Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Prophets of Doom, a limerick

Each of man's follies and fevers,
Bode the end of this vale of grievers.
Prophets of doom
Continue to loom
Eternal in the minds of believers.

CARLIN, GEORGE (1937-2008) American comedian who achieved greatness June 22.

16 comments:

Omnipotent Poobah said...

George Carlin - A comedic genius.

TLP said...

I thought he was pretty great before he died. If there's a hell, he's causing trouble there right now.

Good limerick.

Nessa said...

I don't know, TLP, about the hell part. There was thunder that day. I think that was God falling out of his chair laughing because Georgey told him a joke.

I loves me the limericks, Doug.

Anonymous said...

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quilly said...

A bit more laughter gone from the world. A bit more light (albeit caustic) missing as well.

Wherever Carlin has gone, one can be certain he's questioning the rules and poking fun at the idiosyncrasies.

sauerkraut said...

George Carlin had the best take on sports of anyone. To wit on why hockey isn't a sport:

"Hockey is three activities taking place at the same time: ice skating, fooling around with a puck and beating the (deleted) out of someone. If these guys had more brains than teeth, they'd do these things on at a time.

"Another reason why hockey isn't a sport is that it's not played with a ball. Anything not played with a ball can't be a sport. The only other place you'll find a puck is in the urinal... in the bathroom."

I won't repeat what he said about running.

tsduff said...

There once was a fellow named George
Whose potty mouth rose up my gorge
His language was green
But made people scream
That George was such an incorr (igible)

Where did he learn all those words?

Jamie Dawn said...

Prophets of Doom sounds like the kind of band my son would listen to.

We bought a book by George Carlin some years ago, and it was truly laugh-out-loud funny. Keith made the mistake of taking it along to read on an airplane, and he said he was shaking as he held back his laughter. I read it at home, so I was able to just laugh at will.

Doug said...

OK, maybe Poobah, but funnier than George Carlin is the fact that I checked my referrers this morning and a site dedicated to the actor you mentioned yesterday has sent about 20 people over looking for gossip.

See, TLP? It drives me nuts that so many people found him hilarious and I just don't get it.

Nessa, I got you for the limericks.

Anonymous, this is a family site.

Quilly, I think the world isn't that much less funny but you remind me of a Garrison Keillor joke about Unitarians in heaven marching to protest the exclusion of atheists.

Sauerkraut, a puck in a urinal is a cake.

Terry, oddly, I thought you were talking about a different George at first. I can be thick.

JD, that's what I never got. But I rejoice that he brought other people laughter.

Anonymous said...

There, see?

Piece of cake.

TLP said...

No sweat Doug that you don't get it.

As George said, "Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things."

Doug said...

Anonymous, everything becomes cake when you're done with it.

That's exactly what I mean, TLP. That's just good advice.

Minka said...

June 22ond was a greta day for many comedians :)

I liked this one!

Cooper said...

That was pretty good i must admit.

Doug said...

True, Minka. And thanks.

Gracias, Cooper.

weirsdo said...

I agree with TLP. Thanks for passing on the sad news.