“A German Shepherd Is Coming Your Way”

Robert Popper–one of the geniuses behind Look Around You and Radio Spiritworld–posted this video to his webbed site. It is one of the funniest clips I’ve since The Winnebago Man. (It would be the funniest, had I not recently exposed to The Gathering of the Juggalos.) It actually has quite a bit in common with The Winnebago Man, since it manages to pack years of frustration, anger, and resentment into a few small minutes.

Why is this so funny? Let’s count the ways.

There’s the weird framing involved; either this psychic is a midget or the cameraman is 9 feet tall. I can think of no other reason why they chose to leave so much bluescreen above the man’s head.

There’s the completely childish, lowest-common-denominator insults launched at this psychic. And the psychic’s immediate retorts, many of which are just as crude as that taunts that prompted them.

But if I had to pick, I’d say my favorite moment is the psychic invoking the turn-the-other-cheek philosophy of Jesus Christ–seconds after he’s proclaimed that everyone who insulted him during this show will die over the weekend.

Public access cable: the gift that keeps on giving,