George Carlin: It’s Bad For Ya

At seventy, George Carlin admits—in his latest HBO comedy special, It’s Bad For Ya—that he is an “old fuck.” The advantage of being old is that you are not responsible for anything even when you “shit in your pants.” What I like most about Carlin is that he could blow an issue (religion for instance) out of proportion, yet still manage to make it laugh-out-out logical. He was a catholic until the age of reasoning. His view on child worship is dead-on: “No one cares about your children. That’s why they are your children.” How many times have you met the parents who only talk about their damn kids? My son is in the best college. My son has the highest GPA. My son has too many girls he doesn’t know who to pick. My son is god. At times I just want to say, “honestly, I don’t give a fuck about your fucking son,” but that’s not a nice thing to say. I am glad I am not alone on this topic. Rock on George!