Vi ska ju alla den vägen vandra, men min egositiska åsikt är att George Carlin kunde har väntat ett tag till. Förmodligen skulle han tycka samma sak. Men nu har George Carlin vandrat vidare vid 71 års ålder på grund av en hjärtattack.

Man skulle kunna säga mycket om Carlin (även om han troligen har sagt grövre saker om sig själv redan), men det enklaste sättet att få en känsla för denna indiskreta och skarpsynta komiker är att uppleva honom, därav följande räcka citat och inspelning.

Carlin, tack för alla garv och i din ära och på din uppmaning: Fuck you!

  • I don’t have pet peeves – I have major psychotic fucking hatreds!
  • Swimming is not a sport. Swimming is a way to keep from drowning. That’s just common sense!
  • If the Cincinnati Reds were really the first major league baseball team, who did they play?
  • The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, ”You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.”
  • Religion has convinced people that there’s an invisible man…living in the sky, who watches everything you do every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten specific things he doesn’t want you to do. And if you do any of these things, he will send you to a special place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever, and suffer and burn and scream until the end of time. But he loves you. He loves you and he needs money.
  • The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American recently passed each other in opposite directions.
  • Ever notice that anyone going slower than you is an idiot, but anyone going faster is a maniac?
  • Isn’t it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do ”practice”?
  • I think it’s the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately.
  • I would never want to be a member of a group whose symbol was a man nailed to two pieces of wood.
  • Have you noticed that most of the women who are against abortion are women you wouldn’t want to fuck in the first place? There’s such balance in nature.
  • What year did Jesus think it was?
  • The reason they call it the American Dream is because you have to be asleep to believe it.