George Carlin knows what’s ‘Bad for Ya’

Long before he went on stage and began to say "The Seven Words You Can Never Say On TV," got arrested for it in Milwaukee and saw the battle over freedom of expression that it ignited rage all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, George Carlin had a different dream. 

George Carlin loves to point out the absurdities and hypocrisies of American life.

He was going to be a wholesome standup comic, the kind who could make little children laugh and delight their parents. No jokes about race or sex and every bodily function imaginable (some of them so outrageous they seemingly could only be imagined by Carlin).

No, he would emulate his childhood hero, Danny Kaye, the kindly, rubber-faced comedian who ruled over the decade that Carlin grew up in -- the 1950s -- with a clever but gentle humor reflective of its times.

Only problem was, it didn't work for him.

(Source: CNN)

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