Tuesday, June 24, 2008

George Carlin R.I.P.

1937 - 2008

Two R.I.P. posts in a row. Hopefully no 3rd.

Very sad that George Carlin will no longer be there to perform. He was in no way a stand up comedian. Instead, he was a philosopher, true liberal, true liberterian, and says a lot of things that people would like to say, but dare not to.

I was fortunate enough to see him live last year when he visited my town. It was one of the best experiences of my life.

Here are some of his famous routines:

Religion is Bullshit

Saving The Planet

The Ten Commandments

Our Similarities

Airplane Safety

Modern Man

And finally, his infamous "Seven Dirty Words" routine that made it all the way to the supreme court. It would eventually forever change comedy and american TV.

By the way, all his HBO 90-minute long specials are available on YouTube, and I strongly recommend watching them. There's a lot of philosophy in them more than just comedy.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Tim Russert R.I.P.

The definition of professional, respectable, objective, and interesting contemporary political journalism is gone.

Enjoyed Bush-Gore 2000 watching him. Enjoyed Bush-Kerry 2004 watching him. And definitely
was looking forward to McCain-Obama 2008 with him.

Too sad it won't happen.