Tuesday, June 24, 2008

George Carlin - RIP

To mark George's passing, I thought it would be interesting to link to this delicious rant against environmentalism (language advisory - as if you didn't know).


the_real_jeffs said...

I often discount Carlin's cynicism (coming from a cynic like me, that's saying a bunch), but he generally hit the nail on the head in describing human issues.

RIP, George.

C.L. said...

That was very funny, Paco.

Much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Gees I was young when a mate brought over two of his big brother's LPs.

One was George Carlin and the other Bob Newhart. And if I'm not mistaken it was the 1960s.

We put them on Dad's new record player and sat on the floor. My mate Ken started to roll around the floor laughing saying 'did you hear that' 'did you get it'

I was so young, and the humour was so advanced for little old protected me that I just sat there with a dumb look on my face.

Not for long though. I kept the LPs for long enough to get a grip and that was part of my escape from a small country town in Queensland.

Over the ensuing years I stumbled over Carlin and then Newhart. They made a lot more sense, obviously and I thank Ken for introducing me to two very special people. Both different, and both very very bright, funny and relevant.

Vale Carlin.


RebeccaH said...

I always thought "maybe the earth wanted plastic!" was the funniest bit I ever heard. Carlin became a grumpy, sour old scold toward the end, but he was comic genius.

rinardman said...

That should be required viewing for all would-be environuts. Even if the only thing it does, is piss'em off!

Why are we here?