Congratulations to Chris, Megan, Kimberly, and Chuck, who correctly answered yesterday's trivia question. George Carlin, who we lost this past Sunday, was the first host of "Saturday Night Live" in 1975.
I'm giving away FOUR, not three books, since a) these are the folks that followed directions and commented rather than emailing me; and b) Chuck, who was the fourth, left a funny comment that deserved a prize. Please email me your postal addresses and I'll get a copy of The Soccer Mom Myth out to you next week.
George Carlin was a master of the English language and inspired awe in anyone who also loves the language. He could riff with words like Charlie Parker on a saxophone, and often brought me to tears (laughing, not crying) with his takes on politics, religion, and life in general. He was quite often bawdy (to put it mildly) and could poke sore spots in all of us, but always with the goal of reminding us that even the best parts of life can often be ridiculous.
For your viewing pleasure: George Carlin, with his G-rated routine "Baseball vs. Football."
We'll miss you, George.