Still Testing The Limits

SHOW: GEORGE CARLIN LIVE AT THE PARAMOUNT

TIME: MAY 12, 18, HBO

THE BOTTOM LINE: Now in his third incarnation, Carlin remains the most daring and impassioned comedian around.

PROWLING THE STAGE LIKE A FEral street preacher, George Carlin has launched into one of his carefully calculated rants, poised somewhere between comedy and a call to arms. Bad news, he insists, is what he most likes to watch on TV; it means the system is breaking down. "I want to see a paint factory blowing up.I want to see an oil refinery explode. I want to see a tornado hit a...

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