Letter: The Softer Side of George Carlin (Is Still Pretty Funny)

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When we think of George Carlin, a number of strong descriptors come to mind: hilarious, brilliant, atheist, no-bullshit. But “romantic” isn’t exactly at the tip of our tongue. Letters of Note corrects this misapprehension, posting a brief missive from Carlin to his wife, one of many that appears in her memoir The George Carlin Letters: The Permanent Courtship of Sally Wade, published last month. The note, which is both sweet and funny, addresses Wade as “Sallyburger” and features a delightfully absurd quantification of Carlin’s love for her. See it for yourself after the jump, and click over to Letters of Note for a transcription.