Tuesday, June 24, 2008

RIP George Carlin

I just read that George Carlin died on Sunday. That's such a shame.

A comedian who stayed funny, insightful and edgy right until his death. The sort of brilliant genius Bill Hicks might have become.

Like Bill, Carlin showed contempt for the vacuous forms of advertising most of us also hate; and possibly his most known routine takes shots at religion, brilliantly condensing the 10 commandments into 2.

So go watch some George Carlin, and be grateful that not all edgy and dangerous comedians die young or go mainstream. Some grow old and never lose it.

1 comment:

Robert said...

He was/is cynic's patron saint!