TOP THREE: Finnegans Wake vs Pop Culture: NUMBER THREE: George Carlin is a Modern Man

Personal, subjective rankings with a short commentary.

Prior to Finnegans Wake, James Joyce wrote Ulysses. The epic novel centered on a day in the life of Dublin adman Leopold Bloom. In his “Modern Man” routine, George Carlin exposes and celebrates the absurdity of language debased by advertising and marketing. Like the Wake, it is a flood of language, at once nonsensical and visionary.

What are some of your favorite George Carlin routines? Let us know in the comments.


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