In honour of the quirky, irreverent and smart comedian George Carlin, on the day of his passing, some of this thoughts:
"Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town."
"I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, 'Where's the self-help section?' She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose."
"Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don't have time for all that."
"One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor."
"Weather forecast for tonight: dark. Continued dark overnight, with widely scattered light by morning."
....And a comment from a New York Times reader, posted on the newspaper's website:
"Just seven words: brilliant, funny, witty, clever, sharp, erudite, hilarious.
RIP, George, this world will miss you."
-- Richard, Glenmoore, Pennsylvania
You can read the New York Times obit here