Video: George Carlin – Brain Droppings

I have stumbled upon this rare video of George Carlin on YouTube giving a nationally broadcast speech on C-SPAN in 1999. Watch the first few awkward moments where it seems clear that this was not a natural environment for him to be in, but as usual he used themes on language, politics and life in general to give an amazing speech. You will definitely pay more attention to the language used on the news today and listen differently to the responses being given by politicians as they are being interviewed.  Enjoy!

Books: You Can’t Read This Book. Nick Cohen. 2012

Imagine if you are deprived of doing one of the most essential elements to your survival. Communication. In consideration to the expansion of the human brain, language and social interactions amongst other things have played a vital role in the capacity of our brains today, compared with the early Homo Sapiens. We humans like to talk. We express ourselves through words, numbers, symbols and drawings. Some of the things that Cohen points out in his book is that we must be ready to back up our arguments and admit that we are scared if we discuss controversial topics such as God, religion and politics. We must face the fact that we might get killed or imprisoned for just speaking clearly, directly and uncensored. We must communicate in all forms with a thick skin and get ready to be offended and disrespected because when arguing you are attacking the idea not the person and there is a huge difference. So be ready to be offended or rebuffed because it is time to speak the truth.

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Video: The Greatest Talk of Jacque Fresco