May 11, 2014
#142: Annabelle Gurwitch and Guest Host Mike Catherwood
Author and comic Annabelle Gurwitch joins Dr. Drew and guest co-host Mike Catherwood to talk about her new book ‘I See You Made An Effort: Compliments, Indignities and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50.’ They also discuss the phenomenon that Mike is experiencing with random fans sending him unsolicited nude photos and answer listener questions including one on how fast a relationship should progress.
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Nowhere in Annabell’s flight of ideas, manic rant was it even close to entertaining.
I think Mike is right insofar as racism not being a huge problem. On the surface one might observe the recent statements by the Clippers owner or the Rancher fellow (though his black bodyguard maintained his boss was not racist).
Those and other examples are depressing and baffling, but think about what that means; it means that the mainstream reaction is far and away more hostile to those points of view. Like him or not, we have a Black President, Will Smith (among others) is a frequent box office attraction, JayZ , Quincy Jones and Dr. Dre are worth hundreds of millions (maybe more) and you have the Hughes Brothers, Tyler Perry, Jon Singleton, Antoine Fuqua, Spike Lee, Keenen Ivory Wayans and so on. It isn’t just black folks buying their products either. Annabelle mentioned “being from Alabama”, and yet Alabama has one black Congressional Representative out of 7, about 14%, which is close to the actual population proportion of blacks nationally. In other words, if that part of the country is so racist, how can this woman be elected, and moreover, why are black people able to vote? Wouldn’t a society steeped in racism block such things, as was the case during much of Jim Crow?
That is not to say that there isn’t racism, or that it doesn’t create serious problems, but to suggest that it is a huge problem today is quite ignorant of history and of the ubiquity of black (and others) culture. If anyone should feel under represented in politics, pop culture and sports, it would have to be Asians.
Agree with Will. Annabelle is one of the worst guests I’ve ever heard on the Carolla network.
I wouldn’t say at all she was the worst guest, but yea, her entire take on the issue was simply your predictable ignorant/leftist muck. Dr Drew’s comments on it was also asinine and pathetic — he obviously just wants to play up to all his liberal Hollywood masters who employ him. I don’t think of him as a bad or ignorant man, but I don’t see how he’s come to where has today either. He’s not particularly insightful, humorous, charismatic…anything (and he’s definitely FAR from the most witty/eloquent man around). I know he’s an extremely hardworking man much like Adam, but I firmly, fiiiiirmly believe he wouldn’t be aaaanywhere near where he is today had he not ever met Adam and had all those years together on Loveline.
And oh yea, I’m not white, so don’t give me that ASSinine “you don’t know what it’s like to grow up as a minority in this society” garbage.