Monday, June 23, 2008

RIP George Carlin

Rat shit, bat shit, dirty old twat;
69 Assholes tied in a knot;
Lizard shit...

Some might find that the fact that that quote is the most important memory I have of Carlin growing up might be aghast. Others would find it delightful and very appropriate.

All I know is that in many ways George Carlin shaped my views on sex "what about Roller-Fucking? That's a sport!", freedom of speech (I think I don't even have to give an example here) and just the hilarity of the stupidity of people that you are surrounded with...he was an important part of my growing up - as a youngin'; as a college student; and as a 30-something neurotic divorcee trying to get her shit together down this weird road we call life.

George, I'm so fucking sorry about your passing; you will be missed terribly. Thank you for opening our eyes to the bullshit, for allowing us to laugh at the bullshit, and call infinite bullshit on the bullshit.

Yours was a ride that we will never forget. I hope you are smoking a big fat joint, your hair tide back in a short short ponytail, and giving your best impression of a really stupid redneck in such a way that God and Jesus will throw their heads back and howl with laughter.

Love you, man.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...and 'tits' shouldn't even be on the list man! It's more like a nick-name: "HEY, TITS! C'mon over here! Meet Toots. Toots-Tits, Tits-Toots, man....
Sounds like a snack. (In deep voice).
Yes, I know, it is...riiight".

Who else could take one of the less talked about (at that time) but oft thought of, parts of human anatomy and make such a delightful commentary and yet break another barrier at the same time? But that's what he did. He broke barrier after barrier, while telling us at the same time to calm the fuck down and laugh at our selves and our seriousness. He was an absolute comedic and otherwise genius. We will miss him.


12:23 AM  
Blogger Bitchy Actress said...

I LOVED Carlin. Ever since I was little.

Thanks for posting, love. Reminds me that I have a post in queue on B.A. that I need to put up...albeit a little late.

Remember that cable stand-up show we saw on tv...was it in the 80s? 90s? It's all a blur.


5:28 PM  
Blogger Metabolic Karma said...

Ah...thank you for this.

Glad to see you're posting again...a shame it takes something like Carlin to pass to get you out, but...

11:30 PM  

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