"Get an extension cord for my plug"

I plan to watch as much of this George Carlin marathon as possible this week, even if it means calling out sick tomorrow, as I was once informed by Carlin that You (meaning me) Are All Diseased. But well done HBO; this is a pretty excellent tribute.

Watching this makes me miss my dad something terrible. It has something to do with the common cultural touchstones my dad and I shared in the old living room on Cable Avenue. “Married With Children” has the same effect on me these days. And this should pretty much explain everything you need to know about my upbringing.

Then, one of the last Christmas presents I got for my dad was this book:

Again, this about explains our father-son relationship pretty well.

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