George Carlin RIP: Really Interesting Pundit

There was probably no comedian in the modern era worth more as an iconoclast and a wordsmith than George. His 74th Birthday is on May 12.

A few quotes from the Really Interesting Pundit:

The real reason we cant have the Ten Commandments in a courthouse: You cannot post ‘Thou Shalt Not Steal’, ‘Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery’ and ‘Thou Shalt Not Lie’ in a building full of lawyers, judges, and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment.

Working-class people “look for work.” Middle-class people “try to get a job.” Upper-middle-class people “seek employment.”

I’m completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.

Where ideas are concerned, America can be counted on to do one of two things: take a good idea and run it completely into the ground, or take a bad idea and run it completely into the ground.

Have you ever wondered why the Republicans are so interested in encouraging people to volunteer for their communities? It’s because volunteers work for no pay. Republicans have been trying to get people to work for no pay for a long time.

They try to blame movies and TV for the violence in this country. What a load of shit. Long before there were movies and television, Americans killed millions of Indians, enslaved millions of blacks, slaughtered 700,000 of each other in a family feud, and attained the highest murder rate in history. Don’t blame Sylvester Stallone. We brought these horrifying genes with us from Europe, and then we gave them our own special twist. American know-how!

I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows through a crack in the concrete. It’s so fuckin’ heroic.

I saw a picture of the inventor of the hydrogen bomb, Edwin Teller, wearing a tie clip. Why would the man who invented a bomb that destroys everything for fifty miles be concerned about whether or not his tie was straight?

Personally I haven’t worn T-shirts with writing on them for about ten years, but I do own what I consider to be the coolest T-shirt in the world. It’s plain white, and inside a kind of faded maroon circle, in an odd, feminine sort of print, it says, “Fuck the Cows.” But it’s about two sizes too small. Ain’t that always the way?

Actually, this selection of lesser known (to us) quotes is from Daily Kos’s Bill in Portland Maine. We still haven’t worked out exactly why the last one was a choice.

Highly Recommended *****

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