Carlin: I think, strategically, it is bad. Playboy: So you were one of those ritualistic dopers. And because of those bookings, Burns and Carlin got work at a place called the Racquet Club in Dayton, Ohio, where the hostess was a young girl named Brenda Hosbrook. Playboy: You mentioned the fact that Brenda was also a cocaine abuser. Also: in football,basketball, soccer, volleyball, and all sports played with a ball, you score with the ball and in baseball the ball prevents you from scoring. When the Catholics start laying their trip on you, you notice very early in life what a load of shit it is.
Playboy: But some activists have helped the lives of some people—even without overhauling the system. Playboy: What sort of trouble did you get into? So I left my gun on the ground and went up into the crawlway of a B-47, smoked a joint and went to sleep. Four days after Carlin's original Class Clown recording, the routine was performed again for students at. Only the button in their lapel changes. A gentleman from a group called Morals in Media—a forerunner of the Moral Majority—was driving around Long Island that day with his 13-year-old son and they listened to the whole thing. Again, not the kind they manufacture in Nashville.
Playboy: Were you able to function socially during those periods? Carlin: I loved his work on The Tonight Show in the Fifties. Just sort of on paper. Carlin refused to go gentle into that good night. The creative side of my career was harmed. But, once again, I was rewarded for my cleverness, my show-business skills.
Playboy: Did you know your father? This is what is seen in Carlin when he uses foul language freely without being ashamed of anyone in the community. Thus, the two aimed at disfiguring the very concept of morality by driving the human race away from what is moral. During the breaks, he usually leans over to share something private with me. Playboy: Will she read this interview? I thought it was from the way I slept, so I took three Tylenols. He was charged with disturbing the peace. He has made the lives of a small number of people a little better. This is very similar to the ideas by Nietzsche, which aimed at morality, claiming that all moral norms were in fact endeavors of different races to remain alive through establishing permanent codes.
The twist of his mind is refreshing. Thus, both Carlin and Nietzsche reject Christianity completely. Anger and rebellion and drug experimentation and outrageous music and clothing—all the typical manifestations of adolescent behavior were suddenly present in American society, and I just fell right into it. That version of the list features over 300 dirty words and phrases in an effort to stop people telling him that he left something off the list. In Too Hip for the Room, Carlin, then 70 years old, says that he's proud to have accomplished enough so that any history of comedy in the latter half of the 20th Century will have to include him.
So I was out there one night, and it was cold, you know. The whole base was on alert and everybody pulled guard duty. They do this by pointing out at the obvious that many people are scared to notice or while using humor in order to capture the minds of the large audience at the various places. Race, religion, ethnic and national background, jobs, income, education, social status, sexuality. We ad-libbed off each other and talked vaguely about doing a comedy act. Playboy: Who was the first comedian to influence you whose influence is still evident in your work? Football is a game of downs - what down is it? And my love of language.
But just as pressure and heat transform coal into diamonds, it's that frustration, social pressure and the heat of anger that transforms us into comedians. I used to feel that way on the old Ed Sullivan show. Carlin seems to be a very cynical, skeptical, sort of person, while Watts is very mellow and perhaps. So he gave me an off-base work permit and took me off the flight line. Playboy: That must have made for a tranquil home. Playboy: You mean the initial rush? The first was as a straight comic in the Sixties.
Interviews with Carlin's long-time producer and director round out the collection. One philosopher has rightly said that property is theft. So I was sent to The Brothers. I met a local d. Playboy: In your routines, you return constantly, almost obsessively, to your parochial education. The contemporary philosophers are who in some ways similar and different from the old philosophers. Trying to get laid is a little more accurate.