Let’s get one thing straight: Karl Pilkington has a head like a fucking orange. Fact. Luckily, he’s also managed to make what is quite possibly, the easiest million pounds in the history of human existence, with no formal education, no recognised qualifications and often no to desire to continue doing what has made him so wealthy. Makes the world seem a little illogical, doesn’t it? In actuality though, he’s earned it by being arguably the most entertaining and unique person on the planet.
All you need to do to justify the above statement is ask Karl a question about literally anything. It’s a guarantee that you won’t be able to predict his response. I mean, who would ever say, in reference to the beginning of the universe: “They say it all started out with a big bang. But, what I wonder is, was it a big bang or did it just seem big because there wasn’t anything else to drown it out at the time?”. Genius. Most people would be concerned with the theory behind it all, was it really the beginning of life, how amazing and pivotal a moment in the history of the universe it was. Yet Karl decides to question the loudness of the bang. Karl doesn’t just think outside the box, he is outside the box. He has a novel way of thinking, and in many ways this could be interpreted as being a “fucking idiot” as Ricky so often points out. Karl isn’t intelligent in the traditional manner, there’s no denying that, but he does have some rather profound thoughts on the world and life, that got lost amongst much of the drivel he spouts out.
The purpose of this post is simply to spread the joyous hilarity that is, Karl Pilkington. If you haven’t yet been put through the KP experience, watch this right now.