Sunday, July 06, 2008

Brain Droppings and When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops by George Carlin

Brain Droppings
Initially I was put off because his ideological bent is almost the opposite of mine (He seems to be somewhere between nihilism and apathy).

Lots of swearing, his coverage of ‘stuff’ was very entertaining (I would normally have added ‘insightful,’ but I do wonder what his purpose is in pointing out absurdities if he doesn’t care about changing anything, perhaps just to make money? Normally, I'd assume a comedian is jsut kidding, but he was pretty definitive.)

His coverage news biases and the first human sacrifice was pretty good and funny; the history stuff was only okay.
Carlin also provided interesting and amusing coverage of various words/phrases and etymology while resisting their common usage (ex: irony, sour grapes, forte, kudos, cop out, and various superfluous modifiers, wrong place/time, bat out of hell, elected dog catcher, oldest trick in the book, unidentified person, pin drop, )

Two for the road:
-If a painting forgery is good enough to fool experts, why is the original worth so much?
-Beethoven was so deaf, he thought he was a painter. (hiyoooooo)

When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?
Shorter, amusing but less funny than Brain Droppings with many similar themes. He actually contradicts some of his pedantry as he decries common usage of words, but also refutes secondary dictionary definitions. *That’s even worse than me:P


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