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Summary

The thinking person's comic who uses words as weapons, George Carlin shares all-new, cutting-edge opinion and observational humor in this best seller. Carlin demolishes everyday values and leaves you laughing out loud. Learn what he thinks of sports fans, how he would improve the TV networks, his suggestions for "Legal Murder Once a Month," and his plan for "World Peace Through Dancing." Performed by Carlin himself, and filled with thoughts, musings, questions, lists, beliefs, curiosities, monologues, assertions, assumptions, and other verbal ordeals, Brain Droppings is infectiously funny.
©1997 Comedy Concepts, Inc. (P)16 9; 2000 HighBridge Company

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  • Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Word Comedy Album, 2001

"Carlin...doesn't disappoint." (Entertainment Weekly)

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If you already know Carlin's standup, don't bother

Mostly bits from Carlin's standup, just not edited as well and with worse delivery. I feel like the parts of it didn't make it to any of the specials for a reason.

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classic George Carlin and highly recommended

George allows us to laugh at ourselves with impunity. The best comic of the 20th century?

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Quick listen, full of sarcastic jokes

George as always offers a different angle to see things. Fun and unique comedian. Sad current generation is usually scratching the surface

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Disappointing

I have always found Carlin's political and social commentary very insightful and extremely funny. Unfortunately I had to give up on this book as it is just grumblings about modern life. Save your money and turn on a day time talk radio call in.

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wish it went on longer

One of the finest comedians of all time. a little over priced but still good value if you're paying per laugh

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  • Rod A.
  • 12-12-11

If you like the Carlin of late...

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

George Carlin went through an very noticeable evolution as a comic. The comic in his latter days is the comic of this book. If you remember him as the Hippy Dippy Weatherman, then this is not the same comic. Brain Droppings is a book of comic observations of the stupid things humans do and say and Carlin has no sympathy for us a a species.

What about George Carlin’s performance did you like?

Carlin performs the reading of the book with the same style and well practiced performance that you would see when attending a live standup performance.(Which I was lucky enough to experience once.) The show I saw live was repeated verbatim a few months later on HBO.

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  • The Alchemystic
  • 14-05-12

Kratchety Uncle George

Would you listen to Brain Droppings again? Why?

i listen again and again. i share his raunchy sense of humor.

What other book might you compare Brain Droppings to and why?

Napalm & Silly Putty I & 2. He has a great balance between 'righteous ranting' and 'raunchy humor'. George was a genius. i miss him.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-10-20

brilliant

I knew George Carlin was brilliant, it's great to hear the book narrated by him also.

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  • Randy Milian
  • 15-10-18

The Best

George is the absolute best ever. This is such a good take on language and the human condition

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  • Fran B. Browne
  • 02-06-22

Better in concert

While I loved Carlin as a stand-up, tbibook was boring and contrived. It's like you were listening to his musings and rambling without context of an audience.

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  • M. matusevich
  • 11-07-21

A George Carlin Classic

listening to this audiobook is like having a private George Carlin show in your car.

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  • Mr. W
  • 22-06-21

Was expecting not so much vulgarity, my mistake

Much prefer his YouTube stuff & his Johnny Carson appearances, as it was pretty clean & more funny. But I guess as the modern world de-evolved so did Carlin, but in a counter-culture way, which was probably pretty much required if he wished to stay relevant and make a living in a world as it was inverting into it's vulgar state. As Dr. Benjamin Franklin might note - "Carlin musta had something weird with aspects of Uranus and Saturn goin' on, and obviously something really strong about Aquarius in his chart." I only mention this as one of the more funnier aspects of the book is the section where Carlin talks about the zodiac signs. Now If your into the vulgar culture or submerged into the matrix of this current inverted world you'll probably enjoy the book, or at least 'HOPEFULLY" find it enlightening; of course you may have
to listen to some philosophy & spiritual books to find the hopeful and enlightening aspects...
listening to Carlin's opening monologue of the book will reveal why. And not sure how
this one slipped thru without the [parental Advisory Notice logo].... just an observation.

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  • Edward Lee Horne Jr
  • 01-02-21

Hilarious

His observations of our world and its language specifically the English language is brilliant. His book kept me laughing at his view of our society especially politicians.

A very enjoyable read!!

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  • OLD,CRAZY N HAPPY 🤪
  • 11-02-20

not what expected

dissapointed as I have loved his videos but unfortunately I got tired quickly in audio

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  • DJ Odin
  • 10-01-20

beast mode

I loved this. it provided me some great entertainment and plenty of laughs. it was awesome