Monday, June 23, 2008

George Carlin: Rest In Spleen

George Carlin died on Sunday. Allow me to flash back for a moment...

The HBO special from which I took my model was last year's Life Is Worth Losing, and the first thing that struck me when I saw it was how tired and (gasp) old Carlin looked as he came on stage. "Well, he was in his 30s when Occupation: Foole came out, so it's about to be expected..."

Then he started in on a 20-30 minute riff on The Suicide Channel, and the years just fell away.

Ska: I just have this image of Carlin, George Burns, Mitch Hedburg and Lenny Bruce telling an Aristocrats joke at the pearly gates while millions of souls look on, horrified
Here's to you, ya bitter old bastard...

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