Friday, April 10, 2009

Son Of A Preacher Man

The one time I interviewed George Carlin, he mentioned that his comedy in the late 80's has gotten a bit stale and uninspired. He said, "Once I saw Sam Kinison, I knew I had to step up my game." Thus began the change in direction that ushered in the sociopolitic rants that became the last phase of Carlin's legendary career. It was 17 years ago today that Sam was killed by a drunk driver on a California desert highway. Assuming there's cocaine in heaven, I imagine he and George are having pretty intense conversations these days.

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