Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — George Carlin

June 22– George Carlin
Premier American comic, edgy social critic.

*Armenia: The Flaming of the Rose, the Christianized festival of Anahit, the ancient Goddess of chastity; sheep with gaily painted horns are led to church service, with food and flowers piled at the altar.

1633 — Catholic Church forces Galileo to recant theory Earth orbits Sun.
1909 — Black American dance innovator Katherine Dunham born, Joliet, illinois.
1935 — French surrealist René Crevel dies, Paris.
1938 — Joe Louis knocks out “Aryan supremacy” claimant Max Schmeling.
1939 — American individualist anarchist Benjamin Tucker dies, Monaco.
2008 — American comic, social critic, George Carlin dies, Santa Monica, California.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

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