Damn. First Sydney Pollack, now another of my favorite performers has passed away. But George Carlin, who died yesterday, wasn't just a performer. The man was a walking middle finger in the face of a close-minded establishment. From his rants on child safety to the classic Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television, Carlin knew what buttons to push to get us thinking and reacting to what was going on around us -- and most often, to us.
Here's a few samples of the man at work: (WARNING: NSFW...or children)
On the ruling elite:
Thanks for thinking out loud, George. We'll miss you.