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Monday, June 23, 2008

Vale George Carlin

Legendary comedian George Carlin died at age 71 from heart failure today. Best known to modern audiences from his appearances in Kevin Smith films Dogma, Jersey Girl and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, as well as the Bill and Ted movies, Carlin was widely regarded as one of the best standup comedians of all time. He championed free speech in the vein of Lenny Bruce with his use of profanity on stage and pushing the envelope, arrested during a show for delivering his infamous Seven Words You Can't Say On Television routine.

He was a consumate stage performer, performing right up until last weekend in Vegas. His sudden death will be a shock to comedians and comedy fans alike.

Here is the CNN obit.

"Religion is bullshit" and the "Seven Words" routine...

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