Tuesday, December 22, 2009

On this day: don't F$#K with Lenny Bruce

On December 22, 1964, comedian Lenny Bruce was convicted of obscenety. Bruce died in 1966, but the frivolity of the conviction reigns today. The chart of Lenny Bruce shows that his legacy has lived on, culminating in a posthumous pardon in 2003.

Obscenity, on the other hand has become less newsworthy in the past 50 years, with the exception of 1991, when an art museum in Cincinnati was tried for obscenity. And acquitted.

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