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HBO To Run Carlin Marathon And Showcase His Latest Special

Thanks to Eugene for the heads up….
HBO, George Carlin’s cable TV home for decades will remember the man this week with two marathon runnings of many of his HBO specials on HBO2 as well as an airing of his most recent special, “George Carlin: It’s Bad for Ya,” which premiered on the network in March, on HBO channel on Friday, June 27 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT).
The HBO2 schedule for 11 Carlin HBO specials is (all times ET/PT):
Wednesday, June 25
8:00 p.m. George Carlin at USC (1977)
9:30 p.m. George Carlin Again! (1978)
11:00 p.m. Carlin at Carnegie (1983)
midnight Carlin on Campus (1984)
1:00 a.m. Playin’ with Your Head (1986)
Thursday, June 26
8:00 p.m. What Am I Doing in New Jersey? (1988)
9:00 p.m. Doin’ It Again (1990)
10:00 p.m. Jammin’ in New York (1992)
11:00 p.m. Back in Town (1996)
12:05 a.m. You Are All Diseased (1999)
1:00 a.m. It’s Bad for Ya (2008)
Like any artist, Carlin wasn’t 100% successful 100% of the time, but he was smarter, funnier, more insightful and irreverent than anyone out there for almost 50 years.
And here….his rather brilliant take on organized religion:

George Carlin, Dead At 71

Legendary comedian George Carlin has died at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, according to Reuters and other sources. The first ever host of Saturday Night Live, Carlin was set to receive the Mark Twain Prize from the Kennedy Center, a lifetime achievement award presented to an outstanding comedian.
Carlin has long been my favorite political and social satirist and his voice, forever honest, will be missed. Today the world is short one of its most strident and unflinching observers. With the country in a seemingly unending war (two of them, actually), a growing gas crisis and almost constant government corruption, we need his unflinching honesty, clearness of vision and common sense now, more than ever.
Rest In Peace, George Carlin.
Over the next few days I hope to post a few of my favorite Carlin clips. And remember:
Shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, tits!