Yesterday one of the few remaining idols I had from childhood died. They all die, guess that’s what being 30 is, you watch your childhood fade out and struggle to hold on to it.

You look back as much as you look forward, and try as hard as possible not to pay attention to the now, and the fact that where you’ve wanted to be and where you’re going seem unnatainable.

We have these idols, but why? I’ve never really been one to obbess about idols. I have a select few people that I’ve admired and looked up to, and I wander if there’s some fault in my not examining my life and comparing it to theirs (ala Homer Simpson VS Thomas Edison). Would that obbsessive push have made me succede better, faster, farther? I’ll never know. I can’t just magically have been another person.

So George Carlin has died at 71 (just over twice my age), of heart failure. He made a lot of people laugh and think, and shit he was even on the Simpsons. That’s pretty sweet. I always kind of thought one day I’d get to meet him, maybe work together, or just grab a cup of coffee. But now like so many other idols, he’s gone and I won’t get that chance.

Steve Martin, you’re my last hope.

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