Wednesday, April 2, 2008

What's the point of this blog?

What is the point of this blog? Well, I'll tell you. Like you (probably) I've been listening to the Xfm radio shows and the Ricky Gervais show with (Ricky, Stephen Merchant and the world famous chimp boy Karl Pilkington) podcasts and would like to hear more.

The only problem is that Karlie Pilkboys refuses to do more. Apparently he is annoyed about the claims that some people have made about the show being scripted and that he is really a man called Graham. After making money with the podcasts Karl has now moved on to the real estate business, buying property all over England.

To get Karl back on the podcast bandwagon, Ricky started a blog on his website to annoy Karl into doing more podcasts. Karl has proven to be more resilient than anyone believed. That's why I believe Rickys blog alone cannot turn Karls head. We need to crowdsource this endeavour.
Ricky came up with the idea of putting this poster of Karl everywhere in central London, Kent and Manchester (apparently his main hangouts these days) to show him that wherever he goes, he's not safe from round-head-posters.

I've been reading some comments on forums on the internet that people are sorry that they can't participate in the poster operation because they don't live in the UK. And that's where the idea for this blog came from. The podcasts have been listened by a lot of people around the world and we should do our part.

And we all know that Karl is an experienced traveller, so if life in the UK becomes too hard with all the posters hangin' about, he might flee to some foreign country (not Australia though). It will propably be Spain (like the chimp in Monkey News).

So the poster has to be spread all over the world. That way Karl won't be able to go anywhere without seeing it. Logic here is that he will then give in to our demands of new podcasts.

Here's what you should do:

1) Print this poster (or make a similar one yourself).

2) Put it in windows, bus stops, light posts, whatever you can think of.

3) Take a picture of the poster

4) Email the picture along with the location (street, city, country) to the address posteroperation@gmail.com and I'll publish it in the blog.

I will do my part in turning Helsinki, Finland into a CHIMPBOY POSTERLAND, thus making Helsinki a zone that Karl will be unable to visit without seeing his round head all over the city.

Do the same in your city! Be creative in the poster positioning and try not to break any laws.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

haha great! I will try to hang up 1 or 2 in spain next week! :)

P said...

Great! The more the better! :)

craggitt said...

i got to do my little bit for the cause.I live about 1/2 mile away from a anglo/saxon fort which was later converted into a norman castle.Prepare to be amazed when i post my picture's i'm going to start working on blue print Now

Anonymous said...

Fantastic stuff!

Just printed the poster, will put it up somewhere tomorrow.

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Also, was listening to an old XFM show (episode 14, series 1, March 2, 2002) just now and caught this:

-talking about Karl's lottery numbers, and what he'd do if he won

RG: (talking about what Karl would say to Suzanne if he won) He said 'if I win then I won't tell you, I'll just treat you a little bit more.'

KP: I'd look after 'er.

SM: I imagine you'd take care of her, yeah. You're a good guy. How would you do it then, would you just sneak little gifts in over many years?

KP: Yeah.

SM: You don't think she'd rumble- the fact that you don't work anymore and drive a Lamborghini?

KP: Well I'd still do this.

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A-HA!! In a sense, Karl did win the proverbial "lottery" with all those royalty checks coming in. Going back on your word, Bod? WE WANT MORE PODCASTS!!

-Geoff in Sudbury

caroline86 said...

This is fantastic! A perfect remedy for the blues I was feeling at the knowledge that being a resident of Texas, I could do nothing to help manipulate Pilki. I'm loading up this city with posters of his perfectly round head. So be warned...Karl if you are reading this-Houston will no longer be a haven of anonymity.

Ana Milena said...

Hi!
I feel kind of lonely here in Colombia, as no one listens to the shows. I bet, though, people will feel curious when looking at the posters of this shaved monkey.

So I'll join the cause!!! It will be fun!! :-)

GO! Smell the flowers said...

Hi from Dubai,

The crowd at GO! Smell the flowers are always up for some round headed antic...

Will post near the Splurj al arab we thinx.

Group hugs all round.

Petteri said...

Dubai and Colombia sound good. Ana Milena, why not translate poster into spanish? :)

Anonymous said...

The one thing i don't get is that Ricky's idea with the poster was supposed to be for people in manchaster, kent and london to put up these posters of "local boy" karl. it doesn't make sence that it says local boy karl on all the posters around the world. maybe it sounds like nitpicking but im gonna make my own and put it up this week ^_^

Anonymous said...

I want to see one in arabic :D

Alex said...

i cant seem to get a poster?!?

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Australia!
Although I realise this post is 2 years old now I've put poster of the round headed baffoon in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra! Also, during my week in New Zealand I managed to plaster many a wall with the perfect circle, I say revive the cause!

Elden said...

I recently came across your post and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that it caught my interest and you've provided informative points. I will visit this blog often.

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