Entries in Adam Carolla (3)

Thursday
Jan262012

Good Advice from the Great Larry Miller

You may not know the name but Im sure you know the face.  Larry Miller has appeared in numerous movies and television shows since 1990

Larry Miller (not to be confused with Larry David) hosts the podcast  This Week with Larry Miller for the Ace Broadcasting Network,  where he unleashes a barrage of humor about the absurdities of daily life. He  can also be heard weekly on the most downloaded podcast on iTunes,  The Adam Carolla Show

Jerry Seinfeld says Larry is and will always be the funniest guy he knows.  I look forward to hearing his podcasts during my daily million man martini march warm ups at the local linear park.

Heres a story Larry recently related on LarryMillerHumor.com

A friend took a sky-diving class twenty or twenty-five years ago, one of those one-day course where you learn all about it in one day, and at the end of the day you actually jump and do it.

It was funny that when I first told the story, someone at Carolla’s asked me if I had ever done that.  ”What?” I said.  ”Sky-dive,” she said.  ”Have you ever parachuted out of a plane?”

And after a long pause, I said, “Allow me to answer that question by posing another:  What do… you think?” She looked at me closely and crinkled her nose, and smiled and said, “Now that I think of it, probably not.”

And I said, “Now you know, like Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, the Power of Positive Thinking.”

Anyway, my friend took the course, and at the end of the day the instructor gathered them all and said, “Okay, you know what to do, you’ve packed the chutes, you’re all set.  As you know, you pull the ripcord.  Now, the chute is going to open.  Don’t worry.  It’s definitely going to open.  But if, for some crazy, one-in-a-million reason, the ‘chute doesn’t open, pull the auxiliary ripcord.  It’s definitely going to open then.”

Then he looked at them and said, “Now, listen to me carefully.  If, for some reason, some loony reason, the first ripcord doesn’t work, and then the second ripcord doesn’t work, go back to pulling the first one again.

“You pull that first cord again,” he said.  ”And you keep pulling it.  Again and again and again.”

Then he said the thing I’ve never forgotten.

He said, “I don’t care if you’re thirty feet above the ground, and about to smoke it in at two hundred miles an hour.  I want to see you still pulling that ripcord.”

I don’t think my friend thought much of it, but I knew then that was something I’d never forget.  It’s way more than a story about sky-diving, it’s a philosophy of life; an important one.

Keep pulling that cord.

No matter what happens, no matter where, no matter how dire the circumstances… never give up.  Never cry or despair, or have regrets.  Plenty of time for that soon enough.

You keep pulling that cord.

Monday
Jan232012

Self Entitlement is Destroying America

In a November podcast, Adam Carolla weighed in on “Fair Share” ,OWS and the cancer of self entitlement that is destroying.  I couldn’t have said it any better.  Here are some excerpts if you don’t have time to listen to the entire audio:

- I think it was something like the top 1 percent of taxpayers paid 50 percent of the taxes here in California. One percent paying for 50 percent, not good enough?

- There’s something in this country which didn’t use to exist, which is envy.

- Self-entitled pricks who think the world owes them a living. Now we’re getting the first wave of these douchebags… you get out into the real world, you realize, “I’m a fucking loser….” instead of finding a fucking mirror, and finding a reason why no one’s buying your car, you just want to run around and yell at everyone else who’s selling cars, and now you just want to throw shit. You want to find some guy who’s got more than you, and go “Hey man, what do you need all that shit for?”

- Just the same shit, where we can’t have a Christmas celebration, we have to have a holiday celebration, because of the one kid whose parents are litigious.

- You took guys who built something, and you said “there’s a guy who accomplished something.” You didn’t say, “that guy didn’t pay his fair share.” That guy paid millions of dollars last year, and you paid shit… this is basically what the terrorists did to us.

 

Friday
Dec302011

Bonzer Wolf 2011 Man of the Year - ADAM CAROLLA

Adam Carolla was born in Los Angeles, California to an Italian-American father, Jim Carolla, a psychologist; and his mother, Kris (née Novello), a perpetually out-of-work welfare recipient with a degree in Chicano studies. 

Adam was raised in North Hollywood, Los Angeles. He attended Colfax Elementary School, Walter Reed Junior High, and North Hollywood High School. Carolla did not receive his high school diploma until years later, claiming he owed the library $19.95 for a copy of We The People.

During his earlier years, Carolla played Pop Warner football for seven years; he later suggested that being involved in sports saved him from a chaotic home life. During his senior year at North Hollywood High School, Carolla distinguished himself in football. In December 1981, he was named to the First Team Offensive Line, Central Valley League, one of 8 leagues at the time in the LA City Section of the California Interscholastic Federation.

He began living on his own at the age of 18. He briefly attended Los Angeles Valley College, a community college, where he was placed on academic probation before dropping out to work in a series of jobs, including carpet cleaner, carpenter, boxing instructor, and traffic school instructor.

Carolla started a daily podcast on Feb. 23, 2009, at his personal Web site. The first Adam Carolla podcast was downloaded more than 250,000 times in the initial 24 hours, and by the third podcast, it was the number one podcast on iTunes in both the U.S. and Canada. During the debut week, the Adam Carolla podcast recorded 1.6 million downloads. In the second week it recorded 2.4 million downloads. By the fourth episode of the second week, featuring former Adam Carolla Show sidekick Dave Dameshek, the show was downloaded more than 500,000 times.

At the end of 2009, The Adam Carolla Podcast was selected by iTunes for its end-of-the-year awards as the Best Audio Podcast of 2009.  On May 18, 2011, Adam announced on Jimmy Kimmel Live that The Adam Carolla Show had set the Guinness World Record for the most downloaded podcast after receiving 59,574,843 unique downloads from March 2009 to March 16, 2011.

If youre a regular reader of this blog, you will want to listen to the Adam Carolla podcast daily.  I promise you will be informed and entertained.  Adam is one of the most talented and funniest people in America.  But more importantly, he gets it.  Heres a sample of his fine work:

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