- Friday, July 18, 2008
- Socialist Appeal
George Carlin, the American comedian, died of heart failure on June 22 at the age of 71. His fans will remember him for many things, from his “Seven Dirty Words” act, to narrating children’s television programs. His routines often dealt with a wide sweep of social, political and cultural topics, from abortion rights to fast food and fad cultures. He started off fairly straight-laced in the 1960s before his more well-known rebellious and critical style in the ‘70s until his death, calling out what he often termed “bullsh*t”.