A pretty good way to ride out this hurricane is to get once again caught up in trying to understand what the deal with this kid is. What’s the deal with him?! Why can’t I understand him? Why does he fascinate me?
Just to be clear here, by the way: I’m not fascinated by him in that “ooh, he’s adorable and funny and I want to know about him” way which is why I imagine he’s quite popular (though his extreme level of popularity still is sort of weird to me…not that he’s not good or whatever. He’s fine. It’s just strange). I’m fascinated by him the way David Attenborough is fascinated by a bird. I’d like to study him in his natural habitat and try to understand how he fits into the world at large.
Charlie McDonnell feat. Nigel Thornberry | Rhymeblargh.com
Definitely wasn’t expecting to see this in the Nigel Thornberry tag.
this is a good one.
The two internet things that confuse me the most: the Nigel Thornberry meme and Charlie McCharlieishisfirstnameandgenerallythat’sallIcanremember. Combined into one super-confusing-yet-fascinating pile of sounds. I AM PLEASED, INTERNET!
Ken Plume recently did an episode of his fantastic podcast, A Bit of a Chat With Ken Plume, featuring this Charlie kid. And all it took was being reminded that he exists for me to become re-fascinated with him.
I am a bit wiser now—I have a friend who recently became one of those people youtube gives some money every time they make videos. I think they give her about 15 cents. I would chance to guess Charlie makes quite a bit more.
I do still have some questions. Most of them variations on “What’s the deal with this kid?” Also, how did he get Stephen Fry to record his outro? Was Stephen Fry made uncomfortable by having to say the slightly awkward phrase “Charlie is so cool like?”
I also have some questions about this particular video. How many of these words are fake and are just words he’s using to trick his friend? No one actually says numpty, do they? Also, what’s the deal with this friend guy? How does he not know that flapjacks are pancakes? And what’s the deal with not knowing nosh? Nosh isn’t even a British thing, it’s Yiddish!
I don’t know what it is about this guy. I am very, very inexplicably confused and fascinated by him. Every answer just raises further questions!