I tried to write an adequate eulogy this morning and failed. I simply haven't the words. I would want my homage to delineate all all the laughter he inspired in his 71 years, all the great things he said and did, all the ideas he put into so many of our minds, all the forms of commentary he was capable of, and all the intelligence and conviction and courage he possessed.
Moreover, in tribute to his comic genius, I'd want it to be funny. But I'm simply too sad to even think about humor.
Goodbye, George Carlin.