Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Humility on Display of International Stage (Ken Lee)

This is hilarious, in any my boss at one of the hospitals where I work called me over to show me this (the Polish interpreter had shown it to her, and her reaction was, "I gotta show Marie that!!") This is the funniest thing I've seen all week.

This is a case study in why you should strive to cultivate a little humility - worst case scenario, you might end up an international laughing stock. (If you don't speak English and can't sing, don't do Mariah Carey in public). The exchange, which is subtitled, is taken from Bulgaria's "Music Idol":

And now, Mariah Carey's reaction:

This girl became a big hit in Bulgaria, after taking some English lessons:

At least she has a healthy self-esteem!

This brings up an interesting question in my mind, as my sons are currently watching an obese person fall off of huge rubber balls into mud ("Wipe Out"). Is it morally wrong to laugh at people who go on national TV and make fools of themselves?? I mean, some of these individuals aren't really rocket-scientist material, but really seem to think they're the cat's pajamas. I rarely catch any TV, but when my attention is called to it I invariably notice the high opinions folks tend to have of themselves - without the goods to back it up. Funny stuff.


Don Kimrey said...

As we say down heah, At tare's funny, don't car who y/ are!

Marie, you've made me stop and think deeply on more than one occasion. I suppose it's only fair that on this occasion you cracked me up!

Someone said: "A little nonsense now and then is relished by the best of men" and women! I agree.


Marie said...

"At tare's funny, don't car who y/ are!"

Larry the Cable Guy!! I love it - I think this is the first time Larry's ever been quoted on this blog.

Ya get lots of Spurgeon here; bet ya weren't expecting "You Just Might Be a Redneck".

Aw, shoot - I bet all of my readers are so urbane and sanctified that they've never watched The Jeff Foxworthy Show.