Put it down to lack of imagination, ambition or sheer bone-idleness on my part, but for the life of me I can’t think of a more apropriate way to launch this Raging Bullshit blog than with a sumptuous tirade courtesy of the late, great George Carlin.
For those of you yet unaquainted with Carlin’s trenchant opinions, caustic wit and sharp social observations, I hope you enjoy it. Though Carlin’s shtick is not always to everyone’s tastes – especially the more sensitive and easily offended among us – his unique brand of comedy has brought joy, wisdom and (most importantly) laughter to millions around the globe.
And for those of you who, like myself, have spent hours glued to the small screen, in awe of Carlin’s comic genius and pitch-perfect delivery, I hope you don’t mind rewatching the clip – arguably the best ever sub-3-minute summation of the way society really functions in the U.S. (and for that matter, pretty much every other Western “democracy”). And if you do, just don’t watch it.
Also, if you know any other great sub-3-minute rants, just post a link in the comments section (all languages are welcome, though English subtitles would no doubt come in handy).
R.I.P George Carlin, your wicked humour and wise words are sorely missed during these times of struggle and upheaval.