Tuesday, December 13

The Ricky Gervais Podcast

David Brent himself has finally made this whole podcasting business worthwhile with a half-hour show featuring him and his writing partner Stephen Merchant. Along with their long-time producer, Karl Pilkington, the men discuss the inanities of life and -- well in line with our Monkeydaemon steez -- screech like baboons. There's even a regular "Monkey News" segment.

In episode two, the men discuss a BBC story -- since proven to be a hoax, but it really doesn't matter -- headlined "Lion Mutilates 42 Midgets in Cambodian Ring-Fight."

Everything you need to know is in the headline, but here's an excerpt:
The fight was slated when an angry fan contested Yang Sihamoni, President of the CMFL, claiming that one lion could defeat his entire league of 42 fighters.

Sihamoni takes great pride in the league he helped create, as was conveyed in his recent advertising campaign for the CMFL that stated his midgets will "... take on anything; man, beast, or machine."

The fight was called in only 12 minutes, after which 28 fighters were declared dead, while the other 14 suffered severe injuries including broken bones and lost limbs, rendering them unable to fight back.

Merchant muses: "I wonder if they were fighting against their will. With all due respect to any midgets listening, they must be fairly easy to round up."

Gervais: "No, because a lot of them stand on each other's shoulders and wear a long coat."

Merchant: "But who would want to voluntarily join the midget fighting league?"
Gervais: "Midgets who want a bit of action!"
Merchant: "If I were on the midget fighting team, I'd be thinking, 'I can't believe I listened to my agent. I should have just taken up panto in Grimsby.'"

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