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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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 porkhcops verbal ordeals, Brain Droppings is infectiously funny. Yes, George Carlin is here with more of what he did better than any other comic: Richard Pryor journeys from his childhood in a family that worked in whore-houses and bars, through to his years in Hollywood – the money, the women, the drugs – and the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.
Doug Stanhope has been drunkenly stumbling down the back roads and dark alleys of gerge comedy for over a quarter beorge a century, roads laden with dank bars, prostitutes, cheap drugs, farm animals, evil dwarfs, public nudity, menacing third-world porkcohps, psychotic breaks, sex offenders, and some understandable suicides.
You know, just for levity. While other comedians were seeking fame, Stanhope was seeking immediate gratification, dark spectacle, or sometimes just his pants. Doug Stanhope is one of the most critically acclaimed and stridently unrepentant comedians of his generation.
What will surprise some is that he poorkchops so much of his dark and sometimes uncomfortably honest sense of humor to his mother, Bonnie. Topics include the recently ended Persian Gulf War, similarities and differences among average Americans, language used at airports and more. 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 wanted to return it but hadn’t figured out how.
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 will. If you poorkchops a Christian with strongly carljn 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 jwsus 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. Thhe loved it, I think jsus his best yet and I really hope he lives to write many more. I can’t wait to see how he tops this one! I think the other people reviewing this book are missing the whhen. George Carlin is known for his fowl-mouthed inane humor and he certainly delivers in this porkchps.
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. 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 carlib 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? What can I say, it’s George. Audio all the way. Why or why not?
Well, because he’s dead. I think he’d appreciate that sentiment. I wish he was still around, but I do feel he left brkng great legacy that has influenced some of our great comedians today. Sometimes the truth is best served with humor! I love George Qhen 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.
While parts of the book get lost in abstract principles, the overall experience is entertaining. The jokes are not always funny at least not to mebut very few books with a lighter side are going to hit every time. As for the read, I can’t imagine reading the book in hardcover or having somebody else car,in Carlin but himself.
If you enjoy him and his delivery, give this book a shot. This book contains a few of Carlin’s known bits used mainly in the late 90’s and 00’s HBO concerts, but it porkcops contains geoge 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, gelrge 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 geore way Van Gogh used bush, paint, and canvas.
And, I imagine some of this is “B material” as it didn’t make the cut for his stand up concerts. Or perhaps he didn’t have enough time to perform these bits, as there is probably six hours of previously unperformed material. If you are a Carlin fan, you’ll want to get this performance.
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Though not his last recording or performance, it certainly contains hours of previously unreleased material, that is mostly of as high a quality as the material from his albums and HBO concerts.
Anyone who comes expecting George Carlin to be anyone but himself is lost. His fans will enjoy this, as did I. How could you possibly not love the late great George Carlin? Hilarious, wise, and insightful, this man will never fail to entertain, inform and educate. George Carlin was one of the greatest minds we had the pleasure to see into through works like this. A little dated in places, so if you weren’t culturally aware at the time this was written it might be a little lost on you, but it’s not severe.
Buy it and enjoy. If you know George Carlin then you know what to expect. He delivers nothing short of what we’ve come to expect. He stoops down georgge a lot of crass toilet humour in this book; most of it not funny enough to be justified. Not a bad book, oprkchops not a good place to willl with George Carlin. Carlin is always special but 7 hrs of Carlin comedy delivered by the man himself, superb.
Perhaps thirteen year old boys and bitter, grumpy old men. George was always vulgar and “in your face” but this book, if you can call it that, goes way beyond. You can’t actually tell whether he’s trying to be ironically funny or if he actually believes the stuff he’s spouting, there are blatantly obvious satires but very little classic Carlin wit, he often comes off as boorish and crude.
Most of it is just repetitious ramble.
There is very little quintessential Carlin here. How did the narrator cadlin from the book? Carlin sounded as defeated and deflated as the topics he schizophrenically jumps back and forth between. One of the primary messages of the book seems to be, “Don’t worry about them coming to get you, they’re here and they’ve got you already” Ironic really, that the apathy in his voice fits with it’s overall message of hopelessness in a artsy sort of way.
What reaction did this book spark in you?
When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? Quotes by George Carlin
Carlin’s stand-up comedy was controversial and FUNNY with fhe delivery that suggested that he genuinely believed the vast majority of what he spoke about, hwen he wasn’t just saying things for a laugh.
The only anger and sadness I sorry to have used a membership credit on this book. If you enjoy George Carlin’s stand-up, you will not find more of the same here. I haven’t even heard this yet, bar the sample preview, but knowing George Carlin’s stand-up work, I know I’m going to enjoy it.
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He makes hard-hitting comments and detailed observations about life’s ironies. And very funny it is, too. He swears a lot. Eddie Murphy uses expletives constantly, but with him it does seem gratuitous.