In Napalm & Silly Putty, George Carlin, the thinking person’s comic, offers a hilarious new collection of razor-sharp observations on God, language, death, pets. More Napalm and Silly Putty has ratings and 27 reviews. Steven said: This is a hellarious commentary on American life looked at side ways by George C. Comedian George Carlin, author of a book of comic essays, Napalm and Silly Putty, talks about the indignities and uselessness of going through airport security.

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Napalm & Silly Putty by George Carlin

Another fantastic book by Carlin. Return to Book Page. Geogge book should be finished in a day if you are reading it normal but, if at four or five pages at a time, it is still worthy and fun as it represents years or decades of short takes Carlin has presented before in concert. Standup comic George Carlin follows up his dark-horse smash bestseller Brain Droppings with another compendium of cranky meditations, cinching his reputation as the Andy Rooney of boomer hepcats.

George Denis Patrick Carlin was a Grammy-winning American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and philosopher. That said, it is the perfect book when getting INT I’m a latecomer to Carlin but, like most great artists, sometimes you don’t appreciate something until it is gone.

Just egorge moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. My one regret in my life thus far is not seeing him live when I have 2 opportunities to do so.


Carlin recycles some of his stand-up in this book but it is still fun to read and, unless you’ve seen all of his HBO specials multiple times like I have, you might not notice. It resembled the way that Carlin talked, so almost all of the time I imagined him talking. The nice things about the book is that its written in a variety of styles and in short sections Apr 09, Raphael Reynoso rated it liked it. We’re gonna kill him, and we don’t want him to hurt himself.

I did not read every word in this book. Your birth certificate is proof of guilt. The fragmented format and colloquial style of writing suggest that much of this laugh-out-loud book is drawn directly from Carlin’s stage act. Be the first to ask a question about More Napalm and Silly Putty.

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I felt like most of the material in Brain Droppings was petty and not that funny, and I was looking for that subversive commentary on society that Carlin’s stand-up comedy was so famous for. One of my fave comedians and I wish I would have liked this more but honestly, I found some of the jokes to be corny and just not something I would have included in this book.

The book starts off with some petty stuff kind of like most of the material in Brain Droppings, but later it gets into the political commentary I was craving. But at the same time there was a lot of vulgarity thrown in for good measure for kicks and giggles I guess.

I enjoy Carlin’s stand up. He comes across like an philosopher except really angry and bitter about things in the world. It’s a simple philosophy, but it’s always worked well in our family.


My favorite part was the airport section where everything is misnamed and how crazy the whole airline experience is. Nothing is sacred to Carlin’s wit.

I happen to like George Carlin and his irreverence and fearlessness. My particular favorite from this one is the bit about airplanes.

A Carlin Home Companion: Thank god Carlin stayed low on the corporate food chain and high on his own utterly idiosyncratic ideas! Most sentences in the book coul. Reminds me of Lewis Black crossed with Robin Williams.

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Thinking that I should read what I actually enjoy, I picked up this book, the second of the 4 I will be reading by Carlin this year. I should think it takes a fairly low intellect to draw pleasure from the following activity: No, viruses, mold, mildew, maggots, fungus, weeds, E. It’s an interesting mix of humor, observations, and just plain oddness. Open Preview See a Problem? The subject of this book, similar to his other works, is mainly focused on daily grievances faced by Carlin and recorded down with commentary on each.

Looking back, I realize that my life has been a series of incidents where one person has said to another, “Get this asshole outta here!

Because given a choice, Americans prefer their bullshit right out front, where they can get a good, strong whiff of it. A lot of these jokes are in the stand-up so t warning: