Monday, August 7, 2017

All comes out in the wash

Commemorating the fact that I'm at that point in the fortnight where I need to do some laundry. Hopefully none of the staff at the laundromat bear this kind of hostility towards me. Frankly I just don't get it. Is it one of those New York things? You need to have a couple of unprovoked knifings to your name just to belong?

Although I was at the library today. The guy was very rude. I said, "I'd like a card." He says, "You have to prove you're a citizen of New York." So I stabbed him.~Emo Phillips


susan said...

I didn't get it either. If they were trying to be funny in the Dear Mr. Sellack style it didn't work.

Of course, somebody who was invariably funny was George Carlin.

and another for instance: And you might have noticed something else. The sanctity of life doesn’t seem to apply to cancer cells, does it? You rarely see a bumper sticker that says: “Save the tumors.” Or “I brake for advanced melanoma.” No, viruses, mold, mildew, maggots, fungus, weeds, E. Coli bacteria, the crabs. Nothing sacred about those things. So at best the sanctity of life is kind of a selective thing. We get to choose which forms of life we feel are sacred, and we get to kill the rest. Pretty neat deal, huh? You know how we got it? We made the whole fucking thing up!

Ben said...

Don't get me wrong, though. I like it as music. But as a portrait of someone who doesn't like them, or at least hates one of them, it's got a persecution complex.

Carlin is always funny, and the darker his subject matter the more you appreciate it. This is another piece by him that I love.