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    Adam Carolla for President

    By kyle | November 21, 2010

    Adam Carolla’s book “In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks” is so awesome that he reminds me of Greg Gutfeld. More in my Sunday book review-essay-thingy.

    Topics: Books, Comedy | 12 Comments »

    12 Responses to “Adam Carolla for President”

    1. Patrick Wahl Says:
      November 21st, 2010 at 8:26 pm

      You know why this happens? Because women have an endless capacity to nag and browbeat and eventually get their way on whatever they set their minds to. They like to congregate and organize and push all of these causes. A few weeks ago half of the NFL was wearing pink shoes and ribbons. Ever see that for any other group? The line was that it about rasing breast cancer awareness, as if any human being in the US could possibly not be aware of it by now. (not that I have anything against women, they just seem to get carried away with things for most of their lives)

    2. Christian Toto Says:
      November 21st, 2010 at 11:11 pm

      Adam’s talent is finally being recognized. His brilliance on “Loveline” was overshadowed by the mediocre “Man Show.” But he’s got the sharpest comedic mind around. Have you heard Dennis Miller defer to his wit on the radio? Impressive. But who will be Adam’s VP? I’m thinking Gilbert Godfried …

    3. Rebecca B Says:
      November 22nd, 2010 at 11:03 am

      Hey Patrick…whoa! Sounding sort of bitter. The NFL thing was just shameless pandering that made me feel nauseated. Though I loved the pink accessories. My point being I don’t think female nagging (as persistent and persuasive as it may be) was the reason for all the pink on the gridirons during October.

    4. Anwyn Says:
      November 22nd, 2010 at 1:18 pm

      “Do women really want this?”


    5. Patrick Wahl Says:
      November 22nd, 2010 at 11:20 pm

      There does seem to be this unending campaign to promote breast cancer awareness, which was fine, but I think we’ve reached the point where you can say – mission accomplished. (i’m only about half as cranky as that post makes me seem.)

    6. Hunter Tremayne Says:
      November 23rd, 2010 at 5:16 am

      Patrick believes in a world where the men and men and the sheep are frightened.

    7. Hunter Tremayne Says:
      November 23rd, 2010 at 5:17 am

      Where the men ARE men, that should have read.

    8. CenturionTerminator Says:
      November 23rd, 2010 at 5:48 am

      Adam Carolla for President? Only after he beats Manny Pacquiao in a boxing match.

    9. Kyle Says:
      November 23rd, 2010 at 9:14 am

      If anything women are too aware of breast cancer — they seem to think it’s only a matter of time before they get it. Moreover, there’s very little awareness can do for you against that disease. What women aren’t aware of, relatively, is that they die in large numbers from heart disease and lung cancer, both of which are linked to lifestyle choices hence “awareness.”

    10. Robert P. Says:
      November 23rd, 2010 at 11:22 am

      I never understood the “breast cancer awareness” ribbons, either.

      Why isn’t it just “Cancer Awareness” in general?

    11. kishke Says:
      November 24th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

      I think by now we are all well-aware of cancer, most of us having known people who died of the disease. All this awareness does diddly-squat to cure or prevent the dread disease, though, so what’s the point?

    12. Jerry Says:
      November 24th, 2010 at 7:16 pm

      What’s “cancer?”