George Carlin was probably the first comic I was aware of, back in the early Seventies. I collected his albums through high school and while I never saw him live, I always loved his HBO specials. He’d grown bitter later in life — much darker than earlier in his career — but was still relevant. His death yesterday leaves a big hole that can’t be filled. Rest in peace, Mr. Carlin.
In this video clip, he goes to town on liberals who are trying to save the planet. George could hit both sides of the political debate and did so when he felt it was necessary.