Breaking news: George Carlin has died

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  1. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    That sucks! :mad:
    Ol' George was hilarious! :D
    He'll be missed...:(
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Damn. His seven words you can't say on radio/tv is a classic.
     
  3. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    My condolences to his family. No huge loss to the entertainment world, though. I didn't find him funny at all.
     
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    i had no idea from the name who he was, but the picture gave it away entirely :(

    RIP
     
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    I was really upset when I heard this...I can't believe it (or well, I can, but you know..) It's really disheartening. He will be missed.
     
  9. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Ah, classic stuff.
     
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    Having already posted a comment in another thread about this, I'll just say that this is truly sad news :(
     
  11. cycocelica macrumors 68000

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    Man really was pure genius. Sad to see him go. The comedian world lost one of the best.
     
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    George Carlin was an original genius that pioneered the way for todays comics. The comedy community will miss him dearly.
     
  15. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    A huge loss for the comedic community.

    I gonna miss his truthful humor.

    RIP Carlin
     
  16. leekohler macrumors G5

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    That stinks. He was one of the few who could make me laugh.
     
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    Damn!

    He was one of the greatest (if not the greatest) stand up comedians ever.
     
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    I heard this on the news today. :(

    Seven Words, Seventy one years, Billions of laughs...
    One Hilarious, thought provoking guy.
     
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    That was pretty much the most brilliant thing ever. He was awesome.
     
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  22. The Doctor macrumors member

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    one of the most amusing people of all time... and he played rufus... he will be missed.
     
  23. TBi macrumors 68030

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    Chris Rock played Rufus (assuming you are talking about Dogma).

    I have a tonne of Carlin's material at home. My favorite is his rant about airlines!

    Brilliant... just brilliant!

    He saw things in ways i never thought of looking at them. Opened my eyes to the sheer absurdness of some things (I won't go into detail) and the brilliance of others.
     
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    This Rufus.
     

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