George Carlin’s last comedy routine was a little disappointing. He has become horribly bitter and depressed. He had a couple of good lines in it:
On feminism, “hey ladies, men are about 4 times more likely to commit suicide than women are. So, if you want that whole equality thing, you better start killing yourselves in large numbers.”
On necrophelia, “the great thing about necrophelia is that you don’t have to bring her the flowers. They’re usually already there.”
But he also had a 20-minute-long tirade about a 24-hour “suicide” network that was really difficult to watch due to its being more depressing than funny. And he used the phrase, “this depraved, twisted culture of ours” a bit too much. It is depraved and twisted, but after awhile you get the point.
I like his old stuff so much that I have to just let this “slide.” Like when he opened the show I saw in Burlington with:
“You ever notice that women who are against abortion are women you’d never want to fuck in the first place?”
and later on,
“Ah, women. Y’know, I never had a ’10’. But I once had five ‘2”s.”
He is a comic genius. But it’s hard to last as long as he has.
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