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2013-06-22 04:33:11 PM  
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I never farked a 10, but one night I farked five 2s. I think that should count.
 
2013-06-22 04:48:38 PM  
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2013-06-22 05:09:13 PM  
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I miss that foul-mouthed prophet.
 
2013-06-22 05:26:44 PM  
He used to be hilarious. Then he turned into a bitter, unfunny person.

/O beautiful for smoggy skies.....
 
2013-06-22 05:29:15 PM  
Tempus fugit
 
2013-06-22 05:44:29 PM  
I got a kitten for my birthday five years ago and named him George Catlin.
 
2013-06-22 06:07:27 PM  
I didn't laugh once while watching that, but I still enjoyed it. Maybe he was more of an anti bullshiat artist than a comedian late in his career.
 
2013-06-22 06:11:23 PM  

ArkAngel: Fark shiat motherfarker cocksucker coont cock tits


Get the words and order correct: Shiat piss fark coont cocksucker motherfarker & tits.

/and cock was never a banned word.
 
2013-06-22 06:15:45 PM  
Outside of big names like Louie CK and Jon Stewart, who are some other comedians out there are spitting hard/goofy truths about society, politics, and language like Carlin?

PacManDreaming: He used to be hilarious. Then he turned into a bitter, unfunny person.

/O beautiful for smoggy skies.....


I agree that he turned extremely bitter at the end, sometimes too much even for my angry cynical self to stomach 90 minutes in a row, though I don't know that "unfunny" is a fair assessment. I'd still rather he was still around as the jagged pill his stage persona had become than not.
 
2013-06-22 06:30:27 PM  
One of my personal favorites; Natural Disasters
 
2013-06-22 06:33:09 PM  

saintwrathchild: I agree that he turned extremely bitter at the end, sometimes too much even for my angry cynical self to stomach 90 minutes in a row, though I don't know that "unfunny" is a fair assessment.


Yeah, growing up, listening to his records(yes, vinyl) and then seeing him on stage(in Las Vegas and in Fort Worth), it was like it was two different people. He had everyone rolling in the aisles in Vegas. The second show I saw, there was hardly anyone laughing. It was like listening to some old person, who had gone off their psych meds, ranting about inane crap.

But when he was funny, he was freakin' funnier than shiat!
 
2013-06-22 06:35:21 PM  
Another timeless classic; The Enviroment
 
2013-06-22 06:39:02 PM  
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Sixty nine asshole tied in a know
Hooray
Lizard shiat
Fark!
 
2013-06-22 06:54:12 PM  
 
2013-06-22 06:55:34 PM  
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/Cocksucker motherfarker tits.//Cocksucker motherfarker tits.///He was best when he was angry, like most good comedians.
 
2013-06-22 07:01:53 PM  

saintwrathchild: Outside of big names like Louie CK and Jon Stewart, who are some other comedians out there are spitting hard/goofy truths about society, politics, and language like Carlin?


Chris Rock, Dara O'briain, Lewis Black, Bill Maher, David Mitchell, Dave Chappelle, Bill Bailey, Wil Anderson, Russell Peters (more race than politics, but whatever), Tim Minchin... all sorts of them.
 
2013-06-22 07:12:01 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Rat shiat bat shiat dirty old twat
Sixty nine asshole tied in a know knot
Hooray
Lizard shiat
Fark!


I actually remember the very first time I heard that. I was in junior high, and me and my older step-brother were watching him on HBO or some other cable channel. We laughed about that for hours afterwards. It's the only thing from that particular show I remember.
 
2013-06-22 07:41:05 PM  

PacManDreaming: He used to be hilarious. Then he turned into a bitter, unfunny person.

/O beautiful for smoggy skies.....


Indeed, he's still in my top 10, but his later years dropped him quite a few ranks in my book.

Richard Pryor remains the king for me.
 
2013-06-22 07:46:48 PM  

Ishkur: saintwrathchild: Outside of big names like Louie CK and Jon Stewart, who are some other comedians out there are spitting hard/goofy truths about society, politics, and language like Carlin?

Chris Rock, Dara O'briain, Lewis Black, Bill Maher, David Mitchell, Dave Chappelle, Bill Bailey, Wil Anderson, Russell Peters (more race than politics, but whatever), Tim Minchin... all sorts of them.


