Monday, June 23, 2008

George Carlin passes away


I woke up this morning, and read that legendary comedian George Carlin died on Sunday (June 22) evening. I was in shock, which kind of surprised me. He had been battling heart problems for a while. Still, I grew up watching Carlin. In fact, I grew up LISTENING to him. "FM & AM" and "A Place for My Stuff" are classic in-your-face comedy. His "On Campus" was one of the first albums I ever listened to all the way through. I was a kid (or it seems like I was) when my Dad pulled the album out and put it on the record player. If I'm not mistaken, his words were, "Don't let your mother know I let you listen to this..." Of course, I had already listened to it... The things kids do...

George Carlin won't have to worry about where to put all his stuff anymore... He will be missed by generations of audiences and comedians everywhere...

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