Carlin – A Loss

As lawyers one can be paid rather well to write; not just to write but to use language in a sophisticated way. As lawyers we also need to remember to keep our sense of humor. So it is sad to say that George Carlin died yesterday. His ability to leverage language to draw out irony and dissonance in a joke will be missed. Many know Carlin’s “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television” (and the Federal Communications Commission v. Pacifica case which puts wardrobe malfunctions in better perspective). Another generation may recall him as Rufus in the Bill and Ted’s movies. Here is one on my favorite Carlin routines. It is about baseball and football:

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3 Responses

  1. Bruce Boyden says:

    The content is great. But the delivery was masterful.

  2. hysperia says:

    George lived way out there on the edge and sometimes he fell off. He was nothing if not complex. For, on the other hand, there is this piece: “Pro-life is Anti-woman”