George Carlin dies at 71. I asked whether there was a difference in educating workers vs. citizens. Carlin’s a bit heavy handed here but he’s answering the question.

The first time I recognized his genius?

“I’m going to say a sentence that has never been uttered in the history of the universe. Watch me stick this red hot poker up my ass.” 

There are comedians as funny as Carlin, Bruce, and Pryor still around. But the type of critical weight they brought to their craft? I’m not so sure there are replacements. He will be missed.