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Adam Carolla Feels Like A Plane Is Being Flown Into His Universe

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What does Adam Carolla think of the Occupy Wall Street movement? Glad you asked. According the former Loveline co-host, who expounded on the topic on his podcast yesterday, we are dealing with "the first wave of self-entitled pricks who think the world owes them a living." You know what it reminds him of? If you "extrapolate this, it's essentially what the terrorists did with us," Carolla said. "They see us with our hot tubs, driving our big cars around, having our parties...chicks looking hot...fake boobs all around...and say fuck it, Allah's gonna take care of these guys and then Allah doesn't take care of shit and they come down and blow our buildings up. It's one culture can't live next to another culture that's thriving." How did we get here? The way Carolla sees it, we can thank a new phenomenon called "envy" which is "a big issue that didn't used to exist in this country."

After you're done extrapolating, you can advance that thesis further by thinking about the fact that 20 years ago, Carolla says, we started telling kids they're great when they're not and now those kids are adults who want a "participation trophy" just for showing up. When they see other people getting trophies they "feel shame" and that's when they start acting like "terrorists," apparently. You want to feel good about yourself? "You should feel good about yourself," Carolla argues, "Because of your accomplishments." Did Carolla find self-worth out of the clear blue sky? No. He did it by busting his ass dispensing advice to guys with rashes on their dick and women turned off by their boyfriends' apple-sized testicles, riding Jimmy Kimmel's coattails, and hoping for a Crank Yankers reunion, that's how. Don't get jealous, get your shit together.

Do Occupy Wall Street Protesters Represent A ‘Self-Entitled’ Generation? [WSJ]