Sunday, June 22, 2008

George Carlin

I'm sure that everyone now knows of the passing of George Carlin.

I've been debating on writing about this, since I seem to be doing a lot of obits lately. But hey, I guess that when you reach my age, people that mean a lot to you pass more frequently.

Sad but true.

So I loved George Carlin and have very little to add.

But thought I would reproduce one of my favorite pieces.

“The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends.

I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A Death!

What’s that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way.

Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you’re too young, you get a gold watch, you go to work. You work forty years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement.

You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school.

You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back into the womb, you spend your last nine months floating …and you finish off as an orgasm.

George Carlin

So while it's a nice idea, it's not the reality, but a good reminder that we should enjoy what we have while we have it.

Because Life is Good.

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