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Napalm and Silly Putty

Napalm and Silly Putty

Written by George Carlin

Narrated by George Carlin


Napalm and Silly Putty

Written by George Carlin

Narrated by George Carlin

ratings:
4/5 (64 ratings)
Length:
2 hours
Released:
Mar 1, 2001
ISBN:
9781598872965
Format:
Audiobook

Description

He's the inventor of Past-Tense TV (featuring "Got Smart," "Father Knew Best," and "It Was Left to Beaver"); the tireless crusader for such charities as the Center for Research into the Heebie Jeebies, Children of Parents with Bad Teeth, and the State Hospital for Those Who Felt All Right About a Year Ago; founder of the George Carlin Book Club (top titles: "How to Act Laid-Back During a Grease Fire," "Fill Your Life with Croutons," and "The Meaning of Corn"); and the only social commentator with the guts to point out that "the day after tomorrow is the third day of the rest of your life."

Yes, George Carlin is back with more of what he does better than any other comic today: uproarious observations, laser-targeted crankiness, linguistic legerdemain, and inspired weirdness. ("If the shoe fits, get another just like it." "When you sneeze, all the numbers in your head go up by one.") Napalm & Silly Putty is just what his fans have been waiting for—another generous helping of notions, nonsense, assertions, assumptions, mockery, merriment, silliness, sarcasm, and, to be sure, plenty of disturbing references and toxic alienation. George wouldn't have it any other way.
Released:
Mar 1, 2001
ISBN:
9781598872965
Format:
Audiobook

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  • (4/5)
    So, tell me, what did you expect from a book in which George Carlin just riffs? You were expecting, maybe, Dostoyevsky? You thought there would be a calm, tranquil, cognizant discussion of life as we live it? You imagined a hint of civility and sanity?Wrong.This is Carlin being Carlin. That means often it is hilarious, often it is brash, and often it is a bit too much. So, that meant that I laughed often (even out loud). But it also meant that, often, I knew what he was trying to do, but it just wasn’t hitting. And a little too often there were times I heard my inner critic saying “Next!” There will be people who read this that will be insulted, affronted, disgusted, not real happy. So, understand your tolerance before diving in. Understand that you will be assaulted. Understand that George Carlin will always be George Carlin (never accepting a role of doing the Hippy Dippy Weatherman over and over.)If you can’t take it, don’t try it.But, for those of us who know what we are getting into, and enjoy that same thing, then this is an entertaining (if occasionally uneven), voyage. That’s what happens when you throw George Carlin against the wall to see what sticks.
  • (3/5)
    I enjoyed this book, but i realized that it was just a George Carlin Show in paper format. I enjoy his comedy but due to that reason i can't give it high marks. I did notice some new content but still.
  • (4/5)
    Witty bits from different George Carlin comedy routines and random thoughts. The book could have been organized better and as of now follows no theme. It's great for people who know Carlin but may be not so much for others.
  • (3/5)
    The exact same as "Brain Droppings" - his stand up routine as an audio book. This has one big advantage to listening to his live show, no one else laughing, just me, when I think it's funny. No laughter drowning out the first part of the next joke, either. It's fun to listen to & made my commute so much nicer.There was some over lap in material from "Brain Droppings", but not much. Mostly there were similar forms; top ten lists, what really bothers him & poking fun at sayings, people & things. It's worth getting out of the library, but I don't think I'll want to listen to it again for a decade or so.
  • (4/5)
    George Carlin, only written. This comedian is a prolific jokester who writes down everything, catalogs it, and establishes just when to say something in his act. He is very thought-out in his routines, and it shows in his books. Funny, though little original from his stand-up routines. Of course, full of profanities, obnoxious jokes, wondering about language, and generally continuing on in the vein of "7 things you can't say on television."
  • (5/5)
    Pretty much just what you'd expect out of Carlin. Hilarious, rude, irreverent, occasionally obscene. Some parts make you think, others just make you laugh. A very entertaining read.
  • (4/5)
    The cover promises "quips, probes, thrusts, screeds, japes, taunts, insults, musings, harangues, verbal ordeals, joy, anger, wonder, confusion, wisdom, hostility, innocence, impudence, reflection, and semantic distortion." That about sums it up. If you've heard Carlin's stage material, you don't need this book, because that's all that's in it.
  • (3/5)
    Entertaining one-liners amd anecdotes from one of the premier comedians of recent times.
  • (4/5)
    I found this book side splitting. It's the first book I've read by George Carlin. It's really a collection of observations, one liners and basically anything that pisses him off or baffles him. This is not a politically correct book either. But that makes it all the more funnier.
  • (4/5)
    I had this sitting on my shelf for quite a while and never picked it up. While I was sorting through my books recently I decided it was time to read it. As usual Mr. Carlin's sense of humour is amazing. He has some profound thoughts on many subjects and expresses them with typical George Carlin sense of humour. His death was definitely a loss to contemporary comedy.
  • (4/5)
    Witty bits from different George Carlin comedy routines and random thoughts. The book could have been organized better and as of now follows no theme. It's great for people who know Carlin but may be not so much for others.