…down by the river

There was a great old skit on SNL that featured Chris Farley as a motivational speaker.

In the skit, he mentions “living in a VAN…down by the RIVER”.

And here’s this guy…this angry guy…living in a van somewhere.

Holy Smokes!  I know there’s got to be some really regular folks out there living in vans down by the river.

I know there’s got to be some quiet, regular joes living in a van who don’t freak out and yell into the camera.

Now look in the background…look in the van behind him…is that a BEAR?  There, sleeping in his van…is that a BEAR laying in there?!  That could be one of his problems.

I’m all into helping animals…but you add to the stress when you share your van with a bear.

I don’t know…maybe it’s just a sleeping bag.

This guy scares me.  Up until this video, I thought that moving all of us into a van and finding a nice quiet spot under a bridge somewhere close to the river would be a good way to save money.

It sounded peaceful.

But this guy’s been to “prison college”…whatever that is…and he seems like he knows the score…and all of a sudden, that van idea doesn’t look so appealing.

If I say something loudly…NO…IF I SAY SOMETHING LOUDLY….EVEN IF IT’S KIND OF CRAZY AND OUT OF LINE…MAYBE PEOPLE WILL PAY CLOSER ATTENTION TO ME.

And …if I can claim lack of oxygen from living in a small enclosed area…I’ll have a legitimate excuse for being angry and loud.

The thing about this video that just hit me is how good the interviewer is at keeping the ball rolling with responses like, “that’s where we’re headed..” and “it’s insanity”…or even “DANG”.  That’s quite a skill to keep the nut jobs talking.

I can do that.

Nut jobs talk to me all the time.

Was this guy a kook before everything hit the fan?  Did it hit the fan because he’s a kook?

Our biggest worry right now is what to do with 3 extra roosters.

“My muffler blew up, my starter blew up…I’ve got one dollar in my pocket!  ONE DOLLAR!!”

“This is revolution time…but who’s gonna do it?”

Holy Smokes….what a weird way to wake up (in America).

I don’t know…living in a van down by the river might still be kind of peaceful.

It might be kind of nice if this guy doesn’t figure out how to move next door to you.

And what the heck is John Gosselin doing interviewing guys on the streets of Orange County?

 

 

 

 

 


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