Book Review

Feb 022005
Authors: Nicholas LoFaro

"When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops?" By George Carlin

The king of observational comedy returns with his new book of rants, slams and straight-up truth, told only the way that George Carlin could. Anyone familiar with Carlin will know that he will not hesitate to say anything. And what is meant by "say anything," is that he is not hesitant to offend anyone and everyone. For those readers out there that have soft ears, and are reluctant to pay attention to the world around them while enjoying a sugarcoated lifestyle, consider yourself warned. You will be offended.

Some of the material Carlin enjoys making part of his topics are things that everyone can relate to or share in their personal lives. He sounds off on the war in Iraq, does plenty of President Bush bashing and even gives some rather disturbing yet prophetic insight on how the current war will end.

He makes fun of the religious culture, the un-religious culture, UFO believers, and even takes some time to reduce the Ten Commandments to Two Commandments. He bashes the right, the left, liberals, Democrats, Republicans, and especially politicians. He'll devote most of his time toward roasting men, but has enough time so that women are not spared.

Here are a couple of bits and pieces from "When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops?"

-"A guy somewhere in the Midwest was sued for having too many Christmas lights on his house. Happy Holidays."

-"A good motto to live by: 'Always try not to get killed.'"

-"Using technology to clean up the mess made by technology doesn't seem too intelligent."

-"O.J. Simpson has already received the ultimate punishment: For the rest of his life he has to associate with golfers."

-"A time machine will be built, but no one will have time to use it."

-"The future ain't what it used to be."

-"If a safe is unlocked, is it still a safe?"

-"I had no shoes, and I felt sorry for myself until I met a man with no feet. I took his shoes. Now I feel better."

-"Here's something you can't do by yourself: practice shaking hands."

George Carlin is an outsider by choice. He is an optimist that is unafraid to point out what is wrong in the United States and with the human species. He will not hesitate to take the truth and rub the reader's face into it. Carlin is a sociologist, a psychologist and an ecologist all wrapped under one diversified, multi-cultured and political comedian. Your parents knew him, and you should too. And if you and your parents are unfamiliar with George Carlin, do yourself a favor and become acquainted with this legend of comedy. But, consider yourself warned.

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