What a way to start off a Monday morning! Just logged on after my trip from Atlanta to Asheville and check CNN and what do I see but George Carlin has passed away. George Carlin has been a part of my life since I can remember and was one of the funniest and astute comedians and social commentators ever. Truly a modern day Mark Twain if there ever will be one. Our lives will be a lot less without his take on the absurdity of life in this crazy world. There have been many a times that I turned in some way to his wit and observations to make sense of the insanity and weirdness around me. Unless you have read some of his books, which you should, then you will have missed some of the greatest belly laughs ever. His most recent book that I remember was "Brain Droppings" that I picked up in an airport somewhere and I got some strange looks on a flight back to Atlanta when I would just burst out laughing. Thank Goddess so much of his work has been captured on DVD.
Keep on laughing at us and making fun of us George and I am sure the Goddess has a special job for you all ready. If very strange and funny things start happening in the world then you will know he is in place at his new job.
So long my friend.
Photo credit AP via CNN
Update: HBO is going to dig into their archives and bless us with an overdose of George Carlin:
HBO will replay the specials at various times beginning on Wednesday.
On HBO, the main channel, Mr. Carlin’s most recent special, “It’s Bad For Ya,” will be shown Friday, June 27 at 9 p.m. The special will also be available on HBO On Demand beginning this weekend.
On HBO2, eleven of Mr. Carlin’s specials will be shown over two nights, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Wednesday, June 25 and at the same times on Thursday, June 26.
On HBO Comedy, a twelve-hour block of Mr. Carlin’s specials will be shown beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 28.