A George Carlin “Minithon”

Please note that none of the above lists are exhaustive, the authors and movies in particular. In all honesty, if a person or a group, through whatever media they choose, causes me to think – especially when good humor is used to do so, chances are I would include it on my list of favorite things. And at the top of that list would be everybody who has ever dared to use great comedy to pry open the eyes of the intentionally blind.

If You Really Must Know | I Want Ice Water

Honestly, when I wrote that post over four years ago, the list of my “favorite” comedians was simply too long for me to narrow down without leaving off some very important people. But, of them all, if I had to pick one comedian to top my list of those who “dared to use great comedy to pry open the eyes of the intentionally blind,” I’d have to pick George Carlin.

In his honor, I’ve put together this playlist containing seven eight short, yet still great, video examples showing why:

Update: Note that I’ve added one more video to the front of the list. Thanks Rachael! 😀

I want ice water.

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32 thoughts on “A George Carlin “Minithon”

  1. Perfect collection Mak. One of my very first album purchases (back in the days of the parental allowance for mowing the grass, taking out trash, doing dishes, etc.) was the Class Clown record. Have been a Carlin fan ever since. Hmmmm must be 40 years now 🙂
    Great stuff for my Sunday Morning brunch!


    • Good grief Rachael, you reminded me that there’s another video I meant to include in the playlist! It’s about Carlin’s infamous “7 Dirty Words” and is now at the front of the list. It’s funny how I thought for years that that was the first time I’d heard of him. But then I ran across clips like the one below, and I realized that I’d seen him quite a few times before that! 😀


  2. I’m not sure where I’ve been, but I’m back. Happy belated birthday. I turned 68 a while ago. If I do Rachel’s reverse physics, does that mean I’m 86? I was lucky enough to get night-time ionosphere bounce and receive WLS Chicago AM 77 in Kitchener Ontario. I got to hear their comedy hour between 3 and 4 AM. I listened to Carlin’s Take-Offs and Put-Ons and The Button-down Mind of Bob Newhart in 1965 – that’s 47 years ago. I’m older than Rachel. Hell, I’m older than dirt.


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