George Carlin’s Guide to Life

Jesus is coming.. Look Busy (George Carlin)We know that George Carlin is a disinfonaut favorite so enjoy Jason Bailey’s curation of Carlin wisdom at Flavorwire:

The late, great comedian, actor, writer, ground-breaker, provocateur, and raconteur George Carlin would have turned 77 years old today, and while that’s not the kind of nice, round number that usually accompanies a tribute, it also doesn’t make a helluva lot of sense to play by the rules when it comes to Carlin. Over his nearly 50-year career, Carlin became one of our most astute political commentators and social critics — and, like the best stand-up comics, his material seldom (if ever) ages. So we’ve assembled some still-relevant words of wisdom from Carlin’s books and stand-up specials, in honor of the brilliant comedian and his truly one-of-a-kind voice.

On language:
“Griddle cakes, pancakes, hot cakes, flapjacks: why are there four names for grilled batter and only one word for love?” (Napalm & Silly Putty, 2002)

On airline announcements:
“About this time, someone is telling you to get on the plane. ‘Get on the plane. Get on the plane.’ I say, ‘Fuck you, I’m getting in the plane! In the plane! Let Evel Knievel get on the plane! I’ll be in here with you folks in uniform! There seems to be less wind in here!’” (Jammin’ in New York, 1992)

On 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.” (When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops, 2005)…

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  • Andrea Francione Savoy

    He was the Aristotle of our time…Miss you bunches, George!