Monday, February 23, 2009

Stand-Up Characters......

I've noticed that everyone has a certain topic that is repeated every month or week on their blog - either it's about their clothing, or getting to know someone, about a brand, movie reviews, etc. So, I decided to jump in the band-wagon! Typical right - no originality at all man!
But, my originality comes in the form of the characters that I choose - which is why my repeat topic would be "Stand-Up Characters". This can be about anyone - stand-up comedian, stand-up friend, stand-up mentor, stand-up colleagues, etc. For now, I'm gonna start off with "Stand Up Comedians" coz GOD knows that we all could use a laugh every now and then.
George Carlin - my first encounter with him was in the U.S. A friend of mine came over to my crib for some beers and herbs and he brought with him this DVD to watch which we watched 4 times that night. The first clip of his goes something like this so sit back and enjoy as he tells you what age is all about!!
p.s. This isn't my work so all credit goes to George Carlin.

George Carlin's Views on Aging:
Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids?
If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions. 'How old are you?' 'I'm four and a half!' You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key
You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead. 'How old are you?' 'I'm gonna be 16!' You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life !You become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony. YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!
But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're Just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed?
You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away.
Before you know it, you REACH 50 and your dreams are gone.
But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would!
So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.
You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70!
After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!
You get into your 80's and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn't end there.
Into the 90s, you start going backwards; 'I Was JUST 92.'Then a strange thing happens.
If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. 'I'm 100 and a half!'
May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!

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