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LJWorld.com readers remember George Carlin

George Carlin, 71, whose staunch defense of free speech in his most famous routine "Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television" led to a key Supreme Court ruling on obscenity, died Sunday.

George Carlin, 71, whose staunch defense of free speech in his most famous routine "Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television" led to a key Supreme Court ruling on obscenity, died Sunday.

June 25, 2008

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Sure, he was known best for "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television."

But George Carlin, the foul-mouthed comedian known for his biting social commentary, will be remembered for much more than that.

Carlin died Sunday at the age of 71.

We asked readers to share their favorite memories, quotes and reflections from Carlin on Monday at LJWorld.com. Here are some of their thoughts. Go to "Share your memories of George Carlin" for more.

¢ "The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, 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.'"

- Favorite quote posted by beatrice

¢ "I saw George when he did his show at the Lied Center about five or six years ago. Dude is one of the funniest persons to ever live, and he proved it night in, night out, touring the country. ... But the great thing is that George will never die. Oh sure, he might have 'passed away' after a 'terminal episode,' but I and many other fans will be quoting him until we have our own 'therapeutic misadventure.' And in that way, George will live on.

- thetagger

¢ "Probably just because I'm young, but also possibly because I like really bad movies, I'll forever remember Carlin as Rufus from the 'Bill and Ted' movies. Party on, Rufus."

- dsmith84

¢ "I guess Jesus needed a golfing partner: RIP, George."

- The_Voice_of_Reason

Comments

JLoh21 5 years, 9 months ago

He died? I didn't even know he was sick.

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