Monday, June 23, 2008
George Carlin dies...
George Carlin Dies at 71
One of the greatest comedians of all times has left us. George Carlin was a major influence on my life when growing up. Through his comedy, major truths were laid bare. I really don't know what pearl of shining clear wisdom I could pick to post here, as he uttered thousands of them. But from the above article, in reference to his iconic "Seven Dirty Words You Can't Say on Television" routine:
"...The whole problem with this idea of obscenity and indecency, and all of these things _ bad language and whatever _ it's all caused by one basic thing, and that is: religious superstition," Carlin told the AP in a 2004 interview. "There's an idea that the human body is somehow evil and bad and there are parts of it that are especially evil and bad, and we should be ashamed. Fear, guilt and shame are built into the attitude toward sex and the body. ... It's reflected in these prohibitions and these taboos that we have..."