Now in paperback, the New York Times bestseller that takes readers on a riotous journey through the mind of one of America’s premier comics George Carlin’s. “I think the warning labels on alcoholic beverages are too bland. They should be more vivid. Here is one I would suggest: “Alcohol will turn you into the same. by George Carlin. Hyperion, pages, hardcover. Review by Jim Walker. In a TV interview on CNBC with Tim Russert, Carlin said the title offends all three No doubt this book will offend many people, especially the religious, but then.
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The ideas didn’t connect from one to another, and that’s really my only complaint about it. Many authors advance on this topic in a serious way, but to George, he managed to insert humorous reasons but still maintain his firm stand on this issue.
Carlin has his comic timing down pat. However, it really is wading through the crap to find the dimonds. The rest is longer in length texts, of clever remarks on the use of language in America, whsn imaginary uncles of his and their life and deaths, and of plain Carlin awesomeness.
Carlin was especially noted for his political and black humor and his observations on language, psychology, and religion along with many taboo subjects. George fhe again with another hilarious and intelligent collection of randomness. An Orgy of George. One Was a Soldier. I haven’t given up on liking Carlin’s work, but I may not bother with the audio books in the future.
Quotes Showing of This book, though, had a different tone. It did not work as well for me. Go back to sleep.
In the future all the knowledge in the world will be contained on a single, tiny silicon chip which someone will misplace. A running theme starts off complaining about euphemistic language sterilizing and dumbing down society, but drifts into exploration of the metaphoric nature of language itself, then delightfully active playing with language and metaphor, with deliberate breakdowns.
Ironic ahen, that the apathy in his voice fits with it’s overall message of hopelessness in a artsy sort of way. In this book he explains his take on the American culture and Uphamistic language of the yuppy PC class. I feel like I need to start by saying that I read the entire book.
Refresh and try again. It’s just that good. My favorite sections are always his euphemisms and he doesn’t fail to deliver here. It still amazes me to recall him as Mr. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. I’m not comfortable with this. The best review of any book that really shakes people ahen hits them where they live is its measure of how many people people go out of their way to write slanderous reviews in hopes of discouraging others from hearing the ideas within.
Like most things I love, it seems people either love or hate this book, with no middle ground. Conductor on Shinny Time Station.
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Mildly comic was his riff on how UFO buffs get a bum rap and people that believe in an invisible God Who demands their love get total respect from the media.
I think the other people reviewing this book are missing the point. From talking about Jeffrey Dahmer in a positive light to what kind of handicapped person should actually get to board a plane first, he continues to plow through subjects that may make wjll audience uncomfortable, yet unable to contain their laughter.
Yesterday, I killed ths third priest in a month. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Sometimes he sounds too forced and strident.
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When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? Quotes by George Carlin
Keep your circle small. Carlin on the battle of the sexes: All in all, I enjoyed this book dhen in each and every of its lines Jesue could actually see and hear Carlin speaking. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or gsorge language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.
You know how sometimes you have a song going through your head over and over all day long, maybe even two or three days? Carlin on evasive language: I know the fertility rate is down. I think the warning labels on alcoholic beverages are too bland. The King of Lies. And it might be fun. I cut him some slack. They need young customers because their product kills the older ones.
You know, just for levity. I wonder if a georte who comes out of a coma feels refreshed and well rested. Looking at everything from Religion to Airline travel through the eyes of a man looking for the easiest answer to lifes mysteries no matter how much it upsets the average person. A radio commercial says that a certain diet pill works three times faster than starvation. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Views Read Edit View history.
Carlin sounded as defeated and deflated as the topics he schizophrenically jumps wilp and forth between. I think George Carlin has some wonderful insights in this book.