Just read that George Carlin died. He was, in my mind, one of the greatest comedians of all time. Carlin's genius was twofold: making mundane day-to-day language funny (I'm not getting on the plane, I'm getting inside of it) and his brilliant and pointed skewering of, as we called it in the Sixties, the Establishment. He pushed boundaries until they fell over.
True talent is measured on your influence of others.