Monday, June 23, 2008

sadly.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080623/us_nm/carlin_dc

the world is a less funny place today after george carlin dies at age 71.

george was best known for the seven words you can`t say on television.

they are as follows; shit, piss, fuck, cunt, motherfucker, cocksucker, and tits.

so lets look closely at these words for a moment and see where the problem may lie.

the first two, shit and piss, are common bodily functions that, while mostly a private matter, are mostly innocuous, unless you have a personal problem with such functions that you may have acquired during your formative years. in which case you could be chronically religious, an accountant, or a member of a broadcast standards committee.

cunt, motherfucker and cocksucker are descriptive of processes of sexuality, and while the terms aren`t particularly elegant, they describe some of my favorite things. she has one, i am one, and i look forward to the act with a fondness that i have for little else.

finally, the word tits. come on people, we were all born to feed at the breast. to refer to them is a homage to nurture and sustenance. to image one is to be at once fed and stimulated.

i can`t think of a finer state to exist in.

thanks for the memories george.

rest in peace, you motherfucker.

4 comments:

BBC said...

Yeah, he was great and will be missed by many.

dr.alistair said...

yeah. we need a little more laughter in our day, that`s for sure.

Ricardo said...

You can actually say shit and piss on TV now provided it's after a certain time. But you are correct, Mr.Carlin had the gift of pointing out the stupidity of these rules, the futility of political correctness, and the destructive force of being an obedient consumer.

dr.alistair said...

he was also a great friend of one of my teachers, richard bandler, the developer of nlp. you can hear the linguistic analysis in carlin`s humour....and if you listen to bandler`s lectures you can hear carlin`s influence.

the best teachers are comedians.