George Carlin (12 Mar 1937 - 22 June 2008)

Posted: Monday, June 23, 2008 by Travis Cody in

I just heard this morning that my favorite comedian of all time, George Carlin, died yesterday of heart failure. He was 71.

I have quoted from Mr Carlin for so many years. I'm in shock.

This is my favorite bit.

Maybe I'll post more another day. Be at peace, George. You will be missed.


  1. very sad day indeed. we saw him back in the 80's and he had a lot more than seven words! i remember tuna taco...

    smiles, bee

  1. I so loved him. His stuff routine was indeed extremely funny. Excellent tribute Travis. Have a great day sweetie. :)

  1. Bond says:

    I have said this earlier...he spoke for a generation...and shocked many but was embraced by more.

  1. Lana told me about this first thing this morning and I was sorry to hear it.

  1. Anndi says:

    I'm still in shock. It was the first thing I heard this morning when I flipped to CNN.

    I'll come back and watch your pick. His love of words and sense of observation has kept him relevant throughout the years.

    Like I responded to Vince, he spoke for many more than just one generation.

    "I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately." - George Carlin

  1. We both have him as our post today =)

  1. Jamie says:

    Premonition of sorts. I linked "Stuff" on a political blog about a week ago. Today I put up one of his harsher ones "Politicians" simply because I wanted to remember the beautifully funny, brilliant, and angry man who had guts enough to say, "When I die, say 'He Died'" and managed to make it hilarious.

  1. Meribah says:

    I didn't really know him, but I definitely remember y'all quoting him. May he rest in peace. Hugs.

  1. Travis says:

    Bee: At least he left us with some of the good stuff.

    Sandee: It's odd. I didn't know the man, but I miss him a lot now. I don't often feel that way about celebrities, and I can't predict who's passing will affect me this way.

    V: Indeed he did.

    Charles: I missed the news yesterday and was completely shocked this morning.

    Ann: I don't know how many times I've quoted him, from getting on the plane to needing a place for my stuff. He left us with so much of his great bits, but I'm sad that there won't ever be anymore.

    Starr: I'll be by to see yours in a bit.

    Jamie: He said what was on his mind with no apologies. And maybe sometimes we didn't want to hear it, but I can never fault him for speaking up.

    Meri: He could make me laugh and think at the same time.

  1. God Bless you George,I will miss your routines.Thank God for you tube.

  1. Matt-Man says:

    Rest in Peace, George. Cheer sTravis!!

  1. jennifer says:

    This was my favorite too. He has ALWAYS made me laugh.

    Take Care Travis.


  1. Mark says:

    Travis, I wish to thank you for visiting my blog. Any and all ideas and comments are taken seriously by me. We have much in common by your choice of music and films. My brother is in music in New York and I used to work at the Fillmore East for many years.I came home from Vietnam 2 days before Woodstock Festival and went there. I'm from Monticello, N.Y. George Carlin's death came as quite a shock to me also. He has not been the same since his first wife passed away a few years ago.
    I also knew Van Morrison. Billy Graham was his manager until Bill's death. Anyway, thanks for visiting. I really like your blog and will return often. Thanks for the smiles and chuckles. Peace be with you. Mark

  1. Julie says:

    Yup...sad sad day. It's a pity that youtube goes nuts when someone dies. But it's good that we have it though.

  1. the teach says:

    I thought he was a great intelligent man and a great comedian! I'm so sorry too, Travis!

  1. Anonymous says:

    I was sad to hear he died. He was such a ground-breakign comedian!

    i had a professor in college who was his doppelganger...looked, acted and lectured like Carlin...He taught sociology.

  1. Linda says:

    Even though he is best remembered for his comedy routines, I will always remember him for his portrayal of Rufus in "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" and as "Mr. Conductor" in the PBS children's show, "Shining Time Station". Way back when the girls used to watch that show I was always somewhat bemused that the man who was made famous by the seven things you couldn't say on TV was doing a children's show. Good for him and may he rest in peace in between cracking up everyone and anyone he can find above!

  1. Dixie says:

    Yes, is a very sad day indeed. George was ALWAYS one of my all time favorites... I'm wondering if he ever found a place for all his "stuff"..


  1. Travis says:

    Mike: I'll miss the social commentary...I'm sure he had a lot more to say.

    Matt: And to you Sir!

    Jennifer: I laughed even when I didn't agree with what he was saying.

    Mark: You're welcome any time.

    Julie: I'm very thankful we have those clips.

    Teach: He was never afraid to say what he thought.

    Lois: He was indeed.

    Linda: I also remember him from the clean stuff he used to do on variety shows like Tony Orlando. That was the first exposure I had to him, and then came his HBO special on location at USC in 1977. I watched it one night when my mom was out and was hooked from that moment.

    Dixie: I'm just glad he left us with so much good stuff to ponder.

  1. Linda says:

    Hey Trav, I just needed to stop by to let you know I have given you an award and hope you like it! Stop on by and pick it up here when you get the chance.

  1. Roger says:

    I have many a good laugh from George, he had no equal!

  1. Marilyn says:

    He was just a genius with words and truth. The world seems flatter without him.

  1. Travis says:

    Linda: Thanks!

    Roger: Agreed.

    Marilyn: That's a good way to put it.