Brain Droppings

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Hyperion Books, Apr 22, 1998 - Humor - 272 pages
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The thinking person's comic who uses words as weapons, George Carlin shares all-new, cutting-edge opinion and observational humor in "Brain Droppings." Filled with thoughts, musings, questions, lists, beliefs, curiosities, monologues, assertions, assumptions, and other verbal ordeals, "Brain Droppings" is infectiously funny. Carlin unleashes his opinions on 'People Who Should Be Phased Out' (guys with creases in their jeans, people who know a lot of prayers by heart) and 'Seven Things I'm Tired Of' (geeks with Walkmans, clothing with writing on it, having to read cloud descriptions in a book). He even offers the never-before-revealed 'Guide to Dining Out' (order unusual things: a chopped corn sandwich with diced peas and rye potato chips). From nonsense such as 'Eventually there will come a time when everyone is in a band' to the ultimately profound 'It is impossible to dry one hand, ' you'll get a look inside Carlin's mind, and you won't be disappointed. Carlin demolishes everyday values and yet leaves you laughing out loud. You'll learn what he thinks of sports fans, how he would improve the TV networks, his suggestions for Legal Murder Once a Month, and his plan for World Peace Through Constant Dancing. Also included are two classic Carlin monologues -- 'A Place for My Stuff' and 'Baseball and Football.'

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Like I said before, I don't like comedy, and especially standup comedy, where this tiresome genre is condensed even further, and irritates the hell out of me as it tries to produce laughter with every ... Read full review

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I was in my high school English class, when our instructor wanted us to choose a book to read, and afterwards write the author with questions that came up during the reading. I chose "Brain Droppings ... Read full review

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Comedian George Carlin was born on May 12, 1937 in Bronx, New York. He began his career at age 19 at the KJOE radio station in Louisiana. After making numerous appearances on TV, Carlin moved to radio and produced two albums, Take-Offs and Put-Ons, and FM & AM, which won a Grammy Award and was the first of four albums in a row to go gold. One of his best known routines was Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television. After performing this routine in Milwaukee in 1972, he was arrested for disturbing the peace and it also led to an indecency case after WBAI-FM radio aired it in 1973. Carlin also wrote three books and appeared on television and in movies. Besides his four Grammy Awards for best spoken comedy album, he was nominated for five Emmys. In 2002, Carlin was awarded the Freedom of Speech Award by the First Amendment Center in cooperation with the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado, and he was the named 11th recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in June of 2008. George Carlin passed away at age 71 on June 22, 2008 in Santa Monica, California.

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