We came this close to seeing him live in Vegas. I guess you always assume someone will be there, and then POOF, they are gone.
When I was a kid, I first got introduced to Carlin by Dr. Demento. I got a lot of his albums, and I am glad my parents never cared about parental restrictions on the comedy I listened to, because Carlin's off-color humor greatly influenced what I am today. My favorite album of his is still, "A Place for my Stuff," where he has a routine, "icebox man."
"Have you ever found an item in the icebox that you could not identify... at all? Could be meat... could be cake. Meatcake!"
I will so miss you, George.