Thursday, June 26, 2008

RIP Funnyman George Carlin, 1937-2008

I'm really late on posting this obviously, but this last Sunday we saw the passing of one of comedy's greatest, George Carlin. While his raw comedy speaks for itself, what really set him apart and will go down in the history books was his harsh stance against censorship. Carlin joins a long list of folks that have passed before their time this year.

Here for your viewing pleasure is Carlin's classic bit, the "seven dirty words"- so profound was it, that it actually garnered the attention of the Supreme Court:



** While most people remember Carlin for his raw acts, he actually also took part in content for children, most memorably playing "Mr. Conductor" on PBS' "Shining Time Station (Thomas the Tank Engine).

1 comment:

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