posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 09:58 AM
reply to post by JibbyJedi
I don't get it? What about that clip makes him a fraud? He is a comedian, he is better now after some decades of practice, but he seems similar then
to now? Do people think he really wears the sleeveless shirts and talk about farts 24/7? Of course it is an act, that doesn't make him a fraud, it
makes him an actor/entertainer/comedian.
Good God, you guys should see me. I'm straight up biker one day, then hillbilly redneck the next day, then suit and tie addressing legislators the
following day, and hanging out with the gym rats and muscle heads some other day, and a nerd on ATS during the down times, discussing Quantum Theory
with my brother and playing Chess when he comes around, and drinking beer, smoking cigars, and talking about midget sex when my buddies come through
Surely nobody believes we are a singular persona all the time?
Now the Bigfoot Pic on the other hand is pretty lame. It could be bark, it could be a cameraman, it could be someone doing it on purpose, it could be
an optical illusion, it could be anything. Unless Bigfoot is just a huge Larry the Cableguy fan.
According to a CMT bio, Whitney grew up on a pig farm in Pawnee City, Nebraska. He went to college at the now defunct Baptist University of
America. He credits his roommates from Texas and Georgia for inspiring his imitation Southern accent. He dropped out after his junior year after
trying his hand at comedy.
He became famous developing the Larry character, a personality that he now maintains throughout his stage act. The Larry character has a stereotypical
redneck appearance, a thick Southern accent, recounts stories about his "family," and uses, among other common expressions, his own catchphrase
"Git-R-Done!" A part of Whitney's routine is his affected Southern accent. He says in interviews and in his autobiographical book GIT-R-DONE that he
deliberately "turns on" the accent both on and off stage, because he may forget it if he kept his normal accent intact
How is he a fraud if his history is out there, and he readily admits to it, and also admits to turning the accent on and off, and gives credit to his
old roommates for helping him develop the accent. He was never really a cableguy either.
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