Same Same But Different

Twisting the facts comes in many forms and guises, including false testimonies and parodied interviews.

False testimonies and parodied interviews. Both rely on the distortion and misrepresentation of facts. Different processes, the same underlying principle.

Think about it for a moment. Lies and humor are both based on the distortion of facts. You take something that happened and twist it in a way that it didn’t quite happen, sometimes getting a laugh, perhaps a TV show, an audience and high ratings — other times getting the police involved, everyone worried, TV and magazine interviews, sympathy, higher ratings, of course — a variety of implications, outcomes and reactions, all from a distortion of facts. Same principle, different process and outcome, different implications. False testimonies and perjury, TV satire and parodied interviews. Different but the same. But different.

Pause for thought.

From the bays of a charged Pearl Coast,

Fish a ton of oysters, strike a shiny pearl.

PS – Every time a person laughs at a joke, a freaky little funny skeleton of amusing lies and intriguing inaccuracies stirs under the surface.

PS 2 – Pearl Coast feels weird today. Perhaps it’s Stephen Colbert. He has that effect, that monkey’s wedding quality to him, or as we like to refer to it, the sunshower factor.