I have been off for a few days, and sadly, the first news story I return with is indeed one of the saddest news stories I have ever posted.
Reports are going around that comedian, sorry, LEGENDARY comedian George Carlin has died from heart failure. He has suffered from several heart attacks in his life, but it finally caught up to him and he died at the age of 71. This comes just a day after receiving the news that he would be honored with the Mark Twain Humor Prize For American Humor by the JFK Center For Performing Arts. He will be the 11th recipient of the award following people like Steve Martin and Billy Crystal.
He had just done his last HBO special this past March, I missed it unfortunatley. But I will of course be adding the DVD to my Carlin collection. The man to me made sense out of many things in life, such as, when an airplane almost crashed into something, why do they call it a near miss? It should be called a near hit. On top of being one of the funniest comedians of all time, the guy could act his ass off as well. Even though it was not seen by many, watch his performance in the Kevin Smith movie Jersey Girl. God damnit this sucks.