"He's a man, with a plan, got a counterfeit dollar in his hand..."
George Carlin is dead, y'all. One of the smartest comedians of all time is gone. In the tradition of Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor, he was never ever afraid to go there.
Right on. That's one of my favorite bits of his. All hail Joe Pesci. RIP George Carlin.
you're fast with this. i didn't even know he died.
I actually wrote a poem about this sketch back in the day . . .GEORGE CARLIN SAYS~En route, Texaseither you pray to godor Joe Pesci. Point: with either,half the time you will be heard whilehalf your pleas will burn in flight.I’ve decided to clutchMan of the People to my stomachand have faith Chinua Achebewill get me back to the ground.My last lift off, I was “little guy,” now it’s “Sir,would you like a pillow.” My eyes refusethe soft, meshy sedative—watching as the plane peels away.Dallas shrivels to an organic motherboard—vehicles moving like bytes,our information moving like air. Higher,I re-read the shape of scattered cloudsfrom above—rows of maliceless cotton unravelbelow wings. The plane content in its altitude,my hands loosen to crack the bound spineand I recall Achebe speaking. The story of Tortoise—the sly shell-back who 1) got the birds to loan him feathers2) took on the name “You all” and 3) was the only oneallowed to eat when they reached the sky feast(You all may eat). The birds repossessed his plumage,leaving him up here as a reminder,do not deceive the sky or its disciples. Tortoiselearning too when entering the earth’s attic,we can only grab hold of a ripe boll and hopethe ground will be kind next time you meet.
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