I am a child of the modern media, and thus difficult to shock. But when I hit Slashdot and came across a post proclaiming the death of comedian George Carlin, my jaw nearly hit the floor.
The denial phase was remarkably brief, and now, I am forced to admit that one of the greatest comedians of our time has died.
This may be a cliché, but I don’t care: the world is definitely a worse place now that George is gone. The rest of us are going to have to work even harder to counter-balance the tide of totalitarianism and cruelty here and around the world, and without Carlin, it’s going to be even harder to keep a sense of humor about it.
R.I.P. George Carlin ( May 12, 1937 — June 22, 2008 )
“Shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, tits.”