Comical Wit and Wisdom of George Carlin
From the book Napalm and Silly Putty
... A must read for dark or mind provoking humor.
Short Takes sections:
"When Thomas Edison worked late into the night on the electric light he had to do it by gas lamp or candle. I'm sure it made the work seem that much urgent."
"History is not happenstance; it is conspiratorial. Carefully planned and executed by people in power."
"Capitalism tries for a delicate balance: It attempts to work things out so that everyone gets just enough stuff to keep them from getting violent and trying to take other peoples stuff."
I would love to know what makes George Carlin think the way he does because some of his humor is just common sense and many of us lack that simple trait. How he takes the obvious and makes people laugh at how stupid we all can be is simply profound.
I loved this book for many reasons but then again I like to look at life from a very different perspective than most.
Though this book is an oldie I highly recommend it!