RIP George Carlin

photo of comedian George Carlin

It’s always tough when one of your heroes dies.

George Carlin was a guru of mine, though we never met. His love of language and its many wonders never failed to send the synapses firing in my brain. His ability to tweak the noses of those in authority was inspirational, and his mission to call anybody on their bullshit was a gift.

“I love and treasure individuals as I meet them, I loathe and despise the groups they identify with and belong to.” – George Carlin