Monday, June 23, 2008
Rest In Peace George Carlin
Master comic George Carlin passed away yesterday at the age of 71. He will be missed.
You may not have agreed with him, but Carlin had a way of expressing his views in a smart and funny way. He was not profane for profanity's sake. He was the Hunter Thompson of comedians. Pointing out the absurdity and injustice in America.
Carlin had an actual act and voice. Not like so many modern comics that make hacky jokes about their ethnic backgrounds, bust out a good "man, does weed give you the munchies or what?" gag and curse just to curse. Carlin is a first ballot Hall of Fame comedian.
Without Carlin we don't have Jerry Seinfeld. It's as simple as that.
So long, George. Sleep well.