Delayed Gratification

Delayed Gratification

Adam and Ray hash things out about getting paid for the podcast, and later answer questions about cracked concrete and rotting fences.


Show Summary

Adam opens the show discussing the early days of when he and Ray first met, and gives advice about the benefits of ‘delayed gratification.’ He and Ray then get into a lengthy discussion about getting paid for the show, and respond to emails about The Adam Carolla Project, and reinforcing basement walls.

The guys then answer caller questions about picket fences and granite counter tops. Adam gets in a rant about ATM machines, and the guys discuss a number of ways to fix up a concrete driveway. The last caller needs help getting the smell of pee out of his bathroom.

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Show Credits

Executive Producer: Donny Misraje
Associate Producers: Matt Fondiler & Gary Smith
Audio/Post-Production/Show Summary: Matt Fondiler
Phones/Research: Gary Smith
Technical Director: Chris Laxamana
Web Engineer: Melanie De Jonge

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46 Responses to “Delayed Gratification”

  1. Geoff
    2011/10/01 at 12:18 am #

    adam and ray arguing is the funniest thing in the world.

    • James J
      2011/10/06 at 10:31 am #

      Ray and Adam make this show awesome! I couldn’t stop laughing out loud when they talked about how white trashy quarter round is.

    2011/10/01 at 5:18 am #

    Hell yeah!
    Ray is great on the show!

  3. Steve
    2011/10/01 at 5:34 am #

    Adam exploits Ray for an avalanche of comedy. Adam ought to pay Ray by the laughs we get from stories about Ray and hearing him argue with Ray. To me, it is worth millions. Ray will never change, Ray is who he is and will be the same person in five years. That is what makes him entertaining. Quit trying to change Ray, let Ray be Ray.

    • CB
      2011/11/19 at 5:39 am #

      who’s trying to change ray?

    • Eric
      2011/11/23 at 3:14 pm #

      really dude?…”exploits”…he just taught him a lesson because he tried to get his cash before they got advertising. He will get his cut because we all love to hear him. He is trying to help him, not change him.

  4. Tim
    2011/10/01 at 8:07 am #

    Ray is a great addition to the show. The argument was funny and even one of the callers gave Ray shit. Nice job Aceman!

  5. stnuntrnd
    2011/10/01 at 10:49 am #

    for deodorizing tile, what about a paste of plain water and baking soda?
    how does the vinegar help?

  6. Andrew
    2011/10/01 at 11:59 am #

    Fondiler needs some new names.
    I suggest:

    The Throne Thrasher
    The Commode Crusher
    The Head Harmer
    The Latrine Leveler
    The John Jammer

  7. Dan R.
    2011/10/01 at 12:23 pm #

    The first 17 minutes of this show was one of the greatest things i’ve ever heard. Ace in a real argument is hilarious and amazing. its like finally getting to watch an artist paint a masterpiece.

  8. snortburger
    2011/10/01 at 3:16 pm #

    Fondiler in the military.. high over Afghanistan..kicked out cause he didn’t do squat

  9. RP
    2011/10/01 at 7:19 pm #

    Full-time Ray – freaking awesome. Second best podcast in the world.

  10. romerogt
    2011/10/01 at 10:43 pm #

    This is Gold

  11. keith
    2011/10/02 at 10:08 am #

    take it easy on Ray, he deserves the 75 per show (gas money) and then cut him in on the add revenue. He is a great addition to show and didn’t need your ball busting account on the way he went about getting the money, Ace you sounded like my wife, lighten up

  12. Steve
    2011/10/02 at 10:28 am #

    Hurray for Ray!

  13. Jason
    2011/10/02 at 12:01 pm #

    Is there any way to get the volume of the “Ace on the House” podcast increased? The volume is much softer than the Adam Carolla Podcast.

  14. Pete Horansky
    2011/10/02 at 5:37 pm #

    Hey guy from Atlanta with the bad concrete driveway. Concrete driveways start breaking up like that due to using salt on it in the winter. If you read the bag of driveway salt it says to not use it on concrete. Seen it happen a hundred times when I lived down south.

  15. Dozer
    2011/10/02 at 9:50 pm #

    Delayed gratification was my favorite move back in highschool…

  16. CRC
    2011/10/03 at 3:55 am #

    This podcast is great but it’s in dire need of some compression. Hard to listen to at times. Consider it the audio equivalent of leaving a 1/4 inch reveal around door jambs. Come on Fondiler!

  17. chiguy
    2011/10/03 at 11:04 am #

    I just noticed the inverse numbers from adam and ray in their 1980 football picture. Did they purposely pick 35 and 53 for jersey numbers?

  18. clip
    2011/10/03 at 2:57 pm #

    i love ray

  19. Hack on the House
    2011/10/03 at 7:05 pm #

    wow aceman, you sure can be a huge dick……constantly prattling on about your assets yet bash your buddy for asking for 75 bucks to help you make even more money….

    • lookout
      2011/10/05 at 8:58 pm #

      Agreed. I listen to Adam every day, and look forward to this show every week – but the opening exchange was unfair and uncomfortable. I know Adam and Ray go ‘way back’ but Adam’s attack was not cool. Yes, Adam, you have worked your ass off, and you are (in my opinion) exceptionally brilliant, and the funniest person working today – but your attacks on Ray should have been “off the air.”

