Other Carlin Stuff
Here are some miscellaneous Carlin items.
The Original GeorgeCarlin.com Introduction
Back around 1999, GeorgeCarlin.com had a “language tolerance level” evaluation that users had to go through before entering the official site. This was up until the spring of 2001. I’ve reproduced it here, to show people what the site’s intro used to look like. So click here to begin, and see what the front page of GeorgeCarlin.com looked like back in the day. Click each link it gives you, if you dare!
The Milwaukee Arrest
This is the report for Carlin’s arrest in Milwaukee for disorderly conduct. This was once printed over an photo of Carlin in Sometimes a Little Brain Damage Can Help (1984), but here it is without the photo.
L.A. Times Headline
A headline from the newspaper about the Seven Dirty Words and the FCC ruling. Click to see in full.
This is a Wall Street Journal Article from 2000 about Laugh.com. Click to see in full.
Back in 2008, the official George Carlin website posted Carlin’s funeral instructions, which he had written on the first of May, 1990. This was posted on their main page for a short while until they update the page again, and the content was completely removed as part of the site’s revamping at some point. Special thanks to Heather and Brady for bringing this to my attention; I had forgotten all about it myself!
You can see an archived copy of the original page here. But what follows is an image (click to view in full) followed by a text copy of the content.
THE SEVEN FAMOUS WORDS, WE LOVE YOU AND WE MISS YOU
MAY 12, 1937 - JUNE 22, 2008.
FROM GEORGE’S FAMILY AND FRIENDS….WE KNOW WE ALL MISS HIM AND WANT TO TELL HIM HOW MUCH WE LOVED HIM, BUT HE GETS THE LAST WORD….
Upon my death, I wish to be cremated. The disposition of my ashes (dispersal at sea, on land, or in the air) shall be determined by my surviving family (wife and daughter) in accordance with their knowledge of my prejudices and philosophies regarding geography and spirituality. Under no circumstances are my ashes to be retained by anyone or buried in a particular location. The eventual dispersal can be delayed for any reasonable length of time required to reach a decision, but not to exceed one month following my death.
I wish no public service of any kind.
I wish no religious service of any kind.
I prefer a private gathering at my home, attended by friends and family members who shall be determined by my immediate surviving family (wife and daughter).
The exact nature of this gathering shall be determined by my surviving family (wife and daughter). It should be extremely informal, they should play rhythm and blues music, and they should laugh a lot. Vague references to spirituality (secular) will be permitted.
[signed] George Carlin, 5/1/90
Donations can be sent to:
American Heart Association ATTN: George Carlin Memorial Fund P.O. Box 844504 Dallas, Texas 75284-4504 1-800-AHA-USA1 (800-242-8721)
The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression www.tjcenter.org.
Fans and Friends are invited to post their thoughts and stories about George in our Tribute Guestbook [link].
For media inquiries, please contact Jeff Abraham @ [email address].