When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?
Now in paperback, the New York Times bestseller that takes readers on a riotous journey through the mind of one of America's premier comicsGeorge Carlin's legendary irreverence and iconoclasm are on full display in When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops as he vainly scours the American landscape... show more
Now in paperback, the New York Times bestseller that takes readers on a riotous journey through the mind of one of America's premier comicsGeorge Carlin's legendary irreverence and iconoclasm are on full display in When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops as he vainly scours the American landscape for signs of intelligence in his third national bestseller. Ranging from his absurdist side (Message from a Cockroach; TV News: The Death of Humpty Dumpty; Tips for Serial Killers) to his unerring ear for American speech (Politician Talk; Societal Clichs; Euphemisms: 13 sections) to his unsparing views on America and its values (War, God, Stuff Like That; Zero Tolerance; Tired of the Handi-crap), Carlin delivers everything that his fans expect, and then adds a few surprises.Carlin on the battle of the sexes:Here's all you have to know about men and women:Women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.
Publish date: October 19th 2005
Pages no: 295
Edition language: English
Carlin was brilliant, but this one was a bit lacking compared to Brain Droppings and Napalm and Silly Putty. His helplessness and despair at the state of the world (particularly the Bush Administration/Abomination) comes through in this book.
I've read or heard so many pithy, one-sentence George Carlin lines---not what I would call jokes, because they always seemed too substantive to be classified that simply---that I thought now that I'm older I'd have a good chance at really appreciating his humor. And it's very possible that I would s...
I really like George Carlin (R.I.P) but this was... not up to his usual standards. I expected vulgar, irreverent, offensive and abrasive - it wouldn't be Carlin if it wasn't, but I was kind of disappointed with it. It reminded me a lot of I Am America by Stephen Colbert. Truthfully, Colbert probably...
You have to like George Carlin, of course. I always find parts of his books hilarious, and other parts not so funny, but I always get plenty of good laughs. He's not afraid to be politically incorrect, but he's an equal opportunity offender. He picks on everyone!
See note about it in my blog: http://itinerantlibrarian.blogspot.com/2006/03/booknote-when-will-jesus-bring-pork.html