Tuesday, November 21, 2017

George Carlin on American B.S.

New World Notes #507, 28:13 (November 21)
Broadcast quality MP3 (39 MB)
Decent quality MP3 (13 MB)

In his last years, socially-engaged comedian George Carlin seemed less angry, more resigned, and shrewd as ever as he observed American politics and culture rushing to hell in a handbasket. Our show presents some of Carlin's last performances and parts of an interview--plus a Carlin-like song by David Rovics.

The theme is B.S., America, and why the two make an especially bad combination.

Prologue by K.D.

George Carlin died June 22, 2008.


Thanks to Chuck Rosina for the live recording of David Rovics' "God Bless the USA"

A faint echo of the word "bullshit" can once (barely) be heard in the "mid-fi" audio file. The "broadcast quality" file snips the echo out.

This installment was previously broadcast, as NWN #272, in May 2013. Just to keep you on your toes: the "decent quality" file downloadable from the link, above, is identified in the filename as NWN #272. The "broadcast quality" file is identified as NWN #507. As they used to say in my old neighborhood, "Same difference!"

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