Wednesday, July 9, 2014

George Carlin

A few weeks back (22 June, I'm a bit behind the time curve here) was the anniversary of comedian George Carlin's death back in 2008.

Which provides me with a convenient excuse to resurrect a post I did about a year ago, of one of Carlin's best comedic observations EVER,  on war.  His comment on flamethrowers takes the cake:

The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, “You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.”

It's funny on a superficial level...but absolutely tragic on the primary level.

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