Originally Posted by Ken Ross
The funny thing is his style is really not much different from Carlin’s
I like standups where words and phrases hit me as if I am being attacked with a verbal machine gun. All the jokes, the puns, the innuendos, they pile up, and there is no time to stop, take a breath and recover, no time to analyze, so the response is brewing gradually to the point you cannot longer contain it. Carlin was one of the very few standup actors (cannot call his stuff comedy, it is usually satire, which is why I prefer old Carlin to young Carlin) who could do that. He was a true master, he crafted his monologues meticulously.
I don't like sloooooow pace. If it is presented slower than I can read it, I'd rather read it.
As for the guy you linked to, I presume the appeal of the video comes from his purported inability to calculate a simple fraction. Yes, I'd rather have these numbers in millimeters, much simpler. Just like I'd rather have my tools in millimeters, I mean I can convert two fractions to a common denominator, but really why should I bother doing this, choosing between 3/16 or 5/32 drill bit? The Imperial system is idiocy, but this not the only crazy choice this country has made. So I have no problem figuring out that 1/2.3 is smaller than 1/1.7. His monologue is supposed to be funny to those who have no shame to say "I am not good at math" despite spending 12 freaking years at school, and then possibly 4 more years at college.
All in all, his piece is boring, not funny, and caters to the large cohort of the Americans who cannot calculate 15% tip without using a calculator. Shame.
P.S. He said he could imagine an inch, but the actual sensor size of a 1-inch camera is not 1 inch: The common 1-inch circular video camera tubes have a rectangular photo sensitive area about 16 mm diagonal, so a digital sensor with a 16 mm diagonal size is a 1-inch video tube equivalent.
But who cares at this point.
If you want a fun video, here is one: