Friday, February 15, 2013

Adam Carolla Is Not Funny

Here is Adam Carolla again. Adam Carolla is not funny:
“Alright, you’re not supposed to have two kids,” Carolla said. “Minimum-wage jobs are the ones you’re supposed to have in high school and you’re supposed to pass through them. The idea is — I worked at McDonald’s when I was 16. The whole idea isn’t let’s make Adam Carolla comfortable working at McDonald’s. I was like, ‘I’m getting $2.43 a hour. This place sucks ass. I want out of here as fast as I can possibly do it.’”

“I didn’t have anything — I just knew this job at McDonald’s sucked,” he continued. “If they paid me 10 bucks an hour, maybe I’d be managing the place today. So your jobs where you’re paid just a little bit are jobs you’re supposed to have in high school and you’re supposed to move through. And you certainly aren’t supposed to have two fucking kids when you’re making Minimum Wage. It’s not responsible; it’s not responsible to the kids you’re trying to raise; and it’s not responsible to the community they live in because you’re not — you’re not paying your fair share.”
Perhaps I should rephrase: Adam Carolla is not intentionally funny.
Carolla explained that he didn’t have opportunities simply handed to him in life, noting that his parents were divorced and his mom received welfare benefits.

20 comments:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

If America was a meritocracy, he'd still be working at that McDonald's.

Not mentioned by these cocknockers: the minimum wage is not solely being applied to entry level jobs for high schoolers, but increasingly to less-than-full-time adults and middles aged folks.

tigris said...

Luckily Walmart, fast food restaurants, etc, don't need people during the day, so folks no longer in high school can just choose to become executives instead of working jobs Carolla feels are beneath them.

tigris said...

And honestly, what a fucking despicable asshole. Get married, don't abort, get a job and work your ass off like these bootstrap pimps are always on about and it's still not good enough - no, it's "irresponsible" to be PAID minimum wage, not to pay it to your employees while you get paid more than the revenue of some countries.

Substance McGravitas said...

HST: What about the Doomed?
Nixon: Fuck the Doomed.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

“I didn’t have anything — I just knew this job at McDonald’s sucked,” he continued. “If they paid me 10 bucks an hour, maybe I’d be managing the place today

And the world would be a better place for it.

Ya know, this sort of shit wouldn't be so offensive if executive compensation at the top of the corporate pyramid weren't so astronomically huge while simultaneously untethered to performance.

fish said...

Dude also doesn't acknowledge that when he was a kid $2.34 was worth $10 in today's dollars.
ASSHOLE!

mikey said...

Fucker. I finally have a job, but I seriously doubt I'll ever feel secure again. Real life can beat the arrogance right outta you.

This douchebag could use some real life adventures...

tigris said...

Your lips to God's ears, mikey. Personally I hope he dies in a porta-potty explosion.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Glibbertarianism is a disease.
~

Substance McGravitas said...

I finally have a job

Yay! Or not-yay as the case may be.

In either case, good luck!

Anonymous said...

wouldn't it be great if he was just kidding. part of his schtick. his routine. he's just pimping for a speaking gig. no better than Ann coulter or newt. I hope he gets one on a cruise ship

M. Bouffant said...

Of course we can't have sex ed or reasonably-priced contraception to help people not to have more mutants they can't support, can we?

Mr. Carolla is someone to whom the Send Bouffant Weapons & Ammo plan would apply, as I can easily find & access him w/o begging for bus fare as well. (Seriously. Heard him on the radio a couple days ago; I could have been waiting outside the station.)

And shouldn't The Daily Cruller & Big Ho be insulting him as a know-nothing celeb who ought to shut his mouth? Esp. because he's a D-list podcaster, most of whose audience can barely sign their names & probably don't vote, let alone donate to causes or candidates?

Smut Clyde said...

Let's see if I have followed the argument: Some jobs have low status, and should therefore be remunerated with too low a salary to support life, for otherwise the staff have no incentive to move on for higher-status work. And how do we know which jobs are low status? Why, they are the ones paying too low salary to support life.

This is at a McMegan level of self-supporting stupidity, so I imagine the guy believes it quite sincerely.

Smut Clyde said...

noting that his parents were divorced and his mom received welfare benefits
... and no-one ever offered his family a helping hand. Also, people should not have kids that they're not earning enough money to support.

Another Kiwi said...

Corolla has "made it" I assume, so like many who have done this, assumes that everyone else can do it too. He has a small point in that some low wage jobs do have the effect of making people move up. This is most effective on students from university who actually have the possibility of better jobs. Note that possibility bit, iffen you don't have that, what are you gonna do?
Bootstrap arseholes.

wiley said...

My dream is that one day all the people who do menial labor strike and that includes women who do all of the housework. Just because a lot of people take it for granted, doesn't mean it's not worthy and valuable labor.

The idea that necessary work is a punishment that the workers deserve to be penalized for and that the work of Wall Street destroyers of economies is extremely valuable is some sick shit, guaranteed to create an unhealthy economy and a bitter class of workers.

tigris said...

guaranteed to create an unhealthy economy and a bitter class of workers

Exactly. For all their bullshit accusations of the left, this is what REAL class warfare is.

Substance McGravitas said...

Yes. Carolla can't look at those workers and see his mom.

Rob Patterson said...

"Carolla explained that he didn’t have opportunities simply handed to him in life, noting that his parents were divorced and his mom received welfare benefits."

"I've been on food stamps and welfare, did anybody help me out? No." — Craig T. Nelson

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Wait, Carolla is supposed to be FUNNY?