Tuesday, June 24, 2008

George Carlin, R.I.P.

I wasn’t really a fan of his recent work, but his older material skewering nanny state attitudes about profanity and sex was right on target.  By way of tribute, here’s a version of his famous “seven dirty words” bit:

Of course, another version of this, broadcast by Pacfica Radio, led to the Supreme Court’s atrocious 5-4 ruling in FCC v. Pacifica Foundation that the federal government can regulate even non-obscene broadcasts that are “indecent.”

As Carlin might say, fuck the FCC.

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