He said "comedians" and I think you have to be, um, "funny" to be considered a comedian.
 
2013-06-22 07:58:33 PM  
Good riddance.
 
2013-06-22 07:59:16 PM  
For me, Carlin is, hands down, the best that ever was or will be. From his character driven shtick to his old man rants. I loved every routine.
 
2013-06-22 08:28:34 PM  
We didn't lose him. Some of him was sprinkled on a sidewalk in New York and the rest of him was sprinkled in Spofford Lake in New Hampshire. I'm sure if we looked real hard some of him is still there. A quick google search cleared that right up.
 
2013-06-22 08:29:42 PM  

Ishkur: Chris Rock, Dara O'briain, Lewis Black, Bill Maher, David Mitchell, Dave Chappelle, Bill Bailey, Wil Anderson, Russell Peters (more race than politics, but whatever), Tim Minchin... all sorts of them.


I can't comment on them all, but I've heard most. Dara's most impressive and Minchin's damn talented.

There's a surprising amount of material to be found on YouTube:

Lenny "the original" Bruce
Dara O'briain
Eddie Murphy
 
2013-06-22 09:25:53 PM  
"The real owners are the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians, they're an irrelevancy. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don't. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They've long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the statehouses, the city halls. They've got the judges in their back pockets. And they own all the big media companies, so that they control just about all of the news and information you hear. They've got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want; they want more for themselves and less for everybody else."

What was amazing about the things George Carlin said was that people laughed when they should have gotten angry. I guess he was right when he said, "Nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care."
 
2013-06-22 09:27:31 PM  
I've noticed over the years that the people who found Carlin unfunny in his later years tend to be the same people who prefer to believe in comfortable lies than uncomfortable truths.

Carlin's late material... he was telling the truth. Brutally so. If you find what he said discomforting, that's probably because you don't like that he was right.
 
2013-06-22 09:59:06 PM  

PacManDreaming: He used to be hilarious. Then he turned into a bitter, unfunny person.

/O beautiful for smoggy skies.....


Bang. We're done here.
 
2013-06-22 10:13:09 PM  

BKITU: I've noticed over the years that the people who found Carlin unfunny in his later years tend to be the same people who prefer to believe in comfortable lies than uncomfortable truths.

Carlin's late material... he was telling the truth. Brutally so. If you find what he said discomforting, that's probably because you don't like that he was right.


I'm not saying he wasn't telling the truth in the later years. But that schtick was far from entertaining
 
2013-06-22 10:52:04 PM  
He's gone, but Dennis Miller's still alive. Tanj.
 
2013-06-22 10:54:20 PM  

John Buck 41: BKITU: I've noticed over the years that the people who found Carlin unfunny in his later years tend to be the same people who prefer to believe in comfortable lies than uncomfortable truths.

Carlin's late material... he was telling the truth. Brutally so. If you find what he said discomforting, that's probably because you don't like that he was right.

I'm not saying he wasn't telling the truth in the later years. But that schtick was far from entertaining


I found it remarkably entertaining. Peeling off the veneer to show the rot underneath can be entertaining, and he loved a good reveal. I'm surprised he lived as long as he did.
 
2013-06-22 10:57:50 PM  

Befuddled: "The real owners are the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians, they're an irrelevancy. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don't. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They've long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the statehouses, the city halls. They've got the judges in their back pockets. And they own all the big media companies, so that they control just about all of the news and information you hear. They've got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want; they want more for themselves and less for everybody else."

What was amazing about the things George Carlin said was that people laughed when they should have gotten angry. I guess he was right when he said, "Nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care."


It's not a matter of caring. It's a matter of realizing that power is no longer in our hands, and "we the people" has been an illusion for as long as that phrase was coined to describe our government. Remember, when it was coined, "we the people" translated to "we the white male landowners". It hasn't changed all that much thanks to WWII and what came after it. We're living in the outcome of nearly a century of power and wealth consolidation, all the while clinging to the illusion of democracy.
 
2013-06-22 11:12:15 PM  
The average citizen is as much of peasant now as they were in the Middle Ages. We just have more creature comforts.
 
2013-06-22 11:16:37 PM  

FormlessOne: He's gone, but Dennis Miller's still alive. Tanj.


Nice curse.  I just finished that.
 
2013-06-22 11:30:20 PM  

PacManDreaming: He used to be hilarious. Then he turned into a bitter, unfunny person.

