George Carlin:The End Of An Era

The passing of George Carlin last Sunday marks the end of an era. Carlin, who died of heart failure at 71, was the last of a breed of abrasive socio-political satirists – on this continent, anyway.

Carlin came from the same school of irreverence as Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor and Bill Hicks, all deceased prematurely. Like the aforementioned, Carlin, too, was unflinching in his criticism of bogus political, religious and cultural leaders. Unlike most of today’s contemporary comedians, Carlin didn’t care about the ramifications of his potshots. He truly cared more about the sanity of his country.
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  1. December 4th, 2011
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