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George Carlin ..My Comic Hero..Goodbye Ol Chap..
On July 21, 1972, comic George Carlin was arrested at Milwaukee's Summerfest for a routine in which he uttered seven unutterable words. That the routine's whole point was to ridicule such language taboos made little difference to those slapping the cuffs on him for violating obscenity laws.
updated 8:17 a.m. PT, Mon., June. 23, 2008
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television. Some People Are Stupid. Stuff. People I Can Do Without.
George Carlin, who died of heart failure Sunday at 71, leaves behind not only a series of 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.
The counterculture hero’s jokes also targeted things such as misplaced shame, religious hypocrisy and linguistic quirks — why, he asked, do we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway?
Peace out Georgie..