UPDATE: May, 24, 2012: On May 27, 1972, just about exactly 40 years ago today, George Carlin recorded his concert album Class Clown during a show at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Among the sketches he performed was one destined to become a classic – the “Seven Dirty Words” you can’t say on television. I honor of this, The Atlantic took a look at the lasting impact of Carlin’s routine.
What follows below is a post I put up a year or so ago about Carlin and the Seven Dirty Words:
I was lecturing today on the Seven Truths “They” Don’t Want You To Know About the Media. I got to Truth 4 – Everything from the margin moves to the center and was preparing to show two George Carlin video clips: The 7 Words You Can’t Say on Television and an excerpt from him playing Mr. Conductor on Shining Time Station. A bit of static electricity crashed my computer, so I did the rest of my lecture the old-fashioned way, but for my students (and any of the rest of you) here is George Carlin.
Needless to say, the the 7 Words clip contains lots and lots of NSFW language (unless your job is talking about video clips containing harsh language…)
George Carlin – 7 Words
George Carlin Remembers Shining Time Station