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moedog
13 years ago

this man did so much for me and never knew me. from the first time I heard toledo window box when I was 10 years old I fell in love with his way of thinking and living and I have done my best to live my life by his philosphy and its been pretty good so far. So Thank You for that, but hes got 6 weeks and then I have to scratch him off my list. RIP

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Michael Harris
13 years ago

My wife and I were lucky to see him less than a year ago. We always loved and laughed at his great jokes through the years but never seemed to get to one of his shows. We will miss his wit and true style in knocking the political, governmental and just plain everyday life jokes. Be at peace George.......you will be missed. Mike & Gerri

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donald hilton
13 years ago

Well i hope he went in his sleep,ill miss him.maybe he will finally get to meet the Lord : )

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George was a one of a kind. We loved how he thought and expressed. MY HUSBAND and i saw him at the state theatre some time ago and i laughed so hard my face hurt. We we sad to hear his wife had passed recently too.. George is with his wife now. God bless you George.AND SINCERE CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY. AND FANS FOR THIS HUGS COMEDIC LOSS..:(

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dan
13 years ago

GEORGE we the thinking people will miss you..you always made me laugh, but more importantly you made me think some people i know called you bitter..i would say u just do not get carlin...rest easy ----and hopefully god has a sense of hunor and a cold heinieken for ya...i am glad i saw you in 1996 @the beacon n.y.c..........

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Linda Romano
13 years ago

THE biggest loss in the Comic World. I was fortunate enough to see George Carlin in concert on two occasions in the 70's. Definitely two highlights of my life. He is the gold standard for all comedians and there will NEVER be another. I have most recordings, all his books and have been mourning the loss of one of my favorite people since I heard about this. I will miss you forever!!! To quote what you once said should be on your tombstone: "I was here a minute ago"......but you will leave us the wonderful memories of your comedic genius. Peace, my brother.

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Maureen Ward
13 years ago

I was in High School with my boyfriend and we were on lunch outside listening to him on or cassette tape and we were laughing so hard at all his jokes!!! My stomach was hurting so bad because of all the laughing and crying, and the best thing is His story about Stuff!!!! That was so funny!!! I sure will miss you, Make everyone is Heaven laugh George!!!! They will love you, Maureen

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Louise B
13 years ago

George, You're an awesome comedian. You will always be number 1 in my book! Class clown is my favorite, but we had Toledo Window Box and others were awesome as well. You will be greatly missed by all. Our sympathy to your family and loveones.

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rob
13 years ago

I remember the day I found my moms copy of class clown I played it over n over all day long laughing harder an harder every time it played ever since that day Ive been a fan You were the greatest and you will be greatly missed

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Sara Jane Berman
13 years ago

My grown daughter and I were watching George Carlin's TV Special one evening. What started as hearty chuckles soon escalated to whooping belly laughs and eye tearing gasps as this clever comedian just kept "socking it to us'' with his edgy wit and insight. When I heard the news of his passing, I called my daughter, and asked the simple question, " Who made us laugh until we cried?" She immediately knew it was George Carlin. No one will ever be able to replace him; he was one of a kind/

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Rex Townsend
13 years ago

I was fortunate to see him live about a year and a half ago at the Paramount Theatre in Charlottesville, Virginia. He explained that he used the smaller shows to work and polish his material before you saw him on his HBO specials or larger arenas. I was amazed to see how he used his notes and would surge at times with a smooth and polished segment and then try something new and experiment and not be the spit and polish George you saw on TV. He'd stop and say "I ****ed that up" or something to that effect and start again. It showed a human side that I'd never had the opportunity to witness in previously viewing or listening to the streamlined performances. I was definitely the "Class Clown" in my class and George's records and 8-tracks helped me get through a pretty rough home life. I remember listening to AM and FM, Class Clown, Toledo Window Box, Take Offs and Put Ons, and especially "On The Road" which I believe escalated his popularity and recognition across the country. In his honor, I will enjoy a Heineken this weekend and remember that some Son-of-a-Bitch drove this all the way here...just so I can have a beer!

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Trisha
13 years ago

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Trisha
13 years ago

George is up there telling them how the place should be run. He was one heck of a comedian and will surely be missed here. They just don't make them like him anymore. He was not afraid to say what he believe. Also it just seems like we are loosing a lot of our older actors and actress' and man they just don't make em like that anymore........................................ Good bye George you will be missed............

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13 years ago

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Gregory
13 years ago

RIP George. This memorial is for you. Make them laugh in heaven.

