Remembering a comic legend….

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GEORGE CARLIN 1937-2008

I woke up this morning to the news that George Carlin had passed away died last night…there was simply NO ONE funnier or more acerbic than Carlin – he was the BEST at what he did…

I still remember the first time I ever saw him…I was six years old, lying on my grandmothers couch, with a 102 degree fever and a sore butt from the shot i’d recieved at the doctor’s earlier in the day. George came on as a guest on the Mike Douglas Show that afternoon, doing his "newscaster and Hippy Dippy Weatherman" routine. And even sick, I smiled…he was funny.  And I was a fan for LIFE from that point on.

So many comics try observational humor, and so many are utter failures at it. The only person i’ve seen in recent years who is really good at it is Hal Sparks. Whether Hal will be as good as Carlin was is for the future to decide, but he’s got promise, and he’s got some big shoes to fill…

George, you were one of a kind, and you brought a lot of laughter into our lives. Your HBO specials and comedy albums will help you live on forever. Now just remember, when St. Peter invites you in to the check-in suite, smile, give ’em that wonderful "innocent’ look and say "Aw, now, I didn’t really MEAN all that athiest shit, that was just my schtick! You thought I MEANT that stuff? NAW! Gotta make a living, heh heh heh…"

Farewell, George…you have moved on and we’ll miss you…but we’ll never forget the laughter you brought..and remember, now you no longer have to worry about finding a place for your stuff…leave that to us mortals…we’ll do the worrying, you do the headliner in the Skyline Comedy Club….knock ’em dead, George…