A perfect day got derailed for me.
I was all set to be happy and fun, when I look at Fark to find that George Carlin died.
I'm saddened to the point where I have to make a frowny face about that. :(
He was one of the greatest comics to ever live...but I'll admit that I'm only young enough to see his stuff as a bitter old man, and not the comedy genius that he was. I know how influential he was, but he was such in a different generation than mine.
He was the second Mr. Conductor on the 90's children's show "Shining Time Station," which introduced Thomas The Tank Engine to the United States. Why he would do a children's show at all confuses the hell outta me, but it was fun to watch him attempt to get through an episode without saying one of the 7 Words You Can't Say on TV.
I still have several Thomas videos where Carlin was narrating. "LOOK OUT PERCY, YOU STUPID PRICK!" Or some sort. Subtly hilarious footage.
Those 7 Words happen to be Piss, Fuck, Tits, Motherfucker, Cocksucker, Shit & Cunt. I know the list doesn't "gel" as well as Carlin put it, but I'm not George, and I'm not dead.
I know for a fact that it's now completely normal to say Piss & Tits on TV, and it's all thanks to South Park that we've heard the other 5 uncensored.