Monday, June 23, 2008

George Carlin dead at age 71

George Carlin died Sunday night at 5:55 PDT, at the age of 71. His publicist said he went into St. John's Health Center on Sunday afternoon, complaining of chest pain. The Associated Press reported He died at 5:55 p.m. PDT.

George was known for his humor, often raunchy but insightful. Many of his routines I remember hearing from way back, are still funny and relevant today. Much of the material he used in his routines was pulled from the events of the day, and observations on the human condition. This is why they are still so funny, sometimes long after they were originally performed.