I’m sure as many people were offended by George and his often profane counter-culture ravings as there were hordes who flocked to hear him, laugh with him and be challenged by his thoughts. Me? I was one of the ones who found George witty and intelligent, and with a few exceptions I went right along with his perversity. George was a master of taking something obvious and twisting it and looking at it from different directions. I’ve written about why I like George before, and I’m so glad that Jaci and I were able to see him in person. This year I’ve been flipping through my daily Carlin calendar, and back in May I came across one Carlin-ism that so tickled me that I’ve been saving it… waiting for the right time, the right post topic to drop this sentence into:
“Unbelievably, a goldfish can kill a gorilla. However, it does require a substantial element of surprise.”
I never found the right post, but perhaps it made you laugh (as I did)… And in the wake of the sad news of George’s passing you’ve found a moment of joy, and George is out/up there grinning, happy to have surprised and delighted you with his often amusing observations.
Goodbye George… I hope that heaven is a place where you can tune into the human adventure, just as you hoped it would be. Pay close attention and put together a good show, because we’ll all be clapping and whistling, waiting for the encore.