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Brain Droppings | [George Carlin]

Brain Droppings

Grammy Winner for Best Spoken Comedy Album
Performed by George Carlin himself, and filled with thoughts, musings, questions, lists, beliefs, curiosities, monologues, assertions, assumptions, and other verbal ordeals, Brain Droppings is infectiously funny.

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Publisher's Summary

The thinking person's comic who uses words as weapons, George Carlin shares all-new, cutting-edge opinion and observational humor in this best seller. Carlin demolishes everyday values and leaves you laughing out loud. Learn what he thinks of sports fans, how he would improve the TV networks, his suggestions for "Legal Murder Once a Month," and his plan for "World Peace Through Dancing." Performed by Carlin himself, and filled with thoughts, musings, questions, lists, beliefs, curiosities, monologues, assertions, assumptions, and other verbal ordeals, Brain Droppings is infectiously funny.

©1997 Comedy Concepts, Inc.; (P) and ©2000 HighBridge Company

What the Critics Say

  • Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Word Comedy Album, 2001

"Carlin...doesn't disappoint." (Entertainment Weekly)

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    Ray Los Angeles, CA, USA 03-24-06
    Ray Los Angeles, CA, USA 03-24-06
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    "Interesting"

    George's droppings certainly engages my brain. Really made me think. However, I didn't give this book very high mark because I didn't find it especially funny. Not in the rolling on the floor with stomach pain sort of way, which was what I was hoping for. Maybe it's just my sense of humor.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Medway, MA, USA 04-02-04
    Christopher Medway, MA, USA 04-02-04
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    "Not much energy, disappointing."

    Not as good as the live stuff I've heard, which I loved and why I bought this book. No energy, somewhat flat delivery, comes across as a bit of a whiner. Some parts were funny, but I found myself wanting to get through it just to be done with it.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    James E. Singleton Shiloh, IL United States 08-21-13
    James E. Singleton Shiloh, IL United States 08-21-13
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    "Very disapponting"
    What disappointed you about Brain Droppings?

    George Carlin came across as a very negative bad person. It had some good observations but was not funny at all.


    Has Brain Droppings turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, just George Carlin.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Material and performance was pretty bad.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disgust. Why do many comedians think uttering the work F@#ck is funny. It is a word. Get over it. Just because someone says it does not mean everyone is going to howl with laughter.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    The Alchemystic California 05-14-12
    The Alchemystic California 05-14-12 Member Since 2005
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    Would you listen to Brain Droppings again? Why?

    i listen again and again. i share his raunchy sense of humor.


    What other book might you compare Brain Droppings to and why?

    Napalm & Silly Putty I & 2. He has a great balance between 'righteous ranting' and 'raunchy humor'. George was a genius. i miss him.


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    Terri A. 12-12-11
    Terri A. 12-12-11 Member Since 2000
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    "If you like the Carlin of late..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    George Carlin went through an very noticeable evolution as a comic. The comic in his latter days is the comic of this book. If you remember him as the Hippy Dippy Weatherman, then this is not the same comic. Brain Droppings is a book of comic observations of the stupid things humans do and say and Carlin has no sympathy for us a a species.


    What about George Carlin’s performance did you like?

    Carlin performs the reading of the book with the same style and well practiced performance that you would see when attending a live standup performance.(Which I was lucky enough to experience once.) The show I saw live was repeated verbatim a few months later on HBO.


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    Tanya fribourgSwitzerland 05-02-10
    Tanya fribourgSwitzerland 05-02-10
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    "GC never lets you down!"

    It is not his best work but extremely entertaining. I continue to listen to Brain Droppings and laugh!

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    Jose Marco Island 05-20-09
    Jose Marco Island 05-20-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Hilariously intelligent!"

    A brilliant and very funny read. Caution: requires a certain degree of self-deprecating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Selkirk, NY, USA 02-06-09
    Paul Selkirk, NY, USA 02-06-09 Member Since 2008

    Not a lot of time to read but I listen while driving.

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    "Good Job George"

    George Carlin has done it again. He sees things from different eyes and minds then most people. I like his perspective and his comedy. Once again he has made this reader think and laugh constantly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jbx2usa MI, USA 08-22-05
    jbx2usa MI, USA 08-22-05 Member Since 2000

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    "Funny"

    If you like George Carlin, you'll like this rather unorthodox book. But be warned: this is just a printed version of his HBO comedy specials. George is the only one who could read this work and make it funny...and he does it very well.

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    Christoph lokerenBelgium 06-16-04
    Christoph lokerenBelgium 06-16-04
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    "Below expectations"

    Even though some parts are funny, the general book is below my expectations. I too could hardly wait to get done with the book so I can put on a new one. Of the 40 books I've read so far, this is the first one that gets deleted.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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