I'm wondering if anyone ever reads this sentence.
My favorite bit of all time from my favorite comedian of all time. If you younger readers have not watched him much, give this a try. R.I.P., George.
posted by Toasty Joe at 7:16 AM
Well, if there's a man upstairs, Rickey's sure he's getting a fucking earful right about now.Rest in peace you brilliant foul mouthed bastard. Rickey's crude shtick owes a great debt to you. Rickey's favorite line of his:Sigmund Freud said sometimes a cigar is just a cigar... YEAH, WELL SOMETIMES IT'S A BIG BROWN DICK!
In football you wear a HELMET.In baseball you wear a cap!In football you get a PENALTY.In baseball you make an error. Whoops!
SHIT, PISS, FUCK, CUNT, COCKSUCKER, MOTHERFUCKER, TITS That's all.
Can't say those words on TV, but you can sure a shit say them here. Nice work, Mike.
Favorite bit from G.C. about prostitution:"Selling's legal. Fucking's legal. So why isn't selling fucking legal?"In his most recent HBO special, which wasn't very good, he did have one prescient point when he was talking about how spoiled all our kids are these days. With all their toys and their appointment generated play dates. And he says "When does a kid ever get to sit in the yard with a stick anymore? You know, just sit there with a fuckin stick. Do today's kids even know what a stick is? You sit in the yard with a fuckin stick, and you dig a fuckin hole. And you look at the hole. And you look at the stick. And you have a little fun."
sure as shit say them here.Also what I titled today's post. If you're gonna eulogize George Carlin, eulogize George Carlin, I say.As you did in your title.
Mike said:SHIT, PISS, FUCK, CUNT, COCKSUCKER, MOTHERFUCKER, TITS That's all.No, that's not all. To sum up George Carlin with simply the list of the Seven Words does him a diservice. It wasn't about just cursing. All comedians curse now; they mostly do it gratuitously, incessantly, pointlessly. Carlin explored, subverted, and deconstructed the notion of "bad words." His ruminations on the nature of language (and offense) should be a must listen for anyone remotely interested in stand-up comedy and it's power to make people think. It's all his words, not just seven.
James, couldn't have said it better myself. I always loved Carlin because he worked on so many levels. Toasty's link still makes me giggle like a 12-year old, yet I can't think of another comic (Richard Prior, maybe) who could turn the phrase "go fuck yourself" into something so intelligent and eloquent.I always thought his most brilliant material involved how we as a culture hide behind silly euphemisms to avoid speaking honestly. Listening to 8 years of the bullshit that spews forth daily from the Bush White House has certainly cemented his relevance.On that note, I'll segue into some shameless pimpin' of my employer. HBO2 is running a marathon of Carlin specials on Wednesday and Thursday nights, starting with his first special from 1977. I'm looking forward to seeing if his 80s and 90s material is as brilliant and subversive as it was when I heard it in my formative years. I suspect I won't be disappointed.
No, that's not all.Gee, thanks Professor. Nice of you to point out that I've failed to understand Carlin's genius in my effort to sum up my own feelings on the day I found out he died.I'm just such a dolt. And to think, I thought all Carlin could do was say "fuck" . . .
Tits doesn't even belong on the list - sounds like a snack. Onion tits, sesame tits...tater tits - betcha can't eat just one...I love the bit where he suggested replacing the word "Fuck" with the word "Kill". "Okay, Sheriff. Now we're gonna fuck ya. But we're gonna fuck ya slow..."
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