/O beautiful for smoggy skies.....


This. His last four HBO specials were really sad.
 
2013-06-22 11:53:31 PM  
His bitterness is what made him funny. He is from a different generation and got fed up with the way the world is going. I am too.

It is interesting that magically we happened to watch his last HBO show last night. Didn't even know...
 
2013-06-23 12:05:20 AM  

FormlessOne: Befuddled: "The real owners are the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians, they're an irrelevancy. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don't. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They've long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the statehouses, the city halls. They've got the judges in their back pockets. And they own all the big media companies, so that they control just about all of the news and information you hear. They've got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want; they want more for themselves and less for everybody else."

What was amazing about the things George Carlin said was that people laughed when they should have gotten angry. I guess he was right when he said, "Nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care."

It's not a matter of caring. It's a matter of realizing that power is no longer in our hands, and "we the people" has been an illusion for as long as that phrase was coined to describe our government. Remember, when it was coined, "we the people" translated to "we the white male landowners". It hasn't changed all that much thanks to WWII and what came after it. We're living in the outcome of nearly a century of power and wealth consolidation, all the while clinging to the illusion of democracy.




When you listen to fools... the mob rules
 
2013-06-23 12:56:51 AM  
The human fark thread?

George would have liked that. (you know, if he knew what fark was)

+1

whackamac: His bitterness is what made him funny. He is from a different generation and got fed up with the way the world is going. I am too.

It is interesting that magically we happened to watch his last HBO show last night. Didn't even know...


He was more silly and challenging when he was in his younger days. Less of the anger.

He started getting the harsher edge after his wife died I think (that and old age). Understandable. And frankly I think we got the George Carlin we needed at every phase of his life.
 
2013-06-23 05:04:20 AM  

BKITU: I've noticed over the years that the people who found Carlin unfunny in his later years tend to be the same people who prefer to believe in comfortable lies than uncomfortable truths.

Carlin's late material... he was telling the truth. Brutally so. If you find what he said discomforting, that's probably because you don't like that he was right.


csb:

I got to see him in Williamsport, PA several years ago. I think this was the HBO show he was prepping for at the time? The later ones run together on me a bit, at the time he was prepping for whichever one had the "I'm a modern man" rant at the beginning.

He still needed his cheat sheet to make it through the whole thing intro (which he apologized for in advance) but it was still flawlessly good.

When the show started out EVERYONE in the theater is laughing hysterically at even measures. Due to the way we got tickets, the nearly dozen of us that went were scattered all over the laaarge balcony, but I had line of site to most my friends (most pretty big Carlin fans).

90% of the theater is just roaring with laughter at the first 15-20min of material. A couple pull their laughs because they find the joke funny but they realize they are offended. Little of that (for now), George is just getting warmed up!

As the show goes on, it gets darker.
It gets darker, dirtier and it gets hilariously cold and detached (as only George can do). His imagination has become ours and we're living in HIS world now.

I start noticing that less and less people are laughing.

By the end of the show you couldn't miss the hardcore Carlin fans. about 10-15% of us are laughing like the people beside us aren't staring at us as if we were Satans incarnate. I look to my friends who I can still see? Yup. Crying with laughter and most the people around them sitting with arms crossed.

I don't know what some of those people were expecting. But I know what I was expecting and I got it in spades!

He died not long after.

I missed my chance to see (hear) Harry Carry at a Cubs game,
I missed my chance to see so many of my favorite athletes play before they stopped
but Great Electron damnit, I got to see Carlin before he kicked it. And it was better than I could have imagined it.
 
2013-06-23 09:30:23 AM  
I never got into the shtick of a rich guy bemoaning how other rich guys were controlling us. Yeah, we all know that we serve our corporate masters...but making a whole career out of telling us that we are being dry farked by "da man" was just, in my opinion, pandering to the middle and lower class in order to help make him a rich man too.
I chalk him up to the same level as the mega church pastors that fleece their flock. He came with a message that he knew the people loved to hear and were willing to open their wallets for and he gave it to them. In the end he probably laughed himself to death thinking that the real dumb farks out there were all of us that wasted our time listening to him.
 
2013-06-23 09:39:48 AM  
I met him and made a joke to him and he told it on Carson.  Suck it Amanda Bynes fans.
 
