Monday, June 23, 2008
July 21, 1972, a little after the show at Summerfest.
May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008
"On JUL 21 1972 the above subject was on a stage at the Summerfest and during the performance he used words as Fucker, Mother Fucker, Cocksucker said in the presence of a Large audience of adults and Children. Several complaints from citizens were received." — from police report and arrest record of George Carlin, July 21, 1972.
Why We Don't Need 10 Commandments
My Dad loved George Carlin. He had FM & AM, Class Clown, and Toledo Windowbox and played them all, often (along with Stan Getz, Kai Winding, Glenn Miller, J. J. Johnson, Sergio Mendes, and a ton of other great albums) on the living room hifi, as the whole family sat around laughing and giggling (or, in the case of the music, clearing out furniture and dancing). Of course, I don't think that my brothers and sister (as well as myself) knew half of what we were laughing at, but to see Mom and Dad laughing on the verge of tears was all we needed to know (and, by my Mom's teaching, the Jitterbug).
"This is a little prayer dedicated to the separation of church and state. I guess if they are going to force those kids to pray in schools they might as well have a nice prayer like this: Our Father who art in heaven, and to the republic for which it stands, thy kingdom come, one nation indivisible as in heaven, give us this day as we forgive those who so proudly we hail. Crown thy good into temptation but deliver us from the twilight's last gleaming. Amen and Awomen. "
(So, how's that for a return to posting? Maybe I'll clean it up next time, but the way I'm feeling these days, maybe not.)