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Lots of people have posted about George Carlin's passing. I'll miss the man; he and Steve Martin were the first two comedians whose albums my parents took away from me :)

Much has been made of his dark, often nihilistic humor lately, but many seem to miss that it was the humor of a disappointed idealist who knows that people are better than this, dammit, and hopes like hell that they'll remember it in time.

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Date: 2008-06-23 07:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] phred1973.livejournal.com
Yeah, I always felt that too - and he always spoke the truth and made me think about things from a new perspective.

I did, however, find his last album to be horrendously bitter and often UNfunny :( There was no underlying delight or hope in his delivery - just bitter and angry and disappointed.

It made me sad, and I did not bring it with me. I miss the cynical but optimistic George who really did love people, but was going to point out our flaws and nudge us to fix it.

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