Monday, June 23, 2008

george carlin passed away at 71

Carlin, who had a history of heart trouble, went into St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon complaining of chest pain and died later that evening. He had a history of heart problems. He is survived by his wife Sally Wade and daughter Kelly Carlin McCall.

In his lifetime, Carlin produced 23 comedy albums, 14 HBO specials, three books, a few TV shows and appeared in several movies, from his own comedy specials to "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" in 1989. He also won four Grammy Awards for best spoken comedy album and was nominated for five Emmys. On Tuesday, it was announced that Carlin was being awarded the 11th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, which will be presented Nov. 10 in Washington and broadcast on PBS.

click here for more information, and i'll leave you with some Carlin classics:

Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.

If God had intended us not to masturbate he would've made our arms shorter.

One can never know for sure what a deserted area looks like.

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor! (who knew george made this one up?!?)

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