Met him twice, the George Washington myth of "not telling a lie" applies most-aptly to George Carlin. Carlin only ever spoke the truth.
I only liked Carlin when he was old like this and about to die. His comedy was finally distilled and pure.
Thank you for reminding me that I'm not a hipster.
|Corpus Delectable |
The cool thing is, it only looked like comedy. Don't get me wrong; He's hilarious.
But he was educating, and using comedy to make some unpalatable truths ultimately digestible.
I was lucky enough to see him live in the late 80s which was sort of his golden period, in my opinion. It sticks with me for two reasons: 1.) it was George fucking Carlin and my body ached for days afterward from laughing and 2.) the opening act was one of the worst comedians I have ever seen to the point where I think, in retrospect, he might have been trying some kind of Andy Kaufman-esque purposeful bomb or something.
The details of being sworn in aren't really that important, what is important is that you go through the ritual in order to confirm that you know there will be reprecussions if you intentionally lie.
|Dread Pirate Roberts |
Carlin is ALWAYS an auto-five from me. The man is one of my heroes.
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