Det er lige gået op for mig at den største komiker nogensinde ikke længere er i blandt os. Jeg har gået rundt i lykkelig uvidenhed om hans død d. 22. Juni 2008 i en alder af 71 år.
Det er selvfølgelig George Carlin jeg snakker om. Han havde et ærligt og realistist syn på tingene, og forstod at kommunikere det ud på en måde så alle kunne fatte det. Selv dem han svinede til. Og for at ære hans minde har jeg taget nogle af de kommentarer han er citeret for gennem tiden og smidt dem op her - forneden...
Du kan se mere af ham på youtube:http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=george+carlin&aq=2
Most people are not particulary good at anything.
When evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will evolve.
I'm completely in favor of the separation of church and state. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.
I have as much authority as the Pope, I just don't have as many people who believe it.
I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately.
I would never want to be a member of a group whose symbol was a guy nailed to two pieces of wood.
The World is not coming to an end, the World isn't going anywhere. We are.
I'm not afraid of heights, I'm just afraid of falling from them.
To be intoxicated is to feel sophisticated, but not be able to say it.
Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery?
Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong.
Don't confuse my point of view with cynicism. The real cynics are the ones who tell you that everything's gonna be all right.
Dusting is a good example of the futility of trying to put things right. As soon as you dust, the fact of your next dusting has already been established.
Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
Always do whatever's next.