Brain Droppings by George CarlinGeorge Carlins been working the crowd since the counterculture became the over-the-counter culture around 1967 or so; his new book, Brain Droppings, surfs on three decades of touring-in-support. Its the purest version of book-as-candy that one could imagine, serving up humor in convenient, bite-sized packages. Snack on chewy one-liners like A meltdown sounds like fun. Like some kind of cheese sandwich. Or: If you cant beat them, arrange to have them beaten. Brain Droppings also contains highlights from Carlins concert repertoire, and that more than makes up for the occasional spray of pointless nihilism. Tell us, George, what exactly were you going for with Kill your pet and Satan is cool? Quick--hide the paper before Daddy sees it! Still, if youre a fan of this sarcastic semanticist whos given Bad Attitude not necessarily a good name, but at least a comfy bank account, by all means rush out and snag Brain Droppings. Carlins book melts in your mind, not in your hand.
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George Carlin was an outspoken comic, known for his brash sense of humor, foul language and controversial views on politics, religion and other sensitive subjects. His parents split up when he was an infant because his father was reportedly an alcoholic. He attended a Roman Catholic high school, which he eventually left. He joined the U. Air Force but was court marshaled multiple times and faced additional punishments.
The book is an excellent primer but you would be better and very well-served to listen to the direct source material his 20 or so albums listen to the 70s stuff as well, it is just as funny now. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving . Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover.
Features , George Carlin. And for good reason. The event, aptly named Satire and Democracy: Empowering the Citizenry with Comedy , saw the aforementioned comedy minds, the daughter of George Carlin, and the author behind the book The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy discuss Carlin, his impact on not only them personally, but the comedy community as well as the state of comedy today. There were managers, agents, and plenty of press to take in what was an extraordinary evening of conversation and celebration for the art and craft that is stand-up comedy. Carlin addressed the audience with several touching stories about her father. Then, six months later, call the comic and follow up, check-in, and see how they were doing. My dad was a little OCD, slightly compulsive, and he kept things.