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Brain Droppings
Brain Droppings | George Carlin
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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.
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IMASLOWREADER
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@ozma.of.oz
1. age of innocence
2. in bed
3. coffee tea coke
#sundayfunday

ozma.of.oz Bed is a great pick! Thanks for sharing! 6mo
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IMASLOWREADER
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loved the hbo special about this smart funny man #audiophile #readinggoal #

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Blueberry
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DebinHawaii Great quote pick! 💛🌼 2y
TK-421 Good quote! ❤️ George Carlin 2y
Kenyazero I love that too! And when plants grow out of rocks or cliffs. Great quote! 2y
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Bookworm_97
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Listened to this Audiobook 🔉 George Carlin being George Carlin ❤️❤️❤️

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Bookworm_97
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Next Read 🤣🤣❤️

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TheEllieMo
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TheSpineView You and both choose the same quote! Great minds think alike!😋 3y
wanderinglynn And sad that this is still true. 3y
TheEllieMo @TheSpineView 😁 I try to avoid a quote if someone else has used it, but I‘ve been so busy I haven‘t had a chance to browse Litsy today😩 (edited) 3y
TheSpineView @TheEllieMo it's all good! 3y
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britt_brooke Miss him!! 4y
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keithmalek
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AmyG I miss George Carlin. He was brilliant. 5y
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Bklover Agreed. 😳 5y
GlassAsDiamonds Ahh...not true. That‘s exactly how dog is traditionally, and currently, prepared for human consumption in China and Korea (boiled alive usually after being beaten). Not a PETA rant etc., just lived there for a few years. Apparently it doesn‘t really matter to many what animals look like, cruelty endures. 5y
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AmyG Ha! I love George. 5y
Gina That's hysterical 5y
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“No matter how you care to define it, I do not identify with the local group. Planet, species, race, nation, state, religion, party, union, club, association, neighborhood improvement committee; I have no interest in any of it. I love and treasure individuals as I meet them, I loathe and despise the groups they identify with and belong to.”

Listened (it was a #reread) to this while doing mountains of laundry earlier. I miss George Carlin. 😩

GarthRanzz My favourite of all time. I missed his last concert in SLC due to finances. His death was just hard. And I‘ve loved the two bios of his that I‘ve read. Makes me want to pull out the box set of his albums and start listening. 5y
vivastory I love Carlin. I had the enormous privilege of seeing him perform in 2000 5y
DeeLew Loved him! I really need to reread all of his books. He was hilarious. He was also extremely intelligent! I would have loved to hear what he would have to say about our current events! 5y
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britt_brooke @DeeLew Right?! He would be so disappointed right now, and I‘d love to hear his exact thoughts. 5y
britt_brooke @GarthRanzz I‘ve not read any of his bios, but I should. He was just so damned funny and intelligent. 5y
Carolyn11215 I miss George Carlin so much!!! 5y
britt_brooke @Carolyn11215 He was the best. 😭😩 5y
TheDaysGoBy I've got some serious laughter shared with my family because of him. So hilarious! 5y
Zelma Mr. Z and I quote something from George Carlin at least once a week. 👍 5y
rohit-sawant I've been meaning to check this out! Miss him so much! I see a YouTube binge in my immediate future. 5y
CherryPie Lifelong fave! Loved his HBO specials when I was a kid. I even listened to him calling into the Art Bell Show. 😂 Miss him. 5y
britt_brooke @rohit-sawant Ooh, that‘s a good plan! 👏🏻 5y
britt_brooke @CherryPie 😆👏🏻 5y
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keithmalek
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Clwojick 😂 😂😂😂 this made me laugh out loud! 5y
Clwojick I listened to this on audiobook at the gym, and had to change it to another book because I was being so awkward... trying to hold in my giggles. 5y
OrangeMooseReads I see a missed opportunity in the condoms with pictures of saints (yes I get the irony and humor in BC with catholic saints) 5y
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keithmalek
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If Helen Keller had psychic ability, would you say she had a fourth sense?

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keithmalek
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A woman told me her child was autistic, and I thought she said artistic. So I said, "Oh, great. I'd like to see some of the things he's done."

Suet624 😂😂👏🏽 5y
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youngreadrshelf
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George Carlin being George Carlin. Since I've seen him perform on TV and other shows, it really helped with reading him because you could hear his voice and inflection.

While I don't always find all of his riffs funny, I do really enjoy his take on words and their meanings. It was a good book to read little snippets of and end my evening with a laugh.

britt_brooke Nice review! I agree. And I miss his stand up. So funny, but so smart, too. 6y
youngreadrshelf @britt_brooke thanks. I miss his stand up also. I rewatch old stuff because some of it transcends time. 6y
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He makes me laugh. And I love to end my evening with a laugh. Night, litsyans.

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"Labels divide people. We need fewer labels, not more." George Carlin

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GoneFishing
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People say, 'I'm going to sleep now,' as if it were nothing. But it's really a bizarre activity. 'For the next several hours, while the sun is gone, I'm going to become unconscious, temporarily losing command over everything I know and understand. When the sun returns, I will resume my life.'

If you didn't know what sleep was, and you had only seen it in a science fiction movie, you would ... tell all your friends about the movie you'd seen.

dariazeoli I love Carlin 🙏 6y
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youngreadrshelf
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Long, tiring day! Going to bed with a book. (And if he can't make me laugh, no one can!)

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britt_brooke
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Except Littens, naturally. 😉 (note: this quote is not from this book, but from his stand up) #greatquote #somethingforsept

Melkyl Yikes 😳 6y
MyNamesParadise 😂😂😂 true though! 6y
DeeLew Oh how I loved George Carlin! Brain Droppings and When will Jesus pass the Porkchops are my favorites. 💙 6y
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britt_brooke @DeeLew Loved him! Funny books, too. 👍🏻 6y
bookishchelle 😂 ❤️ George Carlin. 6y
britt_brooke @bookishchelle My favorite philosopher, haha! 6y
hadar23 So right! 6y
Texreader 😂😂😂 6y
Hugoreads If only he were alive to help us through this 2016 election 😮 6y
britt_brooke @Hugoreads Haha, yes!! I'd even take him as a third party candidate. 👏🏻 6y
Hugoreads @britt_brooke Can you imagine a Carlin/Trump debate?😂 6y
britt_brooke @Hugoreads That would be amazing. 😆 6y
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The master of funny. Love it.

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