The United Kingdom has given the world a lot of awesome things. Doctor Who, The Beatles, Def Leppard, The Office, just to name a few. Today though I wanted to simply acknowledge a man whom I'm very grateful Ricky Gervais has shared with the world, that is mister Karl Pilkington. For those of you who don't know who I'm talking about and this is just off the top of my head, Karl Pilkington has worked with actor and producer Ricky Gervais on several projects. They first met when Ricky started doing stuff for XFM. As Ricky got to know more about Mr. Pilkington ,he simply became astounded by Karl's logic and way of looking at the world (and most importantly how round his noggin is) that Ricky decided to share him with the world in his podcast with Steven Merchant (You may know him as Wheatly from Portal 2) and they all sat down simply to have pointless conversations drilling Karl's wonderful fountain of knowlege. Or lack there of in Ricky's opinion. Later HBO decided to bring the podcast to life in animated form simply called The Ricky Gervais show. For those of you who have never heard any thing from this pod cast or the HBO series, I'd like to present to you one of my favorite clips in where Ricky and Steven read from Karl's own Diary giving us a look into this strange yet wonderful man's mind.
Fascinating no? Now I didn't want to simply talk about the Ricky Gervais show (otherwise I'd have started this on that board) but I wanted to take a look at Karl himself. Karl has almost been chosen to go basically wherever Ricky and Steven send him in a show called "Idiot Abroad". This vid is a clip taken from the show after Karl returns from a trip from China, and hearing what Karl has learned, is just fascinating.
I swear the conversations they have with Karl are just priceless. And thanks to Ricky Gervais all us folks outside of the UK can experience Karl Pilkington for ourselves. Honestly I don't think there's anyone else like Karl Pilkington in the world and I'm very glad there isn't. He's one of a kind and I hope we get to continue to see more of his view on the world.
How about you folks?