2013-06-23 09:42:35 AM  

Repo Man: I didn't laugh once while watching that, but I still enjoyed it. Maybe he was more of an anti bullshiat artist than a comedian late in his career.


His ten commandments schtick would have been more representative of his work.
 
2013-06-23 10:03:01 AM  

Wolf892: I never got into the shtick of a rich guy bemoaning how other rich guys were controlling us. Yeah, we all know that we serve our corporate masters...but making a whole career out of telling us that we are being dry farked by "da man" was just, in my opinion, pandering to the middle and lower class in order to help make him a rich man too.
I chalk him up to the same level as the mega church pastors that fleece their flock. He came with a message that he knew the people loved to hear and were willing to open their wallets for and he gave it to them. In the end he probably laughed himself to death thinking that the real dumb farks out there were all of us that wasted our time listening to him.




That's hardly what he was doing when his schtick was the Hippy Dippy Weather Man on the Ed Sullivan Show. He had a long career, and he evolved as time went on. And he was a wealthy man, but he was never close to being in the one percent, and it's the one percenters that he's talking about. He didn't feel that you had to offer a solution to go along with your criticism - one of his jokes was "If you think there's a solution, you're part of the problem."
 
2013-06-23 11:51:49 AM  
R.I.P. He was a big part of my formative years in the mid 70s.

I lived on a diet of Led Zep, Python and Carlin. I always bought new releases the first day available. Although quite progressive, my parents had a fit about the Toledo Window Box album.

I agree he was not as funny when he got older. But everything he said was worth a listen. He wasn't after laughs anymore.
 
2013-06-23 12:10:34 PM  

PacManDreaming: He used to be hilarious. Then he turned into a bitter, unfunny person.

/O beautiful for smoggy skies.....


His bitterness was well-founded and I shared every last morsel of it with him. He was a brilliant, brilliant man - funny or not. And, I consider him a piece of Americana worth remembering.

RIP, Uncle George
 
2013-06-23 12:34:19 PM  
my Favorite Comedian.   no contest.
 
2013-06-23 12:42:46 PM  

BKITU: I've noticed over the years that the people who found Carlin unfunny in his later years tend to be the same people who prefer to believe in comfortable lies than uncomfortable truths.

Carlin's late material... he was telling the truth. Brutally so. If you find what he said discomforting, that's probably because you don't like that he was right.


yep.  the truth always is more unsettling than the myth.  the one thing George espoused more than anything else is: don't automatically accept what someone tells you to be the truth. Think for yourself and don't assume anything. be critical and use your powers of  reason. the truth will come.
 
2013-06-23 12:43:23 PM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: I got a kitten for my birthday five years ago and named him George Catlin.



your Cat will be forever in your debt.
 
2013-06-23 12:44:04 PM  
i miss George.
 
2013-06-23 02:34:21 PM  

BKITU: I've noticed over the years that the people who found Carlin unfunny in his later years tend to be the same people who prefer to believe in comfortable lies than uncomfortable truths.

Carlin's late material... he was telling the truth. Brutally so. If you find what he said discomforting, that's probably because you don't like that he was right.


I've noticed that most people who enjoyed the angry old man material tend to lead bitter, empty lives.

/brutal truth
 
2013-06-23 02:39:51 PM  

MikeyistheDevil: BKITU: I've noticed over the years that the people who found Carlin unfunny in his later years tend to be the same people who prefer to believe in comfortable lies than uncomfortable truths.

Carlin's late material... he was telling the truth. Brutally so. If you find what he said discomforting, that's probably because you don't like that he was right.

I've noticed that most people who enjoyed the angry old man material tend to lead bitter, empty lives.

/brutal truth


Heh, your response is a NO U. Nice.

/Happily married, son on the way, loving family, educated and employed.
//Don't project your failures on others. It's not healthy.
 
2013-06-23 02:52:08 PM  

MikeyistheDevil: BKITU: I've noticed over the years that the people who found Carlin unfunny in his later years tend to be the same people who prefer to believe in comfortable lies than uncomfortable truths.

Carlin's late material... he was telling the truth. Brutally so. If you find what he said discomforting, that's probably because you don't like that he was right.

I've noticed that most people who enjoyed the angry old man material tend to lead bitter, empty lives.

/brutal truth




Brutal dildo is more like it.
 
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