Tonight I watched George Carlin receive the Mark Twain award for Comedy Posthumously. His genius was obvious and I can say very little about him that has not already been said. He was a Jester, a Fool, and a buffoon by medieval standards. In our society we have come to value and praise the fool, though this has taken some time. We saw George for what he was a generous, intelligent, charismatic and funny person.
After George Carlin found out he was going to receive the Mark Twain Award he started preparing his speech and this quote was found by his daughter among his notes.
"I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes"
-- Henry David Thoreau, Walden
And finally to paraphrase Lewis Black, "Now that you're gone George, the world is a less funny place"