Having plowed through all of the An Idiot Abroad series (and loving it/Karl’s general Karl-ness), in recent months I hooked on to the animated series on HBO, The Ricky Gervais Show (culled from audio recordings of Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, and Karl Pilkington’s record-setting podcast series from the mid 2000s).
Here’s the thing: calling it The Ricky Gervais Show doesn’t seem quite fitting. Sure, he’s clearly leading the charge at the mic, but the real sport in the series is focused on taking the piss out of Karl Pilkington. The general banter is bent on picking apart his stories and half (or simply ill)-baked notions, with great asides like readings from Karl’s Diary:
Look, I’m a laugher. I enjoy it. Hell, I even snort. So getting me amused isn’t some big feat… but this show — and really, let’s just call it out, Karl Pilkington — gets me into the best gigglefits. So thanks for that fellas — and if you ever want to send Karl to New Orleans, holler!
Now the background on this is the last of the Wet n Wild Megalast polishes I bought, a cool-toned sort of mocha color called Wet Cement. After the first and second were a total disaster, I got a helpful tip to try adding some polish thinner. First thing I did was put 10 drops in the bottle, shake it like crazy, gave it an hour to settle and then started applying.
The drops helped. In fact, maybe even a bit too much since it went on really thin. But it wasn’t bumpy or weird, so I thought we were getting to a good place. One coat. Two coats. So carefully applied, not overloading, just three careful swipes down the nail and ample time to dry between. The color wound up pretty consistent and it wasn’t a total mangled mess, BUT there was still a lot of bubbling:
Which can be fixed/hidden of course, but like… yikes. So even thinned out I’m not loving this line of polish. And had to cover it up with tons of acrylic, which left Monkey News on the pinky, Gervais on the ring, the fabulous Karl on the middle (appropriate I think!), and Merchant on the index finger. If you haven’t seen the program yet, be sure to give it a shot when Season 3 premiers on April 20!
… and yes, I watch a lot of TV. I work from home and I work a lot, the running dialogue of the TV is just a constant companion (and a little more informative at times than listening to the dogs) — I’m not proud of the amount of ridiculous televised crap I’m exposing myself to, but eventually it’s going to make me an ace at the Trivial Pursuit entertainment category. So I’ve got that going for me, which is nice.
And FINALLY, for the record: I think Ricky Gervais has the greatest laugh ever. Quote me on it.