Adam Carolla Offers Tucker Carlson a Terrific Metaphor for Big Government

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In this Thursday, May 28, 2015 photo, Adam Carolla speaks during and interview in New York. Carolla, the father of 9-year-old twins, speaks volumes in the title of his latest book, “Daddy, Stop Talking!” (AP Photo/Richard Drew)


If you’ve never listened toThe Adam Carolla Show, I highly recommend you check it out. Adam occupies an interesting space in entertainment — he created The Man Show with good friend and outspoken liberal Jimmy Kimmel, yet Adam’s a small government guy. He’s also a close compadre of the very conservative Dennis Prager (see the video at the bottom of this article).

Thursday night, Adam appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News program to talk about California’s shutdown, and he served up a great metaphor.

Speaking about Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement earlier in the day to shut down beaches in Orange County, Adam noted that he loves the beach. And he doesn’t understand the closure — “As far as I can tell, the coronavirus doesn’t live in the sun.”

Comedian Adam thinks those most at risk won’t be hitting the shoreline en masse:

“[N]o one who goes to the beach is in jeopardy. I mean, the last I could tell, all the data says elderly and the morbidly obese, and they look bad in bathing suits. So there’s no way they’re going to the beach. It’s just the young, fit people. Let ’em have a good time.”


And here’s his great comparison:

“[I] was thinking about the beaches and the sort of symbolism of the beaches. And remember when you were a kid and you would go to the beach, and there was a beach sign, and it just said one thing on it? ‘Closed Midnight to 5 A.M.’ And every year, they started adding something to the sign — No frisbee. No dogs. No Beer. No smoking. Well, now it’s ‘No Beach.'”

He continued:

“[T]he sign is a metaphor for big government. Nothing ever gets taken off the sign. Something gets added to the sign every time.”

Perfect bullseye.

For lots of things.

Tucker asked, “Are you gonna obey this order?”

Carolla’s considering:

“I don’t know if I’m going…full Waco/Ruby Ridge or not, but I’m already walking along the horse trail behind my house, which has been cordoned off.”

He marveled:

“They cordoned off a horse trail in a suburban neighborhood. And there’s nobody on it, there never was anybody on it. And the last person I passed on a horse was eight feet away from me, because they were eight feet above me.”

Bottom line, according to Adam:

“It’s just time to open things up, ’cause now we’re doing stories about dogs getting the coronavirus, and I’m starting to go stir crazy.”


He signed off thusly:

“I’m gonna go build a castle made of sand.”

Take your frisbee and your dog with you, Adam.



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