Sunday, June 22, 2008

George Carlin has made a most excellent journey.

I have two memories of George Carlin, and both of them are from early childhood.

The first is from when I was approximately four or five, dragged to a family dinner at The Great Greek on Ventura Boulevard in Los Angeles. Celebrity sightings are oddly commonplace here, so for George and his posse to be sitting at the table next to ours on this occasion would not have been unusual. He smiled and waved at me in that "tee hee, what a nice little kid" sort of way, and I bashfully smiled and waved back. I had no idea who he was. It was only after watching him in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure a couple of years later that I realized I'd interacted with Rufus from afar.

Which brings me to my second memory of George Carlin:

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