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Cancel anytime. If one George Carlin audio is funny, then two are funnier and three must be funniest, right? That's our thinking behind this new collection. Yes, George Carlin is here with more of what he did better than any other comic: uproarious observations, laser-targeted crankiness, linguistic legerdemain, and inspired weirdness.
Grammy Winner for Best Spoken Comedy Album Performed by George Carlin himself, and filled with thoughts, musings, questions, lists, beliefs, curiosities, monologues, assertions, assumptions, and other verbal ordeals, Brain Droppings is infectiously funny. As one of America's preeminent comedic voices, George Carlin saw it all throughout his extraordinary year career and made fun of most of it. Last Words is the story of the man behind some of the most seminal comedy of the last half century, blending his signature acer-bic humor with never-before-told stories from his own life.
In Seven Dirty Words , journalist and cultural critic James Sullivan tells the story of Alternative America from the s to the present, from the singular vantage point of George Carlin, the Catholic boy for whom nothing was sacred. A companion to the best selling Napalm and Silly Putty , George Carlin's More Napalm and Silly Putty picks up where the original left off, with more laser-sharp observations, tough questions, philosophical musings, linguistic legerdemain, and inspired weirdness in these unabridged excerpts from the thinking man's comic - and three-time Grammy winner!
What do we believe? And in God's name why? Lewis Black has the answers. Or at least his answers. He survived Hebrew school and a bar mitzvah barely , was a 60's college student who saw the parallels between religious rapture and drug-induced visions even if none of his friends did , explored the self-actualization movement of the 70's and the self-indulgence it engendered , and turned a cynical eye toward politicians who don the cloak of religious rectitude to cover up their own hypocrisy.
Carlin's riffs on religion and terrorism on this album are classic. He even tackles the timely topic of airport security. Nobody dissects untouchable subjects better than the nimble mind of George Carlin.
Recorded for an HBO live broadcast stand-up special on February 6, George Carlin's 18th album. It was recorded simultaneously with the live broadcast of his 13th HBO special. You've seen him on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart offering up his trademark angry observational humor on everything from politics to pop culture.
You've seen his energetic stand-up performances on HBO, Comedy Central, and in venues across the globe. Now Lewis Black's volcanic eruptions can be found in Nothing's Sacred , a collection of rants against stupidity and authority, which oftentimes go hand in hand.
Take one look at Kevin Smith: He's a balding fatty who wears a size XXL hockey jersey, shorts, and slippers year-round. Not a likely source for life advice.
But take a second look at Kevin Smith: He changed filmmaking forever when he was twenty-four with the release of Clerks , and since then has gone on to make nine more profitable movies, runs his own production company, wrote a best-selling graphic novel, and has a beautiful wife and kids. So he must be doing something right. Okay, you might want to remove children under the age of nine from the room before listening to this brilliant album.
When they turn 10, you might want to reconsider. Kids are going to learn this language sooner or later, so why not from George? Truly the voice of a generation, George Carlin gave the world some of the most hysterical and iconic comedy routines of the last 50 years.
He perfected the art of making audiences double over with laughter while simultaneously making people wake up to the realities and insanities of life in the 20th century.
Few people glimpsed the inner life of this beloved comedian, but his only child, Kelly, was there to see it all. From Lewis Black, the uproarious and perpetually apoplectic New York Times best-selling author and Daily Show regular, comes a ferociously funny book about his least favorite holiday, Christmas. If you missed the HBO special, it's all here and it's all hysterical. George goes off on every subject under the sun and a few other planets too. Be the first one on your cell block to buy this great performance.
The FCC and Supreme Court held the routine as the epitome of tastelessness, threatening to yank the license of any station that dare play it over public airwaves. So you know it has to be funny. Buy it today and shock your parents! The always-outspoken hard rock vocalist Corey Taylor begins America 51 with a reflection on what his itinerant youth and frequent worldwide travels with his multiplatinum bands Slipknot and Stone Sour have taught him about what it means to be an American in an increasingly unstable world.
He examines the way America sees itself, specifically with regard to the propaganda surrounding America's origins like a heavy-metal Howard Zinn while also celebrating the quirks and behavior that make a true-blue American.
