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Flesh Colored Band-Aids 
By: George Carlin
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Rank this week: 30 (↑53)
Duration: 2:48 
Release Date: 1975  (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Lyrics By: George Carlin (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Music By: N/A (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Produced By: Monte Kay/Jack Lewis/George Carlin (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Released By: Little David LD 1008 (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Published By: Dead Sea Music Inc. (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Licensing: BMI (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Keywords: BAND-AIDS, BLACKS, BLUE FOOD, BUSINESS, COLORS, FLAVORS, JELL-O, PARANOIA, SOUR BALLS 
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  • Ed. Note: In the HBO special featuring the premise of this bit, we find that Carlin meant to say that blueberries were "blue on the vine; purple on the plate", but he mistakenly repeats the first phrase in the album performance. (Stavro Arrgolus)
  • Song Lyrics:
    Flesh colored Band-Aids. That's another thing we left the blacks out of, man. Didn't consult them at all. Flesh colored..we didn't even consult all the whites on that one. Ya ever notice them Band-Aids? I don't know anyone that color. It's kind of an off-coffee. I don't know nobody like that. And I've never seen anybody with their pores laid out in grids like that, man. ******' science fiction. But some businessman had to pick that color out. He had to approve it. Some man who was assigned a pad...a pencil...a place to write...had to OK the art department. Art department brought up all the ****- "Let me see..55, 51, I dunno..51, 53. That'll be flesh! 53!" Wow! Didn't even bother me.

    Flesh colored crayons pissed me off! I was a war baby. 1937- I was maybe 8 years of age when it was over. And flesh colored crayons didn't come in for a long time, man. Flesh colored crayons came in when I was 19. I had been out of coloring for over a year by then. I had gone through rubbing orange and red together.

    Another color that bothers me is blue! Why is there no.... blue.... food? There's no blue food, man! Blueberries are purple. A lotta things- blue on the vine, blue on the vine. Bullshit! Purple! There's no blue food, man! Someone has the blue food! WE WANT THE BLUE FOOD! Blue food probably bestows immortality! (depressed:) Where's the blue food? Oh, occasionally you get some badass Jello in the cafeteria that looks blue. That's all, man. That's all. Maybe a piece of hard candy. One outta two of the pieces of hard candy are blue; it's a pain in the ***. Have to explain them away. "What about the blue.." "Never mind, *******. It's mint or some **** and it has nothing to do with color. Green is lime, yellow is lemon, orange is orange, red is cherry. Blue is nothing, man; there's no ******* blue!" And then they drop the little round blue things in your mouth. I'll show you what it is; it's a sour ball...(CRACK!) AAAAHH! GLASS! Left over from Halloween. Wow!...
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    Stavro Arrgolus   (Offline)  -  Editor, MP3  -  08-13-10 12:29 PM  -  50 months ago
    An anachronism and a regional one as well. No wonder it didn't register in my head. The concept existed when I was a kid but I never saw any.

    10 bonus points for Terri. Well spotted, thanks.
    ...wonder what made me think of salad. It was the 'glass' thing that threw me. What put salad in my head? Maybe I was thinking of Teddy Salad. Or it was just the '70s and it was munchies from all the po... uh, drugs are bad...mmmkay?

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    MarlinsGirl:

    I believe he says "Sour Ball"
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    Tim P. Ryan   (Offline)  -  Participant, MP3  -  08-13-10 08:41 AM  -  50 months ago
    Spoo...the other blue meat
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    MarlinsGirl   (Offline)  -  Participant  -  08-13-10 07:25 AM  -  50 months ago
    I believe he says "Sour Ball"

    Terri M.

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    Stavro Arrgolus:

    I always found the last couple of sentences confusing.

    "And then they drop the little round blue things in your mouth. I'll show you what it is; it's a salad ball...(CRACK!) AAAAHH! GLASS! Left over from Halloween."

    Salad balls?
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    Stavro Arrgolus   (Offline)  -  Editor, MP3  -  08-12-10 08:31 PM  -  50 months ago
    I always found the last couple of sentences confusing.

    "And then they drop the little round blue things in your mouth. I'll show you what it is; it's a salad ball...(CRACK!) AAAAHH! GLASS! Left over from Halloween."

    Salad balls?

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