Monday, June 23, 2008

George Carlin dead at 71

Though this is a comedy blog, I must reflect on something very serious for a second.
Today, George Carlin died at the age of 71.
George Carlin was not only a comedian, he was a philosopher, and I may even say to a certain extent a modern-day prophet. He has become an inspiration to every comedian in this generation whether they knew it or not. He was the first to test boundaries with curse words, with bashing the government and even god. I could not be up here talking about Jimmy Carter's razor-riddled vagina head without him. He said some things that, though crass, would be in the book of prophets if it was 1000 years ago that we should all live for today.
"Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity"

Today we mourn a legend. Sadly this time though George, if you're listening to a eulogy it will be yours.
A true fighter for comedy, a true philosopher in life.
George Carlin continued to beat his streak of most consecutive days alive, until last night.
And though I've never met you, I feel the world now and forever will be a little less funny and a lot stupider without you here.

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