A Look at George Carlin’s Book "3x Carlin – An Orgy of George"

This is the pinnacle of all that is George Carlin. You get three of his published works in one! Its a very easy read , great for when you have some down time to get a couple of chuckles in on a stressful day.This book is huge and has plenty of content that won’t take much of a time investment. like I have mentioned in my review , you can pull it out when you have a free minute and read a little here and there. My favorite thing to do with this book is to flip to a random page , so you don’t have to treat this as a “Book” in the traditional sense. Just a fun flip through to make your day.

I’m a huge George Carlin fan and I wanted to get some of his written work to enjoy, especially since he is no longer with us. I have seen all of his HBO specials and all of them made me think and laugh. The same rule applies with this book , I always pulled this book out when I had a free minute between classes in college or a ride home on the train. I highly recommend this to anyone that likes to ask the big questions like…”When your rub your eyes real hard do you see that checkerboard pattern? What is that?” (Hyperion. “Naplam & Silly Putty”)

One of the greatest comedians of all time managed to get all of his ideas down on paper. George Carlin known most notably for his live performances, also has a ton of material that wasn’t used live. From short one liners to pages of scrutiny about airport security. There’s no better way to get inside George Carlin’s head than his written work and audio books. One the reasons I like Carlin so much is that he was so aware of the language we use everyday. He was able to pick it apart and show us how silly we really are.

Homo Ludens – Notes About BOCAH Comic Book

According to Indonesia law, a man presumes to be adult when he/she reaches age of eighteen. When that age is coming, I come to realize that the most interesting part of life is when someone at his/her childhood, or to be clearer, when someone entering his essence of humanity as a homo ludens: which means, creatures who love to play. Sometimes before a man becomes an adult, or when someone still at his childhood, maybe he would be happy to play with one fake pistol, and then consider himself as a cowboy who carries pistol at his waist, walking on the dusty road, going to save a beautiful princess who had been kidnapped by some bad person.

The comic book, written by Bayu, Seta, Ockto, and given with title: B.O.C.AH (MnC!, 2010), depicted everyday’s life of four mischief-making children: Beri (11 years old), Badi (11), Ijul (11), and Ardi (11); who reach their essence of humanity by become a group of homo ludens. This comic book divided into twelve chapters, each chapter contains one story, which does not have any relation with the others. Readers might also notice that each panel occasionally burlesqued everyday’s life by focusing on Beri and his Friend’s naughty behavior; showing to us one world filled by Childs imagination. Moreover, it is not only their imagination, but also their game and adventure, which had, becomes elements of the whole story. Readers can find those elements by looking at some “ridiculous” (some reader might say, irrational) story. However, what kind of story we could find in B.O.C.A.H? To say some, they once dreaming about turning-out fire with giant glass. On the other story, Beri (with his ridiculous daydreaming experiment) trying to pull out moon from its orbit to prevent earth from tsunami disaster. With those “ridiculous” stories, of course, you do not have to ask any logical sense, because you really do not need to do that.

Perhaps the simple story line of B.O.C.A.H is actually the most endearing part of the comic. The entire plots follow four children relationship with one another, showing the various nuances of their lives. Although Beri seems to be given more portion to develop his nature than others boy do. Therefore, it seems that the only purpose that the other characters serve is to create conflicts, exposition, and comedic relief. I this case, I must say that the other characters are more like additional player, even in the beginning of this comic; four of them have mentioned to be prominent figure. Surely, in this comic book, as I said before, there is no room for logical sense. For a four mischief-child, all they can do is playing with their body and mind, more and more. Readers may find some plots, which are so irrational to us, but, once again, it is child imagination, you can imagine whatever, and whenever you want. At this point, irrational-thing will guide us to some pieces of childhood memories.

Remembering Strange and Unique Comic Book Ads From When I Was a Kid

Do you remember sitting in the drug store and reading comic books when you were a kid? Do you remember becoming totally absorbed as you read an adventure that found Uncle Scrooge fighting off his arch-enemies the Beagle Boys in some remote jungle of South America?

Or did you prefer reading Superman or Batman? Maybe your favorite stories were about the caped crusader rushing out of the bat cave (accompanied by Robin, Boy Wonder) to save Gotham City from some wicked and nefarious plan conjured up by the Joker or the Penguin?

Man I loved reading comic books.

Not only did the comic book publishers back then try to entertain us, many of them also tried to sell us things. Most of the comic books in the ’50s and early ’60s were filled with advertisements — ads aimed at kids.

I remember one particular ad for a product called White Cloverine Salve. Rather than trying to sell skin ointment to a bunch of 10 year olds kids, however, the ad was designed to solicit kids to sell the salve from door-to-door. And instead of paying kids money to do this, they rewarded kids with points that were redeemable for prizes.

Oh, how they made those prizes appealing! The ads displayed eye-catching photos of baseballs, bats and gloves, yo-yos, games, dolls and a wide assortment of toys.

Naturally, the more you sold the greater the rewards. For those who did as well as Tommy B in Buffalo, Cindy R in Phoenix, or Billy S in Peoria, the sky was the limit! The testimonials from kids around the country proclaimed that hundreds of kids had won the really big prizes like Daisy air rifles, Radio Flyer wagons and every kid’s ultimate prize — new Schwinn bicycles!

Boy those prizes used to dance in my head! Kids in school would talk incessantly about all of the cool prizes! The fact is, though, that I knew a number of kids who signed up to try their hand at hawking salve — but I never saw one of them riding a new Schwinn.

For some reason I was never tempted to sell that salve. Even then I used to wonder who in the world was going to buy salve from some kid knocking on their door. Heck, truth be told, I didn’t even know what salve was.

Even so, it’s a nice memory.

Comic books, as we knew them, died out sometime in the ’70s or ’80s — long after I had quit reading them. I think that’s kind of sad. I loved reading comic books.

I used to have a huge cardboard box filled with comic books that I kept in my bedroom back when I was a kid. I often wonder what that box would be worth today.

There are no longer very many mom ‘n pop drug stores around. Most were replaced by big chain stores that sell everything from pharmaceuticals to crankcase oil. And, truth be told, most of them have huge racks filled with literally 60 or 70 different magazine titles — even more titles than when we were kids.

Sadly, though, none of them are comic books.