George, you paved the way for some of my favourite socially and politically charged comedians. You showed me just how versatile a word can be. And, you gave substance to TheHumanaught.com’s #1 visited post.
“Older” sounds a little better than “old,” doesn’t it? Sounds like it might even last a little longer … I’m getting old. And it’s OK. Because thanks to our fear of death in this country I won’t have to die — I’ll ‘pass away.’ Or I’ll ‘expire,’ like a magazine subscription. If it happens in the hospital they’ll call it a ‘terminal episode.’ The insurance company will refer to it as ‘negative patient care outcome.’ And if it’s the result of malpractice they’ll say it was a ‘therapeutic misadventure.’
You were a comedic genius and legend. Whatever it’s called, You will be missed.
Some of the greats
Usage of the Word Fuck
Filthy Words (Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television)
this isn’t the original bit, but I don’t know if it was captured on video – YouTube doesn’t seem to think so.
Religion is Bullshit