Monday, June 23, 2008

Fuck…

A bitch was saddened to learn that George Carlin died.

I count Carlin as one of my major influencers for obvious (wink) and some not so obvious reasons.

Carlin’s work will forever be the definition of keeping shit real. He questioned our society and our fucked up ways with humor and biting accuracy. And he brought us all long on a journey that went far beyond rebellion and changed the definition of obscene.

It seems fitting that my first reaction upon hearing of Carlin’s passing was a slightly shocked “Fuck!”

Sigh.

George Carlin leaves behind an amazing legacy of intelligence, humor, art and social change…

…and this bitch is going to miss the hell out of that crazy motherfucker.

10 comments:

The Bear Maiden said...

No joke, that was about my reaction as well. Cool cool dude and made me laugh my ass off. He will be missed.. man he would have fun this election season...

Dusty said...

HIs humor was brillant and having seen him in three different decades, I will miss him.

Stuck in my head said...

I, too, let out a stream of expletives upon reading that he had passed.

He was probably the funniest, most true, most politically conscious comedian that was alive.

He's left some big shoes to fill for the current comedians.

Crys T said...

I've just found this out by reading your post. I am truly in shock.

My older brother had some Carlin LPs back in the mid 70s, so George's was the first "serious" comedy I ever came into contact with.

I'd just re-discovered a lot of his stuff on youtube.

This really is a blow.

bibliaddict said...

Amen.

I feel like my grandfather has passed. My sense of humor, attention to language and all its (mis)uses, my political awareness were all informed by Carlin. Bless him wherever he may be...

Dianne said...

Been a Carlin fan since I was twelve--back in about 1975-76, when I was so young I had never actually SAID any of the Seven Dirty Words.

I wanted to say them all when I heard this. Over and over and over. In grief, and in homage, and in gratitude for times when I laughed till I couldn't breathe.

hysperia said...

Hi. I've visited your blog a number of times but no guts to chime in until now.

I got a "fuck" jolt too when I read of George Carlin's death. And I still find it hard to believe. Because he's been part of my life since I, too, was 12 or so. He's one of those guys who I'll miss for the rest of my life. I don't think it's going too far to say that I get the same jolt when I see pics of or hear bytes by MLK, RFK. Perhaps he's not nearly so important, but he was part of the fabric, part of the changing, part of the hope. I think he said everything that needed saying. When bad shit happens here on in, I bet many of his fans will be able to imagine JUST what he woulda said.

Thanks for your post.

MacDaddy said...

Good post about a funny, smart guy. His pieces on aging and how to live are priceless.

Anonymous said...

I've loved George Carlin since around 1971 ... yeah, I'm old!
His records kept my family laughing through it the decades.

Rest in Peace, dear George. Glad you are reunited with Brenda.

Anonymous said...

I remember the whole neighborhood (boys 10 to 15) around 1974 listening to Carlins take on farts. Farts are funny as hell he said. Yes and we excelled at that brand of humor. It's ironic that he died at 71. since he once asked the question whats a 71? well it's a 69 butt with your thumbs shoved up each others ass. RIP RUFUS