I can’t think of the last time Adam Carolla seemed remotely culturally relevant, but you’d think that he’d have learned from Tracy Morgan’s stations of the cross after his anti-gay routine earlier this year that verbally bashing gay people is probably not going to get you much work or positive attention. Carolla, charmingly, said on a recent podcast: “What percentage is transgendered. Let’s say I’m a politician and I say “hey, transgendered folks. I don’t need your vote.”…What the fuck? When did we start giving a shit about these people? Then we gotta work it out…there’s all these variations, where it’s like I’m a pre-op…shut the fuck up…Gays, shut up. Just get married and please shut up. You’re ruining my life.” There’s nothing bold and surprising about saying transgendered people are irrelevant or that you wish they would go away. What is kind of shocking is the extent to which folks like this mistake their ignorance for daring—and to which they, collectively, seem incapable of learning that this is a strategy that is not going to miraculously work for them this time after not working for other folks many times before.