Counterculture comedian George Carlin died Sunday at age 72. His rapier wit and off-the-wall wordplay gave me many laughs for many years. I heard his first major album. AM&FM, at a friend's house and remember laughing my head off and heading to the record store the next day to purchase it. He changed the face of comedy with his irreverent and often bawdy--to put it mildly -- style. In recent years he took on the role of angry social critic attacking politicians and society in general with pointed observations on the failings of both. The Kennedy Center announced that he will be awarded the 2008 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor posthumously and join such august company as Jonathan Winters and Neil Simon.
Here is one of my favorite routines that never fails to make me smile. It's also one that doesn't require a warning. I hope y'all enjoy it, too.
Thanks for the laughs, George! You will be missed!