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Quote of the Day: Adam Carolla on Dudes Crying

 

The following is an abbreviated transcript from an Adam Carolla podcast. The quote begins at 1:23:30 in the show. Gina Grad is discussing how Kim Kardashian is creating a new make-up line for men.

Adam Carolla: Can I say this? This is a bad confluence of events. Because the last time I checked, dudes were doing 86 percent more crying than they did in WWII.

Rob Riggle: Yes.

Adam: I feel like the guys who where on the Higgins landing craft at Omaha Beach didn’t cry as much as the average guy watching “Project Runway” does now.

Rob: Yes.

Adam: You now mix that with the zero percent mascara those guys wore with the new world order of dudes wearing eyeliner and kissing potion and it’s going to be a [expletive] running mess. It’s going to be like an Armenian funeral.

Rob: It’s snowballing and it keeps picking up speed as it goes downhill. In the ’80s, guys weren’t doing the metrosexual thing. They weren’t even going to spas… We’ll be carrying around make-up bags soon. That’s it. That’s when I check out I don’t want to be here anymore.

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    I’ve worn make-up for the stage on several occasions – most recently to play a the Pirate “Mr. Starkey” in a production of Peter Pan

    It is a thoroughly miserable experience. Love acting, absolutely loath having to put on makeup. I’m utterly incapable of understanding how women do it every day (particularly those that cake it on). So sorry Mrs YE – I won’t be a customer.

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    • January 11, 2019 at 4:54 am
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  2. Member

    Wasn’t Adam’s sidekick on “The Man Show” Jimmy Kimmel?

    Kinda proves his point, no?

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    • January 11, 2019 at 5:24 am
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    The Great Adventure! (View Comment):
    I’m utterly incapable of understanding how women do it every day….

    Some of us don’t and we look just fine, thank you.

    This has been going on for a while. Cover Girl had (has? Don’t know and don’t care) a Cover “Boy” a couple of years ago. (Fair warning on clicking the link, the image with which you will be accosted is…sparkly.) From the article:

    For one thing, James has a considerable social media presence in a world that increasingly values social media. This type of public figure has the visibility of a traditional celebrity but at the same time already interacts with fans and followers on a personal level. And that influence is powerful.

    “We’re seeing a lot of interesting things with these social media stars, from a marketing standpoint,” says Robyn Goodman, a professor of advertising at the University of Florida, in a phone interview with the Monitor. “Companies are partnering with them to parlay their fame online so that the companies themselves may feel more authentic to Millennial and Gen Z audiences.”

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    • January 11, 2019 at 6:57 am
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    AchillesLastand (View Comment):

    Wasn’t Adam’s sidekick on “The Man Show” Jimmy Kimmel?

    Kinda proves his point, no?

    I’ve been wondering if “The Man Show” was ever going to catch up to Kimmel. He’s certainly taken steps to make sure that he’s sanitized, explaining some of his “comedy,” but just one misstep and we could be inundated by clips of the Juggies.

     

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    • January 11, 2019 at 7:03 am
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    Maybe I don’t mind the crying as much as the false presentation. You have the lumberjack/Civil War beards on dudes that have done nothing to justify a show of manhood. My new rule of thumb: the bigger the beard, the smaller the confidence and ease of self, Andrew Luck excepted, of course.

    There is a reason these are popular: there is no other (more) acceptable expression of being male. Guys are trying to fit the expressive need of millennia of hunting and protecting instincts into the growing of these beards. So strange they let us given how bad it looks. How long before they come for the beards?!

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    • January 11, 2019 at 7:10 am
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  6. Thatcher

    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):
    This has been going on for a while. Cover Girl had (has? Don’t know and don’t care) a Cover “Boy” a couple of years ago. (Fair warning on clicking the link, the image with which you will be accosted is…sparkly.)

    Many times it seems like today is worse than Cabaret:

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    • January 11, 2019 at 7:30 am
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  7. Thatcher

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    I’ve been wondering if “The Man Show” was ever going to catch up to Kimmel. He’s certainly taken steps to make sure that he’s sanitized, explaining some of his “comedy,” but just one misstep and we could be inundated by clips of the Juggies.

    We can only wish.

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    • January 11, 2019 at 7:32 am
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    This is precisely why I’d get annoyed when folk made fun of the “Portland hipster look”.

    Guys dressing like old-fashioned guys.

    Conservatives should have been all-in on hipsterism.

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    • January 11, 2019 at 9:17 am
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    Vectorman (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    I’ve been wondering if “The Man Show” was ever going to catch up to Kimmel. He’s certainly taken steps to make sure that he’s sanitized, explaining some of his “comedy,” but just one misstep and we could be inundated by clips of the Juggies.

    We can only wish.

    Because trampolines. 

