(2001 Grammy Award winner for Best Spoken Comedy Album) Following his wildly popular book Brain Droppings and his Grammy Award–winning recording of the audiobook edition, Mark Twain Prize laureate George Carlin scored his fourth Grammy with this first volume of excerpted readings from Napalm & Silly Putty. The comedic curmudgeon offers his uproarious observations (If people climb Mount Everest because it's hard to do, why do they go up the easy side?); laser-targeted crankiness (In America, anybody can be president. That's the problem.); linguistic legerdemain (Who does a male ladybug dance with?); and inspired weirdness (When you sneeze, all the numbers in your head go up by one.).
"Crusty George Carlin performs his own book of random musings on contemporary life. That the print version has hit the bestseller lists warms the flinty hearts of us pessimists and skeptics who have feared the goody-goodies had gained the upper hand. As always, he is perceptive, iconoclastic, and very, very funny.... A more than satisfactory production of one of the most satisfying books of humor to come along in a decade."—AudioFile