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#1873 Take Our Beach Club Back!

#1873 Take Our Beach Club Back!

Update: 2024-05-31
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Adam Corolla and Dr. Drew Pinsky delve into the psychology of fixing things, even when it doesn't lead to any tangible improvement. Adam shares his experience with a cracked skylight, highlighting the satisfaction he derives from the process of identifying the problem, researching solutions, and ultimately fixing it, even though the end result is simply a restored skylight. He connects this to the current state of California, where he feels overwhelmed by excessive regulations and bureaucracy, making even simple tasks like building a roof deck feel impossible. Dr. Drew agrees, pointing out the absurdity of the situation and how it leads to people going rogue and ignoring the rules. The conversation then shifts to Adam's childhood obsession with submarines, which he realizes was an expression of his "gear head gene." He believes that children who are deeply interested in submarines are likely to be mechanically inclined and enjoy building and fixing things. This leads to a discussion about the current trend of people being "down with everything," from Black Lives Matter to COVID-19, and how this lack of critical thinking and independent thought is concerning. Adam believes that people should be able to have different opinions and not be forced to conform to a single narrative. The episode concludes with Adam and Dr. Drew promoting their upcoming live shows and encouraging listeners to check out their other platforms.

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The Satisfaction of Fixing Things

This Chapter explores the psychological satisfaction Adam finds in fixing things, even if it doesn't lead to any tangible improvement. He uses the example of his cracked skylight, highlighting the enjoyment he derives from the process of identifying the problem, researching solutions, and ultimately fixing it, despite the fact that the end result is simply a restored skylight. He connects this to the current state of California, where he feels overwhelmed by excessive regulations and bureaucracy, making even simple tasks like building a roof deck feel impossible.

00:17:56
Submarines and the Gear Head Gene

This Chapter delves into Adam's childhood obsession with submarines, which he realizes was an expression of his "gear head gene." He believes that children who are deeply interested in submarines are likely to be mechanically inclined and enjoy building and fixing things. He shares memories of his fascination with submarines, including his desire to build his own and the influence of TV shows like "Sea Quest" and "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea." He also discusses the evolution of scuba diving equipment and the role of mechanics in the underwater world.

00:32:25
The Hysteria of Our Times

This Chapter explores the current trend of people being "down with everything," from Black Lives Matter to COVID-19, and how this lack of critical thinking and independent thought is concerning. Adam believes that people should be able to have different opinions and not be forced to conform to a single narrative. He criticizes the tendency to view everything through the lens of safety and how this leads to excessive regulations and restrictions. He uses the example of the beach club closure, arguing that it was based on safety concerns rather than any real threat.

Keywords

Adam Corolla
Adam Corolla is an American comedian, actor, podcaster, and author. He is known for his stand-up comedy, his podcast "The Adam Carolla Show," and his role as a co-host on the reality television show "The Man Show." Corolla is known for his controversial and often politically incorrect humor.

Dr. Drew Pinsky
Dr. Drew Pinsky is an American television personality, addiction medicine specialist, and radio host. He is best known for his work on the reality television show "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" and his co-hosting role on the podcast "The Adam Carolla Show." Pinsky is a board-certified physician and addiction medicine specialist.

California
California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is the most populous state in the US, with a diverse population and a strong economy. California is known for its beautiful beaches, its vibrant cities, and its diverse culture.

Submarine
A submarine is a watercraft capable of independent operation underwater. Submarines are used for a variety of purposes, including military operations, scientific research, and tourism. They are typically powered by nuclear reactors or diesel engines and can travel for long distances underwater.

Gear Head
A gear head is a person who is passionate about cars, motorcycles, or other mechanical devices. Gear heads often enjoy working on their own vehicles, attending car shows, and discussing automotive topics.

Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter is a decentralized movement advocating for non-violent civil disobedience in protest against incidents of police brutality and all racially motivated violence against black people.

COVID-19
COVID-19 is a contagious disease caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2. The disease can cause mild to severe illness, and in some cases, can be fatal. COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the world, leading to widespread lockdowns, travel restrictions, and economic disruption.

Safety
Safety is the state of being protected from harm or danger. It is a fundamental human need and is essential for well-being. Safety can be achieved through a variety of means, including education, regulation, and technology.

Hysteria
Hysteria is a state of extreme emotional excitement or fear, often characterized by irrational behavior. It can be triggered by a variety of factors, including stress, trauma, and mental illness.

Q&A

  • What is Adam Corolla's perspective on fixing things, even if it doesn't improve the situation?

    Adam believes that there's a psychological satisfaction in fixing things, even if the end result is the same as before. He finds enjoyment in the process of identifying the problem, researching solutions, and ultimately fixing it, even if it doesn't lead to any tangible improvement.

  • How does Adam connect his experience with fixing things to the current state of California?

    Adam feels overwhelmed by excessive regulations and bureaucracy in California, making even simple tasks like building a roof deck feel impossible. He believes that the state is overly focused on process and safety, hindering people's ability to get things done.

  • What is Adam's theory about children who are obsessed with submarines?

    Adam believes that children who are deeply interested in submarines are likely to be mechanically inclined and enjoy building and fixing things. He sees this as an expression of their "gear head gene."

  • What is Adam's concern about the current trend of people being "down with everything"?

    Adam is concerned about the lack of critical thinking and independent thought among people who seem to be "down with everything." He believes that people should be able to have different opinions and not be forced to conform to a single narrative.

  • What is Adam's criticism of the emphasis on safety in society?

    Adam criticizes the tendency to view everything through the lens of safety, arguing that it leads to excessive regulations and restrictions. He believes that this emphasis on safety can be used to justify unnecessary closures and limitations on people's freedom.

Show Notes

To wrap the week, Dr.Drew dissects Adam's diagnoses, Adam shares the struggles in the inner & outer dimensions, and the hunt for a doctor on X. Plus, Adam shares his obsession with submarines, and they explore the 'Gearhead Gene'.

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#1873 Take Our Beach Club Back!

#1873 Take Our Beach Club Back!

Dr. Drew Pinsky and Adam Carolla