Monday, June 23, 2008
As many of you (certainly anyone who's a regular reader of this site...all 3 of you) by now, comedian George Carlin passed away today at the age of 71.
Carlin was best know for his routine "the 7 Dirty Words You Can't Say on Television," a bit that landed him in the middle of a freedom of speech debate that made it all the way to the Supreme Court. No matter where you come down on that debate, or whether you find Carlin to be a genius or a vulgar excuse of a performer, one cannot deny the impact he made as a comedian, in terms of both his art and his influence.
He will be missed by many.