Tuesday, July 1, 2008

George Carlin 1937-2008, Tim Russert 1950-2008

It's a little late, but I have to say goodbye to comedian George Carlin, who died of heart failure last week. He'll always be remembered for his "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television," but I'll remember him for his role as the mystical Rufus in the Bill & Ted movies.

He also was the very first host of Saturday Night Live. NBC replayed that show recently to honor Carlin.

I would also be remiss if I didn't say goodbye to Meet the Press moderator Tim Russert, who died in his NBC office of a massive heart attack shortly before Carlin. He had a way of making politics easier for the every man to understand. Coverage of this fall's Presidential election between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain just won't be the same.

RIP guys. Like all the others, you'll be missed.

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