Tuesday, June 24, 2008


This past week George Carlin died. Love him or hate him he challenged us to think about our words and language. One of my favorite routines of his was a bit of a social critique of our materialistic society. I think it is still appropriate today. Why do we have houses? To hold all of our stuff! Look at the mini-storage business, a whole industry designed to watch our stuff. Imagine that! What has happened to us that we feel we NEED so much stuff? It really seems to be a first commandment issue because how often do we end up putting our "stuff" ahead of God?

Anyway, it got me to thinking about this stuff again this week. Below is a video of the routine if you'd like to see it. If you don't like to hear swear words then don't watch it, he isn't hesitant to use them. Like when he makes the observation that our stuff is stuff but other peoples stuff we call (s#%!) junk.

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