George Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008)
George Denis Patrick Carlin
American stand-up comedian, actor and author
(May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008)
I was saddened to hear of George Carlin's death last night!
I have always found his stand-up comedy routines entertaining, if somewhat 'over the top' at times! :) He believed in 'pushing the envelope,' ...to use a popular term...
As I have grown 'older' I've come to realize just how important our freedom of speech is to me - and should be to everyone! George Carlin always embraced this belief and right!
George Carlin looked at the world honestly and gave it all back to us in a no holds barred and very funny fashion... sharp edged at times - but always funny!
This is an excerpt from
Associated Press~Keith St.Clair
He says in this writing about Carlin...
"In one of his most famous routines, Carlin railed against euphemisms he said have become so widespread that no one can simply "die."
'Older' sounds a little better than 'old,' doesn't it?," he said. "Sounds like it might even last a little longer. ... I'm getting old. And it's OK. Because thanks to our fear of death in this country I won't have to die — I'll 'pass away.' Or I'll 'expire,' like a magazine subscription. If it happens in the hospital they'll call it a 'terminal episode.' The insurance company will refer to it as 'negative patient care outcome.' And if it's the result of malpractice they'll say it was a 'therapeutic misadventure."
So George Carlin has 'passed Away,' or 'expired,' at the too young age of 71 years!
He will be missed.