George Carlin – dead of heart failure

Comedian George Carlin died Sunday at age 71.

My earliest memory of Carlin was back in Jr. High. One of my friends had watched his famous “Seven Words That Can Never Be Said on Television” routine. Of course, being kids in a more conservative time, we were totally fascinated that he would say all of these bad words. I still remember having those conversations.

The other significant thing I remember about him was his role in one of my all time favorite movies. He played Rufus, the time traveler in a phone booth in 1989’s classic “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure”.

Carlin was a unique comedian with an interesting outlook on life. We are sad to see him go.