Morning Discussion

By Xav de Matos, Oct 21, 2010 5:00am PDT I can't stop watching clips of An Idiot Abroad on YouTube. If you're not familiar with the show, it's a documentary travel series following a man named Karl Pilkington who happens to be "friends" with The Office co-creators Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

Karl isn't the sharpest tool in the shed, so watching him experience new strange lands is hilarious and sometimes shocking. He was the key, if not the most important part, of the Gervais podcast series. The man is either a comic genius or naturally void of any intelligence. Either way, he has his charming moments.

The whole point is to send Karl--who has a freakishly round head--around the world. On one hand, Merchant wants to send him to see if Karl's simplistic (sometimes comically ignorant) outlook on like will change. Gervais just wants to put him through hell for his amusement.

Its pretty hilarious. Sadly, it's only on Sky1 in the UK, as far as I know. So, I'm forced to watch the scraps online. Let's hope Canada gets the show at some point. Check it out for a laugh.

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  • Asshole!

    Does anyone else actually feel really bad when you do something, however minor, that pisses off someone so much that they feel the need to let you know you're an asshole?

    I was driving home a few minutes ago after a 12 hour workday, and I'm on this looong stretch of single-lane 35mph road. I get stuck behind a guy going 20mph, and since I have to get up in 12 hours to work another 12 hours, I decide to pass him rather than let him add an extra 5 minutes to my drive home and take 5 minutes away from my Fallout:NV time. I pass him at about 50mph, then get back in the lane and go my usual 40-45 the rest of the way. The thing of it is, the guy I passed all the sudden picks up speed, rides my ass to the next stoplight with multiple lanes, and pulls up alongside to tell me what an asshole I am for passing him when he was trying to turn.

    Now, I already felt bad, but having had a long day, instead of apologizing I just get pissed off myself. "Don't drive 15 under the speed limit and I won't pass you," I yell back, perturbed. "I was going to make a left turn!" he replies. "Well use your fucking blinker you dick!" I yell back before closing the window and flipping the bird. But I just felt awful the whole exchange. I knew I was technically the one in the wrong here (even if not using your blinker is lame). And now I still feel bad about it, and I'll never see the guy again to let him know that I was just over tired and such.

    Fuck long days and consciences :(