Funnyman Adam Carolla, of Love Line and Man Show fame (and about a bajillion other things) wanted to vent about the problems with a generation of “self-entitled pricks who think the world owe them a living.” It’s a podcast snippet that’s quickly turning into a viral phenomenon.
The root cause, he states is “something that’s come up in this country that didn’t used to exist: which is envy.” Calling such ideas of reward without work “ass douchery,” Carolla rams angry words of disapproval up the tenderly waiting earholes of the latest generation of limp-wristed, green-eyed children who haven’t yet gotten their shit together.
We’ve created a bunch of fucking self-entitled monsters. And this has become the pursuit of my life where people are so far out of it in what they expect and what they think realistic is and what the set of rules that pertains to them versus the other guys- Because that’s what the bottom line is.
“I want my Most Valuable Player trophy.”
“Well, you’re the slowest, fattest guy on the team.”
“Why should he get one and I don’t?”
“Because he busts his ass and he runs a 4.4 40. That’s why he gets one.”
“Well, this is bullshit.”
And then everyone gets involved and everyone gives everyone a participation trophy and then everyone feels good about themselves but it’s not based on anything. You should feel good about yourself because of your accomplishments. Not because someone yelled at you to feel good about yourself and you got a fake fucking piece of plastic that was sprayed gold and had your name on a plaque at the bottom. And, when these people become adults and enter the work place.
It’s a great rant against entitlement mentality, from someone who’s earned his due to be heard (entertaining, it’s an actual job). I think it’s a little lop-sided in it’s attempt to be a blanket assessment of Occupy Wall Street (there are plenty of self-entitled jackholes filling boardrooms thanks to simply being born into the good ole boy network).
Still, it serves up the laughs as Carolla manages to eloquently diagnose a cluster of unproductive, cancerous douches on America’s asshole.
Listen to the whole thing: