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Love, Hate and seven dirty words
pinkpink Lin (pinkpink)
Free Member · Join Date: 10 May, 2017 · Posts 745
20 Nov, 2017 · #1
I have had, by all accounts, a very weird career path. People who know me from the sports world are surprised to find out that I worked in Hollywood. Long-ago acquaintances from show business are surprised to see me on TV. And very few of them know that my first Hollywood job was working as George Carlin's assistant.

To be specific, I was the stage PA (production assistant) for "The George Carlin Show," a 1994 sitcom that ran on Fox, so technically I was the assistant to all of the cast though my primary duty was taking care of George. He was terrific to work for. One of the last times I ever saw him was a week after the show's season had wrapped up and he had asked me to http://www.authentictwinshop.com/authentic-45-phil-hughes-jersey.html stop by his office. Once there he thanked me for all my hard work that year, said a bunch of kind things and gave me a signed poster.

The poster headline reads: "An Incomplete List of Impolite http://www.authenticlosangelesdodgers.com/Brandon-Morrow-Jersey Words: 2,443 Filthy Words and Phrases Compiled By George Carlin."It's a long list of nicknames, euphemisms and slang for activities of an adult nature and/or various body parts.
One of Carlin's most famous routines was "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television." And this poster was one of the many offshoots of that routine, as a prevailing theme in the Carlin body of work was language and how it is often misused, and the absurdity that any words could be offensive or hurtful or obscene. Words are just words, he would argue, it's the context of those words that's the key. The motivation and intent behind what someone was saying was the key. The idea that one word was bad while http://www.footballgiantsprostore.com/Mark-Herzlich-Jersey another Womens Tobias Rieder Jersey was safe was insane to him. He would give an example.
But, George would say, what if I said it like this? And with that, he would use a leering, "bragging-to-the-guys" kind of voice that is unmistakably Carlin: "Oh yeah," he'd say with a knowing wink, "Tonight my wife and I are ... walking the dog." If words could wiggle their eyebrows, it's exactly what they'd be doing. But they can't. Words are just words. It's all about context, tone, intonation. Language.
As George gave me the poster, Clint Boling Womens Jersey he told me that while the routine on the poster was meant to evoke laughter, it was also about making people think about words and language and communication in a different way. He encouraged me to challenge conventional thought, of being unafraid to speak your opinion, of it being OK to sometimes piss people off. When people get angry, he told me, it means you're probably doing something right.
I framed that poster and still have it today. I loved working for George. What a wonderful, kind man. As much of a genius as he was on stage, he was an even better person off it.
I miss George and think of him often, but probably no more so than when I think of words and context. We are less than a week away from ESPN's Authentic Patrick Kane Jersey trade deadline in standard leagues (Wednesday at noon ET). And while I have given trade advice many times before, as I speak with friends, fantasy players and try my own negotiations in various leagues, I realized it wouldn't hurt to remind folks that, when negotiating words and context matter a great deal. So, with a tip of the cap to my late, great friend, here are ...


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