There’s a real possibility that George Carlin will go down as a stand up comedian. A good one, maybe the funniest man on the planet as one fan put it, but that’s all. There’s a whole lot more to George Carlin than that: a great mime; a good actor; an alarming critic of human nature – George Carlin gives high definition to the term ‘razor sharp’ when it comes to lambasting the weirdness of human nature. And to untangling the absurdities of the language we use to disguise our ignorance and omissions.
But George Carlin, more and more as he developed his cynical attitude to social humanity, became a prophet.
We’re not used to prophets. We think of them as people who tell your future. “Next week you will meet a tall dark stranger who will change your life”. They never tell you if it’s your future spouse or…
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