20 May 2011

"It's a big club, and you ain't in it"

You either like George Carlin or hate him. If the former, you have probably already heard this rant. If you're in the latter category, you don't want to hear it.

In this performance he addresses the problem of public education. It's only a 3-minute excerpt from a longer stage presentation. There's a bit of profanity, but unlike the performances he gave when he was younger, the profanity isn't the point; now it's just used for emphasis. The focus here is broader (and more controversial).

[I originally wrote this post in 2008, but discovered today that the video link there was broken, so I've embedded a new version.  Note this presentation was done years before the Bailout and the economic downturn].


  1. I'm of the former =D

    Love this man, hadn't seen this rant, thank you Stan!

  2. Just to show you the contempt the ruling elite has for ordinary Americans, one of them ( http://money.msn.com/saving-money-tips/post.aspx?post=00000065-0000-0000-12ba-130000000000&_blg=327 ) actually tells you how it works figuring that you're too drugged with consumerism to do anything about it.

  3. Todd - Eagan, MnMay 20, 2011 at 11:26 PM

    I do soooo miss this man. He had just a wonderful way of putting things into perspective. As you can tell, I too am of the former.

  4. Thank you. It's like my dad trying to tell me what's what before I was ready to believe him.

  5. We have numbers of another kind on our side. When are we going to DO something about it?

  6. The truth the truth is a fire we don't need no water let this mother F-er burn.

    I wish he had been doing these bits on the political stage, I would have voted for him. George Carlin was a man that saw things the way they are, and saw humor where most see despair.


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