“I don’t consider myself a cynic. I think of myself as a skeptic and a realist. But I understand the word ‘cynic’ has more than one meaning, and I see how I could be seen as cynical. ‘George, you’re cynical.’ Well, you know, they say if you scratch a cynic you find a disappointed idealist. And perhaps the flame still flickers a little, you know?”
We will all miss George Carlin. There’s no one to take his place. Most comedy today dances on the edge of vulgar racism, sexism, xenophobia and the catalog of mean thoughts, thinking that it makes fun of racism or sexism or hatred of others while heartily engaging in it.