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    • January 11, 2019 at 10:52 am
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  10. Coolidge

    I’d rather go hipster lumberjack than…well, some alternatives defy explanation.

     

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    • January 11, 2019 at 1:35 pm
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  11. Thatcher

    For the record, I LOVE his book in your picture. 

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    • January 11, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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  12. Coolidge

    Misthiocracy secretly (View Comment):

    This is precisely why I’d get annoyed when folk made fun of the “Portland hipster look”.

    Guys dressing like old-fashioned guys.

    Conservatives should have been all-in on hipsterism.

    Except for the fact that they were only dressing like old fashioned guys. They were still acting like pampered metrosexuals.

    I wish I had been savvy enough to record some of the times I’ve had someone recoil over the idea that I changed my own oil, replaced my brakes, did my own plumbing & wiring, etc.

    So much of hipsterism dislike was based on the “pretend” aspect, not the visuals.

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    • January 11, 2019 at 3:03 pm
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  13. Lincoln

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    AchillesLastand (View Comment):

    Wasn’t Adam’s sidekick on “The Man Show” Jimmy Kimmel?

    Kinda proves his point, no?

    I’ve been wondering if “The Man Show” was ever going to catch up to Kimmel. He’s certainly taken steps to make sure that he’s sanitized, explaining some of his “comedy,” but just one misstep and we could be inundated by clips of the Juggies.

     

    Every network news division probably has a “Kimmel — Man Show” file ready to go with clips of the old show if or when Jimmy ever becomes an Enemy of the People (Including ABC? Especially ABC, if they want to fire him in a hurry and need to justify their reason, even if 20-year-old trampoline clips wouldn’t be the real reason they were firing him).

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    • January 11, 2019 at 3:04 pm
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  14. Coolidge

    Adam Carolla is a brilliant guy. He was the first cultural voice that implored successful people to “preach what the practice”: get an education, get married, then have kids.

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    • January 11, 2019 at 6:00 pm
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    AchillesLastand (View Comment):

    Wasn’t Adam’s sidekick on “The Man Show” Jimmy Kimmel?

    Kinda proves his point, no?

    I’ve been wondering if “The Man Show” was ever going to catch up to Kimmel. He’s certainly taken steps to make sure that he’s sanitized, explaining some of his “comedy,” but just one misstep and we could be inundated by clips of the Juggies.

     

    Just ask Kevin Hart.

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    • January 11, 2019 at 6:12 pm
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    TGR9898 (View Comment):

    Misthiocracy secretly (View Comment):

    This is precisely why I’d get annoyed when folk made fun of the “Portland hipster look”.

    Guys dressing like old-fashioned guys.

    Conservatives should have been all-in on hipsterism.

    Except for the fact that they were only dressing like old fashioned guys. They were still acting like pampered metrosexuals.

    I wish I had been savvy enough to record some of the times I’ve had someone recoil over the idea that I changed my own oil, replaced my brakes, did my own plumbing & wiring, etc.

    So much of hipsterism dislike was based on the “pretend” aspect, not the visuals.

    Not to mention the supercilious facial expressions and the mufflers tied just so.

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    • January 11, 2019 at 6:14 pm
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  17. Coolidge

    TGR9898 (View Comment):

    Misthiocracy secretly (View Comment):

    This is precisely why I’d get annoyed when folk made fun of the “Portland hipster look”.

    Guys dressing like old-fashioned guys.

    Conservatives should have been all-in on hipsterism.

    Except for the fact that they were only dressing like old fashioned guys. They were still acting like pampered metrosexuals.

    I wish I had been savvy enough to record some of the times I’ve had someone recoil over the idea that I changed my own oil, replaced my brakes, did my own plumbing & wiring, etc.

    So much of hipsterism dislike was based on the “pretend” aspect, not the visuals.

    When you’re playing dress-up, you’re not a man.

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    • January 12, 2019 at 4:56 am
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    DonG (View Comment):

    Adam Carolla is a brilliant guy. He was the first cultural voice that implored successful people to “preach what the practice”: get an education, get married, then have kids.

    I listen to his podcast every day on my commute to and from work, and occasionally on my runs. I encourage other folks to check it out, as well – he’s much more of a libertarian, small gov’t guy than I think most people know, and he frequently rails against the insanities of California, where he grew up and where he still lives. He has guests on every day, often political ones, and it’s primarily a comedy show, but they tuck into politics frequently in terms of how awful the gov’t is at doing anything right, or even competently. Hell, he testified in front of Congress about No Safe Spaces, and the sissification of the college experience.

    Language can get a bit salty, however, if you’re easily offended.

    https://adamcarolla.com/blogs/podcast-archive

     

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    DonG (View Comment):

    Adam Carolla is a brilliant guy. He was the first cultural voice that implored successful people to “preach what the practice”: get an education, get married, then have kids.

