‘I’m racist but not among my black friends’

For some incomprehensible reason, not everyone loves the new Kia “Man of Now” and “Woman of Now” ads from Innocean as the comment thread in our original news story attests.

Critics that the monologue is a ripoff of comedian George Carlin’s Modern Man aren’t helped by the fact that when the ad was uploaded onto YouTube by the brand, that was the original file name, before it was hastily changed to “Man of Now”.

So it probably wasn’t going to be too long before the first parody arrived. And here it is:

And in case you didn’t see it, here’s the ad:

And here’s the George Carlin spot:


  1. Zia
    24 Jan 13
    1:31 pm

  2. Hahah excellent – now let’s do the female one!

  3. Dude
    24 Jan 13
    1:50 pm

  4. Brilliant.

  5. Groucho
    24 Jan 13
    2:04 pm

  6. I’m tired
    I’m detumescent,
    I’m a boring fuckwit,
    I rhyme like doggerel
    I look like a twat
    and my taste in cars matches me perfectly.

  7. goodone
    24 Jan 13
    2:30 pm

  8. Yes!!!!

    That is sooo good. Well played sir

  9. Lucio
    25 Jan 13
    10:08 am

  10. Fantastic.

  11. Cognitively DIssonant
    25 Jan 13
    12:54 pm

  12. I’m pretty sure this was a sketch in the Melbourne Uni Law Revue in the late 80’s

  13. MR T
    29 Jan 13
    1:07 pm

  14. Amazing!

  15. George Carlin's hate child
    30 Jan 13
    3:01 pm

  16. George is turning in his grave that they stole from him so blatantly, and so sophomoric-ally.

    “Old man George’s” version is the inspired Shakespeare to this ad’s tired Carelton Card. Even the parody is better….