I am stunned. I can’t believe it. I just read that George Carlin died yesterday.
I remember buying his albums when I was a kid. I used to know all of the routines on those albums by heart. Just last night, as I put my daughter to bed, I quoted one of his routines: “Tonight’s forecast–dark, with continued dark followed by widely scattered light in the morning.” That’s how much George Carlin affected my life, even to this day.
We need people like him, the “Class Clown”, the “Foole” that makes us laugh and makes us think at the same time. He could look at life’s absurdities and see them for what they were, and then make you realize just how absurd they really were. I will miss him terribly.