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23 Jun, 2008

Ahh fuck – RIP George Carlin 1937 – 2008

Posted by: Dave In: Current Affairs |Humor |Philosophy |TV

George Carlin

George Carlin died yesterday of heart failure.  He was 71 years old, but had the mouth of a 18 year old sailor.

Famous for his 7 words you can’t say on TV.  Well, since I’m paying for bandwidth and hosting here, I can say anything I want.  So, this is for you George:

Shit, Piss, Fuck, Cunt, Cocksucker, Motherfucker, Tits.

There you have it.

Those seven words took Carlin to the Supreme Court in 1978.  According to Wikipedia, he lost in a 5-4 decision which allowed the government to censor him on the airwaves.

I hope he’s turning St Peter’s ears blue at the pearly gates right now.

– Dave

2 Responses to "Ahh fuck – RIP George Carlin 1937 – 2008"

1 | Bryan

March 5th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

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I thought the seven words censored from TV were: truth, beauty, justice, propriety, modesty, responsibility and decorum.

2 | Dave

March 5th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

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No, I think you may have those confused with Snow White’s rejected dwarven names. I’m pretty sure Justice the Dwarf was a little too violent for TV. I heard he punched Sleepy.

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  • Dave: Not sure, Bryan, but I'd love to know where Craig lives.
  • Bryan Hanks: What city were those in?
  • Kevin David Anderson: check out our other wreaths at: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150452725264516.391111.360128594515&type=3
  • epiphenita: Like Tom Waits without the music.
  • epiphenita: Reminds me of my good friend's artwork: http://victoriacarlson.blogspot.com/2009/06/untitled.html
  • Dave: I think someone should make some dance music from those "WHOAHs."
  • epiphenita: Oh, Dave. That was tonic to my soul. Perfect. I vote for an exorcism.
  • Dave: Hmm, looks sober to me.
  • Scott: I'm thinking that the guy with the hat might have had a drink or two before this picture was taken. Just a hunch...
  • Scott: There's a roleplaying scenario just waiting to be written based on these pictures. :-)

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