When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops Author:George Carlin On the heels of George Carlin's #1 New York Times bestseller Napalm & Silly Putty comes When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? -- infused with Carlin's trademark irreverent humor and biting cultural observations. Here we go again . . . George Carlin's hilarious When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? offers his... more » cutting-edge opinions and observational humor on everything from evasive euphemistic language to politicians to the media to dead people. Nothing and no one is safe! Despite the current climate of political correctness, Carlin is not afraid to take on controversial topics: --Carlin on the media: The media comprises equal parts business, politics, advertising, public relations, and show business. Nice combination. Enough bull for Texas to open a chain of branch offices.
--Carlin on the battle of the sexes: Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.
--Carlin on hygiene: When did they pass a law that says the people who make my sandwich have to be wearing gloves? I'm not comfortable with this. I don't want glove residue all over my food; it's not sanitary. Who knows where these gloves have been?
--Carlin on evasive language: Just to demonstrate how far using euphemisms in language has gone, some psychologists are now actually referring to ugly people as those with "severe appearance deficits." Hey, Doctor. How's that for "denial"?
--Carlin on politics: No self-respecting politician would ever admit to working in the government. They prefer to think of themselves "serving the nation." To help visualize the service they provide the country, you may wish to picture the things that take place on a stud farm. The thinking person's comic who uses words as weapons, Carlin puts voice to issues that capture the modern imagination. For instance, why are there Ten Commandments? Are UFOs real? What will the future really be like? This brand-new collection tackles all that and more. In When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? Carlin's razor-sharp observations demolish everyday values and leave you laughing out loud -- delivering exactly what his countless fans have been waiting for.« less
Pretty funny and irreverent. Nothing is sacred to George Carlin. He attacks religion, politics, modern language, America and the handicapped. Do not read this if you are easily offended. I enjoyed it immensely and it kept me occupied during my breaks at work all week. 4 stars.
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HILARIOUS! From the opening page to the end, the book made me laugh so many times. I love Carlin's smart alecky sense of humor. If you're thin skinned or sensitive, don't read this book because you'll be offended at so many of the things Carlin says. This book is for those of us who find humor in religion, politics, and just about everything else in life. No one is safe in this book, not even Jesus, as you can tell from the title. I loved Carlin's witty zingers. This book is a keeper.
Collection of short Carlin observations on various inanities of modern life. Slightly broader in scope than "Brain Droppings", and with some genuinely funny stuff in it; however Carlin still indulges himself far too often with riffs that seem to have no purpose but to tickle the gag reflex rather than the funny bone.
A master of observational humor, he bounces all over the place and chances are you've probably noticed the same things. Some profanity is over the top, but it never lasts log and is easily skipped over if you feel the need. I'll be requesting him again.