May 12, 1937-June 22,2008
George Carlin passed away last night from heart failure. Yet another great comic from my youth has gone. *sigh*
Some of my favorite lines...
"Why do they lock gas station bathrooms?" he once mused. "Are they afraid someone will clean them?"
"The guy went Ape Shit! Jesus he was Ape Shit! He was Ape Shit that guy...!
Bananas! He went Bananas...!
Bananas is Ape Shit. Think about it."
"There was a Freak Accident on the 5 freeway this morning. Six Freaks in a camper smashed into 3 Freaks in a van..."
"Tonight's Forecast: Dark. Continued darkness with scattered light in the morning."
"I am Fuck! Fuck of the Mountain! Tune in next time for Fuck of the Mountain!"
"Now for those of you keeping track in the comedian health sweepstakes, I now lead Richard Pryor 2 to 1, but Richard still leads in burning himself up 1 to nothing.
It went first Richard had a heart attack, then I had a heart attack. Then Richard burned himself up and I said Fuck That, I'll have another heart attack..."
And the final tally in the comedian health sweepstakes:
Richard Pryor still leads burning himself up 1-0.
George Carlin leads in Heart Attacks 3-1.
Richard Pryor leads in MS 1-0
And now both are tied with Heart Failure 1-1.
Full Story here. So long George! Thanks for the laughs.
In closing let me just say this: