When you have the itch – but not the time…

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At least you can travel back through your memories..

 

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… and also, traveling shows can be an alright compromise..

I’ve recently discovered the show An Idiot Abroad and I’m equally amused and perplexed. Karl, the guy traveling around the world, is not exactly an adventurer and his attitude is less than enthusiastic. But he does have a lot of hilarious comments and this very simple kind of wisdom; the kind that could be confused with ignorance but really is not. Ricky Gervais is the surprisingly mean puppeteer who makes sure the reluctant traveler is confronted with the more challenging aspects of meeting other cultures and although I feel bad for Karl, it’s really entertaining.

 

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6 thoughts on “When you have the itch – but not the time…

    Nowan Zen said:
    May 22, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    While I’m not a Ricky Gervais fan by any stretch, I do enjoy the Forrest Gump simplicity of Karl the Traveller. Wisdom, in its purest form, is simplicity.

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      realityinprogress responded:
      May 22, 2013 at 6:44 pm

      So you actually know the show? I only just found out it existed.. And you’re right about the simplicity thing although sometimes simple is not wisdom, it’s just simple.

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        Nowan Zen said:
        May 22, 2013 at 7:22 pm

        I do know the show. I found it on BBC America. You’re right, sometimes simple is just simple.

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    Kavita Joshi said:
    June 16, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    amazing show…I qatched it this year n absolutely loved it…n I love the way Karl see the world and apply his logic to things ..its hilarious ..although I thijk Ricky is mean doing things but thats the soul of the shpw I think

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      realityinprogress responded:
      June 18, 2013 at 8:53 am

      I feel the same way – it’s brilliant. Not sure I would want to travel with a person like that but it’s great entertainment :)

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