    Carolla’s a little bit of Tim Allen and a little bit of Mike Rowe in being grounded in both a working class and a work ethic, and remaining true to his comedy roots. Unlike his former co-host, he’s not going to pretend “The Man Show” never happened or confess to thought crimes for hosting “The Man Show”, because he hasn’t decided to try and remake himself as both a leader on the cultural front of The Resistance and the very model of a modern metrosexual, possibly as a way to stave off any attacks by the ‘woke’ social media crowd, who would have no problem in finding and posing “Man Show” material if they wanted to…

    …which creates an interesting conundrum for the SJW crowd — I’m sure there are angry types who would love to take Carolla down for his alleged sexism and exploration of comely and amply-endowed trampoline-bouncing women. But they can’t really do that unless they want to take Jimmy Kimmel and his late-night show out at the same time, because while they were co-hosts, Carolla was the hired-help on “The Man Show” and Kimmel was the one with the power, because of his previous connections with Comedy Central and “Win Ben Stein’s Money”.

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    Henry Castaigne Post author

    Jon1979 (View Comment):

    DonG (View Comment):

    Adam Carolla is a brilliant guy. He was the first cultural voice that implored successful people to “preach what the practice”: get an education, get married, then have kids.

    Carolla’s a little bit of Tim Allen and a little bit of Mike Rowe in being grounded in both a working class and a work ethic, and remaining true to his comedy roots. Unlike his former co-host, he’s not going to pretend “The Man Show” never happened or confess to thought crimes for hosting “The Man Show”, because he hasn’t decided to try and remake himself as both a leader on the cultural front of The Resistance and the very model of a modern metrosexual, possibly as a way to stave off any attacks by the ‘woke’ social media crowd, who would have no problem in finding and posing “Man Show” material if they wanted to…

    …which creates an interesting conundrum for the SJW crowd — I’m sure there are angry types who would love to take Carolla down for his alleged sexism and exploration of comely and amply-endowed trampoline-bouncing women. But they can’t really do that unless they want to take Jimmy Kimmel and his late-night show out at the same time, because while they were co-hosts, Carolla was the hired-help on “The Man Show” and Kimmel was the one with the power, because of his previous connections with Comedy Central and “Win Ben Stein’s Money”.

    Carolla would respond to the woke crowd with an eloquent and well worded “&’+)0&&” and then continue to do and talk about what he beleive in Jimmy Kinnel is infinitely more vulnerable than Adam Carolla.

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  21. Lincoln

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Jon1979 (View Comment):

    DonG (View Comment):

    Adam Carolla is a brilliant guy. He was the first cultural voice that implored successful people to “preach what the practice”: get an education, get married, then have kids.

    Carolla’s a little bit of Tim Allen and a little bit of Mike Rowe in being grounded in both a working class and a work ethic, and remaining true to his comedy roots. Unlike his former co-host, he’s not going to pretend “The Man Show” never happened or confess to thought crimes for hosting “The Man Show”, because he hasn’t decided to try and remake himself as both a leader on the cultural front of The Resistance and the very model of a modern metrosexual, possibly as a way to stave off any attacks by the ‘woke’ social media crowd, who would have no problem in finding and posing “Man Show” material if they wanted to…

    …which creates an interesting conundrum for the SJW crowd — I’m sure there are angry types who would love to take Carolla down for his alleged sexism and exploration of comely and amply-endowed trampoline-bouncing women. But they can’t really do that unless they want to take Jimmy Kimmel and his late-night show out at the same time, because while they were co-hosts, Carolla was the hired-help on “The Man Show” and Kimmel was the one with the power, because of his previous connections with Comedy Central and “Win Ben Stein’s Money”.

    Carolla would respond to the woke crowd with an eloquent and well worded “&’+)0&&” and then continue to do and talk about what he beleive in Jimmy Kinnel is infinitely more vulnerable than Adam Carolla.

    I think Carolla’s handled through Podcast One, so I suppose the woke crowd could pressure them to drop handling his podcast. But those are easy to re-platform elsewhere — Kimmel wants the high-profile late night stardom ABC gives him, and is willing to be everything he made fun of 20 years ago to maintain that position.

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    Henry Castaigne Post author

    Jon1979 (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Jon1979 (View Comment):

    DonG (View Comment):

    Adam Carolla is a brilliant guy. He was the first cultural voice that implored successful people to “preach what the practice”: get an education, get married, then have kids.

