George Carlin: It’s Bad for Ya
was an American stand-up comedian and social critic, who won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums. He was also an actor and author.
That’s all I know about him from Wikipedia for the first time. But that’s good enough for me, simply, I think he’s “the old fucker” after I watched his stand-up comedy show: It’s Bad for Ya! Yeah, that video is how I know about him for the first time, I’m not living in the US, so I don’t know too much about stand-up comedy and him, they are completely strange for me, I guess stand-up comedy is similar to Xiang Sheng – 相声 in China.
Someone said: (this show is) the best of george Carlin ever. Surely one of the funniest and lighter comic guy worlwide. Well, I watch his show for the first time and don’t have too much word about him. I just think this show is just awesome, well, it is pretty fun! In this show he talked about “old fucker” point of view, children education, question about everything, religions, rights. He’s really smart and funny :) Take a look at the video below, I can’t stop laughing when I was watching it:
English speaking with Chinese subtitle
Here is the search results of that show on Youtube, just in case you can’t see the video above. (Sorry I can’t have the final youtube url of that video to you because youtube’s been blocked here.)
This is the first lines as you could guess:
George Carlin: I’d like to begin by saying fuck Lance Armstrong. Fuck him and his balls and his bicycles and his steroids and his yellow shirts and the dumb empty expression on his face. I’m tired of that asshole. And while you’re at it, fuck Tiger Woods too!
And actually I like this quotes best of all:
George Carlin: [George Carlin’s final joke] Personally, when it comes to rights, I think one of two things is true: I think either we have unlimited rights, or we have no rights at all. Personally, I lean toward unlimited rights – I feel, for instance, I have the right to do anything I please. But, if I do something you don’t like, I think you have the right to kill me. So where you gonna find a fairer fucking deal than that? So the next time some asshole says to you, “I have a right to my opinion,” you say, “Oh yeah? Well, I have a right to my opinion, and my opinion is that you have no right to your opinion.” Then shoot the fuck and walk away!
- Japanese American internment mentioned in the video.
- And talk about it here: 乔治·卡林：这对你不好 in Chinese.
Thank you, George Carlin (1937 – 2008), you will be missed and don’t laugh at us :D