Thursday, June 20, 2013


Hey guys, I've been busy with my exams so I couldn't really find the time to post although I wanted to.
There is an important subject that I want to discuss but then I realized that I hadn't finished with my joker posts, and leaving George Carlin out would be just plain wrong.
For those of you who don't know what the joker is all about check out my previous posts while back. I'm sure you'll get the idea.
Anyway, George Carlin, in my mind, epitomizes the whole concept of the Joker. He is one of the greatest stand up comedians of all time. Incredibly witty and sarcastic but at the same time very deep and insightful. He is known for his black humor and observational comedy. He may appear to be a misanthrope, but actually he hides his idealism behind cynical humor.
George passed away a few years back but his performances are fresh now as they ever were.
I strongly recommend you to check out his HBO specials, especially the later ones. It will make you laugh and think at the same time.
There are no words to describe the genius of George Carlin so I decided to post some of his clips so you can catch a glimpse of this real life joker... Enjoy...

Here George explains how the modern world works...


You can use George's baseball/football metaphor for martial arts too...

Notice that George doesn't make fun of spirituality, but he ridicules how people used religion throughout history to manipulate and control the masses

George's pure genius....

In the end here George explains the whole concept of the joker, similar to Alan Watts.
The real life joker in his own words...

GEORGE CARLIN (1937-2008)


  1. Hi.
    I think you guys were on this subject around the time I joined FMK.
    George Carlin has some good stuff.

  2. Yeah,
    but I didn't have the time to finish the series and I can't think of a better way than giving it a closure with awesome George Carlin.

  3. George Carlin. Now that's what I called a real comedian. He does more than just making you laugh. He want you to question everything around you. He want you to be as real as you can be. One of my favorite clip was when he talked about stuff. Lol. It shows how we are always discontent. We always want more and more. We never really learn to appreciate anything. Thanks for bringing him up. Why closing the joker series?

  4. The fool in the days of knights and kings was the only person who could speak truth in the king's court, pointing out even the king's own folly, without losing his life. Carlin was one of our fools. I miss him too.

  5. Thank you very much for sharing this. I never knew about him until now. Watching the first 3 videos, I really like his style and look forward to watching more of his videos. I really liked the Baseball Football Video as well a the Stuff.

    1. Yeah I like him too. The only thing I don't like about him is when he attacks his own race. Well I guess every comedian does that.

  6. George Carlin is a pure genius... I'm not really 'closing' the joker series, I'm just focused on a different aspect of martial arts right now, so I won't be posting on that subject. But there's a lot to say about the joker. So if you find something interesting to share, please do.


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