Lenny Bruce and George Carlin, popular comedians of a generation ago, got into legal trouble because they went over the line with references to sex and curse words. Today, even they would be embarrassed by the grossly graphic cursing in comedy clubs, movies and cable TV.
As an ex-Navy guy familiar with curse words, even I am often embarrassed when actors and stand-up comedians spew out the filthy language. It’s often so graphic, the situation loses its dramatic effect, and seems ridiculously like a bunch of 13-year-old boys spewing out curse words in their locker room. Remember when it all started and Clark Gable cursed in “Gone With The Wind”? Today he would say, “Frankly, Scarlett, I don’t give a rat’s ass!”