Wednesday, July 09, 2008

A few more words about George Carlin...

It's worth noting that, especially in the last 5 years, Carlin's face, voice and ideas were ubiquitous among many cynical/hopeful arguments of a world in peril. I didn't always agree with him, but more than half the time I'd say he got it just about right. When it came to defining the hypocrisy of men, the absurdity of mass delusion, the sad irony of how all of this shit collides to forge the destiny of worlds, very few seemed more capable of reducing it all to simple, goofy little truths. His mind and spirit were blazing till the very end, and like the best friends who leave their stamps on our souls, the thought of a world without him seems like nothing less than a sham. To me his loss is comparable to John Lennon, Jack Kerouac, Bill Hicks--anyone whoever got the joke and knew we were doomed from the start, but kept hoping and living anyway. So throughout the upcoming Apocalypse scenarios of resource/energy depletion, civil wars outbreak, NEWER, BIGGER, and EVEN MORE EXCITING FOREIGN WARS, Western Society's collapse, and the looming ascendancy of the Age of Aquarius and The Great Singularity to top it all the fuck off, please remember to keep smiling.

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