Say something about yourself!
I would recommend anything by George Carlin.
Not really a character...but enjoyed the parts on the proper pronunciation and/or use of words. It has always been a pet peeve of mine, how people slaughter the English language.
It is always worth the time to listen to George Carlin.
Just a word to the wise. I do know that that "Brain Droppings" is an abridged version of the book. There are sections from the actual book that are omitted. I have never read "Napalm and Silly Putty" so I am not sure if that is also abridged.
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” - Albert Einstein
I love George Carlin and I listened, watched and followed practically every appearance he made before. So, I didn't like this book!
The book is just an un-coherent collection of lots of his performance using even the same phrases he used on stage so nothing new here.
Maybe I've gotten to old, but I used to love George Carlin when I was young. I know how he is but this is too much f this and f that and it seems like he's saying stuff just for some type of shock value, or like when a bunch of teenage boys get together. I don't think I've even chuckled twice.
Retired teacher of literature with an interest in religion and in science and in history. I have loved reading for 50 years.
Pessimistic, negative, not funny, vulgar, and not entertaining. Need I say more? I was looking for laughs, for humor....did not find any.
This is probably my own issue but the little I knew of George Carlin was a clean skit about sports. This
The language and foulness
Not after this sadly.
1 funny skit about sports
I wanted something funny and bought this book after browsing through a few of its kind. I did have a few giggles but besides that he may be an interesting, perhaps educated person it became obvious that he has no heart (in these writings). One of his main character is obscenity which is not funny at all. The other one is dark sarcasm. They are used to create more fear, shame and more sick people around the world.
It's unfortunate because there were a few good jokes at the beginning.
I do not intend to insult anyone who may enjoy this kind of humor.
Nope, I apply for a refund for this one.
Better, more up to date material
Not really - just a throw back to a time gone by
Extremely foul content, not funny, time wasted I will never get back.
Less than humorous perspective on mediocre ideas.
None. I'd be asking for my money back, had I paid more than $1.99 for it; which was $1.99 over priced.
Remove it from your catalog; it's not worthy of a public hearing.
I would recommend, but not for stand-up comedy fans
The book includes George Carlins stand-up comedy acts read out loud. As a huge fan I had already heard everything in this book and it offered no new material
It just wasn't that funny. That really surprised me. Of course, there were some bits that were very funny but those were the exceptions. It was mostly just pedantic and ... nothing. The funny meter barely twitched most of the time. The frequent(!) piano interludes will drive you apeshit.
"What's So Funny?..." by Tim Conway
Carlin's delivery is great, of course. The enthusiasm and vigor that you would expect is all there.
There are some funny lines here and there.