And the Catholic Church isn't even complaining. At least, not anymore.
Carlin, the comedian and iconoclast known for his profanity-laced rants skewering, among other things, religion and government, grew up on 121st Street and Broadway in Manhattan's Morningside Heights. A few years after his death in 2008, comedian Kevin Bartini -- who idolized, but did not know, Carlin -- learned that he lived only a few blocks from where Carlin grew up. When he walked over to Carlin's street and located his building, he was shocked to find nothing nearby commemorating the trailblazing comic.More »