Monday, June 23, 2008

R.I.P. George Carlin

I was saddened to learn today that comic legend George Carlin had passed away yesterday evening. I really liked him, maybe it's because he looks so much like my father (my dad actually signed an autograph once). His comedy was genius! Let's not forget his 7 words you can't say on TV (some of which I use daily). I watched his new HBO special It's Bad For Ya a few weeks ago. It was hilarious. He will be missed!

Here are some of his one liners:

  • One out of every three Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of two of your best friends. If they are OK, then it must be you. (too funny!)

  • I have six locks on my door, all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three of them.

  • Ever notice that anyone going slower than you is an idiot, but anyone going faster than you is a maniac? (love it!)

  • Ever notice when you blow in a dog’s face he gets mad at you, but when you take him in a car he sticks his head out the window?

  • I’ve always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific.

  • I’m in shape. Round is a shape. (Amen!)

  • Why do they put Braille on the drive-through bank machines?

  • Is it true that cannibals don’t eat clowns because they taste funny?

  • What was the best thing before sliced bread?

  • One nice thing about egotists: they don’t talk about other people.

  • Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery?

  • How is it possible to have a civil war?

  • If God dropped acid, would he see people?

  • If you ate pasta and antipasti, would you still be hungry?

  • If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?

  • Whose cruel idea was it for the word “Lisp” to have a “S” in it?

  • Where are we going? And what’s with this hand basket?

  • If the “black box” flight recorder is never damaged during a plane crash, why isn’t the whole damn airplane made out of that shit?

  • I’m not into working out. My philoshophy is no pain, no pain. (Amen again!)

  • Do illiterate people get the full effect of alphabet soup?


  1. Love these, love him! It is sad that he is gone, his comedy is so unique and freak'n hilarious!

  2. There will never be anyone who can come close to what he did. He was and continues to be amazing!

  3. He was a very funny man and a unique person. A comedy legend if you will. R.I.P. George.

  4. i loved george carlin too!

    his "7 words" was the best. if i remember correctly he also had a routine about the many uses of the "F" bomb. that was great!


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