I went to the 1972 Milwaukee Summerfest. After Carlin was arrested for performing his “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television” routine, my views on the need to be open and transparent changed forever! George Carlin is an American Hero and pretty damn funny!
There are 400,000 words in the English language, and there are seven you can’t say on television. What a ratio that is! 399,993 to 7. They must really be baaaad. They must be OUTRAGEOUS to be separated from a group that large. “All of you words over here, you seven…baaaad words.” That’s what they told us, right?
– George Carlin
George Carlin achieved fame early in his career but rose to superstar status when the US Federal Communications Department (FCC) confronted him over the usage of his famous “Seven Dirty Words” comedy routine. They used his comedy routine to create (some say reinforce) the law that gave the US government the power to regulate indecent material on public…
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