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He's back! In a voice more cantankerous and comically pungent than ever, George Carlin spouts off on everything from British royalty ("A Day in the Life of Henry VIII") to auto racing ("Sports Should Be Fixed") to American politics ("Don't Blame the Leaders").
With his manic mind and motor mouth in high gear, he rants against anyone who tells him to "have a nice day" and skewers the euphemism epidemic ("To be honest, some of this language makes me want to vomit. Well, perhaps 'vomit' is too strong a word. It makes me want to engage in a involuntary personal protein spill"). When Carlin's in a more reflective mood, he reveals, "I couldn't commit suicide if my life depended on it," and ponders the really big questions, like "Is a vegetarian permitted to eat animal crackers?" and "Griddle cakes, pancakes, hotcakes, flapjacks: why are there four names for grilled batter and only one word for love? "What his candid take on "life's little moments" lacks in political correctness, it more than makes up for in gut-busting laughs. He's the guy who dares say what the rest of us hesitate even to think. And he does so in ways that are often raunchy and always riotous.
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GEORGE CARLIN (1937-2008) was a product of Manhattan’s West Harlem. He released more than 20 comedy albums, wrote and performed 14 HBO specials, and entertained in theatres and concert halls nationwide. He won five Grammys® and six Cable ACE awards, and was nominated for five Emmys. In 2008 he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.From AudioFile:
Those who have liked George Carlin in the past may just roll on the floor. Or wince. Or yawn. It's much of the same old stuff--in-your-face raw language and toilet humor interspersed with sharp political satire and a playful exploration of the absurdities of the English language. There are laugh-out-loud segments along the way, and most listeners will find something that tickles. A routine about getting stoned in an airplane bathroom has its moments but needs serious editing. Delivery is just right. Carlin knows timing, and makes the most of his material. There's something for everyone, but a lot less than one might have hoped for from such a veteran. E.S. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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