Thursday 22 December 2005 — This is over 17 years old. Be careful.
There are people in this world who think differently than most. Some have trains of thought so foreign, that even when you take into it into account ahead of time, even then, when they open their mouths you are baffled anew as to how a rational person could possibly form opinions like theirs.
One such person is Karl Pilkington, the third member of the Ricky Gervais podcast. The first two are Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the writers and directors of the wildly successful British comedy series The Office.
The podcasts consist of Ricky and Stephen engaging Karl on various topics, Karl explaining how he sees the world, and then Ricky and Stephen gamely trying to cope with Karl’s bizarre thoughts. Well, actually, they often savage him. If it sounds confrontational, it can be (“You are a f*@#ing lunatic!!!”), but it is also hilarious. And every episode includes Monkey News, actual headlines involving monkeys. I have never laughed so hard on my way to work.
Regarding the show, do you think that Karl guy is really as dim as he comes off, or its just an act? I get the feeling he's the real deal and for some reason doesn't care that they ridicule him. Its a bit like Howard Stern that way.
But their conversations seem genuine, and Ricky's reactions so startled, that it can't be scripted...
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