R.I.P: George Carlin


“Comedian George Carlin, a counter-culture hero famed for his routines about drugs and dirty words, died of heart failure at a Los Angeles-area hospital on Sunday, a spokesman said. He was 71.

Carlin, who had a history of heart and drug-dependency problems, died at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica about 6 p.m. PDT (9 p.m. EDT) after being admitted earlier in the afternoon for chest pains, spokesman Jeff Abraham told Reuters.”

(via Reuters. One of my favorite routines: George Carlin talking about “Stuff” )

Hunter S. Thompson calls Seinfeld a “Hackneyed, Comedic Lint Head” and Other Names

A fax from Hunter S. Thompson to his agent has emerged. Thompson claims Seinfeld has been trying to manipulate him into contributing material for a new sitcom.

Plastic: Short, Sweet, Dripping With Venom, Yet Definitely Gonzo

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