George Carlin 1937-2008, RIP

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I’ve always been a fan of George Carlin, and at a far younger age than my parents would have ever liked — of course I was also reading Stephen King in 5th grade, and I turned out alright… didn’t I? 🙂

George was all about the social commentary, and turning the mundane on its head. Famous for the “Seven Words you can’t say on Television,” I will always remember his treatise on leftovers.

“Leftovers make you feel good twice. First, when you put it away, you feel thrifty and intelligent: ‘I’m saving food!’ Then a month later when blue hair is growing out of the ham, and you throw it away, you feel really intelligent: ‘I’m saving my life!’”

Below is an abbreviated version of the piece from George Carlin at Carnegie Hall. Watch the clip below at the 12:40 mark. Feel free to watch the whole thing as it’s vintage George, just not quite safe for work.

Goodbye George, your candor and wit will be missed in times such as these.

Post by ILO on 06/23/08 at 1:49 pm