We lost quite the razor wit when George Carling decided to check out. Happily, many of his funniest and spot-on routines are immortalized on albums and videos. Here, George a well known liberal, gives us his surprising take on things like earth day. Be prepared to laugh your head off.
You can find the entire transcript here but below is a snippet:
Besides, there is nothing wrong with the planet. Nothing wrong with the planet. The planet is fine. The PEOPLE are fucked. Difference. Difference. The planet is fine. Compared to the people, the planet is doing great. Been here four and a half billion years. Did you ever think about the arithmetic? The planet has been here four and a half billion years. We’ve been here, what, a hundred thousand? Maybe two hundred thousand? And we’ve only been engaged in heavy industry for a little over two hundred years. Two hundred years versus four and a half billion. And we have the CONCEIT to think that somehow we’re a threat? That somehow we’re gonna put in jeopardy this beautiful little blue-green ball that’s just a-floatin’ around the sun?
The planet has been through a lot worse than us. Been through all kinds of things worse than us. Been through earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, continental drift, solar flares, sun spots, magnetic storms, the magnetic reversal of the poles…hundreds of thousands of years of bombardment by comets and asteroids and meteors, worlwide floods, tidal waves, worldwide fires, erosion, cosmic rays, recurring ice ages…And we think some plastic bags, and some aluminum cans are going to make a difference? The planet…the planet…the planet isn’t going…
So, from me and George Happy Earth Day folks. 😉 WC
2 thoughts on “Happy Earth Day, Week, Month, Year – from George Carlin”
Probably my all-time favorite comic, from the time I first heard his “Wonderful WINO” routine back in whenever-it-was. (And usually I don’t even listen to comedians, much less like any of them.)
He was definitely one of my faves. I think honestly, he and Bill Cosby are the only two who truly ever got me every time. Thankfully we have lots of vids of George, so even his passing doesn’t remove him from our reach.
Made me laugh. Love GC. Thanks for sharing
He really was unique, huh?