    Carolla’s a little bit of Tim Allen and a little bit of Mike Rowe in being grounded in both a working class and a work ethic, and remaining true to his comedy roots. Unlike his former co-host, he’s not going to pretend “The Man Show” never happened or confess to thought crimes for hosting “The Man Show”, because he hasn’t decided to try and remake himself as both a leader on the cultural front of The Resistance and the very model of a modern metrosexual, possibly as a way to stave off any attacks by the ‘woke’ social media crowd, who would have no problem in finding and posing “Man Show” material if they wanted to…

    …which creates an interesting conundrum for the SJW crowd — I’m sure there are angry types who would love to take Carolla down for his alleged sexism and exploration of comely and amply-endowed trampoline-bouncing women. But they can’t really do that unless they want to take Jimmy Kimmel and his late-night show out at the same time, because while they were co-hosts, Carolla was the hired-help on “The Man Show” and Kimmel was the one with the power, because of his previous connections with Comedy Central and “Win Ben Stein’s Money”.

    Carolla would respond to the woke crowd with an eloquent and well worded “&’+)0&&” and then continue to do and talk about what he beleive in Jimmy Kinnel is infinitely more vulnerable than Adam Carolla.

    I think Carolla’s handled through Podcast One, so I suppose the woke crowd could pressure them to drop handling his podcast. But those are easy to re-platform elsewhere — Kimmel wants the high-profile late night stardom ABC gives him, and is willing to be everything he made fun of 20 years ago to maintain that position.

    What is the point of being rich and successful is you have to pro-actively kowtow to extremists. Adam Carolla, has a fraction of Jimmy Kimmel’s fame and wealth and yet he is freer than Jimmy Kimmel. 

    Why is the richer more powerful guy less free? (Seriously that’s weird.)

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  23. Thatcher

    Chris Campion (View Comment):
    Language can get a bit salty, however, if you’re easily offended.

    I’m not easily offended, but I do find repetitive salty language to be a lazy way to convey what you want to convey. It’s mostly pandering to juveniles.

    To me, it’s eye rolling and boring more than offensive.

    I do like Carolla’s bits about hard work, being responsible for one’s choices, good and bad, and his rants about the stupidity of government, as well as service animals on commercial airlines.

    But too much of his daily show bores me. I rarely listen.

    Overall, though, he is one of the good guys. I hope he’s actually reaching some of the “woke” crowd.

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  24. Thatcher

    Frankly, I’m not big on men crying a lot. One exception is Bob Dole, who can be overly sentimental for my taste.

    He’s proven his manliness, so he can cry me a river.

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  25. Thatcher

    As you can see from my avatar, I have a beard. You can also see I don’t spend a lot of time on it. Not like the men pictured above.

    I have a beard mostly through laziness.

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  26. Thatcher

    If you want another current example of there’s a post on the Wall Street Journal titled, “It’s Time to Add Some Emoji’s to Your Office Email: Emojis can enhance digital communication and improve workplace efficiency, if only their use were employed at the top”

    I’m old enough to have been on the net when text based emoticons were used, and preceded emojis. I haven’t used either and detest them.

    Like using curse words when speaking, emoticons/emojis are an example of text based laziness.

    It’s also another example of workspace feminization, much of which the WSJ promotes.

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    Henry Castaigne Post author

    Al Sparks (View Comment):

    If you want another current example of there’s a post on the Wall Street Journal titled, “It’s Time to Add Some Emoji’s to Your Office Email: Emojis can enhance digital communication and improve workplace efficiency, if only their use were employed at the top”

    I’m old enough to have been on the net when text based emoticons were used, and preceded emojis. I haven’t used either and detest them.

    Like using curse words when speaking, emoticons/emojis are an example of text based laziness.

    It’s also another example of workspace feminization, much of which the WSJ promotes.

    How? I don’t work in an office nor do I read the WSJ?

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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):
    How? I don’t work in an office nor do I read the WSJ?

    WSJ has a lifestyle section that talks about fashion issues in the workplace. A large part of it is centered towards women as any non gender fashion section would be, since it’s women’s fashions that are more complicated.

    Originally, WSJ almost exclusively covered business issues and politics.

    I still find it useful, and maintain a subscription. But I can do without the lifestyle coverage. It’s overdone.

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    TGR9898 (View Comment):

    Except for the fact that they were only dressing like old fashioned guys. They were still acting like pampered metrosexuals.

    I wish I had been savvy enough to record some of the times I’ve had someone recoil over the idea that I changed my own oil, replaced my brakes, did my own plumbing & wiring, etc.

    So much of hipsterism dislike was based on the “pretend” aspect, not the visuals.

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    • January 12, 2019 at 10:06 am
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    What is the point of being rich and successful is you have to pro-actively kowtow to extremists. Adam Carolla, has a fraction of Jimmy Kimmel’s fame and wealth and yet he is freer than Jimmy Kimmel.

    Why is the richer more powerful guy less free? (Seriously that’s weird.)

    A great insight! So true @henrycastaigne

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