In 50 Years We’ll All Be Chicks – Bookcast #34

In 50 Years We’ll All Be Chicks 2010 by Adam Carolla

It’s a sad and eerie harbinger of our times that the Oprah-watching, crystal-rubbing, Whole Foods-shopping moms and their whipped attorney husbands have taken the ability to reason away from the poor schlub who makes the Bloody Marys. What we used to settle with common sense or a fist, we now settle with hand sanitizer and lawyers. Adam Carolla has had enough of this insanity and he’s here to help us get our collective balls back. 

In 50 Years We’ll All Be Chicks is Adam’s comedic gospel of modern America. He rips into the absurdity of the culture that demonized the peanut butter and jelly sandwich, turned the nation’s bathrooms into a lawless free-for-all of urine and fecal matter, and put its citizens at the mercy of a bunch of minimum wagers with axes to grind.

Brilliantly showcasing Adam’s spot-on sense of humor, this book cements his status as a cultural commentator/comedian/complainer extraordinaire.

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Overview of “In 50 Years”

  • A very brief description of the book
    • Commenting on society as a whole, what should be changed and some general rules for what to do in a bathroom
  • What Carolla sets out to do / Purpose of the book
    • Why are Men acting like women? Do Women really want that? No!
  • The intended audience of the book / Who will benefit most
    • Men
  • Who probably WON’T like “In 50 Years”
    • Feminine males
    • Feminist women
    • Anyone who leans hard to one political party
    • People who hate peanuts or peanut adjacent products
  • How does this book specifically benefit Men? 
    • This book is all about using humor to talk about the male condition and how our society is eroding it.
  • Is this book Easy, Average or Difficult to read? / How long is it?
    • Very Easy – 256 pages, 6.5 hours on audible
  • What are the overall book reviews? Is the book well-known? Popular? Significant?
    • ~1000 ratings, 4.5 stars
    • Audible
      • 2422 ratings, 4.5 stars

Bio of Adam Carolla

  • Adam Carolla was born in Los Angeles. His mother was a recipient of welfare with a degree in Chicano studies, his dad was a psychologist, and he got where he is today, he says, in spite of them. 
  • After Adam graduated from North Hollywood High School, he spent a very short time in junior college. After dropping out, he worked a memorable stint as a carpet cleaner. Later in life, Adam worked as a skilled carpenter/builder, becoming a boxing trainer in his free time. 
  • Adam’s early studies in entertainment were with The Groundlings, an improv group, which has produced a number of other famous comedic personalities. When Jimmy Kimmel was challenged to a boxing match at L.A. radio station KROQ in 1994, Adam was his trainer. Jimmy helped Adam get a job on KROQ’s “Kevin and Bean Morning Show.” 
  • It was on KROQ that Dr. Drew (Drew Pinsky, the original and current host of the Loveline radio show) heard Adam and liked his style. In 1995, Drew gave Adam the job of co-hosting Loveline on the radio. It was at this time that Loveline became syndicated nationally in the USA. 
  • In 1996, Loveline (1996), along with Adam and Drew, came to television on MTV. It was a popular late-night, hour-long show, which ran for over four years, ending in 2000, finally bowing out after what is regarded as a very successful run by MTV standards. 
  • Adam and Dr. Drew continued to co-host Loveline nightly on a syndicated national radio network, often joined on-air by celebrity guests, until 2005, when Adam left the show.
  • On October 25, 2005, Infinity Broadcasting officially announced that it would be replacing the popular syndicated Howard Stern Show, (which was making a leap to satellite radio) with Carolla’s new show in several western United States markets.
  • The Adam Carolla Show went online on February 23, 2009. The show is the flagship program of Carolla Digital.
  • Carolla’s other Podcasts – CarCast, Ace on the House, The Adam and Dr. Drew Show, and Take a Knee
  • Carolla’s books:
    • The Dr. Drew and Adam Book: A Survival Guide to Life and Love (1998)
    • In 50 Years We’ll All Be Chicks… And Other Complaints from an Angry Middle-Aged White Guy (2010)
    • Rich Man, Poor Man (2012)
    • Not Taco Bell Material (2012)
    • President Me: The America That’s in My Head (2014)
    • Daddy, Stop Talking!: And Other Things My Kids Want But Won’t Be Getting (2015)
    • I’m Your Emotional Support Animal: Navigating Our All Woke, No Joke Culture (2020)

Breakdown of Themes

  • No so much themes as a semi organized collection of hilarious rants.
  • Far too many guys in their forties can’t turn a wrench or swing a hammer nowadays. But they have tons of opinions about the new Silver Surfer movie. It’s a sure sign of the pussification of America. 
  • We made a mistake in this country that will rank right up there with slavery and Japanese internment camps. We deputized a bunch of minimum wagers and placed them in every guard shack, behind every counter, at every gate, and gave them carte blanche to fuck with us. We’re essentially prisoners in a penitentiary that we paid for. 
  • We’ve done away with gender roles. As a culture we decided the smaller the chasm between male and female, the more evolved our society would be. But there’s a reason you have cooters and we have peckaroos. We’re different, and that’s a good thing. Why is it that the same people who beat the celebrate-differences drum when it comes to cultures refuse to acknowledge the biggest cultural difference on the planet? Men and women. I guarantee you Japanese men, German men, and black men have a fuck lot more in common than your average dude and chick. Let’s face it. Women are better with the kids when they get a boo-boo, but when it comes time to disarm the roadside bomb, that’s where the fellas come in. 
  • Welfare doesn’t work. It’s monetary methadone. Let me explain. You either need to kick heroin or OD. But methadone is just a perpetual circling of the airport in a plane with shitty seats and a Kate Hudson movie. I believe most people who need welfare are depressed. The welfare lowers their self-esteem and compounds their depression, making it even more difficult to find a job. I’ve seen enough promos for The Biggest Loser to know that even the laziest and most pathetic individual is capable of soaring to great heights given some structure and motivation. Welfare is the equivalent of the government sending them a jumbo bag of Bugles in the mail twice a month
  • The process of becoming a Self Made man

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