Can You Say the Seven Dirty Words in Heaven?

1214229449As we all know, high-profile deaths tend to come in threes. Last week, Tim Russert collapsed while working at the NBC studios. Today, we learned that George Carlin died of heart failure.

We know it was a rough primary season, but what the hell is going on here?

It’s a creepy coincidence that two men who were both celebrated as giants in media died within a week of each other from heart conditions. Both made their mark by challenging perceptions. While Russert took on politicians, Carlin went after “decency” laws and morality with his stand-up routine.

This is sad news for us, but has anyone checked in with Mike Barnicle today? He must be pretty sad to see the guy he stole from admired so much pass on so soon after his pal Russert.