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Will Self shouldn't have just cut him off with the 'fuck off'... but Karl Pilkington is just on a wind-up, I'm surprised Will Self even said yes to the interview.
and he is absolutely not stupid. the dude was a radio producer on a major london station before any of this happened, and before gervais started prodding him with a stick he behaved in a very normal, alert fashion on the xfm shows (around 2001)
and working your way up. They always point out he's not an actual idiot as well just he never took an interest in learning 'general knowledge' and accepted theories on stuff. I've met loads of people like that, it's really not a character that's such a stretch of the imagination, obviously Ricky knew how to exploit certain traits for entertainment and it worked pretty well.
but with such a short snippet you can't really judge the tone of the conversation.
i can see it from that perspective now you mention it
Will Self is compelling. Serious, or otherwise.
but I think he is just uneducated as opposed to being unintelligent, and what do radio producers do anyway?
But I'm sure he has the capacity to be a bit of a prick as well.
Haven't we all?
he was a prick to my girlfriend a few weeks ago.
So bored of that fucking contrived bullshit troll-athon. LOOK HOW SILLY HE IS!! XXDDDD
Are you saying that both Pilkington and Self are satisfied philosophers?
it looks a lot like he's in on the joke and it's been scripted. Oh well maybe i'm wrong.