I don’t go out much in the morning and I never, ever read the news. I suppose that makes me an uniformed American, but I really don’t give a fuck about being informed. I don’t believe half of what is reported and I am not in the mood to read about what is reported because most of it is bullshit anyway, or fluff and it pisses me off! I don’t want to watch news that pisses me off and puts me in a less than desirable state of mind, so I avoid it most of the time.
So this morning when I went out to go to the post office I turned on the radio and heard that George Carlin died. I guess I always knew he would die, he was looking more and more frail and one of the last times I saw him he seemed REALLY PISSED OFF. When he got pissed off he turned it into humor and I love that about him! In fact I think I learned more about life and truth by watching and listening to him than I ever did by watching the news and I laughed a lot more, which is what I like to do. I like to walk away laughing and I prefer my humor to be based in truth just another reason why I loved George Carlin. He was no bullshit, straight-up and to the point and he was never, ever afraid to say what was on his mind. I didn’t always agree with what he said, but I respected who he was and the way he delivered a message.
I am sad that he won’t be around to entertain me any longer and I’m upset that another extraordinary person has existed the planet I didn’t expect it so soon. I’m glad I can call up his videos on YouTube whenever I want to, it’s a nice alternative to the news!