Monday, June 23, 2008

RIP George, you ##$%^&!!@

George Carlin, the first host of Saturday Night Live and the man who brought us "The Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television" died yesterday in Santa Monica, CA of heart failure. He was 71.

I personally loved his social commentary, just because it was so true. One of my absolute favorite bits that Carlin did was the "airline announcements" and the "safety lecture" on the plane. (oops, sorry George, I meant in the plane). However, I believe his best bit is when he's talking about "Stuff."

I did have the opportunity to see him live a couple of times. All I can say is that it was a great show.


Sam said...

A lot of women thought Carlin was offensive. I'm not one of them. I thought he was funny as hell. I think his books are great too. And the "stuff" is always relevant. A lot of people say that they are offended by his language and material. Which I'm sure is tru, but I think there're also people who are really offended because a lot of what George talked about applied to them.

R.J. Mangahas said...

I agree with you Sam. A lot of what Carlin said rang very true. Hit a little too close to home as they say. His books are great too. Of course there are people who are offended by what he said, but that can be true of anybody. No matter what you say, there's someone who's going to get offended.