How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy (t3knomanser) wrote,
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy

"John Safran vs. God" is the best show ever.

"I've always wondered why rich Westerners, dismissive about religion in general, find solace in Buddhism. Well, let's talk a look at the story of Prince Siddhartha, or Buddha as he became known. Basically, it's the story of a rich kid that decided to slum it. No joke - this guy Buddha was living at home in his palace, leeching off his dad until he was 30. Then like some spoiled trust-fund baby, he decides to leave the palace and finds all this romance in self-inflicted deprivation, all the while knowing that he could ring up his dad to top off his Visa card the minute anything went wrong. Hey, Buddha, here's a spiritual insight - all these poor people you were trying to emulate would've exchanged their noble life under the Bodai tree for the opulence of your dad's palace in a snap! Which brings me back to my original point - I wonder why all these rich Westerners can relate so well to Buddha? Well, maybe it's because Buddha is the prototypical spoiled rich kid acting all dirty and poor. Let's face it, if Buddha were alive today, he'd be playing bass guitar in the Strokes. Until next time, go to hell. "

-John Safran: Safran v. God Ep.003

"John Safran vs. God" was an Australian show that really demonstrates why Australians are crazy. Oh, and by the way, it is really from Australia, not Austria. At any rate, the highlights that I've seen so far? The absolute best moment has to be the interview with the Grand Dragon of the Klu Klux Klan, wherin, our protaganist, a lapsed Jew, attempts to join, with the rationale that "I don't do anything Jewish." Though, when he test-drove Catholocism, the insane and cantakerous priest that he "interned" with was a riot.

At any rate, it's not available in the US, so illegal means are your only way of getting it. If anyone is local and wants to see, I've got copies of the entire series (eight episodes). miusheri has requested that I burn them to CD anyway, because... well... they're that hilarious.

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