George Carlin's been working the crowd since "the counterculture" became "the over-the-counter culture" around 1967 or so; his new book, Brain Droppings, surfs on three decades of touring-in-support. It's the purest version of book-as-candy that one could imagine, serving up humor in convenient,... show more
George Carlin's been working the crowd since "the counterculture" became "the over-the-counter culture" around 1967 or so; his new book, Brain Droppings, surfs on three decades of touring-in-support. It's the purest version of book-as-candy that one could imagine, serving up humor in convenient, bite-sized packages. Snack on chewy one-liners like "A meltdown sounds like fun. Like some kind of cheese sandwich." Or: "If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." Brain Droppings also contains highlights from Carlin's concert repertoire, and that more than makes up for the occasional spray of pointless nihilism. Tell us, George, what exactly were you going for with "Kill your pet" and "Satan is cool" Quick--hide the paper before Daddy sees it! Still, if you're a fan of this sarcastic semanticist who's given Bad Attitude not necessarily a good name, but at least a comfy bank account, by all means rush out and snag Brain Droppings. Carlin's book melts in your mind, not in your hand.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: April 22nd 1998
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
While not being as entertaining as one of his YouTube videos, this book is relaxing in itself and helps you disconnect.
This book, like Carlin's other title that I have read, When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?, is simply a place for his stuff. Most of the stuff, in fact, that Carlin had floating around on Word Documents at the time he compiled this book seems to find its way between the covers of Brain Droppings. ...
I listened to this on audio, it was only two and a half hours long. Narrated by the author himself George Carlin. It was entertaining... I think? I fell asleep through the second half. I do remember before elapsing into a coma state; thinking to myself, "the second CD is much better then the first....
George Carlin is and will always be the King of Blue Comedy!
I’m not a fan of most humor books. I can read humorous essays, and enjoy them, and I can read autobiographies and memoirs by comedians, but I really wasn’t a fan of this style of humor book. A lot of it is Carlin’s transcribed stand-up, and most of the humor is lost in the transition. It’s still fun...