diary of a manic obsessive.


the death of a legend

George Carlin. May 12, 1937 - June 22, 2008

i'm embarrassed that it took me this long to write this message.
i think i was waiting for the right thing to say, the perfect words to write to explain the feelings left behind by this wonderful man.
He's one of the worlds best with words & here i am, trying to portray something, anything to fit & i can't.
i read a beautiful article by Richard Zoglin & i've linked this page to it here.
in the article, Zoglin leaves us with a few of Carlin's best words, some more popularly known than others.

"I've been uplinked and downloaded. I've been inputted and outsourced. I know the upside of downsizing; I know the downside of upgrading. I'm a high-tech lowlife. A cutting-edge, state-of-the-art, bicoastal multitasker, and I can give you a gigabyte in a nanosecond ..."

all the way to the not so happy & honestly, tear swelling...

"I sort of gave up on this whole human adventure a long time ago, divorced myself from it emotionally. I think the human race has squandered its gift and this country has squandered its promise. I think people in America sold out very cheaply, for sneakers and cheeseburgers. And I don't think it's fixable."

he was an absolutely brilliant man.

i saw him in concert in 2003 & i maintain that that was the best fucking first date that anyone could ever be taken on. (really wish that relationship had lasted! he seemed to get me right off the bat with that one!)

I'll never forget that he walked out on stage, old, but fucked if he cared, he was spry & you could see the spark in his eyes. he knew what he was about to say, & he knew that we couldn't have guessed if we tried.

he took center stage & said without a pause "You know what people don't talk about enough? Pussy farts!" -i nearly pissed my pants.

the rest of the show was a toss up between fart jokes & borderline extremely offending comments & observations. it was a fucking riot.

i heard about Mr.Carlin's death the morning after when i was sent a text message from an old friend & HUGE fan of Carlin's. The moment was pretty surreal as i looked at my phone in the foreground & could see the poster of George Carlin's face from the concert i had been too five years ago on my wall in the background. I responded to the text with a good 'ol 21st Century "OMG!?" & heard back "ya... it sucks big time."

that was about all that could be said. What do you say when an old man dies. It sucks big time.
he was a man, he was a legend, he was a friend to many through his comedy.

he taught us the non evils of the evil evil words shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker & tits...

he made us laugh, & for a moment, cry.

rest in peace dear friend. i hope we do you justice in your memory.

luvs u*

1 comment:

  1. awe so sad :(

    <3 jen (i dont no how to work this so i leave anonymous


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