Jerry Seinfeld spoke to George Carlin nine days ago (topics included Tim Russert, Bo Diddley and celebrity deaths), but he looked up to the legendary comic for his entire life. Seinfeld pays tribute in a moving opinion piece in the New York Times. “I called him to compliment him on his most recent special on HBO,” writes Seinfeld. “Seventy years old and he cranks out another hour of great new stuff. He was in a hotel room in Las Vegas getting ready for his show. He was a monster.” Read more.