Monday, June 23, 2008

Another icon of my youth

George Carlin died yesterday; the NYT obituary is here.

This past year I got to see three of my favorite comedians: Carlin, Emo Phillips and Steven Wright. Carlin's show was up and down. Some of it was clever and hilarious, other bits were just there to shock and could have been done by anyone. Nonetheless, he will be missed. My favorite routine was the one comparing baseball and football.

Sigh. Best not to get old.