Monday, June 23, 2008

Bye, George

Al Sleet has offered his last weather forecast.

George Carlin, comedian extraordinaire, creator and alter ego of the hippy-dippy weatherman; the man who gave us the Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television, died Sunday night in Santa Monica of heart failure. He was seventy-one.

Carlin’s sharp tongue, four-letter words and sarcasm may not have suited everyone’s taste, but for those of us who enjoy our comedy with an edge, he will be missed.