George Carlin Dead of Heart Failure

George Carlin

Carlin, who died at the age of 71, was an American author, comedian and actor known for his dislike of taboos and defence of Free Speech.

A recording of his Seven Dirty Words monologue, which after being aired by a radio broadcaster caused a 1978 American Supreme Court ruling establishing that the F.C.C. can regulate what words one (still!) mustn’t use on regulated broadcast media in the US.

This is a good time for anyone who’s unfamiliar with the US broadcast decency requirements to take a look at the silliness that shapes the popular culture we all consume.

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See also:

Carlin performs The Seven Dirty Words Sketch

Carlin performs a rant on religion

Carlin’s monologue on the “American Dream”

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