Monday, June 23, 2008

'bye, george

from the official record of the supreme court of the u.s. (438 u.s. 726, pp. 753-754):

The big one, the word fuck that's the one that hangs them up the most. [']Cause in a lot of cases that's the very act that hangs them up the most. So, it's natural that the word would, uh, have the same effect. It's a great word, fuck, nice word, easy word, cute word, kind of. Easy word to say. One syllable, short u. (laughter) Fuck. (Murmur) You know, it's easy. Starts with a nice soft sound fuh ends with a kuh. Right? (laughter) A little something for everyone. Fuck (laughter) Good word. Kind of a proud word, too. Who are you? I am FUCK. (laughter) FUCK OF THE MOUNTAIN. (laughter) Tune in again next week to FUCK OF THE MOUNTAIN. (laughter) It's an interesting word too, [']cause it's got a double kind of a life - personality - dual, you know, whatever the right phrase is. It leads a double life, the word fuck. First of all, it means, sometimes, most of the time, fuck. What does it mean? It means to make love. Right? We're going to make love, yeh, we're going to fuck, yeh, we're going to fuck, yeh, we're going to make love. (laughter) we're really going to fuck, yeh, we're going to make love. Right? And it also means the beginning of life, it's the act that begins life, so there's the word hanging around with words like love, and life, and yet on the other hand, it's also a word that we really use to hurt each other with, man. It's a heavy. It's one that you have toward the end of the argument. (laughter) Right? (laughter) You finally can't make out. Oh, fuck you man. I said, fuck you. (laughter, murmur) Stupid fuck. (laughter) Fuck you and everybody that looks like you. (laughter) man. It would be nice to change the movies that we already have and substitute the word fuck for the word kill, wherever we could, and some of those movie cliches would change a little bit. Madfuckers still on the loose. Stop me before I fuck again. Fuck the ump, fuck the ump, fuck the ump, fuck the ump, fuck the ump. Easy on the clutch Bill, you'll fuck that engine again. (laughter)

the first time i heard this, i was a sophomore in college taking a class called freedom of communication. we studied the famous pacifica case and not only was the above passage required reading, but my professor, geoff cowan, actually read the filthy words bit verbatim in class. unfortunately, though, i took the class a year too late. prof. cowan did the bit every year in class and, the year before, unbeknownst to him, george carlin's daughter, kelly, was taking his class. well, kelly told her dad that her professor was stealing his bit, and george carlin came to the next session and did the bit for real for the whole class! when we were studying for the final for this class, my friend, taleen and i, traded off reading this to each other. to this day, all i have to do is say "i am fuck, fuck of the mountain" and i can hear tal laugh all the way from san francisco!

sorry for all the f-bombs on my blog lately, but sometimes it just needs to be said. and george couldn't have said it better. 'bye, george. we'll miss ya. hope you're in heaven eatin' pork chops with jesus.


Deborah Eley De Bono said...

Yes, quite a loss but amazing he held on as long as he did. Always in poor health but never let that stop him. He was one of the comics of my generation.

doodles said...

you are one funny little one.......gads we will miss george but so many memories......great post darlin

Tal said...

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA - can you hear me? :) sigh. i am fuck! *beating chest* fuck of the mountain!... i always think of you to hon.