My Onion Pi

If you can figure out the name, you'll know what it's about. Fortunately, I'm literate. I'm also funny on occasion. Just beware of the flying PMS.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Out of the Mouths of Comedians

This was sent to me by Rockdog, who always sends me cool things. (Thanks) And has yet to comment directly on the blog even though I made accommodations for annonymous comments (Lazy Californian!) But I love him, so I'll forgive him. This is worth reading...a few times over.

"The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but
shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more,
but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and
smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees
but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more
problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little,
drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too
little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too
much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to
life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but
have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer
space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom,
but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but
accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more
computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but
we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small
character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of
two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are
days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night
stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to
quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and
nothing in the stockroom."

-George Carlin

Right the Fuck on Brother George!



At Mon Mar 06, 11:57:00 PM, Blogger WDKY said...

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At Tue Mar 07, 02:53:00 AM, Blogger WDKY said...

Tell you what... with the exception of "pray too seldom" (sorry, George) the man may have hit the nail right on the head.

At Tue Mar 07, 07:51:00 PM, Blogger kimmyk said...

He's right.

"We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul"

aint that the truth?!?!


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