Monday, June 23, 2008

Thomas Lost his Conductor

I was all prepared to write today until I was on my way into work and learned that my first official hero, George Carlin, has passed away. My love of words and how they can be used in different ways can be traced back directly to this man. Quite a bit of my philosophy of life can be traced back directly to this man. I never felt he told jokes so much as just phrased reality in a "laugh or kill yourself" kind of truth.

More than just a dirty comic for adults, George also was the VW in the Pixar film Cars and the conductor in Thomas Tank Engine. His passing is a loss for the entire world and this is one case where I believe the world will take notice.

R.I.P. Mr. Carlin and thank you for everything! This is the first famous passing to ever bring tears to my eyes.

1 comment:

VE said...

I was shocked to see he had died. He was a big inspiration for my humor.