In Memoriam

George Carlin — 1937-2008


George Carlin, whose routine “Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television” led to a key Supreme Court ruling on obscenity, has died. Carlin, who had a history of heart trouble, went into St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon, June 22, 2008, complaining of chest pain and died later that evening. -33-


“Words are all we have, really. We have thoughts, but thoughts are fluid. And then we assign a word to a thought, and then we’re stuck with a word for that thought, so be careful with words.”

– George Carlin




One response to “In Memoriam

  1. The job of the Court Jester is to find humorous ways of saying things we don’t want to hear, but still need to be said.

    Thank you, George, for a job well done.

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