“….Because you have to be asleep to believe it.”
George Carlin passed away, as you all know by now. Expect that everybody and their dog will be talking about his “7 Words” sketch, his “toilet humor”, his language.
What I doubt anybody will talk about is how, over the past couple of decades, his content began to drift — becoming less and less stand-up comedy and more and more direct, to-the-point social criticism. He recognized that he was in a position to say these things because he had an audience, and the jokes became much less important to him.
So, my favorite bit of Carlin provides the quote that begins this post. His absolutely spot-on editorial (because let’s face it, that’s what it was) about those who OWN this country:
Rest in Peace, Rufus.