George Carlin (his wife died recently) Isn't it amazing that George Carlin - gross and mouthy comedian of the 70's and 80's - could write something so very eloquent ...and so very appropriate A wonderful Message by George Carlin: The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness. We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things. We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less. These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete. Remember, spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side. Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent. Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you. Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak, and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind. AND ALWAYS REMEMBER: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. If you don't send this to at least 8 people....who cares? George Carlin
ltlgto...........................I love George Carlin. I did not know about his wife, but you know what? It really doesn't surprise me that words like that could come from his foul mouth. He has a way with words.
George Carlin is one of the best comedians ever, IMHO, and what wise words. I still get tickled about his 'Join the Book Club' spiel! He had all these crazy books, how-to books like 'How to Turn Unbearable Pain into Extra Income', 'How to get a Tan with a Blowtorch' and 'How to act Laid-back during a Grease Fire'.
Some George Carlin Quotes (enjoy!): As a matter of principle, I never attend the first annual anything. Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck. Honesty may be the best policy, but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy. I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately. I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death. I'm not concerned about all hell breaking loose, but that a PART of hell will break loose... it'll be much harder to detect. Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong. There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past. Weather forcast for tonight: dark. Continued dark overnight, with widely scattered light by morning. Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they? Life.....is a series of dogs. I thought about how mothers feed their babies with tiny little spoons and forks so I wondered, what do Chinese mothers use? Toothpicks? If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted? Why is the man (or woman) who invests all your money called a broker? When cheese gets it's picture taken, what does it say? When someone asks you, A penny for your thoughts, and you put your two cents in, what happens to the other penny? If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled? Why do croutons come in airtight packages? It's just stale bread to begin with. "I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence? Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that. Ever notice that anyone going slower than you is an idiot, but anyone going faster is a maniac? The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American recently passed each other going in opposite directions. Isn't it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do "practice?" I don't like to think of laws as rules you have to follow, but more as suggestions. Hobbies cost money but interests are free. When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat. You have to be realistic about terrorism. Certain groups of people, certain groups, Muslim fundamentalists, Christian fundamentalists, Jewish fundamentalists, and just plain guys from Montanta, are going to continue to make life in this country very interesting for a long, long time.
You sure that's George Carlin? He is prolly the crudest person on earth! Very good piece of writing, though! ---Allie the Chihuahua http://www.dogster.com/?41063 ---Mönica the Kitty http://www.catster.com/?57596
I am so glad you posted this. I have loved George Carlin for as long as I can remember. I've always found him hysterical. I didn't know that his wife had died, but I know that last time I saw one of his shows I commented to my husband that he was really starting to show his age. I love the quotes. Those are the things that are so funny, sometimes because they're true and you just never thought of them that way. Scout, I love the one about stuff too.
i got an email yesterday from a friend stating that this is actually not a work by george carlin. apparently if you go to his site http://www.georgecarlin.com he states he is not responsible for this. haven't checked it out myself but i will.
Actually, my Standard, Lily, exploding in the bedroom on the carpet this morning at 5am didn't exactly start it off all that well. I think I'll recover though. I knew I should have let her out when she woke me up! (Pew) I hope the neighbors don't mind the carpet cleaner running at 5:15am. ltlgto