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The Imaginary Rabbi and the Dead End Kid: Another Evening with Dennis Prager and Adam Carolla

The talk radio titan and stand up comedy king keep the show going.

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Kathy Shaidle

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January 2, 2013 - 7:00 am
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During the “Philadelphia” show, Prager and Carolla start out by chatting about the evils of airport security and the dreaded “COEXIST” bumper sticker. (An appropriate topic in the “City of Brotherly Love.”)

On the topic of cultural and racial differences, Prager declared that ethnic jokes were healthy, but admitted that he drew the line at gags about lynching and the Holocaust.

Naturally, Carolla can’t resist cracking wise — with perfect delivery:

Why shouldn’t you hit a Mexican on a bicycle?

It’s probably your bicycle.

This gets a big laugh from Prager — and a few disapproving roars from the audience.

Carolla, who was raised by a lazy hippie welfare mom, wonders when “the left got so aggressive.” The ones he grew up with were decidedly low energy, he says. Achieving inertia seemed to be their goal.

He also observes that his paranoid, health-conscious mother believed everything artificial, from microwaves to color TV to food preservatives, caused cancer — but somehow missed the one (natural) thing that really did: the sun.

“Everything I did in eighth grade recess is now banned,” Prager chimed in, fondly recalling one game that involved “capturing” female classmates.

“I was in charge of the ‘prison,’” Prager added. “I loved eighth grade.”

Other highlights: Carolla quips that “cul de sacs” are what rich people call “dead ends.”

Prager gets some humorous mileage out of the number of Christians who call him “their rabbi.” (“No Jew has ever said that to me,” he deadpans.)

After the program proper, audience members are invited to ask questions “about anything.” This segment helps make each of the recordings one of a kind.

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