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By James Sullivan

In Seven soiled phrases, journalist and cultural critic James Sullivan tells the tale of other the United States from the Nineteen Fifties to the current, from the singular vantage element of George Carlin, the Catholic boy for whom not anything was once sacred. A severe biography, Seven soiled phrases is an insightful (and, in fact, hilarious) exam of Carlin’s physique of labor because it pertained to its cultural occasions and the guy who created it, from his early days as amore-or-less traditional comic to his lovely transformation into the subversive comedic voice of the rising counterculture. Sullivan additionally chronicles Carlin’s struggles with censorship and medicine, in addition to the full-blown renaissance he skilled within the Nineties, either individually and professionally, whilst he grew to become an elder statesman to a more youthful new release of comics who respected him. Seven soiled phrases is not anything lower than the definitive biography of an American grasp who replaced the realm, and likewise a piece of cultural observation which frames George Carlin’s impressive legacy.

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Other sketches, deliberately steamrolling into the realm of bad taste, would within a year end up on the duo’s only album together, including a manic routine that proposed a mail-order “Junior Junkie” kit for “hip kiddies” from those lovable corrupters of children, Captain Jack and Jolly George. S. ) Burns and Carlin were long gone by the time the Cellar was forced to move to a new location in late 1960, after a fire. The new venue, one of several that Pat Kirkwood opened across Texas, from Houston to San Antonio (always on Pearl Harbor Day), would become notorious as the place where several of President Kennedy’s Secret Service agents congregated on the night before the assassination.

By his count, at the height of his truancy he missed sixty-three consecutive school days. He was just trying to hold on until his sixteenth birthday, when he could legally drop out. Which he promptly did. 306818295-text:Layout 1 3/23/10 4:12 PM Page 24 306818295-text:Layout 1 3/23/10 4:12 PM Page 25 2 CLASS CLOWN m m m m m m m A fter the supportive atmosphere of Corpus Christi, George was ill-prepared for the disciplinary tactics of Catholic high school. Rote education held no interest for him.

Several years too young to have participated firsthand in the bohemian renaissance of the early 1950s in New York and San Francisco (Jack Kerouac was born in 1922, Allen Ginsberg in 1926), Burns and Carlin were sufficiently removed to see it through the filter of popular culture. By 1959 that meant Maynard Krebs and sensational pulp novels and movies about promiscuous young people in black turtlenecks—the “beatniks,” as San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen had labeled them a year earlier.

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