Monday, June 23, 2008

In Memoriam: George Carlin, 1937-2008

He was a man who could make us laugh with simple thoughts about ordinary life. I remember, sitting with my mother watching him on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson (approximately 38 years ago) and laughing so hard we cried. I loved his bit on "stuff" which poked fun at our penchant for accumulating things. So true.

Tonight, I searched out some of his old material and found myself smiling and laughing again. I put a few great bits in the quotes section on the right of my blog. Thanks, George.

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." Anonymous


palleikodesigns said...

George Carlin was AWESOME He has so many bits I liked. Thanks for your memoriam to him.

storybeader said...

I loved the Tonight Show - it was something my sister and I would stay up to watch. great photo, too.