Tuesday, June 24, 2008

George Carlin Dies At Age 71

The Shock Comedian Was Vile, Profane, Stupid
Disrespectful, Immature, and Irreverent

(I Even Thought He Was Funny Until I Grew Up... )

George Carlin, who died of heart failure Sunday at 71, leaves behind not only memorable routines, but a legal legacy: His most celebrated monologue, a frantic, informed riff on those infamous seven words, led to a Supreme Court decision on broadcasting offensive language.

Carlin breached the accepted boundaries of comedy and language, particularly with his routine on the "Seven Words" -- all of which are taboo on broadcast TV to this day.
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