Jeez! George sure has changed over the years! Always funny and sometimes cynical, he's just hateful now. What happened? Doesn't he know that 96 percent of the US believes in God? He arrogantly suggests that those of faith are morons.
Not funny anymore. All he does is rant about how he's smarter than everyone else.
There is good humor, bad humor, and material that is neither; George Carlin book falls in the later. As I listen, I kept on wondering when it was going to get funny, then I wonder how this material had made it to print, finally, I despaired.
With so many talented individuals seeking a chance to show their work, it is a shame that this mediocre work has found its way into the bookstores.
this is a book I shoudl have bought and left on my toilet for guests, not to listen to. Though it is cool to hear Carlin read it.
Is George really off drugs? I had to wonder. I found this book to be occasionally funny, extremely negative, and mostly depressing. Have your valium handy or listen in small doses. I chose to put it down after a couple of hours.
Early on, he was funny---riotous even with his Wonderful WINO schtick. Then came the HBO contract---at times brilliant, always thought-provoking; but this book is trash. I guess it's hard to be funny and pertinent for about 7 hours. It is for him anyway.
I have always enjoyed George Carlin's humor, and I'm not particularly concerned about his language. I did find myself wondering how Carlin has transformed from a very intelligent, very funny comedian to a grouchy old man whose complaints sometimes made me uncomfortable. There are still some pearls here; the part about UFO believers versus religious folks is first class, and I found myself (somewhat un-PC, I know) very entertained by his tirade about the handicapped. But much of the material was simply curmudgeonly without being particularly funny. I felt disappointed and almost embarrassed for the once-brilliant author.
Very Very funny
Brain droppings also by George Carlin
This was great from start to finish
I would not try another book from George Carlin. He has nothing funny to say.
Most of his material is pure filth. He has lost all sense of humor and soured in his old age. He thinks reading a list of criticisms of life is humorous.
The man himself narrated and only added to the misery.
I found nothing of value in this book.
I think George Carlin had an excellent take on the English language. But what has happened to comedy over the past several decades? Long gone are the George Burns, the Bob Hopes, and the Johnny Carsons who were very funny without foul language. Very disappointing!
very funny stuff, but I had a hard time getting past the extreme use of the "f" word. I should expect this from George. Don't get this if you are easily offened. On the ohter hand, maybe you should, this will give you something to be indignant about.