lunes, 23 de junio de 2008

George Carlin (1937-2008)

"There are two ways to think about this existence we have. One of them is that it's Wednesday and it's three fifteen and we're talking here in my home, and at four o'clock I have to leave for another meeting. Now, that's a reality. But there's another reality. We're in the solar system of a second-rate star, three quarters of the way out on a spiral arm of an average galaxy in a thing called the Local Group. And ours is only one of billions of galaxies, each of which has billions of stars. Some star systems are binary, and there could be a planet that revolves around a center of gravity between two binary stars. So you'd have two sunrises and two sunsets every day. One could be a red giant, the other a white dwarf; two different-sized, -shaped, and -colored suns in the sky. And there might be other planets and comets. In other words, fuck Wednesday, fuck three fifteen, fuck four o'clock, fuck the United States, fuck the earth. It's all temporal bullshit. I like thinking about being out there and not thinking about the corporate structure, not worrying about freedom, and not worrying about guns. I chose a life of ideas. That entertains me. That nourishes me."

3 comentarios:

sebaxxxtian dijo...

si no te aviso, seguian poniendo ñoñadas.

ya se fueron los tres grosos de la comedia, por suerte tristan y gioia siguen vivos. no somos nada

flavio dijo...

no puedo creer que carlin haya muerto. lo "descubrí" cuando era chico, y más que nada por lo influencial que era en gente que admiraba mucho, como kevin smith. ahora, cuando pienso en él me acuerdo de dos cosas:
01- en un capítulo de freaks and geeks, cuando uno de los personajes (un geek absoluto), lo mira en la tele haciendo uno de sus monólogos y por un momento se olvida de lo horrible que es su vida.
02- en "the aristocrats", diciendo que un chiste obsceno es más gracioso cuando alguién lo cuenta de forma tranquila y cotidiana.
es una mierda que se haya muerto y que tan poca gente en este lado del mundo lo conozca.
saludos.

The Outsider dijo...

Por un motivo me acordé mucho de la Galaxy Song de Monty Python. Aunque claro, también califica totalmente "Always look on the bright side of life".