George Carlin, RIP

I always adored George Carlin. I don’t think there is a clip on youtube of him that I haven’t seen at least a dozen times…..from “The 7 Words You Can Never Say on TV” to his stint as conductor on “Thomas the Tank Engine.”

This quote on his ‘philosiphasizing’ captures what he represented to me:

“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.”

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2 comments

  1. George Carlin will live forever fondly in my memory as the man who introduced the world to the Buddy Christ in Dogma-which is coincidentally another movie I can recite forwards and backwards…

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