George Carlin, einer der wirklich besten Comedians ist gestern gestorben.
Aus seinem Complaints & Grievances-Programm (2001):
"In case you haven't heard, the latest disaster for the rest of the universe is that the United States is gonna go to Mars. Okay? Oh, yeah. We're gonna go to Mars. And then of course we're gonna colonize deep space. With our microwave hot dogs and plastic vomit, fake dog shit and cinnamon dental floss, lemon-scented toilet paper and sneakers with lights in the heels. And all these other impressive things we've done down here.
But let me ask you this: what are we gonna tell the intergalactic council of ministers the first time one of our teenage mothers throws their newborn baby into a dumpster? Huh? How are we gonna explain that to the space people? How are we gonna let them know that our ambassador was only late for the meeting because his breakfast was cold and he had to spend half an hour punching his wife around the kitchen? And what are they gonna think when they find out, it's just a local custom, that over 80 million women in the Third World have had their clitorises forcibly removed in order to reduce their sexual pleasure so they won't cheat on their husbands?
Can't you just sense how eager the rest of the universe is for us to show up?"