George Carlin

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'''George Carlin''' (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an [[wikipedia:United States|American]] [[wikipedia:comedian|comedian]] and outspoken [[atheist]].
 
'''George Carlin''' (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an [[wikipedia:United States|American]] [[wikipedia:comedian|comedian]] and outspoken [[atheist]].
  
In one routine, he claimed to [[worship]] the [[Sun]], "because I can ''see'' the Sun," and to [[pray]] to actor Joe Pesci, "because he seems like the kind of guy who can get things done," adding, "The prayers that I used to address to [[God]], and which I now address to Joe Pesci, both get answered at pretty much the same rate: fifty-fifty..
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In one routine called "[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeSSwKffj9o Religion is bullshit]", he claimed to [[worship]] the [[Sun]], "because I can ''see'' the Sun," and to [[pray]] to actor Joe Pesci, "because he seems like the kind of guy who can get things done," adding, "The prayers that I used to address to [[God]], and which I now address to Joe Pesci, both get answered at pretty much the same rate: fifty-fifty".
  
 
Much of Carlin's humor involved language and social commentary. In one of his most famous sketches, ''[[Wikipedia:Seven dirty words|Seven Words You Can Never Say on TV]]'', he combined the two, pointing out that [[Wikipedia:Fuck|a word that means the procreative act]], the beginning of life, cannot be uttered on TV, while "[[murder]]" can.
 
Much of Carlin's humor involved language and social commentary. In one of his most famous sketches, ''[[Wikipedia:Seven dirty words|Seven Words You Can Never Say on TV]]'', he combined the two, pointing out that [[Wikipedia:Fuck|a word that means the procreative act]], the beginning of life, cannot be uttered on TV, while "[[murder]]" can.

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George Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American comedian and outspoken atheist.

In one routine called "Religion is bullshit", he claimed to worship the Sun, "because I can see the Sun," and to pray to actor Joe Pesci, "because he seems like the kind of guy who can get things done," adding, "The prayers that I used to address to God, and which I now address to Joe Pesci, both get answered at pretty much the same rate: fifty-fifty".

Much of Carlin's humor involved language and social commentary. In one of his most famous sketches, Seven Words You Can Never Say on TV, he combined the two, pointing out that a word that means the procreative act, the beginning of life, cannot be uttered on TV, while "murder" can.

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