“Why Can’t There Be More Suffering?”

"I wish no public service of any kind." Those were George Carlin's wishes regarding his death. Burial rites and, well, rites of any kind, were exactly the kind of befuddlement that he would--and did--cut down to size with his unapologetic wit. Given the nature of the media and the congregation of the Internet today, publishing obituaries and "in memoriam" montages are a public service of a certain kind, even if that's not how he meant it when he said that in 1990. Even further, in . . .

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