GEORGE CARLIN MEMORIAL SERVICE

From: Jason F.
Sent on: Sunday, June 22, 2008 11:43 PM
from CNN.
Award-winning comedian George Carlin dies
Carlin performed as recently as last weekend at the Orleans Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas.

Carlin performed as recently as last weekend at the Orleans Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas.

Jeff Abraham says Carlin went into St. John's Health Center on Sunday afternoon, complaining of chest pain. Carlin died at 5:55 p.m. PDT. He was 71.

Carlin, who had a history of heart trouble, performed as recently as last weekend at the Orleans Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas. It was announced Tuesday that Carlin was being awarded the 11th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

The dean of counterculture comedians, Carlin constantly pushed the envelop with his jokes, particularly with a routine called "The Seven Words You Can Never Say On TV."

When Carlin uttered all seven at a show in Milwaukee in 1972, he was arrested for disturbing the peace. And when they were played on a New York radio station, they resulted in a Supreme Court ruling in 1978 upholding the government's authority to sanction stations for broadcasting offensive language






HASD is saddened and shocked by the unexpected death of such a giant of Free Thought and Comedy.  
I know that many of you are waking up, getting this news and are taken aback.


quite a few of carlin to say goodbye

The third Sunday of August 17th at 1 oclock HASD president and Humanist Celebrant Jason Frye will be hosting a Memorial Service for Carlin.
Come Celebrate the 71 years of a man who brought so much thought and laughter to so many.  We will be doing readings and showing videos of Carlin's work to commemorate how much he has meant to us.

More to come.

and remember to join us on Saturday July 5th at 2 for our 5th of July Party.
-Jason






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