July 23, 2016

It's not that hot —  not when you consider the circle of hotness.



More videos of the same brilliantly stupid lady here. As the top-rated comment at YouTube says: "Her an Carl Pilkington should meet."

I love that I already have the tag "hotness."

ADDED: Some people seem to think the woman is actually an idiot. Others recognize what is a Ricky-Gervais-and-Karl-Pilkington routine, with the "smart" one laughing, while the "idiot" continues with his delightfully absurd theory. Having a woman as the delightful idiot makes me want to categorize it as George Burns and Gracie Allen.

33 comments:

rhhardin said...

If it gets hot enough, it's actually a negative absolute temperature. It heppens in a population inversion, for which google.

Bill Peschel said...

I suspect someone is taking the piss.

And someone else is copying Ricky Gervaise (or, worse thought, do they all sound like that?)

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

Men ought not giggle.

rhhardin said...

Incidentally this is a guy who doesn't understand anything. He ridicules instead of explaining.

rhhardin said...

Woman explaining technical matters the way the lady should have explained temperature Bjork

Bob Ellison said...

Fake.

rhhardin said...

It's plainly an act; just saying it's a bad act, missing an underlying truth about sexual difference.

It takes the woman's part as just wrong instead of displaying a truth in it.

rhhardin said...

Vicki Hearne doing the same with astrology. She knows it's wrong but knows how to use it

``Thurber's biographers like to say astounding things such as that the loss of an eye in childhood was what accounted for his genius. For instance, according to Charles S. Holmes in _The Clocks of Columbus_, ``The psychological impact of the injury was more significant than the physical ... In compensation he cultivated his already crowded fantasy life ... Some of the intense competitiveness which marked his character throughout his life obviously derived from this childhood [arrow in eye] injury and his natural desire to make up for it.'' Holmes is not the only one who talks this way, and it is a very strange way indeed to talk. It is not unusual, of course, being just a new version of the theory of the writer as a human being manque. Or, as in this case, the writer as a baseball player manque. I suppose that Thurber's brothers would also have been geniuses if only they had been in some way maimed early on. My suspicion is that if Thurber's eye troubles can be said to account for anything about his life and career, they probably account for the difficulty he had seeing, for his having submitted to five eye operations, and maybe for his habit of writing short pieces, which are less physically (not psychologically) demanding than long pieces are.

``Astrology serves as a much better candidate for the Explanation of Thurber than psychology does. Thurber was born under the sign of Sagittarius, which rules, among other things, archery. The placement of the sun is what rules a man's health, so a man born with any afflictions to the sun in Sagittarius is going to be vulnerable to health problems associated with archery. I don't have an ephemeris handy for December 8, 1894, the date of his birth, but I bet there is either an affliction of the sun to Mercury, the planet of the eyes and of sense perception in general, or else an affliction from his sun to some planet in Gemini, Pisces, or Virgo. An affliction to Virgo, however, is made fairly unlikely by the enormous intellectual and domestic pleasure Thurber got from dogs - Virgo rules animal training. But Gemini rules dogs, so that lets Gemini as a source of affliction out. It was therefore probably an opposition to Mars in Pisces, which would also account for Thurber's excessive dreaminess and his problems with alcohol, as well as the tenderer and more romantic spheres of experience, as Pisces rules love and all other intoxicants. I would also expect to find Uranus, the planet of the inexplicable and especially the planet of misunderstood geniuses, in the constellation Scorpio, which rules erotic thought, since his brilliant visions of the wars and comedies of the sexes are so persistently misunderstood.

``So his life is explained, but his life is not what Thurber left behind for us, and it is too late for me to tell him that the placement of his sun in Sagittarius indicates that he ought to have come to terms with horses ...''

_Animal Happiness_, Vicki Hearne, p.110


Eric the Fruit Bat said...

It took me a long time to realize that a woman complaining is seldom looking for help in solving a problem, unless the problem is defined as not having someone there to listen to the complaining.

tim maguire said...

I couldn't watch more than a half a minute, but a person would have to be pretty dumb to think she's dumb. How many "idiots" would understand that principle geometry well enough to make that mistake?

rhhardin said...

Some disaster movie, camp-bad, had a black woman scientist reporting that the earth's magnetic field anomaly was up to nearly 6 million angstroms.

The disaster scientists tend to be women today, so you need a black woman.

I think they put in the literal nonsense for men to laugh at and the woman scientists to hold the female audience, which isn't going to know about the secret joke.

A two-fer is always the global warming disaster movie with awful science in the dialog.

CWJ said...

I loved the Burns and Allen show. The premise was great; a TV show starring a vaudeville couple playing a vaudeville couple who had a TV show. It was pitch perfect right down to working in front of an actual curtain at the end of each show.

So much of later TV owes a debt to Burns and Allen. The Dick VanDyke Show and Seinfeld immediately come to mind.

Guildofcannonballs said...

"Incidentally this is a guy who doesn't understand anything. He ridicules instead of explaining."

Better call Saul Alinsky and let him know man's weapons and their potencies.

Hillary too.

And Scot Adams, along with Trump.

Pettifogger said...

