“A Satiric Humorist Named George Carlin Recorded a 12-minute Monologue Entitled ‘Filthy Words’ Before a Live Audience in a California Theater.”

By Nitya

Jun 23, 2008 8:43am

Or so said U.S. Supreme Court Justice Paul Stevens referring to a famous Carlin comedy routine not for the sensitive-souled in what became a landmark case FCC v Pacifica Foundation.

The 1978 verdict: "Court Bans ’7 Dirty Words,’" screamed the LA Times.

Carlin, who died yesterday at 71, was an atheist, but I’ll say Godspeed anyway.

- jpt

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