Monday, June 23, 2008

George Carlin Megapost

"Life is a zero sum game."

These are the words of George Carlin about 2 1/2 minutes into the "Free Floating Hostility" skit on his best album Back in Town. And after hearing the news that George died yesterday, it's been pretty much a Carlin Fest all day today as I have been remembering back to obsessing over his late 90's albums again and again hoping to be as quick witted and opinionated one day. He could say the things I wish I could so succinctly and intelligently it was almost disheartening. He was the king of political humor mainly because he hated the politics of either party. Although he told a lot of Bill Clinton jokes, Ronald Reagan and the Republican Revolution 90's were his main targets of his last few albums, some of which I have highlighted below.

In doing their obituary stories on Carlin, the major media centers focus on one particular routine of his career to highlight: The 7 Dirty Words You Can Never Say on Television. They focus on this, because to be honest, nearly every skit he did after that one makes it look pretty tame in comparison. In that skit, you only have to bleep seven words. Take for example, his skit on Abortion & The Sanctity of my opinion the best work he ever did. I imagine that it would be pretty hard for Brian Williams to queue up a clip that begins "Why is it that most of the people who are against abortion are people you wouldn't want to fuck in the first place?"

George Carlin -- Abortion

George Carlin -- The Sanctity of Life

George Carlin -- Free Floating Hostility
These three tracks are from the Back in Town album.

George Carlin -- Carlin on Campus
This is the whole album on one track.

George Carlin -- I Used To Be Irish Catholic
From the Class Clown album.

George Carlin -- 7 Words You Can Never Say On Television
From the Class Clown album.

George Carlin -- Asshole Jackoff Scumbag
From the Place For My Stuff album.

George Carlin -- Kids and Parents
From the You Are All Diseased album.

George Carlin -- Don't Pull the Plug On Me
From the Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics album.

George Carlin -- Reagan's Gang, Church People, and American Values

George Carlin -- More Stuff About Cars and Driving

These last two are from the album with possibly the best title ever What Am I Doing in New Jersey?