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Shannon Lockwood
13 years ago

I remember purchasing "Class Clown" on vinyl. I know, GASP. I was 14. My mom told me to put the headphones on cuz my grandma might not be OK with the "bad words". So I did. Mom came in later to find me laughing so hard there was no noise and I looked like I was convulsing. Thoughts of dialing for emergency services (we didn't have 911 back then) went through her head. Until she heard it herself. We wish our humblest sympathies to George's families and we thank him even more humbly for all the laughter and insight he provided. He was and shall always be, an icon of sense and sensibility. A man who knew a fool or foolish act when he saw one and we are grateful. Blessed Be George. Shannon Lockwood & her Mom, Shirley Sievertson

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Denny
13 years ago

This is Sad News to me even though I did not Know him I though He was a unique super smart funny man. He was the best and he knew too much. I loved him! I respect him as a man, actor and very much as a comedian. I adore him, he will always be # 1. Sending My Love and my heart to you George I hope you find the piece you needed and I hope you are happier where you are now:-) You are a genious..... Hugs!

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Sharon Ponte
13 years ago

The first time I heard George was when i was a young mother and my father had come to live with us a short time and a friend brought over and album to listen to so I asked my dad if he wanted to join us or go to his room, he said he would like to listen. I was very embarrassed to hear those word for the first time like that; BUT laughed so hard we thought we would have to change our cloths. GOD BLESS YOUR HUMOR GEORGE YOU WILL BE MISSED - MY HUSBAND GREW UP IN THE SAME NEIGHBORHOOD. SHARON FROM KAUAI HAWAII

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Janina Coan
13 years ago

In the 1980's my mother was diagnosed with stage four cancer. Driving from Riverside California to UCLA medical center for treatment my husband put in a tape of George Carlin. Topic was about food in your refrigerator. I looked in the back seat at my mother and the tears of laughter were streaming down her cheeks. She was laughing so hard that for a moment she forgot where we were going. She talked about how funny and true everything you said was. Whenever I think of her I remember that day. So, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the laughter you brought not only to her but to all of us who loved you.

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Rail
13 years ago

What can you say about the man who taught you to use the words Shit, Piss, Fuck, Cunt, Cocksucker, Motherfucker, and Tits with conviction? George, you were always several steps ahead of the rest of us and you left us far too soon but then again all the greats do! So many people on this earth who hold major influence are taking themselves far to seriously right now, and it pains me to think that we'll never get to hear George's take on this ever again...... Aside from the comedy, George taught me the value of independent thought. It is something that will stay with me all the days of my life, and will be revered for generations to come. Now if god were having a conversation with George Carlin and Bill Hicks about the human condition...............how would that go? George Carlin May 12th 1937 - June 22nd 2008 We'll miss ya George!

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Jason Joslin
13 years ago

I was 10 years old when I first discovered a badly scratched LP of 'Class Clown.' It was also my first exposure to 'Seven Word You Can't Say On Television.' It shocked me, and the made me laugh so hard. I'd never even heard all those words before. I was hooked. I have every album George released, as well as the HBO specials. George was a thinking man's comic. No frills, you just got him. I have so many memories from listening and watching George point out the pointlessness and doom of the human race. He was very thought provoking, and I had many a "Why didn't I think of that?" moments George was, and will be the greatest comic of all time. My only regret was that I never got to see him live. I always wanted to meet him because he seemed like such a nice man. I was devastated when I heard the news. So here he is, coming full circle. Keep 'em laughing up there, and we'll be remembering and laughing down here. And I do hope that you get the Heavenly CNN that you talked to Larry King about. It was a pleasure having you on this earth, and it just won't be the same with you gone. I also want to send my condolences to your wife and daughter. I miss you already George. Rest In Pease, man.

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Jason Joslin
13 years ago

I was 10 years old when I first discovered a badly scratched LP of 'Class Clown.' It was also my first exposure to 'Seven Word You Can't Say On Television.' It shocked me, and the made me laugh so hard. I'd never even heard all those words before. I was hooked. I have every album George released, as well as the HBO specials. George was a thinking man's comic. No frills, you just got him. I have so many memories from listening and watching George point out the pointlessness and doom of the human race. He was very thought provoking, and I had many a "Why didn't I think of that?" moments George was, and will be the greatest comic of all time. My only regret was that I never got to see him live. I always wanted to meet him because he seemed like such a nice man. I was devastated when I heard the news. So here he is, coming full circle. Keep 'em laughing up there, and we'll be remembering and laughing down here. And I do hope that you get the Heavenly CNN that you talked to Larry King about. It was a pleasure having you on this earth, and it just won't be the same with you gone. I also want to send my condolences to your wife and daughter. I miss you already George. Rest In Pease, man.