I'm not familiar with the Gervais/Pilkington routine, and I'm not sure what I would have thought had I seen the scene cold. But having read what you said, I definitely see the parallel to Burns and Allen.

Martin L. Shoemaker said...

CWJ said...

I loved the Burns and Allen show. The premise was great; a TV show starring a vaudeville couple playing a vaudeville couple who had a TV show. It was pitch perfect right down to working in front of an actual curtain at the end of each show.

I never saw it until recent reruns. I'm surprised by how much they play with the medium. In several episodes, George knows what's coming and what Gracie is going to try to pull on him because he's watching the show DURING the show.

So much of later TV owes a debt to Burns and Allen. The Dick VanDyke Show and Seinfeld immediately come to mind.

While not in the same league, Three's Company now makes some sense to me. I never understood how anyone could think the plots were funny (though I thought John Ritter did some good slapstick now and then). On Burns and Allen I see many of the same gimmicks, but done well and funny. Suzanne Somers is no Gracie Allen.

MarkW said...

She reminded me a bit of Nigel Tufnel explaining his special guitar amp.

William said...

I suppose the joke is that she mistakes degrees of centrigade for degrees of circumference, but she has a point. Even 100 degrees centigrade isn't very hot when compared to the surface of the sun. We should all count our blessings that even very hot days are not really all that hot compared to the surface of the sun. Also even slightly hotter than average women can say dumb shit and men will find some area of agreement with them.

richlb said...

Sort of reminds me of this chick:

https://youtu.be/Qhm7-LEBznk

exhelodrvr1 said...

She probably voted against Brexit.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

While this is funny and a skit, it is a reality that there are some people out there who just do not understand basic fundamental things.

We have a woman friend who when the price of gasoline when up to almost $4 a gallon, made the statement that her car wasn't getting as much gas mileage (MPG) as in the past. So...we asked what? Why? (thinking that there might be something wrong mechanically with her car)

Her answer because it cost more money now to fill up her tank than before...therefore she wasn't getting the same mileage as before. ?????

Doh. We were all dumbstruck and we were never able to convince her that she WAS getting the same mileage per gallon even though it cost more to fill up the tank. Nope. No way could she be convinced. She was a brick wall.

Paul Snively said...

Brilliant women have been playing the ditz, whether to get by in life, for laughs, for money, or some combination of the above for countless generations. Take it from the son-in-law of a professional stand-up comedienne.

Now, for both of you who didn't see it already: watch carefully how the Nolan brothers reinvented Catwoman in Batman Rises. Their Selena Kyle is a shockingly beautiful woman who nevertheless hasn't had an easy life, as many would assume. She's whip smart, so she uses both her brains and beauty as a talented con artist and thief. She also doesn't believe, in an era when "any 12-year-old with a cel phone" can record you and post on the internet, there's any redemption for her unless the "clean slate" device that removes all traces of you from the internet is found. Batman understands this perfectly, knows there is good in her, knows she won't cut and run when she's needed to help the people of Gotham, even though she says she will.

I thought the characterization was credible, deft, and very sympathetic to women.

David said...

Not bad but she's no Gracie Allen.

madAsHell said...

Can she pick her nose with those fingernails? Imagine if someone bumped her elbow!!

Cheryl said...

That is really funny. And it reminds me that I really need to go see the AbFab movie this weekend.

Paul Snively said...

OK, watched the video, and MarkW nails it: this is a female Nigel Tufnel with the amp. And let's give the woman her due: she plays it absolutely straight, without a hint of irony or self-parody. If anyone is being parodied, it's "chavs," a derogatory term for working-class British who affect (often knock-off) brand-name clothing and "bling" somewhat reminiscent of American black rap culture.

Gahrie said...

It took me a long time to realize that a woman complaining is seldom looking for help in solving a problem, unless the problem is defined as not having someone there to listen to the complaining.

https://youtu.be/5O11_Ma20Rk

Gahrie said...

She reminded me a bit of Nigel Tufnel explaining his special guitar amp.

More so in this video:


https://youtu.be/Fkqg6HE888A

Gahrie said...

She probably voted against Brexit.

https://youtu.be/nZO9JGSScMQ

Jonathan Graehl said...

feels faker than pilkington even

CWJ said...

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote-

"I'm surprised by how much they play with the medium. In several episodes, George knows what's coming and what Gracie is going to try to pull on him because he's watching the show DURING the show."

Don't be surprised. It was a new medium. No one knew what they were "supposed" to do. It was the magical time when creativity trumped formula because there was no formula. Once formula was established (in part because of Burns and Allen), creativity took a back seat.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

NO, she's no Mr. K Dilkinton--I laughed so hard at a couple of episodes of Idiot Abroad my stomach was sore the next day.

I like the accent but this woman's nails disturb me.

Kenneth Payne said...

The same couple was all over FaceBook a couple of weeks back, where the point was that cutting a pizza into a different numbers of slices changes its size. My guess is that either (a) that was real, and they got so many hits they decided to put this one on, or (b) they are both put-ins. In either case, I'll be very surprised if this one turns out to be real.

mikee said...

Gracie always won her arguments. Because she was right.

Luna Lovegood is the only other character that comes to mind when thinking about female characters who use odd thoughts but are always correct.