Monday, June 23, 2008

Carlin Dead

June 23rd, 2008

http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/06/23/carlin.obit/index.html?eref=rss_topstories

I’m upset by this. Probably more so because I’m drinking. I have “When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops" in my bathroom right now. I can recite the 7 words verbatim. I saw him in concert once, back in the 80’s in New York. The original 7 words had expanded to over 400, and they had power.

Mongolian Cluster Fuck

See my beard
Ain’t it weird
Don’t be scared
It’s just my beard

R.I.P. George. Today’s philosophers are called comedians. You were among the best.

4 comments:

RaisingCayne said...

A sad occurrence indeed. I was a big fan. He seemed to be the one comedian that was most easily able to bridge generations, as my Dad and I were both huge fans. (While the majority of other comedians I enjoy, my Dad would not likely find very humorous.) He was definitely one of the best.

Hey, I was able to make it out this weekend to see Darla, our favorite poker room concierge, at the Muckleshoot. (She is just awesome huh?!) It made for a profitable time out there at that $3-5 "spread" game, as I was able to fleece some fishies for a decent profit.

Hope all is well with the fam!

The Sister said...

George rocked. I still find myself saying "Mongolian cluster fuck" on occasion.

WSOP Floor Supe said...

Nobody is/was funnier than Carlin. The first death of someone I feel had an real impact on my generation. I fel priveleged to have seen him more than once in concert and am sad I will never be able to again.

911siren said...

I loved that concert I saw with you in Poughkeepsie! Great times, great man! He will be missed.