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CHRIS
13 years ago

I WITNESSED HIS HUMAR TWICE IN DAYTON MYSELF. I READ SOMETHING WHERE SOMEONE ASKED HIM WHAT HE WOULD WANT PEOPLE TO SAY AFTER HE PASSES. HIS RESPONSE, " HE WAS JUST HERE A SECOND AGO". HE WILL BE MISSED. I STILL HAVE SOME RECORDINGS AND DVDS TO KEEP ME REMINDED OF HOW FUNNY HE WAS. "RAT SHIT BAT SHIT DIRTY OLD TWAT, 69 ASSHOLES TIED IN A KNOT. HURRAY LIZARD SHIT..................FUCK" . WE LOVE YA GEORGE.

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Drew
13 years ago

George Carlin would find this online memorial funny. He would probably have mentioned it in his routine and called us all a bunch of stupid motherfuckers. He will be missed.

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Michael Diette
13 years ago

You were funnier than you were supposed to be, for which we are all thankful. I am sure that even without you, we will continue to cirle the drain just a little bit faster. I think you could have used your two minute warning a little better, though.

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Paul
13 years ago

I remember sneaking George Carlin records into my house as a kid. Listening under the blankets in order to properly muffle my laughter. Everything about George Carlin was funny, from his demeanor, to the multitude of funny voices he was able to conjure up. The man was a genius, and shall forever be remembered as such. You will be missed immensely George, rest in ****'in peace.

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bill downing
13 years ago

godspeed george carlin thankyou for the many years of laugfter we will miss you

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Darren
13 years ago

I remember the first time I ever heard George Carlin I was only 9 years old with my older brother and cousin. To this day I am still astounded at how he could take the simplest life experience, make it seem so complicated. Though, in the end you seemed to have this lucid view of what he was saying, and you were laughing like you had never laughed before. I feel he was one the most influential comedians of all time. He wasn’t just funny. He was serious. He was a goof-ball. He was rude, and yet eloquent. He was an amazing human being. Today, I too was shocked to find out the world lost George Carlin. We miss you George.

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Nic
13 years ago

You were one of the greatest comedians to ever have lived, and you're certainly the best comedian of your generation. The heavens will have gained another star tonight, and I bet you'll shine just as brightly up there as you did down here. Rest in peace George, you'll be sadly missed.

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WALT
13 years ago

SAW GEORGE TWICE HERE IN DAYTON, OHIO. GOT ME THINKING ABOUT ALOTTA CRAP....FUNNIEST MAN UPSTAIRS NOW.....WE'LL MISS YA'. SIMON SAYS, GO FUCK YOURSELF.

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Ken
13 years ago

When people talk about important comics, the talk always comes around to Richard Pryor and Lenny Bruce. I think George Carlin's mainstream success causes his legacy to be unfairly shortchanged. As much as I respect Pryor and Bruce, when I see comics of the last 30-40 years, it is the influence of Carlin that comes in most clearly. His talent for characters, wordplay, edginess and often downright silliness has influenced pretty much EVERYONE who came after him. For me, George Carlin is the most important comic of the last 40 years. Also, unlike most of his contemporaries, he retained his edge and importance into his dotage.

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Anne Adams
13 years ago

I have listened to George Carlin for years and years. I was shocked today when I switched on my computer, and saw the headline that he had died. He was a true comedic genius, and his rants always rang true with me. I often quoted him in arguments with people, and it would stop them in their tracks as they pondered what I had said. He was a genius and he will be sorely missed.

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Benjamin
13 years ago

I remember being 13 when my dad mentioned the "Hippy Dippy Weather Man" routine. I found it and listened to it over and over again. George, you were my comedy hero. Always there when I needed to laugh. We will really miss you "dude". You may be gone, but your LEGEND lives on. I hope to meet you when my time to go comes up.

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Rodney
13 years ago

I would be proud if his Frisbee would stay stuck on my roof.

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Gab C
13 years ago

He still have soo much to tell the americans! I'm not one of you, and sometimes I really don't like your world politics, but guys like George make me feel there was hope that there will be the much needed change where we don´t have to differenciate each other for stupid issues like religion. Good buy George! you were a great communicator!

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Susan Astor
13 years ago

He was "One of a Kind." I enjoyed the hippy dippy weatherman, 7 words you can't say, to his current "stuff" & his view on the planet. No matter what he did, it was great! Me & my husband had the opportunity to see him live at the Coral Springs Civic Center some years back & left with achy jaws & watery eyes. He was one of my favorites! Bless you George...you made us laugh at the world and ourselves.

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Dan
13 years ago

I discovered George Carlin in my mid teens. This man cracked me up with his look and approach he told us about life and all the things in it. I have never in all my life laughed so hard and so much. I will miss him for the rest of my life and always heard and spread the word that he was and "is" the best and most funny comedian that I have ever seen. Thanks George for all the laughs and witticisms you shared with your millions of fans.

