George Carlin

FindYourGreatness (@jpete011) 9 years, 7 months ago

Anyone a fan of George Carlin? I’m just seeing some of his stuff and, he’s a fucking genius!

The things he says here are SO true:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eScDfYzMEEw

June 21, 2012 at 9:24 am
James (100) (@ilooklikeawaterbottle) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

@jpete011, I recently became a huge fan, thanks to @beyond. Carlin is brilliant! Bill Hicks reminds me a lot of him. Check him out if you are not familiar, if you have Netflix, he has a great documentary.

I am going to start watching one George Carlin clip per day, and I will let you know how much my quality of life increases.

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FindYourGreatness (345)C (@jpete011) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

@ilooklikeawaterbottle, Dude, I’ve already watched like 5 George Carlin clips today and I’m already a HUGE fan. I can relate to just about every single thing he says. Thanks for recommending Bill Hicks.. Louis C.K. has kind of similar stuff too

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Priscilla (21) (@pdprather) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

I discovered him about a year and a half ago and I think he has influenced a lot of my worldly views and definitely started my interest in philosophy. He “in my eyes” was a modern day philosopher. When I discovered him I didn’t know he had died and was heartbroken when I found out this information a few days after listening to his stuff. (I found out by looking to see if he had any tour dates, I can still remember how bummed out I was)

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

When I need to shut my mad thoughts, I listen to his stuff and don’t worry about my madness anymore. This is just gold. I even made a thread about it, I recommend you to watch the video. :)

The Importance Of Not Giving a Shit

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Axis (10) (@oceanis) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

Let’s revive this thread! There is so much to be said about this great man.

I will start by saying that I love this guy. I may not have been alive in the same time of the great Mark Twain, however, that is fine, because I’m fairly certain Carlin fittingly and eloquently will one day don the same great crown to the modern world of the future, as Twain does to the modern world of today.

And I will have had the great fortune to one day boast to my grandchildren many, many years from now, and say, “I was alive during this great reign.”

Here’s one of my favorite quotes by him:

“And why is it that nobody ever says, ‘I think he’s down there now, smiling up at us’? Apparently it never occurs to people that their loved ones might be in hell!”

This quote speaks volumes in relation to our society, and how society largely picks and chooses what they want to believe from their religion.

Your turn!(:

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AtheismGod (1,762) (@zonetti) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

George Carlin > everyone else

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Em (473) (@emily) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

^ :) He’s awesome.. one of my favorites: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5dBZDSSky0

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

“The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more – but have less. We buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses but smaller families, more conveniences but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.”

“We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life.”

“We’ve added years to life, not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things but not better things. We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.”

“These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, – fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throw-away morality, one-night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete.”

“Remember, spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person will soon grow up and leave your side. Remember to give a warm hug to the person next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.”

~George Carlin

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