Carlin certainly needs no introduction from me or anyone else. He was iconic. He was a comedian that I think everyone knew about, even if they didn’t follow comedy (which always seemed weird to me). You’ll probably read a lot in the following days about how shocking or revolutionary he was, and maybe that’s true, but what I’ll always appreciate about Carlin was a willingness to think. A willingness to survey our surroundings and notice just how damn absurd they are.
Carlin always made a lot of sense to me and in times like these when the world doesn’t seem to make any sense, he’ll be missed a tremendous amount.