are. Thanks.

Coop: Indeed.

coco said...

*hugs* i know how much he meant to you, honey. it is truly a great loss. bet he keeps St. Peter in stitches, though.

Anndi said...

Coco: Thank you my friend... He was like family.

g-man said...

Two of my favorite Carlin bits!! Thanks for sharing.

Meribah said...

He definitely touched a lot of lives, which is something we should all aspire to do. May he rest in peace. Hugs.

Meribah said...

Some peeps should never wear thongs...this woman is one of them!

Talisman said...

He was my favorite. I'm going to miss him quite a bit.

Travis said...

So many great bits over the years, from his HBO specials to his CD's to the movies. Fortunately he left us with all of those.

It's just so sad that there won't be any more.

Lu' said...


Ron said...

AWESOME tribute...to and AWESOME man!

Thank you for this, Anndi!

And yes...he WILL be missed!