George Carlin's passing is a sad event because of all those baby-boomers out there now know that for all their counter-culture craziness the final outcome is still the same. We all die and that isn't going to change no matter how much we don't like the status quo. The fact that we all are on our way out should bring into focus what are we going to do with the rest of our lives.
The baby-boomers have had a good run with "sex, drugs, and rock & roll" of the 60's, disco and the "me generation" of the 70's, cocaine and greed of the 80's, parenthood and minivans of the 90's. This group has been self absorbed the whole way through and now that death is knocking at the door what are they going to do about it. As the commercial goes never trust anyone over 90.
I would highly recommend that they restore their families and giving unto others. They could see it as selfishly building a lasting legacy for the future. They could mend some fences with their kids in hope of staying out of a nasty nursing home. They could use some of that energy and talent to do something for the needier people in the world and call it a karma clean-up.
I really don't have anything against baby-boomers, but we all need to see that this is the only life we get. We need to use what God gave us for the betterment of all mankind, so volunteer to tutor, donate the stuff you don't need, give some money to a good charity, build a house for someone, or feed someone.
Death comes to us all and I personally would like to go out knowing I left the world a little better then when I arrived. If you disagree lets hear it.