When I suggest George Carlin should stop performing, I meant retirement, I didn't mean he should stop fucking breathing.
I guess I need to be more specific next time.
George croaking makes me a tad melancholy. He was the first comedian I had ever seen in person as my first husband was a huge fan. 20 years later, it was the first comedian my son and I sat in an audience and shared the laughter together.
In his younger days when he was high on life as much as pharmacology, his observational humor struck a cord with the baby boomers saying things that had yet to be unsaid...especially broadcasted on the airwaves.
During a show in the early seventies, he was arrested for saying the 7 dirty things not permitted on the radio or television. To refresh your memory...."Shit, Piss, Fuck, Cunt, CockSucker, MotherFucker, and Tits". Later it was rebroadcast on a New York radio station resulting in a 1978 Supreme Court ruling upholding the government's authority to sanction stations for broadcasting offensive language during hours when children might be listening.
George is quoted as saying that even though it went the wrong way, he was proud to be a part of American history.
George Carlin had a small part of my history and I am sure many of you at the kewl kid's table as well.
Rest in peace Mr. C and thanks for the laughs.