Here we go again . . . George Carlin's hilarious When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? offers his cutting-edge opinions and observational humor on everything from evasive euphemistic language to politicians to the media to dead people. Nothing and no one is safe!
Despite the current climate of political correctness, Carlin is not afraid to take on controversial topics:
--Carlin on the media: The media comprises equal parts business, politics, advertising, public relations, and show business. Nice combination. Enough bull for Texas to open a chain of branch offices.
--Carlin on the battle of the sexes: Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.
--Carlin on hygiene: When did they pass a law that says the people who make my sandwich have to be wearing gloves? I'm not comfortable with this. I don't want glove residue all over my food; it's not sanitary. Who knows where these gloves have been?
--Carlin on evasive language: Just to demonstrate how far using euphemisms in language has gone, some psychologists are now actually referring to ugly people as those with "severe appearance deficits." Hey, Doctor. How's that for "denial"?
--Carlin on politics: No self-respecting politician would ever admit to working in the government. They prefer to think of themselves "serving the nation." To help visualize the service they provide the country, you may wish to picture the things that take place on a stud farm.
The thinking person's comic who uses words as weapons, Carlin puts voice to issues that capture the modern imagination. For instance, why are there Ten Commandments? Are UFOs real? What will the future really be like? This brand-new collection tackles all that and more.
In When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? Carlin's razor-sharp observations demolish everyday values and leave you laughing out loud -- delivering exactly what his countless fans have been waiting for....Continua
I'd found this at a Little Free Library in town and picked it up thinking it'd be interesting. I mistakenly thought it was about how sexist language is (in general) and how certain expressions became to be. For instance, "to have balls" is to have courage, but "don't be a girl" is to be weak. And as I started reading it I felt really disappointed that A) it was nothing like what I'd imagined, although that's hardly the book's or author's fault, of course, and B) it's just a collection of the ramblings of an angry old man. Everything is so negative in this book. It's supposed to be funny, but what I get it's discomfort, sadness for a bloke who's full of rage and unhappiness. A sour soul, he seems, really. And yes, I do get it, he's trying to be funny. But you know, complaining with foul language non-stop does not make anyone funny. Definitely not worth my time....Continua
While I am on the topic of 'bitterness'... George Carlin is gall. Someone call a psychologist pleeeaase! It must be true what they say about comedians. Most of them suffer from depression. That aside, Carlin should have been an English teacher. As proof, go read the first chapter, "A Modern Man" and then his rants on euphemisms (politically correct language), and his irritations by the words, "utilize and use". I am sure we have all been guilty of mis-using these two words. Hey, we all want to sound 'useful' and important! Especially on our resumes!...Continua