Happy Birthday, George Carlin

Posted by The G on May 12, 2011 under Celebrities | 2 Comments to Read

Photo and autograph courtesy of the G Archives.

George Carlin

George Carlin

Happy birthday to George Carlin.  The comedian first made a name for himself in the 1970s with his bit about the 7 words you cannot say on TV.   For reference, the words were: shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker and tits.  We’ve progressed as a society and I think you can actually say piss now (but I am not verifying that fact, because I REFUSE to censor myself and I find these words to be perfectly acceptable in any conversation that deems them necessary to be spoken).  Carlin’s observations about the world at large are so spot on, that I looked up to George Carlin as more of a religious figure than the big 3: Jesus, Buddha and Allah.  George Carlin did not give a fuck what people thought of him and he made a career of telling it like it is, while keeping everyone rolling on the floor with laughter.  I am so happy that before Carlin’s death, I met him many times.  In my experience, George Carlin was always nice and I was always so happy to see him in person.  Wherever you are George, you are certainly missed and thought of often.

Also born today: actress Katharine Hepburn, baseball great Yogi Berra, composer Burt Bacharach and rocker Steve Winwood.

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