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Yeah, I know; that's not as innocuous a list as "nitwit, blubber, oddment, and tweak," but George Carlin died, and he wouldn't have appreciated a tactful, self-censored subject-line to mark the occasion.

Christopher Robin was my first crush, but George Carlin was my first linguistic hero. ♥

I first heard Carlin's "Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television" routine by sneaking a listen to it on the lowest volume setting of my parents' stereo system, my ear pressed deeply into the speaker so that I could hear the record. (Ultimately, my brother was punished for messing up the speaker, which pleased me. *cackles*) In any case, I think that some of you will appreciate the routine, too. Obviously, it's NWS. Here's a transcript, and here's the audio (which auto-plays).

Wherever you are, George, I hope you're raising hell.

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fodirteg
Jun. 23rd, 2008 01:30 pm (UTC)
You know he's pushing boundaries somewhere, and making people think for themselves!
iulia_linnea
Jun. 24th, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC)
*nods*
sullacat
Jun. 23rd, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the audio link - I never not laughed watching him...

And great job for getting your brother in trouble! Score!
iulia_linnea
Jun. 24th, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC)
Hee! I'm glad you enjoyed the link. :D
jedibuttercup
Jun. 23rd, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC)
My first encounter with George Carlin was actually "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure". I wasn't aware of his comedy routines until later; but he was definitely an original mind, and one we'll miss.
iulia_linnea
Jun. 24th, 2008 10:51 pm (UTC)
I agree. :)
romaine24
Jun. 23rd, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)
When I was 16, my boyfriend and I went to see George Carlin (1976). It was quite a treat for 2 Catholic kids. :) I've adored him ever since. I will miss him terribly.
iulia_linnea
Jun. 24th, 2008 10:53 pm (UTC)
I'm sad that I never got to see him live; thank goodness for YouTube! *hugs*
arynwy
Jun. 23rd, 2008 11:06 pm (UTC)
I remember taking my parents to see him to celebrate one of our wedding anniversaries (Jul 20/Jul 27). He teased us, saying,

"Children shouldn't be corrupting their parents, but I appreciate the thought."

I think his current routine was the what is and what is NOT a sport.
iulia_linnea
Jun. 24th, 2008 10:54 pm (UTC)
Hee! R.I.P., George!
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iulia_linnea
Jun. 24th, 2008 10:56 pm (UTC)
I completely agree. :)
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