What He Said

Here’s yet another video about the current state of affairs.  This time it’s the late George Carlin.  He’s considerably more profane and angry than gentle Robert Reich, but just as concise and just as eloquent.  This rant from several years ago seems even more prescient now that the President and both houses of Congress have completely ignored the American people, who overwhelmingly favor increasing taxes on corporations and the super-rich.

I’ll be back in the more comforting world of literature in a few days with a post about F. Scott Fitzgerald, who also had a few things to say about the American Dream.

George Carlin – Life Is Worth Losing (DVD)

George Carlin returns to the stage in Life is Worth Losing, his 13th live comedy stand-up special, performed at the Beacon Theatre in New York City for HBO®.

Carlin’s spot-on observations on the deterioration of human behavior include Americans’ obsession with their two favorite addictions – shopping and eating; his creative idea for The All-Suicide Channel, a new reality TV network; and the glorious rebirth of the planet to its original pristine condition – once the fires and floods destroy life as we know it.

Life is Worth Losing includes:

A Modern Man, Three Little Words, The Suicide Guy, Extreme Human Behavior, The All-Suicide Channel, Dumb Americans, Pyramid of the, Hopeless, Autoerotic Asphyxia, Posthumous Female Transplants, Yeast Infection, Excess: Fires and Floods, Coast-to-Coast Emergency.

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Last Words (Paperback)

As one of America’s preeminent comedic voices, George Carlin saw it all throughout his extraordinary fifty-year career and made fun of most of it. Last Words is the story of the man behind some of the most seminal comedy of the last half century, blending his signature acerbic humor with never-before-told stories from his own life. Carlin’s early conflicts, his long struggle with substance abuse, his turbulent relationships with his family, and his triumphs over catastrophic setbacks all fueled the unique comedic worldview he brought to the stage. From the heights of stardom to the low points few knew about, Last Words is told with the same razor-sharp honesty that made Carlin one of the best-loved comedians in American history.
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