Monday, June 23, 2008


George Carlin died. This makes me a little sad. It seems as if he's been around my entire life. I remember him on Vinyl.

And the fervor when he got arrested in Milwaukee. Which eventually led to a 1978 Supreme Court ruling upholding the government's authority to sanction stations for broadcasting offensive language during hours when children might be listening. (This was back when children had bedtimes).

His 4 minute 35 second routine "A place for my stuff" accurately reflects on my lifestyle and how I pack.

I enjoyed him in Jersey Girl, it was a little like seeing people I knew finally all grown up. Which was also a little sad. And his stereotypical funny (but untypically clean) role in Cars.

If I didn't have to dash off, I'd run in and change into black.


Jennifer said...

I'm saddened as well. He will be missed.

ChelleC said...

Yeah, I've long been a George Carlin fan, and he's the inspiration and mentor behind Bill Maher who is my ultimate favorite.