Monday, June 23, 2008

Today I Saw an Old Friend

George Carlin is dead.
This isn't huge for me, but it's worth mentioning.
For George Carlin, it is a much bigger deal.
On the other hand, I don't think George Carlin had any illusions.
And yet, you look back in history and you notice,
"Pete has Chet Atkins' autograph."
That's an interesting point.
Nobody talks about this much, but it's worth noting.
Sometimes I even felt like George Carlin wasn't so great
just because he failed to mention this.
I remember watching him on TV and just
muttering beneath my breath about what a fucker
he was for not paying attention to the autographs I have.