Award-winning comedian George Carlin dies

Carlin was probably best known for a routine that began, “I was thinking about the curse words and the swear words, the cuss words and the words that you can’t say.” It was a monologue, known as “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television,” that got Carlin arrested and eventually led to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The “Seven Dirty Words” bit prompted a landmark indecency case after New York’s WBAI-FM radio aired it in 1973.

The case was appealed to the Supreme Court, which ruled 5-4 that the sketch was “indecent but not obscene,” giving the Federal Communications Commission broad leeway to determine what constituted indecency on the airwaves.

George Carlin was a genius … and to honor him, I can’t think of anything more appropriate than the following:

SHIT PISS FUCK CUNT COCKSUCKER MOTHERFUCKER TITS FART TURD and TWAT.

Yep, that’s ten words, not seven, but as every Carlin fan knows, the list morphed over time.

Requiescat in pace.