Seven Words

If you haven’t notice, this week’s theme is a profane one.  From nasty attacks on sweet innocent cosplayers, to salacious mosaics, to profanity, the Manifesto is comfortable embracing the A in AFOL.  The late great George Carlin had a great standup routine he debuted in 1972, a riff on a Lenny Bruce routine from the previous decade, where he explored the seven dirty words you can’t use on American TV.  Back in 2008, noted builder Alex Eylar (a.k.a Profound Whatever) interpreted the famous rant in Lego and the results were quite compelling.  I only recently discovered them, while searching through Eylar’s extensive back catalog for material for a different article and I was immediately captivated. I enjoy profanity, not as much as say Rutherford but I think no great vocabulary is complete without some choice gutter-talk in your arsenal.   The designs are simple, but I don’t care, it’s the beauty of each message that appeals to me.  Get used to these images, constant reader, because I intend to use them from time to time on the Manifesto when more refined and civilized palaver fails me.  Thank you Alex, this was like finding an unexpected 20 dollar bill in your pocket when the wife and kids are not around to tell you how to spend it.