Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Seven Words: more than just gutter talk

The late, great George Carlin! If a picture is worth a thousand words, many of them would have to be bleeped to fully describe the man in this portrait. Carlin showed everyone who listened to understand how trite our culture's notions of profanity are. He was one of the first people allowed to swear on cable TV when HBO was new; and he swore intelligently. Censorship is highly political and hypocritical. Carlin valued language so much an we owe him so much to help liberate it. If you don't know who George Carlin is then do yourself a favor and find him on youtube or DVD.