martes, 8 de julio de 2008

GOODNIGHT SWEET PRINCE


George Dennis Carlin fue un cómico del estilo stand-up (de hecho, el papá de todos los geniales chris rock, tremendos lewis black y esos mediocres dane cook y nada talentosos bob saget), actor y figura de la contracultura, a lo largo de su carrera de más de cincuenta años en el espectáculo hizo más de 12 especiales en HBO que le valieron varios premios; actuó en películas, hizo doblajes... y habló con una honestidad dolorasamente genial sobre la fábrica de "bullshit" que es la religión, lo estúpidos que son los americanos (blancos especialmente), y la ridícula cadena de eventos que es... la vida. Murió el domingo 22 de Junio de este año, pero yo no había sido capaz de escribir este post (que moría ganas de escribir). La razón es que buscaba una manera de hablar de George, de describirlo para motivarlos, contertulios míos, a conocer su trabajo.Sin embargo no podía, yo no tengo el estilo de George, por fortuna, él sí lo tenía. Por lo tanto le dejo a él el trabajo de presentarse ante ustedes:


"I'm a modern man,
A man for the millennium,
Digital and smoke free.

A diversified multicultural postmodern deconstructionist,
Politically anatomically and ecologically incorrect.

I've been uplinked and downloaded.
I've been inputted and outsourced.
I know the upside of downsizing.
I know the downside of upgrading.

I'm a high tech lowlife.
A cutting edge state-of-the-art bicoastal multitasker,
And I can give you a gigabyte in a nanosecond.

I'm new wave but I'm old school,
And my inner child is outward bound.

I'm a hot wired heat seeking warm hearted cool customer,
Voice activated and biodegradable.

I interface from a database,
And my database is in cyberspace,
So I'm interactive,
I'm hyperactive,
And from time-to-time,
I'm radioactive.

Behind the eight ball,
Ahead of the curve,
Riding the wave,
Dodging a bullet,
Pushing the envelope.

I'm on point,
On task,
On message,
And off drugs.
I got no need for coke and speed,
I got no urge to binge and purge.

I'm in the moment,
On the edge,
Over the top,
But under the radar.

A high concept,
Low profile,
Medium range ballistic missionary.
A street-wise smart bomb.
A top gun bottom feeder.

I wear power ties,
I tell power lies,
I take power naps,
I run victory laps.

I'm a totally ongoing bigfoot slam dunk rainmaker with a proactive outreach.
A raging workaholic.
A working ragaholic.
Out of rehab,
And in denial.

I got a personal trainer,
A personal shopper,
A personal assistant,
And a personal agenda.

You can't shut me up,
You can't dumb me down.
'Cause I'm tireless,
And I'm wireless.
I'm an alpha male on beta blockers.

I'm a non-believer and an over-achiever.
Laid back but fashion forward.

Up front,
Down home,
Low rent,
High maintenance.

Super size,
Long lasting,
High definition,
Fast acting,
Oven ready,
And built to last.

I'm a hands on,
Foot loose,
Knee jerk,
Head case.

Prematurely post traumatic,
And I have a love child who sends me hate mail.

But I'm feeling,
I'm caring,
I'm healing,
I'm sharing.
A supportive bonding nurturing primary care giver.

My output is down,
But my income is up.
I take a short position on the long bond,
And my revenue stream has its own cash flow.

I read junk mail,
I eat junk food,
I buy junk bonds,
I watch trash sports.

I'm gender specific,
Capital intensive,
User friendly,
And lactose intolerant.

I like rough sex.
I like rough sex.
I like tough love.
I use the f word in my email,
And the software on my hard drive is hard core, no soft porn.

I bought a microwave at a mini mall.
I bought a mini van in a mega store.
I eat fast food in the slow lane.

I'm toll free,
Bite sized,
Ready to wear,
And I come in all sizes.

A fully equipped,
Factory authorized,
Hospital tested,
Clinically proven,
Scientifically formulated medical miracle.

I've been pre-washed,
Pre-cooked,
Pre-heated,
Pre-screened,
Pre-approved,
Pre-packaged,
Post-dated,
Freeze-dried,
Double-wrapped,
Vacuum-packed,
And I have an unlimited broadband capacity.

I'm a rude dude,
But I'm the real deal.
Lean and mean.
Cocked, locked and ready to rock.
Rough tough and hard to bluff.

I take it slow.
I go with the flow.
I ride with the tide.
I got glide in my stride.

Drivin' and movin',
Sailin' and spinnin',
Jivin' and groovin',
Wailin' and winnin'.

I don't snooze,
So I don't lose.
I keep the pedal to the metal,
And the rubber on the road.

I party hearty,
And lunch time is crunch time.

I'm hanging in,
There ain't no doubt.
And I'm hanging tough,
Over and out."


-"I'm a Modern Man"

George Carlin, Noviembre 5, 2005
Beacon Theater, NYC


Gracias George... goodnight sweet prince.

4 comentarios:

Chava dijo...

Pocos contemporaneos han logrado reflejar las ideas de los grandes, pocos han alcanzado la posibilidad de expresar una época...una pérdida indudablemente, una pérdida... sin embargo el eco sigue presente; nosotros seguimos de pie apreciable chuchis. Y algún día, seremos aun mas grandes.

Karen Tenjou dijo...

Saludos:

George Carlin es un personaje que ya dejo su huella en la historia (como sera visto en el futuro quien sabe), ya sea en la mente de quienes lo admiraron o repudiaron, sera recordado.

No estoy completamente familiarizada con su trabajo, pero no cabe duda que tenía un humor y una manera de pensar muy especial...

Interesante post, suerte ^^

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