Monday, June 23, 2008

George Carlin... Why You Gotta Go???

The world lost a great comic. George Carlin passed last night. I loved Carlin's work, especially his little observations on the human condition. His "Stuff" routine nearly killed me I laughed so hard.

George shared many of my views on freedom, though we differed on the place that Government had in the individuals lives. He was able to express my views on religion infinitely better than I ever could. Here is a nugget that Carlin told the AP in a 2004 interview:

The whole problem with this idea of obscenity and indecency, and all of these things — bad language and whatever — it's all caused by one basic thing, and that is: religious superstition. There's an idea that the human body is somehow evil and bad and there are parts of it that are especially evil and bad, and we should be ashamed. Fear, guilt and shame are built into the attitude toward sex and the body.

Goodbye George... the comic world is a shell of what it used to be, and one of its last shining talents is gone forever.

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