George Carlin – Natural Disasters

The legendary entertainer left us with a incredible catalog of thought-provoking material dating back to the late 70’s. Here, in his last HBO special entitled “It’s Bad For Ya”, he reasons with his audience on why he enjoys nature’s wrath. It’s one of my favorite Carlin pieces, packed with imagery and sarcastic  humor, its ambiguous ending leaves the viewer with an indescribable feeling of wonder.

R.I.P. George Carlin (1937-2008)

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      • Brandon,
        You’re ahead of the curve, I’m sure. I had no idea what he was saying at that age and didn’t discover and appreciate him till years later.

        I can watch him speak for hours. I have read his books as well. I prefer his stand-up though. He has the uncanny ability to emphasize his points with facial expressions. I especially love his take on “euphemisms” too. He makes you question the status quo at every turn.

      • I don’t think I’m ahead of the curve, I’m very interested in the English language myself. I did sneak one of my dad’s Carlin books and read it over & over a couple years back. It was his take on things and how he made them funny & made you think that made me want to read more of his books & watch his videos. As a young actor and script writer (I have one of my movie scripts being shopped around in Hollywood now) George taught me through his words and insights. I’m not simply interested in the “7 words you can’t say on television” I heard these words long before I ever read a George Carlin book. You’re right when you say he “makes you question the status quo”. He had an amazing mind. I often wonder if the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree with his daughter Kelly. Must have been very interesting growing up the child of George Carlin?

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