The Romantic George Carlin Writes a Nano-Powered, Sub Atomic-Filled Love Letter to His Wife

Carlin Letter

George Car­lin was more than a Class Clown. He was also a class act, as evi­denced by this undat­ed mis­sive to com­e­dy writer Sal­ly Wade, with whom he shared the final decade of his life. The man who once parsed the Sev­en Words You Can Nev­er Say on Tele­vi­sion show­ered his “spouse with­out papers” with such notes dai­ly.

Giv­en such a prodi­gious out­put, he wise­ly turned to sci­ence to quan­ti­fy his ardor in the repro­duc­tion above. (His physi­cian’s scrawl can be dif­fi­cult to deci­pher — a tran­scrip­tion is sup­plied below.)


If you took THE NUMBER OF SUB-ATOMIC PARTICLES IN THE UNIVERSE and mul­ti­plied that num­ber times itself THAT MANY TIMES; and then added the total num­ber of MICRO-SECONDS since the begin­ning of time, times itself; and then added 803—you would STILL have only the tini­est frac­tion of A BILLION-BILLIONTH PER CENT of the amount of love I HAVE FOR YOU.


your can­dle part­ner,
the roman­tic Mr Car­lin,
your eter­nal flame

A por­tion of these sweet noth­ings were col­lect­ed in The George Car­lin Let­ters. Its sub­ti­tle, The Per­ma­nent Courtship of Sal­ly Wade, was tak­en from the note he left on her com­put­er the day he died, two days shy of their 10th anniver­sary.

via Dan­ger­ous Minds

Relat­ed Con­tent:

RIP: George Car­lin on the Tonight Show (1966)

How the Great George Car­lin Showed Louis CK the Way to Suc­cess (NSFW)

George Car­lin: The Mod­ern Man in Three Min­utes

Ayun Hal­l­i­day has been lov­ing on Greg Kotis since 1991. Such notes as there are remain pri­vate, but you can fol­low her @AyunHalliday

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  • Allan Wafkowski says:

    Thank good­ness the big­ot­ed Car­lin is no longer among the liv­ing. Do we real­ly need to pro­long the agony buy read­ing his sil­ly let­ters. I think not.

  • Saje Williams says:

    Yes, George was big­ot­ed against ass­holes. No one was ever born an ass­hole. It’s a lifestyle choice. Sor­ry about yours, Allan.

  • Lawrence Bayne says:

    Thank good­ness you took time out of the pro­longed flush that is your life to come here and ‘think not’

  • Rob Brazeau says:

    And learn to spell “by,” sir.

  • Allan Wafkowski says:

    Why am I not sur­prised by the Nazi-like tac­tics of Car­lin fans? Intol­er­ance, hatred and oppres­sion are the trade­marks of the hate filled lib­er­al-Nazi. You folk are stel­lar exam­ples of the ilk.

  • Allan W says:

    How the hell did I wan­der into such an inhos­pitable place?!? I’m going back where peo­ple do their own think­ing and don’t allow the zom­bie TV cul­ture to think for them. You are very much what is wrong with the plan­et.

    “Oba­ma and Hitler, a match make in hell”

  • Schaudenfreude says:

    @Allan Wafkows­ki
    George Car­lin was a come­di­an, it’s com­e­dy and a per­sona he wore to use it. What are your views on Lewis Black or Louis CK?

  • jane jill says:

    Methinks Mr.Allan may be jeal­ous of their love and sounds like a lone­ly man!

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