Monday, June 23, 2008

George Carlin--I'm heartbroken

I was just kind of surfing all the news sites when I clicked on CNN and saw a picture of George Carlin. It still took a minute for the headline to sink in:
George Carlin is dead.

Link here at CNN

He's been one of my favorite comedians for many years. I've seen him live, and I've made a point to see him on TV, and for someone who hasn't had TV for about 5 out of the last 8 years, that's saying a lot. I knew he was getting up there in age, but he always seemed so young, even in his recent pictures. CNN did have a picture of him performing recently and it did not look like him. I guess I just figured since he was so young in spirit, he'd be around for a long time.

For a while, I just kind of kept checking other news sites, hoping that somehow someone had accidentally typed in the wrong comedian or something...but it appears to be true....

Funny, as I read the news story, on the radio was Billy Joel's "Only the Good Die Young"....how ironic (or not, depending on your viewpoint, I guess).


perphila said...

Will told me the news this morning. Not something I was ready for at 5:30am. 71 is still too young in this day and age. My dad was 72. Sad.