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7 words you can ALWAYS say in heaven
Short on the heels of Tim Russert's untimely demise, comes news this morning of the death of comedy legend George Carlin.
There are no words that I could write today that would adequately describe the impact that watching a George Carlin HBO special had on me when I was 11 or 12. In the wake of the first Gulf War, he did a bit, see below, that crystallized all of the yellow-ribbon mania that had been floating around my NYC suburb full of symbol-minded people!
About a month after 9/11, I had occasion to fly back to Madison, Wis., where I had graduated college four months earlier. This special happened to be replaying on HBO and lo and behold, it was as timely in 2001 as it was 10 years earlier.
Pour some out tonight and enjoy!