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When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? Hardcover – October 12, 2004
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I enjoyed a lot of the book. I enjoyed the one liners in the sections titled, "Bits and Pieces". Nobody has a better eye for observing the stupid things people do. Whether regular people or famous people, Carlin points out the problem in a humorous way. Usually it is a shocking or offensive result. That is why people like George Carlin. If you like Carlin, you will probably like the book. It is not his best book, but it is still better than most comedian's books.
Having said that, this is one of the best books I have ever read. Not only is his take on life hilarious, he is more often than not right-on in his views on life and the way people live it. I think his views actually reflect the way the majority of people think about things, it's just that he's the only one with enough guts (read: balls) to actually put his feelings in print.
I recommend this book to anyone who wants a good laugh - really, several hundred good laughs - and has a thick skin to go along with it. At some point pretty much every type of personality (even yours) is written about in this book.
Here we have Carlin at his absolute curmudgeonly, disrespectful best. Nothing--and I mean nothing--is sacred in this book, as Carlin launches attacks, observations, and rants over everything from the government, to religion, to politics and politicians, to entertainment, to our diet, our lifestyles, our collective insecurity as a culture--you name it. And most of it is funny, some of it distasteful. . .and then some of it so off-the-wall I was wondering if the author had lapsed into another state of consciousness (and not from this world).
By far my most enjoyable portions of the book had to do with Carlin's discussion of all the endless euphemisms invented to take the bluntness out of life and make us all feel better about ourselves. For instance, we no longer have "poor people," we have the "economically disadvantaged." How nice. A nursing home is now an "assisted living center." Even funeral homes have become "death-care centers." Over and over, Carlin points out the countless euphemisms we have adopted to sanitize and plunder our language--and it's funny and sad at the same time.
But relax, my friends. This is all satire. Carlin doesn't mean this stuff. Or does he?
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Keep in mind I am thoroughly impressed with George Carlin.. I love his humor and philosophy of life. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Ronald L. Robertson
A gem from the greatest comidian ever. Pairs well with "Brain Droppings.Published 5 months ago by Ken Sumner
If you have read Carlin's other books do not even bother with this one. This book is redundant and just re-states all of his other material over and over again. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Michael
Carlin's book is about half funny and half not funny. It would probably be better to listen to than reading it was. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Tawni