Monday 9 July 2018

Book ~ "Brain Droppings" (1998) George Carlin

From Goodreads ~ George Carlin's 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. 

It's 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 can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." 

"Brain Droppings" also contains highlights from Carlin's 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 you're a fan of this sarcastic semanticist who's given Bad Attitude not necessarily a good name, but at least a comfy bank account, by all means rush out and snag Brain Droppings. Carlin's book melts in your mind, not in your hand. 

George Carlin was an American stand-up comedian, actor, author and social critic.  He passed away in 2008 at the age of 71.  He was noted for his black comedy and reflections on politics, the English language, psychology, religion and various taboo subjects including his "seven dirty words".

Though Carlin wasn't for everyone, I find/found him amusing.  This book includes his rants about food terms, names, book club titles, a place for your stuff, the difference between baseball and football, his childhood and more. 

I was in the mood for something light and fun and this fit the bill.  As a head's up, there is a lot of swearing.

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