Can't believe George Carlin just died. I am mostly oblivious to any celebrities I may or may not pass on street out here, but just last month George Carlin was in front of me on line in Whole Foods. He was buying a gallon of skim milk and a dozen organic eggs. I didn't notice him at first, but the cashier said hi, and he said hello back, and I instantly recognized the voice and turned to look. He paid with a hundred-dollar bill, and while the cashier went off to get change from her manager, there were a good thirty seconds where we were both standing there, and I so wanted to say something -- like, "I'm a huge fan," or, I don't know, something like that -- but I was too shy. And then she gave him his change.