As a teenager during the Vietnam conflict, my friends and I thought George Carlin was the ultimate comedian. He was obscene, totally without limits, and funny. Anti-establishment to the core in the Age of Aquarius - that was George. Listening to him meant we were renegades, too - at the ripe old age of eighteen.
Once after watching a Carlin hosted Saturday Night Live, it occured to me that Carlin and my mother were close in age (she was born in 1931). How could that be? Impossible!
His humor later in life changed as did the popular culture that made him famous. Always biting, Carlin's stand-up routine became mean-spirited and less funny. He could still make you laugh, but something was different. The jokes were bitter, the irony turned to a sour sarcasm it seemed to me. Oh well, it is impossible to be all things to all people in all decades.
Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.
I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.
You know the good part about all those executions in Texas? Fewer Texans.
Ahh, I'll forgive you that last line, George. We can't all be Texans, you know. *Smile*