Napalm and Silly Putty
Aw, f*ck it. Read his goddamn book and laugh, you m*therf*ckers. He was a dirty, foul-mouthed son of a bitch, but he said what he thought and n ...more
Category – Comedy Publication Date - April 24, 2001
The first thing one must do before reading this book is to make sure they know who George Carlin is and know his approach to comedy and life. If not, one could be in for a rude awakening. Carlin is known for being outspoken on very controversial subject, least of which is religion. One must also be aware that Carlin uses language that can be very offensive to many people.
Some of ...more
While George Carlin is eminently funny, I noticed the same problem with this book as I did with Stephen Colbert's book. That is, comedians who make their success by playing off a live audience do not translate well to the static written word. The whole point of a comedy routine is to interact with others, soliciting reactions and feeding off of them. Listening to Carlin read his book was the sam ...more
This bathroom friendly book was great for short spurts as I read other, denser things when I had my little time. This book should be finished in a day if you are reading it normal but, if at four or five pages at a time, it is still worthy and fun as it represents years or decades of short takes Carlin has presented before in concert.
That said, it is the perfect book when getting INT ...more
So this books is a rambling. this book is random, scribbles, smart points mixed with eh points. They are funny. Hilarious. only, not all of them. Some. Most.
The sad thing is, having read this after his death, and seen most of his stand-up. A lot of these jokes are in the stand-up so t ...more
- Jeszcze raz - co czytasz?
- „Napalm i żelki” Carlina.
- To jest tytuł?
- Fajny, śmieszny… O czym to?
No właśnie. „O czym to”? Sam Carlin we wprowadzeniu do książki wyjaśnia, że to zdumiewające, iż człowiek jest w stanie wynaleźć dwa tak odmienne produkty, jakim są napalm i żelki. Przywodzą mu na myśl dwoistą naturę ludzką, a jednocześnie świetnie charakteryzują jego przemyślenia. Nie sposób się z nim ...more
George Carlin was a legendary comedian. Even before I started getting into stand-up comedy, which was actually pretty recently, I was aware of him. So when I started reading this book I was curious to find out what it would be like. Would his writing style be similar to the way he talked in his lives? Would his jokes be equally funny when they were written down and no ...more
I laughed exactly twice while reading this book. And I don’t think I giggled, snickered, or chuckled even once. I might have smirked a couple of times, but mostly I was not amused.
I’m pretty sure some of these same pieces were in When Will Jesus Bring the Porkchops?, which I skimmed through pretty thoroughly again recently. If I’m right, I think that’s cheating. No one should put the same schtick in more than one book. I know certain authors of fiction ...more
Standup comic George Carlin follows up his dark-horse smash bestseller __ with another compendium of cranky meditations, cinching his reputation as the Andy Rooney of boomer hepcats. "Road rage, air rage," Carlin rails. "Why should I be forced to divide my rage into separate categories? To me, it's just one big, all-around, everyday rage. I don't have time for fine distinctions." Carlin is not into the lengthy essay--he's a sprinter of the mind. Most sentences in the book coul...more
Now that aside, I love reading his stuff...just like I indicated in my review for "When Will Jesus Bring the Porkshops." I say that his written word pales in comparison to his spo ...more
I had the unimaginable luck of having friends with good taste who owned this book so I didn't have to run around town searching the libraries for it (I live in Romania and we have pretty crappy libraries).
I absolutely loved it! It was cut out of the same material as When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? so I had as much fun reading this as I did the other one.
The #1 New York Times bestseller with more than 450,000 copies in print offers up a hilarious and "entertaining" [Chicago Sun-Times] collection of razor-sharp observations. Spending more than 15 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list in hardcover, George Carlin, the thinking person's comic, has made it very clear how successful he is at the transition from stage to page. In Napalm & Silly Putty, Carlin's characteristically ironic and hilarious take on l ...more
My comments are similar for three of Carlin’s book I listened to. “Brain Droppings” (1997), “Napalm and Silly Putty” (2001), and “When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?” (2004). The reason I’m writing about all three of them is because I listened to them back to back and frankly, they are extremely similar.
To actually explain further, I went through a Carlin marathon. I decided to listen to all his comedy albums and then go through his books. Which is actually more than I thoug ...more
What always fascinated me a bit about George Carlin was tha ...more
Carlin was especially noted for his political and black humor and his observations on language, psychology, and religion along with many taboo subjects. Carlin and his "Seven Dirty Words" comedy routine were central to the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which ...more