Monday, June 23, 2008

George Carlin Dies...

The comedian George Carlin died yesterday, Carlin who often times was too profane for me was a witty and very smart comedian. Like all comedians Carlin often pointed out our societies pride, envy, ignorance, and greed in comedical and pointed ways. For me one of his best bits was on "Stuff" and how really our homes are just places we keep our stuff and we need bigger homes because we accumulate more stuff, if that is not the best way to describe the "American Dream" I do not know what is.

Here is a quote from CNN.COM:
Carlin, who had a history of heart trouble, died of heart failure Sunday in Los Angeles, according to publicist Jeff Abraham. Carlin went into St. John's Health Center on Sunday afternoon, complaining of chest pain, and died at 5:55 p.m. PT.

Carlin performed as recently as last weekend at the Orleans Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, and maintained a busy performing schedule, which included regular TV specials for HBO.

"He was a genius and I will miss him dearly," Jack Burns, who was the other half of a comedy duo with Carlin in the early 1960s, told The Associated Press.

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