Brain Droppings

Brain Droppings

by George Carlin

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Overview

With nearly 20 albums, two Grammys, two Cable ACE awards, and more HBO specials sunder his belt than anyone else, George Carlin is more popular than ever. Now, for the first time, Carlin has produced a book of original humor pieces, Brain Droppings. Filled with thoughts, musings, questions, lists, beliefs, curiousities, monologues, assertions, assumptions, and other verbal ordeals, Brain Droppings is infectiously funny. Also included are two timeless bonus items from the past, "A Place for Your Stuff" and "Baseball-Football."

Readers will get an inside look into Carlin's mind, and they won't be disappointed by what they find:

  • I buy stamps by mail. It works OK until I run out of stamps.
  • What year did Jesus Christ think it was?
  • A tree: first you chop it down, then you chop it up.
  • Have you ever noticed the lawyer is always smiling more than the client?
  • I put a dollar in one of those change machines. Nothing changed.
  • If you ever have chicken at lunch and chicken at dinner, do you ever wonder if the two chickens knew each other?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786883219
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 05/01/1998
Edition description: 1 PBK ED
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 129,801
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 7.95(h) x 1.05(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

George Carlin, author of three bestsellers, has released twenty-three comedy albums; appeared in sixteen feature films; written and performed fourteen HBO specials; received four Grammy Awards; and been nominated for five Emmy Awards. He was the recipient of the American Comedy Awards Lifetime Achievement Award and was recently named the recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

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Brain Droppings 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
mermania27 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Similar to his stand up, but with the added bonus of being inside this madman's head. A great read!Hilarious as always George.
BridgetMarie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As much as I love Carlin's wit, reading it is just not the same as watching his facial expressions and hearing the way he puts rhythm to his shows. Good material if you haven't heard or seen Carlin before, just a bad format for veteran fans.
Unreachableshelf on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A lot of the material is recycled from Carlin's standup acts, but that's par for the course for books by comedians, and it doesn't make the material any less hilarious.
Mendoza on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
While I find him difficult to watch now - he just doesn't seem to have the same 'feel' as he did in the past - I worship this guy pre 2000.
kaelirenee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
George Carlin, only written. This comedian is a prolific jokester who writes down everything, catalogs it, and establishes just when to say something in his act. He is very thought-out in his routines, and it shows in his books.Funny, though little original from his stand-up routines. Of course, full of profanities, obnoxious jokes, wondering about language, and generally continuing on in the vein of "7 things you can't say on television."
Othemts on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The book is not a good format for delivering Carlin's wit and whimsy. Find a recording or film of Carlin's standup sets for more laughs.
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RedneckOtaku More than 1 year ago
George Carlin is a comedy genius. He's way out of my generation but since I loved Robin Williams and Denis Leary so much my mother recommended George to me and I fell in love within the first couple of pages. He is so funny and witty you find yourself laughing naturally at his comments about everyday things. Stuff we are afraid to say, George wrote in these pages and emphasized his point with a couple expletives and witty remarks. Brain Droppings is deffinetly just one of the many ways I'm going to read about George Carlin's comedy.
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A great buy on a very good, funny book.
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John_Crippen_Books More than 1 year ago
First off, you must be a George Carlin fan to appreciate the humor in this book. If you are, you will love it! The book is pretty random in format and always makes you wonder what he'll do next. If you're thin skinned or very proper, you may not enjoy this read, it's pretty over the top :)
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A friend of mine had this book in his library and i asked to borrow it but he was reluctant to lend it to me because he claimed it was crap and told me to skip it. I'm glad i stole it from him because i actually laughed out loud while reading this book. I'm going to forgo the hyperbolic praise, just read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great book written by a great person! A funny, thoughtful read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book contains the pathetic meanderings of a bitter hateful misanthrope. I once saw Carlin in the early 70s. The funniest guy on the planet then. It is truly sad to see how low he has gotten. Put it simply he hates everyone and everything. He is no longer funny....he's frightening...
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the first time i have had the pleasure of reading any of georges material, and man, i gotta say, after the first few pages, my face was red from laughing so hard. he pokes fun at anybody and everybody, and points out things that NORMAL people wouldnt catch. his bit on sports is so hilarious. i remember reading it in class one day and having tears streaming down my cheeks from laughing so hard. A MUST READ! IF YOU DONT LIKE IT, SOMETHING IS TERMINALLY WRONG WITH YOU!