I got home early Monday morning (late Sunday night) from playing hockey to read that George Carlin had died. He had a history of heart problems, and died of heart failure at the age of 71. When I was in high school, I wrote a paper about Carlin and his "Seven Dirty Words" citing how obtuse the FCC laws were (at that time) for obscenity, other than those specific words. I always enjoyed Carlin and his brand of intelligent humor. I loved his bit about euphemisms - how people aren't "crippled" they're "handi-capable" - they're not "deaf" they're "hearing impaired." Carlin quipped, "I keep waiting for a rape victim to be referred to as an involuntary sperm recipient." He hosted the first episode of Saturday Night Live in 1975 and appeared some 130 times on the Tonight Show. There simply aren't comics left like George Carlin. He will be sorely missed.