Monday, June 23, 2008

Missing George

In mourning today for George Carlin, a comedian who brought a lot of pleasure to me over the years.

I spent my teenage life chortling at his jokes and marvelling at his fearlessness.

More recently, I have enjoyed his musings on the page. Yes -- George was a fan of words -- and more than just the seven of them you couldn't say on television.

His books include Sometimes a Little Brian Damage Can Help, Brain Droppings, Napalm & Silly Putty, When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops and Three Times Carlin: An Orgy of George.

I liked his books, but to see the real thing...well, there was only one George Carlin. Do yourself a favour -- hie on over to YouTube, punch in his name, and laugh yourself silly.


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