I discovered too late that I really knew so little about so many deceased friends and colleagues, and only found out about some of their remarkable exploits and achievements when reading their obituaries.
Just shy of three months ago, George Carlin's "sortabiography" Last Words was published. Since then, not a single radio show, morning show, or late night talk show has offered a few minutes of airtime.
Calling George Carlin a "comedian" describes his work as inadequately as "painter" describes Francis Bacon or "guitarist" BB King. No one understood better that comedy at its best is a dark and beautiful art.