Class Clown

I’m a little late to the wake. Gruber and DDay’s salutes to George Carlin have included the seven words you can’t say on television—but, fortunately, can put on vinyl and type on the internets. I think their posts were both tributes and an expression of their feelings at his death.

The one Carlin line that will always stay with me is quoted in the NY Times obituary. It’s a joke that’s so simple and clear you think it must have just grown out of our cultural consciousness, like a folk song. In the voice of Al Sleet, the hippy-dippy weatherman, “Tonight’s forecast: dark.”