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Napalm and Silly Putty

George Carlin  Author

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Napalm and Silly Putty


ISBN: 0786864133

EAN: 9780786864133

Category: Humor / General

Publisher: Hyperion Press

Release Date: 04/20/2001

Age Range: 18-null

Synopsis: A hilarious new collection of razor-sharp observations from the New York Times bestselling author of Brain Droppings. Few comics make the transition from stage to page as smoothly or successfully as George Carlin. Brain Droppings spent a total of 40 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and this new one is certain to tickle even more ribs (and rattle a few more cages) with its characteristically ironic take on lifes annoying universal truths. In Napalm & Silly Putty, Carlin doesnt steer clear of the tough issues, preferring instead to look life boldly in the eye to pose the questions few dare to ask: How can it be a spy satellite if they announce on TV that its a spy satellite? Why do they bother saying raw sewage? Do some people cook that stuff? In the expression topsy-turvy, what exactly is meant by turvy? And he makes some startling observations, including: Most people with low self-esteem have earned it. Guys dont seem to be called Lefty anymore. Most people dont know what theyre doing, and a lot of them are really good at it. Carlin also waxes wickedly philosophical on all sorts of subjects, including: KIDS--Theyre not all cute. In fact, if you look at them closely, some of them are rather unpleasant looking. And a lot of them dont smell too good either. DEATH ROW--If youre condemned to die they have to give you one last meal of your own request. What is that all about? A group of people plan to kill you, so they want you to eat something you like? Add to the mix The Ten Most Embarrassing Songs of All Time, The 20th Century Hostility Scoreboard, and People I Can Do Without, and you have an irresistibly insouciant assortment of musings, questions, assertions, and assumptions guaranteed to please the millions of fans waiting for the next Carlin collection--and the millions more waiting to discover this comic genius.

Napalm and Silly Putty

Illustrated: No

Format: Hardcover

Height: 1.0 inches

Width: 6.0 inches

Length: 8.0 inches

Weight: 15.49 oz

Pages: 272