Thursday, January 07, 2010

George Carlin: "You Have No Rights"


Four months before he died, George Carlin (1937-2008) made one final live appearance in his It's Bad for Ya HBO special. On this program, he offered up his take on the state of the nation, including his observation that Americans don't really have any rights.


Ron Southern said...

Makes sense to me.

Dutch said...

George is no longer with us yet Jay Leno and Dane Cook still walk the face of the Earth. That doesn't sound like the correct comedy karma.

Marc McDonald said...

Hi Dutch, thanks for your comment. Yes, I agree: the comedy karma is definitely out of whack.
And how to account for the fact that Bill Hicks died young and yet the Pig Man, Rush Limbaugh continues to pollute the public airwaves?

The Cunning Runt said...

Carlin was always brilliant, but in his later life he dropped all pretense of "making nice" with idiots and assholes. I'm about there myself, to the point where the Kumbaya Club down at the weekly local Peace Protest cringes when they see me coming - they know I'm gonna head across the street and tell the Tea Bagger "counter-protesters" that they're idiots.

And I'll PROVE IT with a few simple questions, the answers to which none of them will know.

It's like taking poisoned candy from a screaming baby.