Posted on: June 29, 2008 2:52 pm

The Times They Are a-Changin'

The passing of George Carlin leaves the world just a bit less fun to inhabit than it did a week ago. While I didn't appreciate nor agree with his political commentaries as part of his act in the later years I certainly appreciated his take on the mundane and everyday happenstances that I overlook

"By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth."  What an illumination this is to me...a truism in whatever country you inhabit.

"Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?" Oh my goodness...how does this affect me?  Right where I live! I talk to the other drivers all the time. No one is as courteous as me nor as cautious as me.

"If it's true that our species is alone in the universe, then I'd have to say the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little." What a unique insight George possesed. While he struggled with the notion of God or a higher being this is still a damning statement about mankind regardless.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did." I'm with you there George, who in their right mind would really want to be President? You're never right not matter what you do.

"The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live." How many guys want to make that nightly trip next December?

"When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat."  Take the time to people watch today...you'll laugh yourself silly.

Hope you enjoy the next work week, it will be just a bit more dreary for me.

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