George Carlins legendary irreverence and iconoclasm are on full display in When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? as he vainly scours the American landscape for signs of intelligence in his third national bestseller. Ranging from his absurdist side (Message from a Cockroach; TV News: The Death of Humpty Dumpty; Tips for Serial Killers) to his unerring ear for American speech (Politician Talk; Societal Clichés; Euphemisms: 13 sections) to his unsparing views on America and its values (War, God, Stuff Like That; Zero Tolerance; Tired of the Handi-crap), Carlin delivers everything that his fans expect, and then adds a few surprises.
Carlin on the battle of the sexes:
Heres 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....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