Carlin has his comic timing down pat. His energetic reading is punctuated by conversational bits and enhanced by his deft vocal variation, making listeners feel as if they've got a front-row seat at one of his comedy shows.
I loved this book, I own it in hardback, cd audio book, and am about to download it in "audible" format for my ipod.
Like most things I love, it seems people either love or hate this book, with no middle ground. I think a simple "not for practicing Christians, or people of deeply held religious beliefs" label might solve this problem. In short, if you are an atheist, or just sick of the religious right, this book is one of the funniest ever. I've listened to it many times and I love it just as much as the first time I heard it.
If you are a Christian with strongly held beliefs, or just uncomfortable with jokes at religions expense, especially Christianity, then download something else, and leave the Carlin to us heathens.
We will take your share happily. The best review of any book that really shakes people and 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. In the end its a book of ideas, and if you don't like the ideas, you won't like the book.
I loved it, I think its his best yet and I really hope he lives to write many more. I can't wait to see how he tops this one! Tak a I think the other people reviewing this book are missing the point. George Carlin is known for his fowl-mouthed inane humor and he certainly delivers in this book.
The fact that he is the narrator just adds to the humor. Not for the easily offended or persistently PC crowd. C'mon everybody - lighten up! Consisting of recycled material from his rather large catalog of standup material this book is George Carlin at his pragmatic best.
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. Like his previous books there is very little new here that hasn't been in his standup act, however, it is still as entertaining as every to listen to him reading it in this audiobook style.
Highly Recommended. I love George Carlin. It still amazes me to recall him as Mr. Conductor on Shinny Time Station. A witty and gifted spokesman for American Culture. This book is a laugh out loud road trip through all the foibles and fallacies we experience in the every day life of consumerism.
I love to laugh instead of getting angry about the latest things that Some very "bigoted people" think is majority thinking Carlin is great for placing in ones mind visual truths about everyday living. He says it like it is and is very entertaining while sharing his thoughts.. Loved the book and recomend reading it before passing judgement It is not about politics or religion..
What did you like least? I think George Carlin has some wonderful insights in this book. What was your reaction to the ending? No spoilers please! What can I say, it's George. His delivery! Audio all the way. Why or why not? Well, because he's dead. I think he'd appreciate that sentiment. No, really I wish he was still around, but I do feel he left a great legacy that has influenced some of our great comedians today. Any additional comments?
Sometimes the truth is best served with humor! I love George Carlin for being so raunchy, so gross, and so much fun, but some moments, when he gets into really graphic detail about snot or scabs, I got a little queasy. Don't listen if you just ate, otherwise, enjoy.
It's really funny. This book contains a few of Carlin's known bits used mainly in the late 90's and 00's HBO concerts, but it also contains a plethora of previously "unperformed" material. The fact that Carlin reads this himself is important as he adds his own personal flare to his material. There are some pieces which left me with sore sides from the laughter. Carlin's command and use or usage of the English language is sublime. Indeed, there are numerous related pieces about euphemisms, going for more in-depth than any of his concert material had ever done.
His clever wit and repartee is released and unbounded in this performance. If you disapprove of profanity, than Carlin is not an artist you would appreciate, as he sometimes uses profanity the way Van Gogh used bush, paint, and canvas.
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Cancel anytime. If one George Carlin audio is funny, then two are funnier and three must be funniest, right? That's our thinking behind this new collection. Yes, George Carlin is here with more of what he did better than any other comic: uproarious observations, laser-targeted crankiness, linguistic legerdemain, and inspired weirdness. Grammy Winner for Best Spoken Comedy Album Performed by George Carlin himself, and filled with thoughts, musings, questions, lists, beliefs, curiosities, monologues, assertions, assumptions, and other verbal ordeals, Brain Droppings is infectiously funny. As one of America's preeminent comedic voices, George Carlin saw it all throughout his extraordinary year career and made fun of most of it. Last Words is the story of the man behind some of the most seminal comedy of the last half century, blending his signature acer-bic humor with never-before-told stories from his own life.
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