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Brain Droppings af George Carlin
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Brain Droppings (original 1997; udgave 1997)

af George Carlin (Forfatter)

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Grammy® Award Winner! In Brain Droppings, Carlin brings to audio his singular brand of comedic satire that has made him a favorite of stage, screen and cable audiences. Witty word play, spirited commentary, sarcasm, monologues and in-your-face insights about everyday values appear randomly-literally droppings from his fast and fresh intelligence. Carlin's challenging humor cuts through the superficial and smug assumptions behind our institutions-politics, race and social issues-exposing all as amusing fabrications. And unlike other comics who believe we've somehow misplaced the American dream, Carlin presents it as a great-but incredibly funny-myth. Brain Droppings was adapted for audio by Carlin himself and comes with the inimitable Carlin timing and delivery-making it clever, laugh-out-loud humor. With its erudite appeal, Brain Droppings is perfect for listeners looking for a quick shot of brainy merriment as well as long-time Carlin fans seeking a bigger dose of his entertaining take on life.… (mere)
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Titel:Brain Droppings
Forfattere:George Carlin (Forfatter)
Info:Hachette Books (1997), Edition: 1st, 272 pages
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Always the funniest. ( )
  Karen74Leigh | Jun 10, 2020 |
Best for: Fans of Carlin’s clever and confrontational style of comedy.

In a nutshell: Comedian Carlin shares jokes, observations, and wordplay.

Worth quoting: “You could hear a pin drop. Well, you can’t hear a pin drop. Not even a bowling pin. When a pin is dropping, it’s just floating through the air. There’s very little noise. You might be able to hear a pin land but certainly not drop.”
“I hear ya.” “Wonderful. And are you picking me up visually as well?”

Why I chose it: I’m trying to read before bed (instead of staring at my phone) but didn’t want anything too heavy. Thought I’d revisit what I used to describe as one of my favorite humor books.

Review:
Some of you may know Carlin as the first host of Saturday Night Live. Others may know him from his famous ‘Seven Words You Can’t Say on TV” sketch. My guess is most of you know him as Rufus, the amazing supporting character from the Bill and Ted films, who will be sorely missed when Bill and Ted Face the Music is released this summer. I think of him as the author of this book, because I’ve read it (part or in full) probably a dozen times.

This isn’t a comedic memoir, or even a collection of humorous stories or essays. There are some slightly longer bits (say, 2-3 pages), but mostly it is a paragraph joke, or a one-liner, or even a collection of two-word phrases that Carlin thinks is interesting. Some of it makes me laugh out loud; some of it makes me think. A lot of it revolves around wordplay and the discussion of what certain words and phrases actually mean, if one really thinks about it.

There are definitely parts of this book that make me cringe. Carlin has a strong aversion to the idea of ‘political correctness,’ and claims to not be on any ‘side’ politically. This is evident, for example, in his justification for use of the word r*tard. However, he has a strong sense of justice, and recognized how poorly people of color (though he would hate using that term) and women are treated in society. I think he’s who people like Ricky Gervais think they are (edgy, cool, astutely observant) but they couldn’t hold a candle to him. They’re not in the same world as him.

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  ASKelmore | Jan 11, 2020 |
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  andycyca | Aug 6, 2019 |
Although I slept through some of this (being my turn to nap and not my turn to drive), the parts I listened to were vintage Carlin - after listening to it, everything we looked at we would start thinking literally and take it apart, Carlin-style. ( )
  sriemann | Aug 11, 2014 |
I hated this book. HATED it.

I thought I liked George Carlin; I enjoyed his comedy routines, and I thought I liked his sense of humor, and his take on the world. But this book revealed him to be such a misanthropic a-hole that I almost couldn't finish the book. It tainted every memory I had of enjoying his other work.

I was literally glad he was dead by the end of it.

Maybe he was kidding and I missed the joke, but I'm not so sure. ( )
  capn_ed | Feb 21, 2014 |
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Grammy® Award Winner! In Brain Droppings, Carlin brings to audio his singular brand of comedic satire that has made him a favorite of stage, screen and cable audiences. Witty word play, spirited commentary, sarcasm, monologues and in-your-face insights about everyday values appear randomly-literally droppings from his fast and fresh intelligence. Carlin's challenging humor cuts through the superficial and smug assumptions behind our institutions-politics, race and social issues-exposing all as amusing fabrications. And unlike other comics who believe we've somehow misplaced the American dream, Carlin presents it as a great-but incredibly funny-myth. Brain Droppings was adapted for audio by Carlin himself and comes with the inimitable Carlin timing and delivery-making it clever, laugh-out-loud humor. With its erudite appeal, Brain Droppings is perfect for listeners looking for a quick shot of brainy merriment as well as long-time Carlin fans seeking a bigger dose of his entertaining take on life.

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