Yea, we like George Carlin. And we miss him. We miss him big time. For Carlin was honest, brave, gifted with colossal wit, and without a doubt the last of the great comedians whose natural shtick was not just "observational comedy", but acerbic social and political criticism. Looking at the sellout court jesters we have today, the Steven Colberts, the Jimmy Kimmels and the rest, a decidedly unfunny and predictable lot, propagandists, really, for the Democratic Party noise machine, just Imagine what he'd say about what's been going on since he left the great stage. Think for a minute what he would have done with the #metoo frenzy, or Russiagate, and the many manifestations of our dominant complacent, pussified liberal culture, as he would have called it. Even the establishment-controlled Wikipedia has this to say about Carlin, the arch-anti establishmentarian:
George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, social critic, and author. Regarded as one of the most important and influential stand-up comics of all time, he was dubbed "the dean of counterculture comedians". He was known for his dark comedy and reflections on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and taboo subjects. His "seven dirty words" routine was central to the 1978 United States Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a 5–4 decision affirmed the government's power to censor indecent material on the public airwaves.
So here's a small anthology to remember him by.
In less than 2 minutes Carlin demolishes all the pretensions of the business class. MBA anyone?
Expanded version: The greatest oxymoron of them all, business ethics.
"The immune system needs practice..."
As he got older, his infirmities diminished his edge...but only a little. When he left he was still very much in the ring, with his gloves firmly laced.
Missing George Carlin
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