I've always been a huge fan of George Carlin. I remember borrowing/stealing my sister's Carlin records as a kid and, very quietly so my mom wouldn't know, listening to them over and over and over. And as brilliant, hilarious, and profane as he was, what still amazes me was his grasp of language.
Take for example this very small snippet from his piece, “A Modern Man”:
I'm a modern man, digital and smoke-free; a man for the millenium.
A diversified, multi-cultural, post-modern deconstructionist; politically, anatomically and ecologically incorrect.
I've been uplinked and downloaded, I've been inputted and outsourced. I know the upside of downsizing, I know the downside of upgrading.
I'm a high-tech low-life. A cutting-edge, state-of-the-art, bi-coastal multi-tasker, and I can give you a gigabyte in a nanosecond.
There's plenty more where that came from, and I like to think that maybe you can see a little bit of Carlin's wordy influence in this cartoon.
Mark Anderson lives in the Chicago area with his wife, their children, two cats, a dog and several dust bunnies.Publications that use his cartoons include Reader’s Digest, The Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, Forbes, Barrons, Woman’s World, Harvard Business Review, Saturday Evening Post, American Legion Magazine, Funny Times and many more.