I was saddened to hear that George Carlin passed away from heart failure on June 22. I know I’m not the first person to mourn his passing in the blog-o-sphere and I certainly hope I won’t be the last. I won’t claim to be an expert on Mr. Carlin or his material. I was aware of who he was growing up but didn’t really “get” who he was until I saw him in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure as Rufus.
What George Carlin is probably most well known for though is his “7 words you can’t say on TV”. If your reading this around people who are easily offended then don’t click that link! If however you want to see a classic comedy performance by a man who truly enjoyed what he did for a living then click away my friend!
As someone also mentioned George Carlin was also the Conductor on Shining Time Station, which if you’ve seen George do stand up is very ironic! Yet he managed to do the entire series without one (televised) slip up and not one mention of the seven words. There are a ton of George Carlin clips on YouTube, do yourself a favor, grab your headphones, find a quiet spot to yourself and pay tribute to one of the last great comedians of our time and keep his family in your thoughts.