George Carlin's new stand-up comedy special aired last night on HBO. As usual, he displays his genius ability to easily grasp the obvious and presents it in a humorous light. He still has that uncanny ability to make people chuckle at the fact that we have no rights as American citizens. As he recently celebrated his 70th birthday, he gives us a humorous view of aging, dying, heaven, hell, and, of course, religion. At 70, he calls himself an "old fuck" which is, "kinda like a fat fuck," wherein "fuck" is a synonym for "fellow". "Who's the old fuck? That's Georgie. Georgie's the old fuck." He then segues into a detailed account of deleting dead people from his address book.
The theme to this act is, "It's all bullshit, and it's bad for ya'." He rails against people trying to tell us who to idolize, false patriotism, and blind faith. All topics one would expect to hear from George Carlin, but no matter how many times he touches on these topics, he always brings a fresh perspective, a new way of looking at the issues, and this time is no different.
He continues to refer to Bush as "Governor Bush" because that is the last office he legally held as an elected official. He refers to Barbara Bush as "The Silver Douche."
So, if you're a fan of common sense in your comedy, or if you are even a casual George Carlin fan (are there casual George Carlin fans?), do yourself a favor and check out his latest special on HBO. Just in case you couldn't figure it out for yourself, he'll let you know what's bullshit, and what's bad for ya'.