Birthday Goat Boy

The late great Bill Hicks was born on December 16, 1961, so he gets his usual reserved post to celebrate America’s last great comedian. He would have had a field day with the past decade. Here he was in 1992:

“So scary, watching the news. How they built it all out of proportion. Like Iraq was ever, or could ever, under any stretch of the imagination, be any threat to us whatsoever. But, watching the news, you never would have got that idea. Remember how it started? They kept talking about ‘the élite Republican Guard’ in these hushed tones, like these guys were the bogeyman or something. ‘Yeah, we’re doing well now, but we have yet to face . . . the élite Republican Guard.’ Like these guys were twelve-feet-tall desert warriors—’Never lost a battle. We shit bullets.’ Well, after two months of continuous carpet bombing and not one reaction at all from them, they became simply ‘the Republican Guard’—not nearly as élite as we may have led you to believe. And after another month of bombing they went from ‘the élite Republican Guard’ to ‘the Republican Guard’ to ‘the Republicans made this shit up about there being guards out there.'”


5 Responses to “Birthday Goat Boy”

  1. i miss him so much :/

  2. Brilliant comic but hardly “America’s last great comedian.”

  3. Yes, Lex. Bill Hicks and Dane Cook. Choke.

  4. larry david ? ^^

  5. Hmmmmm…..

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