      • Mark K
        2011/10/09 at 7:09 pm #

        I agree too. We’ve all grown to love Ray through the stories, the A.C.Project, and now Ace On The House, and the first part of this show was really uncomfortable. Back the f off and bust out some calls! I guarantee that your cut of all the Amazon purchases I’ve made, (not to mention the WAY expensive but oh-so-worth-every-penny Mangrates), has to exceed Ray’s $75 for this show. Pay him what he’s worth, man!

  20. Davey R
    2011/10/03 at 10:20 pm #

    Love your work guys! Just dropped a big chunk of change through you guys on Amazon, and my gratification will only be delayed by the 2 day shipping!
    Get it the fuck on!

  21. AMS
    2011/10/04 at 6:02 am #

    Ray is a huge reason I listen to this podcast…this one may trump the Adam Carolla show. GIVE SOME LOVE (MONEY) TO RAY!

  22. SunGOD
    2011/10/04 at 9:47 am #

    Lovin you Ray. This show rocks! Adam and Ray could talk about ANYTHING and it’s be worth listening to.

  23. Tim
    2011/10/04 at 11:10 am #

    This was the best RAY-pisode yet! GET IT ON RAYMOND! Loved listening to the rich landowner explaining why the blue-collar renter should work for him for free! Timeless!

  24. Jimmy Vanderbeek
    2011/10/05 at 1:49 pm #

    Please keep Ray around as long as possible! I miss the tension Adam would have when Donny was a regular feature on the AC podcast. Ray is the new Donny, maybe even funnier.

  25. Rob
    2011/10/05 at 4:30 pm #

    Great podcast Ray and Ace. But there’s no difference between 1/4 round and base shoe. Base shoe can be symmetrical, but you can get base shoe in the exact dimensions as 1/4 round, and they both serve the same purpose.

    • nilmot
      2011/10/18 at 11:18 am #

      Been thinking that since they started on that. Basically, quarter round is a type of base shoe.

  26. DoofusOfTheDay
    2011/10/07 at 9:43 am #

    Freaking awesome these 2 knuckleheads together. By the way, the Adam Carolla Project will be on DIY Network later this month. Must see TV, Ray, Ozzy, Adam and all the others working and cutting up together.

  27. JimmyK
    2011/10/07 at 1:35 pm #

    Ray makes the Podcast. Last time I listened it was just Adam.
    Together, you guys are great!

    I listen to ACP M-F. I will be listening to this every Saturday!

    This great.

    BTW: Sorry Ray, but Adam is right about the delayed gratification.

  28. Kathy
    2011/10/07 at 1:41 pm #

    I don’t get Adam. He was more upset that Ray still behaves like a child instead of being mad at Ray for going behind his back and calling Adam’s accountant directly. That’s so much worse. Pick the right battle Aceman. Ray won’t change, and the reason he won’t is becuase this is some measure of control he has over you. He can get you riled up quickly and he knows it.

    • Kathy
      2011/10/07 at 1:43 pm #

      And by the way, the quality of the sound on this show is far inferior to the main Adam Carolla show. What’s up? Fondelier, please fix.

  29. RP
    2011/10/07 at 6:17 pm #


  30. Ford Prefect
    2011/10/07 at 8:26 pm #

    Schwab will refund the ATM fees, so it doesn’t matter if you have to get $300 w/ 3 transactions.

    It’s a good deal, IMO — I have no complaints after 20 years with them. And your margin is your overdraft protection.

    I have no idea why people use “regular” banks.

  31. Ford Prefect
    2011/10/07 at 8:42 pm #

    Who wrote the synopsis? Very pithy, “picket fences and granite counter tops”.

    Somewhere over the rainbow. Trouble melts like lemon drops.

  32. Steve
    2011/10/08 at 6:15 am #

    I think there is a little unspoken tension between Ray and Adam because Ray has a better relationship with Adam’s Dad than Adam does. Talk about an odd couple, Ray and Jim Carolla. It is funny how Adam is so different than his father, but he also has a special chemistry with Ray. They need to have a show with the three of them and make it a three man cage fight. Let’s open all the old wounds. Bring all the emotion, hard feelings, and resentment to the surface. Now that would be a show!!! Talk about a dysfunctional trifecta!!!

  33. Espanto
    2011/10/09 at 6:06 pm #

    Wow was I disappointed about all the hype on AC’s (new-noway new) project show . Waited all week after seeing ads everywhere only to be body-slammed to find out it was the original show series from way-back-when.
    Adam is always entertaining and I don’t understand why he doesn’t have a permanent talk show on at night …. easily would blow away much of the dingbats on there nowadays.
    Adam, Get a new project house and give me fresh new material and maybe a new crew of wayward gorillas to help you remodel it!

  34. Alex
    2011/10/14 at 9:18 am #

    Ace man… I drive my wife crazy with my Adam quote of the day. Ray is a good dude, but you were right to give him shit.

    I have been listening to you for years and you are the man.

    Ray, wake up and smell the coffee.

    Great show guys.

  35. Colt Shackleford
    2011/10/16 at 6:37 pm #

    Ray sounds like Scary Perry.

  36. ShedPlans
    2011/10/28 at 1:00 pm #

    Ray is awesome shit. Adam give him a raise!

  37. Terri
    2011/11/21 at 10:41 am #

    Adam with Ray…excellent.

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