It may be hard for the MTV generation to believe this, but when I was a kid in the 70’s, the most risque things in my life included Mad Magazine, Don Imus in the morning on WNBC radio, and cassette tapes of George Carlin. I saw him live in Rochester in the 90’s and he had evolved from a whimsical observer to an edgier, more cynical comic. In both cases, he made me laugh. And even when you read about his heart surgery, he never seemed old.
In light of his passing, many are remembering their favorite routine or album, and mine will always be the Wonderful WINO bit and the Class Clown record. If a cassette could get a callous, our copy of Class Clown would have a huge one.