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Best Ann Coulter interview ever.

I've recently started listening to the Adam Corolla show in the morning. I couldn't stand The Man Show or Loveline, but Corolla is well suited to freeform, topic-less rambling and raving. He seems like he might be jerk, but he's a highly-intelligent jerk with a trigger-quick wit and a wizard with the ad-lib analogy. He is flanked by Affable Goofball Dave Damesheck and Remarkably Good Sport Teresa Strasser. Here is a snippet of typical banter .

Much of the show is sexist, racist, mean-spirited, and just plain boorish, and I occasionally have to switch to NPR reassure myself that I am still an liberal elitist. But my commute is only 10 minutes long, and that's usually the perfect dose of these guys. (Though I will then sometimes listen to them on my walkman again later in the morning, as I use the ecliptic trainer at the gym. It was there that I heard the above Coulter interview, and could not stop guffawing.)

Speaking of Corolla, this morning he spoke with Chris Paine, writer and director of the film Who Killed The Electric Car?. They talked a bit about the various conspiracy theories surrounding the auto industry, pointing out that GM introduced an electric car in 1990, only to later recall and destroy nearly all of the vehicles the moment the law requiring 10% of California cars to be electric was repealed.

That's a pretty good conspiracy theory, as these things go. But I think mine is better. I don't think cars run on gasoline at all. I think that, after the crisis of the 70's, car manufactures figured out how to make their products run on air, but when the oil companies objected they agreed to hornswoggle consumers into believing that gas was still necessary: A fuel hole that goes nowhere, a device in the useless tailpipe that produces smoke, and a mechanism that shuts down the car if the gas needle ever reaches "E."

Think about it: you never actually see any of the purported "fuel" you put into your Chevy: you put a nozzle into your gas tank hole, you wait a few minutes, you take it out, and then you gotta pay thirty bucks. (60's era comedian, with a scotch in one hand and a cigar in the other: "Sounds a lot like my love life.")

Posted on July 10, 2006 to Observations


Awesome...truly awesome...I feel better about life now.

Posted by: Lisa D on July 10, 2006 2:01 PM

Interesting response from an insider about GM's electric car:


Posted by: Guillaume Theoret on July 10, 2006 3:38 PM

They actually DO have cars that run on air.


Posted by: Kate on July 11, 2006 7:24 AM

But how do the pumps know when I'm filling up a gas can to run my lawnmower?

Posted by: Baron Mind on July 11, 2006 7:24 AM

My commute is 45 minutes, so I just leave it on NPR. Now way I'd be able to stomache Adam for that long, but I'm glad I had a chance to hear this 'interview'. That rocks.

Posted by: Micah Rousey on July 11, 2006 7:25 AM

Finally, someone who is in accord with my Hornswoggle Theory.

Posted by: Matt on July 11, 2006 8:03 AM

I swear, it's the first interview where she didn't offend the hell out of me.

Posted by: Meg on July 11, 2006 11:46 AM

I heard that the other morning as well, and it cemented my opinion that Adam C. is indeed brilliant. But how can you NOT like The Man Show. I mean, boobs, beer, and burping. Perfection.

Posted by: Eric on July 11, 2006 1:44 PM

The all-time wittiest comment I ever heard Adam Corolla make was on Loveline when he interrupted the ramblings of a particularly uncouth female caller to ask where she had gone to "finishing school". His comment, predictably, sailed right over her head, which was what made it so damn funny.

Posted by: Jesus on July 11, 2006 4:01 PM

"Hey Ann, why the long face?"

Like those Guinness ads: Brilliant!

Gee, who would have thought verbally assaulting 9/11 widows to make a cheap buck would make someone unlikeable? She probably has great jokes for the Holocaust Denial / Christian Right as well.

Thank you, Ann, for keepin' it real!

Posted by: Turbo Jesus on July 11, 2006 6:06 PM

Rimshot, please maestro.

Posted by: Davey on July 11, 2006 7:33 PM

The only thing worse than people who claim the only TV they watch is PBS are people who claim that the only talk radio they listen to is NPR.

Posted by: el on July 12, 2006 8:33 AM

I'm not sure what's worse..
People who claim that the only TV they watch is PBS or people who claim that the only talk-radio they listen to is NPR.

Posted by: tsimmons on July 12, 2006 8:35 AM

I've seen what comes out of fuel nozzles- it's rasberry jam.

Posted by: Monkeyaker on July 12, 2006 12:04 PM

Electric Cars are Alive and Well at ZAP www.zapworld.com ZP (NYSE). A California based company, who has been importing, retrofitting and distributing the Smart car for the last year, is the only car company who is selling a Chinese manufactured car in the US the 100% electric Xebra city car. It can reach speeds of up to 40 mph, has a range of up to 40 miles and takes 6-8 hours to fully recharge. And charges with your standard 110V outlet.

Posted by: aj gilbertson on July 12, 2006 4:04 PM

Henry Rollins played the clip on his radio show last night and passed on the little nugget from Jeneane(sp?) Garafalo that everytime you hear Ann Coulter say "In point of fact..." the very next thing she says is a lie :-).

Posted by: Stuart on July 12, 2006 5:45 PM

Apparently you've never worked at a gas station and had to clean up after some idiot who pulled out too soon.

Now THAT sounds like MY love life.

Posted by: Athena on July 12, 2006 6:02 PM

Almost every day I hear something on Adam Carolla that makes me question why I keep listening. Yet the next morning I'm hooked from the moment I push the "on" button on my pathetic-one-speaker-only car radio.

Posted by: Krista on July 13, 2006 3:53 PM

Hey, is that the Teresa Strasser who used to be on While You Were Out? She *is* a remarkably good sport.

Posted by: Lori on July 19, 2006 2:31 PM

I long ago decided that gasoline and cars were just a belief system. We believe that gas is going into the car. We believe the the gas gauge is telling us how much gas we have left and we believe that if we don't get more the car won't work any more.

I think that if your faith that this was all a bunch of hooey was strong enough, you could keep driving forever. Sadly, my faith is apparently not up to snuff, as I keep refilling.

I don't have any real proof, but I do have a few interresting facts. First of all, I have had times were I have driven for a much longer time than I normally do and it isn't until I remember to think about gas that I suddenly need it. Also, I have also gone to the gas station when the gauge says that I need 1/2 a tank and filled it up with the amount of gas that usually goes into an empty tank.

Anyway, if someone manages to convince themselves well enough that gas is an illusion and you find you no longer have to buy gas, please let me know.


Posted by: 5cott on August 25, 2006 10:26 AM