Today, scholar and rogue nonpareil George Carlin turns 70.
Looking for recent pieces on him, I saw this column by a guy named Leo Kelley with the Ada Evening News who says he wrote George and got a moving response about the desperate straits America finds itself in these days. “I’m going to share his letter,” says Kelley. “Take it for what it’s worth.”
Well, it ain’t worth shit, Leo. Either you lied or you were duped. Carlin didn’t write that, and he talks about it himself at his own website:
The main problem I have with it is that as true as some of the expressed sentiments may be, who really gives a shit? Certainly not me. I figured out years ago that the human species is totally fucked and has been for a long time.
Bless you George, you cranky old bastard, and thanks for all the thought-provoking laughs over the years. As for you, Leo, read up on what happened to Boston Globe columnist Mike Barnicle.
x-posted: JAZZ from HELL
And even if he isn’t going to bother checking Carlin’s site for sourcing, doesn’t his Internets have Snopes?
That’s the first place I *still* always check when people send me shit or I stumble upon stuff of dubious veracity. Invaluable resource, Snopes.
They must not get all the internets out there in Oklahoma.
It’s interesting to me the crap that people send or write before they verify it. I’m always leery of stories without checked and listed sources.
I guess I shouldn’t when it’s done. However, I do wonder, “don’t they think the reader has internet to check what their saying? But then I remember our fearless leader says many untruths that he doesnâ€™t realize can be checked. So I have narrowed my Snopes down to “consider the source”
BTW Happy birthday George.
Carlin is great. I think about him every time I encouter “save the planet,” fly in an airplane, drink tap water, or hear some loser meteorologist refer to the rain as a “rain event.”
Remember, the planet is fine – the people are f#%!ed. 🙂