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Not to speak ill of the dead

You know by now that George Carlin passed away Sunday at the age of 71. Despite his status as an icon of American stand-up comedy, his best work was playing Mr. Conductor on Shining Time Station alongside Thomas the Tank Engine.

That’s not meant to be snarky. It’s just that, like Cheech & Chong, Carlin was never quite as funny to me as he was to most everyone else.

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