Think Like a Normal Person

Think Like a Normal Person

Adam rants about the ongoing construction at the studio, and recalls the time Ray pissed off a bunch of peep show patrons.



Show Summary

As the show opens up, Adam is already on fire, talking about his attempts to explain what the construction team should be doing over the phone. He also rants about a metal stud run that took way too long, and sends Ray to the back of the studio to see the disastrous results. The guys also respond to emails about repairing a front porch, and how to go about fixing a brick wall.


Ray talks a bit about ‘brick repointing,’ which somehow reminds the guys of their old North Hollywood days bothering people at the local peep show. They then jump to the phones and talk to callers about recessed lighting, settling slabs, and earthquake rehab. The last caller can’t figure out how to install a washer-dryer without going against his building code, and the show wraps up with the guys recalling their high school football days.

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Show Credits

Producers: Matt Fondiler & Gary Smith
Audio/Post-Production/Show Summary: Matt Fondiler
Phones/Researcher/Web Engineer: Gary Smith

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16 Responses to “Think Like a Normal Person”

  1. Gary lee Grah
    2012/01/14 at 6:40 am #

    How about that prefabricated skyscraper in 15 days, in China.

  2. Kevin Gustafso.
    2012/01/14 at 10:07 am #

    Great show, thanks for taking my call.

  3. MasterDesign
    2012/01/14 at 10:14 am #

    What happen to the “Greatest Carpenter Since Jesus?”

    Was Adam overthrown by Ty Pennington?

    Loving the show, you have the perfect formula – keep the music.

  4. Hugh Gasol
    2012/01/14 at 10:19 am #

    Did’nt see that I’ll go check it out.

  5. NinjaEngineering
    2012/01/14 at 11:13 am #

    This just in…

    “Wind storm in China takes down recently built skyscraper. Hundreds dead. Film at 11.”

  6. NinjaEngineering
    2012/01/14 at 12:08 pm #

    Best quotes from this episode:

    Ray: “I wish I married you.”

    Adam: “Hey man, why are you being a dick?”

  7. Jim
    2012/01/14 at 5:27 pm #

    Regarding the steel stud incedent, I’ve learned over the years that you can’t micromanage the job from a remote location. If you want them to do it your way, you have to work side by side and show them. If you want to be somewhere else and get the job done properly, hire a good contractor. Having a bunch of illegals do the work is cheaper but its funding the people who dump the trash and spray the grafitti all over LA. Sorry, I’m an angry, white, middle class contractor. Thanks for another great show guys.

  8. Scott
    2012/01/14 at 7:10 pm #

    Ryan From Long Beach,

    I have a real easy solution to your problem with the Washer/Dryer installation. Last year I bought an LG WM3987HW washer dryer combo. Its a single unit, runs on 115 ac, and doesn’t need a Gas line or a vent to the outside. The only other connections are for hot and cold water. Unfortunately, my landlord is a cock, and told me I can’t keep it, because he provides laundry for the building. So, now it’s in storage not being used while I still pay for it. You can check it out here:

    This thing retails for $1400 to $1500. I’d happily sell it to you for $975, and I’ll even drive it down to long beach. It’s a great appliance that I just am not able to use because my Landlord is a dick. Anybody who’s interested can email me at scodge(at) (replace (at) with @)

  9. Tyler Durden
    2012/01/15 at 7:50 am #

    I just ordered — via your link — a Vapur Sustainable Water Bottle.


    I’m looking forward to seeing Aceman – live – in Silver Spring this week.


    • Matt
      2012/01/15 at 1:39 pm #

      Nice! Thanks for supporting our sponsors!

  10. Lil Matty
    2012/01/16 at 10:31 am #

    Great show as always. You should film the studio renovations…a web sequel to The Adam Carolla Project?

  11. weskanaloa
    2012/01/16 at 1:37 pm #

    Where was the effed up stud? I feel like I’m going to wish I didn’t ask.

  12. Charles
    2012/01/16 at 3:52 pm #

    3 weeks in and not a patch of drywall hung yet? I will load up the F150 come down and do it myself!

  13. mnoswad1
    2012/01/16 at 8:21 pm #

    When accurate, appropriate and earnest comments are constantly being over moderated……it makes me enjoy the podcast less. Speaking of less……..less likely to mention the podcasts to a friend too.

    Loved the show, just ordered crap on amazon, blah blah blah. Are thiose the only comment that get approved?

    just sayin. Good day.

  14. Scott
    2012/01/19 at 12:12 pm #

    Here is the Google Streetview of the CalPlu store that Ozzie visited:

  15. Pasadena Fats
    2012/03/25 at 12:19 am #

    Best part of the March 24th ACE ON THE HOUSE show was Matt quickly saying in a foreboding tone: “Gary shouldn’t have said that” in regards Gary’s admission in the Stephen/Steven debacle. Matt seemed to know what was to follow. lol Short but Classic Ace rant!

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