Mark Evanier posts a link to this interview with George Carlin. Carlin has always been and remains to this day my very favorite comedian. He’s smart and much cannier than the standard “What’s the deal with X” nonsense of most curent practitioners. I’ve loved the way his routines dig through to the heart of issues, such as the classic “Seven Dirty Words” and its examination of why some things are considered dirty why others are not. To this day, I can rip into the 7 (+3) dirty words at the drop of a hat. I think I have that better practiced and more automatic than the pledge of the allegiance or the doxology. For that, I am proud.