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If I were writing the headline, it would read:

@##!**! George Carlin (bleep) dies


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Jun. 23rd, 2008 12:32 pm (UTC)
Perhaps Jesus will finally bring him the porkchops he's been waiting for.
Jun. 23rd, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
Actually, it would have to read:@##!**! George Carlin (bleep) expires.

come on, no one "dies" anymore. Especially not Carlin.
Jun. 23rd, 2008 04:46 pm (UTC)
Ever since the local newspaper started charging people for running obituaries, the families have (understandably) exerted more control over the contents. This has led to the word "died" often being replaced by phrases like "went home to the kingdom of heaven" or "was united with her personal savior, Jesus Christ."

On a different note, a well-known area card player died a couple of months ago, and his phrase was "missed his regular bridge game Saturday." I hope I have the opportunity to pre-plan and write something equally light-hearted.
Jun. 23rd, 2008 06:58 pm (UTC)
It is sad, no doubt.

And on that different note, I'm thinking of asking to have a picture of me as a toddler used in my obituary. I love those high school graduation photos of people who die at the age of 97.
Jun. 23rd, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC)
Classic. "Went to the big playpen in the sky."
Jun. 23rd, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
Love it. I fully intend to write my own obituary and have it at the ready (less some obvious details, to be filled in by my family after my departure). Morbid? Perhaps. Control-freakish? Yes. But as a journalist, I like to have the last word, and if anyone's going to sum up my life's work, it's going to be me.
Jun. 24th, 2008 02:53 pm (UTC)
Hubby keeps saying we need to tend to this, make our plans, write our obits... and I say yeah, yeah, ok, but apparently I don't mean it.
Jun. 24th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
I'd write my own obit, but I'm afraid they wouldn't print the good stuff.
Jun. 24th, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
I used to assign my JMC 106 students to write their own obituaries, speculating about what their lives would have become. But everyone said the assignment was too much of a downer.
Jun. 25th, 2008 09:35 pm (UTC)
in 9th grade a study hall pal, gave me dub copy of Class Clown, from his mom's vinyl copy, he said "you need to hear this" and he was right.
Jun. 25th, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
I hope your friend turned you on to some Richard Pryor too. A couple of giants, both gone too soon.

Jun. 25th, 2008 11:05 pm (UTC)
Pryor i found on my own, hilarious. i cant imagine what it was like when these guys broke on the scene, even now i cant believe the stuff they got away with
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