George Carlin, RIP

Comedian George Carlin has just passed away. Known for his acerbic wit and raunchy humor, Carlin was most famous for his "Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television" routine, where he did actually say all 7 words, and for which he was actually arrested.

In honor of George Carlin, here are 10 quotes to remember him by:

"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence?

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, "Where's the self-help section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.

If it's true that our species is alone in the universe, then I'd have to say the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little.

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.

The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.

Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they?

Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.

Honesty may be the best policy, but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy.

“The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done.”

Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don't have time for all that.

And here's George celebrating his 70th birthday in this HBO Special "It's Bad For Ya":

[YouTube Link] (If you have to be warned about bad language, then you obviously don't know anything about George Carlin)

George Carlin, RIP.

Update 6/24/08 - Teresa of PeopleJam told us that George Carlin's daughter, Kelly Carlin-McCall, has a website where you can post your condolences and thoughtful sentiments - Thanks Teresa!

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Funniest old fuck on the planet. Could make me laugh, think and cry at the same time. I hope there always will be people like George Carlin, they keep the world sane.
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From the Hippy Dippy weatherman to "When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?" this guy was the BEST. God has his arms around him right now saying "Man, you were NUTS but so funny!" My thoughts are with his family.
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