Monday, June 23, 2008

R.I.P. George Carlin (1937-2008)

Sunday, June 23 2008

It seems truly fitting that just before his death Mr. Carlin received the news
that The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts would
present him with its Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Come Nov.,
he will become the first person to receive the honor posthumously.
And deservedly so. His fearless, outrageous, brilliant and exceptional
observations on life educated, entertained, inspired and paved the way for
folks like Bill Maher, Jerry Seinfeld et al. He is sorely missed as may
be witnessed by the back-to-back marathon of his HBO specials now on

I posted some of my favorite George Carlin quotes here back in Nov. 2005 LINK
and suggest you check out the tons of tribute videos available on YouTube
which I can't post here due to the graphic language. And speaking of language,
this was the master : the author, speaker and performer.....a legend.

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