If he was still around, what would Carlin make of the BP oil spill? How about the papal cover-up or the "Tonight Show" debacle? Or the high school principal who banned the nonsense word "meep"?
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Carlin was uncompromising, knowing that his audience trusted him not to be afraid of offending them. Who else would have asked "Why are there no recreational drugs in suppository form?"
George Carlin was famous for his criticism of the ridiculous aspects of society.
Through the magic of editing (by "The O'Reilly Factor") Carlin was ab...
George Carlin, the comedy legend who died on Sunday at the age of 71, became a part of television history on October 11, 1975, as the host of the firs...
Like some of the other original comics who died too soon -- Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, Andy Kaufman-- George Carlin changed comedy, nudging and sometimes pushing it along.
When I interviewed him a few years ago for Playboy, he told me, "The best afterlife for me would be to be able to sit comfortably and watch the world on a kind of heavenly CNN."
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