George Carlin's brilliant 'whiny Boomer' rant was decades ahead of its time

Published Oct 09 2021 at 5:15 PM GMT
  • 20"OK Boomer" is a catchphrase that has come to perfectly encapsulate the generational divide in modern American politics.
  • It has also led to some moments of pure comedy gold.
  • But it turns out that one of the great all-time standup comedic minds was literally decades ahead of the game when it came to dragging Boomers for selfish, hypocritical, and entitled behavior.
  • In his 1996 stand up special "Back in Town" George Carlin devoted a glorious two minutes and twenty-seven seconds to putting Boomers in their place.
  • "A lot of these cultural crimes I'm complaining about can be blamed on the Baby Boomers," Carlin says, beginning what would become a now legendary rant.



  • Published Oct 9, 2021 5:15 PM GMT