Monday, June 23, 2008

RIP George Carlin

Fuck. George Carlin died. 71 years. Not a bad age. The same age at which Yves Saint Laurent just died. They both got a lot done in their own way, right?

A few choice quotes from one of the great comics in modern times:

If it's true that our species is alone in the universe, then I'd have to say the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little.

Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist.

When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat.

- all from the inimitable George Carlin
He's just been named the first posthumous awardee of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

NYT topic page on Carlin

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