Le Roi Est Mort, Indeed 5 comments

Posted by grampa in the real shit (Monday June 23, 2008 at 9:57 am)

Truly a sad day here at Grampaland.  One of the greats has fallen. George Carlin is dead. 

Not since the death of Sam Kinison have I felt such a profound sadness at the death of an entertainer.

I had the fortune of seeing him live.  I can’t remember for the life of me where it was.  I believe that it was in Indiana, Pennsylvania, but it could have just as easily been in Wilkes-Barre or Lancaster.  He was as great on stage as he was on HBO or recording and, even though we had heard the all the material before, George could make us laugh with nothing more than inflection and spike. 

Let us not dwell on what is gone, however.  For we were fortunate enough to live in the era when he was at his apex as a performer and a satirist.  Let us be grateful for that.

It will be said of George that He Walked With Giants.

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Well, at least the sad news comes with a silver lining — YOU aren’t dead. I’d begun to wonder what the midget did to you.

Comment by Sherri — Monday.June.23.2008 @ 11:53 am


‘Tis sad indeed… SNL did an airing last night of the show he hosted in 1975, was cool. Andy Kaufmann was on there too, miming “Here I come to save the day…”
Hey, I hang in Indiana pretty often, my favorite record store (Backstreet Records) is there. I’ve never seen George there, tho.
Good to see you here.

Comment by One Wink — Sunday.June.29.2008 @ 4:10 pm


It was Lock Haven.

Comment by grampa — Monday.June.30.2008 @ 12:24 am


Been there too :-) Sheesh, how come we never met??? Maybe cuz only one of us would have survived it. LOL

Comment by One Wink — Thursday.July.3.2008 @ 1:13 pm


This just reminded me… I was pretty torn up when Mitch Hedberg died. The day after, I was in the aforementioned record store and a kid working there told me that once when Mitch was entertaining at IUP, he had been recruited to drive him from the airport to the college and told me what a great guy he was.
I wonder if there is a special heaven for really funny people?

Comment by One Wink — Thursday.July.3.2008 @ 1:17 pm


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