I will miss the humor of the irreverent George Carlin, who passed away yesterday.

I particularly loved how he examined words, colloquialisms, common expressions, and the English language in general.

One of my all-time favorite “classic” Carlin routines was the one in which he contrasted the sports of baseball and football:



I grew up in Oklahoma–OU Sooners country–with nary a Major League Baseball team within 500 miles.  Never really embracing football and its popularity and having had to accompany the high school football team in its travels as part of the high school band, I always particularly enjoyed Carlin’s underscoring the “tough” persona of football as opposed to the more “civilized” game of baseball.

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  1. Great clip–thanks for the reminder. I love Carlin’s language play and scrutiny of society and politics. I’m sure he had a lot more in him…

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