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Dan
13 years ago

I discovered George Carlin in my mid teens. This man cracked me up with his look and approach he told us about life and all the things in it. I have never in all my life laughed so hard and so much. I will miss him for the rest of my life and always heard and spread the word that he was and "is" the best and most funny comedian that I have ever seen. Thanks George for all the laughs and witticisms you shared with your millions of fans.

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Samurai
13 years ago

I first heard George on his Class Clown and Toledo Window Box albums that my mom used to play. At the time my favorite was the Nursery Rhymes routine. Later I grew more and more to appreciate his satirical and often times very accurate observances on human behavior and speech. Alot of comedians copied Carlin in these observances but nobody did or ever will do it better. These last few years I would catch myself every once in a while thinking 'when is Carlin's next album/special coming out?', I just couldn't wait for the next one. I wonder if this will ever happen again before I remember that he's gone. Whatever happens after this life George I hope it's as joyous for you there as much as it's been for us to be entertained by you here. Samurai

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TomBarr
13 years ago

The first time I heard his voice was when my mother was playing his now infamous "Seven Dirty Words" bit, and from that point on I idolized the man he was everything I wanted to be, intelligent, funny, constantly bucking the system, and now he's gone. For me it's like losing part of myself, he made so many people laugh at themselves while making a point on whatever absurdity he was talking about, hell it was almost like a faith in and of itself. Goodbye Pope Corky IX, I'm pushing for your sainthood

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Paul B.
13 years ago

I grew up reading your books, and watching your specials. They changed my prespective on life, which I believe is for the better. You were great, man, and I hope that wherever you are, you're happy.

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German
13 years ago

Probably the place where you are now is a much happier place with you on it... Thanks for the laughs dude.. we will surelly miss you.

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Anastasia
13 years ago

George Carlin has always been my most favorite comedian. For as long as I remember, I have always watched his shows on TV. This is a man who can put a smile on your face, but yet, made you think at the same time. He was not afraid to say what he felt and, to me, that is admirable. We will miss you so much.

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Missy Ray
13 years ago

I saw George Carlin on stage in Tampa, FL on December 31st, 1999 (Y2K). I figured if the world was ending, might as well go out with a laugh! I was saddened to hear about his death this morning. There will never be another one like him! Say hi to Chris for me George, wherever you are-he always loved your work. Missy

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Ben
13 years ago

I remember being 13 and watching George Carlin for the first time. It was on HBO and it was his "You Are All Diseased" special. There was one joke that made me laugh till I cried but also made me think. This was the point when I started to question everything; when I really started to grow up, and here it is: "Religion has actually conviced people that there's an invisible man. Living in the sky. Who watches everything you do every minute of every day of your life. And he has a list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any, any, of these ten things, he has a special place full of fire and smoke and ash and torture where he will send you to suffer and burn and scream and cry forever and ever until the end of time. ... But he loves you. " This one joke made me think like nothing in school ever did( I went to Catholic school just like Carlin). I've loved his comedy since then, and he's always been my favorite comedian. I often cite this one joke for inciting logic in me for the first time. I'm sad he won't be around anymore to opine about more of life's situations and states of affairs, but I'm ever grateful for what he gave us, 2 things, laughter and logic. Millions of his fans will miss him. Thanks George, and Joe bless you all =D

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Da5ve
13 years ago

I remember the first Carlin album I ever heard: "An evening with Wally Londo featuring Bill Slazo." I was maybe 12 years old and thought this was the funniest stuff I had ever heard. Since then I started listening to everything I could get my hands on. Then the HBO specials and I feel blessed to have seen seen him on stage twice. He will be very sorely missed.

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David Marshall
13 years ago

I was 12 years old when an older cousin smuggled in a well-worn LP of AM/FM. My first clue that you can be a (a) bad boy and (b) smart and (c) do the right thing -- all at once. For me, he was right up there with Ali, Malcolm and P-Funk (I was too young for Lenny Bruce and Dick Gregory). As my own career developed over the years, I always kept an eye on Carlin. In the later years, he was my shining example of how to deal with the behind-the-scenes costs of following your dream and conscience ... all while still earning money from your craft. While I and many other followers adapted, modified and co-opted the working dream, George never flinched. In his later years, he was the Jim Brown of comedy. I'll miss knowing he's still out there. FYI: This web app is the kind of thing he'd rail against now. Why isn't there a "none" option for the icon?

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a Canadian
13 years ago

I'll always remember those Thomas the tank engine episodes you narrated. They were the best and you did a very good job. I also remembered you starred in Shining Time Station, those days were great. You'll be deeply missed -from Canada

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Adam
13 years ago

He was a brilliant comedian with an amazing career, and the world will sorely miss him. I know I will.