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When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?

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Staff Pick

Curmudgeons and humor lovers, rejoice! Legendary comedian Carlin is back with even more outrageous, controversial observations and criticisms on everything from politics to the Ten Commandments.
Recommended by Chris Bolton, Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

On the heels of George Carlin's #1 New York Times bestseller Napalm and Silly Putty comes When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? — infused with Carlin's trademark irreverent humor and biting cultural observations.

Here we go again...George Carlin's hilarious When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? offers his cutting-edge opinions and observational humor on everything from evasive euphemistic language to politicians to the media to dead people. Nothing and no one is safe!

Despite the current climate of political correctness, Carlin is not afraid to take on controversial topics:

  • Carlin on the media: The media comprises equal parts business, politics, advertising, public relations, and show business. Nice combination. Enough bullshit for Texas to open a chain of branch offices.
  • Carlin on the battle of the sexes: Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.
  • Carlin on hygiene: When did they pass a law that says the people who make my sandwich have to be wearing gloves? I'm not comfortable with this. I don't want glove residue all over my food; it's not sanitary. Who knows where these gloves have been?
  • Carlin on evasive language: Just to demonstrate how far using euphemisms in language has gone, some psychologists are now actually referring to ugly people as those with "severe appearance deficits." Hey, Doctor. How's that for "denial"?
  • Carlin on politics: No self-respecting politician would ever admit to working in the government. They prefer to think of themselves "serving the nation." To help visualize the service they provide the country, you may wish to picture the things that take place on a stud farm.
The thinking person's comic who uses words as weapons, Carlin puts voice to issues that capture the modern imagination. For instance, why are there Ten Commandments? Are UFOs real? What will the future really be like? This brand-new collection tackles all that and more.

In When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? Carlin's razor-sharp observations demolish everyday values and leave you laughing out loud — delivering exactly what his countless fans have been waiting for.

Review:

"Stand-up comedian, TV writer and silver screen actor Carlin gets louder, angrier and more inventive with each passing year, and following 2001's bestselling Napalm and Silly Putty, he fires off searing satires, stinging social commentary and oblique one-liners in all directions. He targets Diane Sawyer's news delivery and the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, dopey athletes and cutthroat businessmen in wound up, jumpy paragraphs. Crudeness abounds ('Do you think Dale Evans ever yelled, "Giddyup, Roy!" when she was getting fucked by Roy Rogers?'), but so does righteous indignation ('The energy criminals now refer to oil drilling as oil exploration. Instead of Mobil and Exxon, they'd rather you picture Lewis and Clark'). Some offbeat observations ('Wouldn't it be weird if they just buried you alive when you got to be sixty-five?') serve as springboards for mini-essays. But the theme, ultimately, is language. From the syntax of corporate rebranding (Patagonian tooth fish becomes Chilean sea bass) to the ethics of speechmaking ('Leader of the free world. I don't know when we're going to retire that stupid shit, but personally I've heard it quite long enough'), bad grammar, marketing lingo, meaningless sentiments, political correctness ('America's newest form of intolerance') and euphemisms all come under serious attack, making this a surprisingly fitting companion — a sort of bad-ass cousin — to Lynne Truss's Eats, Shoots & Leaves. Agent, Jerold Hamza. Forecast: Carlin's first book, Brain Droppings, spent some 40 weeks on the Times bestseller list; Napalm didn't match that, but it was no slouch. Expect Carlin's latest to hit the lists as soon as his Today show spot airs, if not before. " Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Here are more of his irreverent, hilarious takes on contemporary social and political issues...Carlin doesn't let current notions of what is politically correct stand in the way of his taking a jab." Booklist

Synopsis:

On the heels of George Carlin's #1 New York Times bestseller Napalm and Silly Putty comes When Will Jesus Bring The Porkchops? — infused with Carlin's trademark irreverent humor and biting cultural observations. Carlin offers his opinion on everything from evasive euphemistic language to politicians to the media to dead people. Nothing and no one is safe!

About the Author

George Carlin is the author of several national bestsellers, has appeared in ten feature films, and is the recipient of the American Comedy Awards Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781401301347
Author:
Carlin, George
Publisher:
Hyperion Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
American wit and humor
Subject:
Topic - Religion
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Humor-Religious
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
October 2004
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in 16.32 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 320 pages Hyperion Books - English 9781401301347 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Curmudgeons and humor lovers, rejoice! Legendary comedian Carlin is back with even more outrageous, controversial observations and criticisms on everything from politics to the Ten Commandments.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Stand-up comedian, TV writer and silver screen actor Carlin gets louder, angrier and more inventive with each passing year, and following 2001's bestselling Napalm and Silly Putty, he fires off searing satires, stinging social commentary and oblique one-liners in all directions. He targets Diane Sawyer's news delivery and the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, dopey athletes and cutthroat businessmen in wound up, jumpy paragraphs. Crudeness abounds ('Do you think Dale Evans ever yelled, "Giddyup, Roy!" when she was getting fucked by Roy Rogers?'), but so does righteous indignation ('The energy criminals now refer to oil drilling as oil exploration. Instead of Mobil and Exxon, they'd rather you picture Lewis and Clark'). Some offbeat observations ('Wouldn't it be weird if they just buried you alive when you got to be sixty-five?') serve as springboards for mini-essays. But the theme, ultimately, is language. From the syntax of corporate rebranding (Patagonian tooth fish becomes Chilean sea bass) to the ethics of speechmaking ('Leader of the free world. I don't know when we're going to retire that stupid shit, but personally I've heard it quite long enough'), bad grammar, marketing lingo, meaningless sentiments, political correctness ('America's newest form of intolerance') and euphemisms all come under serious attack, making this a surprisingly fitting companion — a sort of bad-ass cousin — to Lynne Truss's Eats, Shoots & Leaves. Agent, Jerold Hamza. Forecast: Carlin's first book, Brain Droppings, spent some 40 weeks on the Times bestseller list; Napalm didn't match that, but it was no slouch. Expect Carlin's latest to hit the lists as soon as his Today show spot airs, if not before. " Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Here are more of his irreverent, hilarious takes on contemporary social and political issues...Carlin doesn't let current notions of what is politically correct stand in the way of his taking a jab."
"Synopsis" by , On the heels of George Carlin's #1 New York Times bestseller Napalm and Silly Putty comes When Will Jesus Bring The Porkchops? — infused with Carlin's trademark irreverent humor and biting cultural observations. Carlin offers his opinion on everything from evasive euphemistic language to politicians to the media to dead people. Nothing and no one is safe!
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