HBO Presents: George Carlin – It’s Bad For Ya (Full Video)
It’s Bad For Ya, Carlin’s Emmy nominated 14th and final HBO special from March of 2008 features Carlin’s noted irreverent and unapologetic observations on topics ranging from death, religion, bureaucracy, patriotism, overprotected children and big business to the pungent examinations of modern language and the decrepit state of the American culture.
For this unprecedented 14th HBO special, Carlin once again comes up with an hour of brand new material that not only makes you laugh, but makes you think.
George Carlin will always remain part of the popular lexicon for his “Seven Dirty Words” routine, and as a comedian who was never afraid to challenge his audience.
It’s Bad For Ya will scare and offend many. For those wanting the hippy dippy weatherman or A Place for my Stuff or Baseball/football type of humor light, this will feel like a sledgehammer. For those of us who have grown over the years with George and appreciated his loud wake up calls. From his dissing George Bush and the gulf war on….this is more vintage Lion in Winter George. Lambasting the child worship culture, the fraudulent SELF ESTEEM movement, pointing out that unlike his father, Governor bush, hasn’t truly been elected president in the traditional way, and our dead relatives aren’t hoovering above us guiding us through our daily duties. There is much more to the set..and while I slightly prefer the previous Life is Worth Losing due to its in your face wake up approach..there is much to enjoy here and take note of ….George claims that we are soft and easily placated with cellphones that make us pancake and rub our balls! …and he’s right. Oh…and he suggests if you really believe you have RIGHTS? “Google Japanese Americans 1942 and find out about your precious RIGHTS”.