George Carlin Passes At 71

June 23, 2008 | Comments (0) | by Rich Funk

We don't take too kindly to being "serious" around the Saloon here, but there are exceptions from time to time.

George Carlin died yesterday of heart failure at the age of 71. Although this was a relatively young age, one can't help but wonder if Carlin was ready to go. After all, he had spent his entire life pointing out the satire we all live and breathe on a daily basis. After roughly 50 years of anti-Establishment rants and raves, maybe his work was complete. Now I wasn't there when he passed, but it would have only been fitting if Carlin's last words on this planet were "I'm sick of you motherfuckers. You all disgust me and I'm leaving."

The Hundley had George in our TMS Death Pool. He doesn't feel bad about it because our Death League seems like the exact kind of thing that Carlin himself would love to take part in.

6 points to The Hundley.

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