The Shredder takes on The Hulk
October 14, 2010
We knew–we just knew–CalCoastNews couldn’t be the only media in town amused by the recent Youtube exchange between sheriff’s candidate Ian Parkinson and former television star Lou Ferrigno.
So we weren’t all that surprised to go online this morning and see our friend The Shredder weigh in on this car-wreck of a political video. [New Times]
“May I direct your attention to Capt. Ian Parkinson, the SLO Sheriff golden boy with the good looks and Joe Everyman persona,” Shred begins.
“His latest political stunt—no doubt cooked up by local campaign puppet master Cory Black—has Parkinson sitting down in a four-part interview series on You Tube with Lou Ferrigno, aka, The Hulk. You wouldn’t want to see him angry.
“In this crappily shot video with even crappier audio, the Hulkster chats with Parkinson for about 20 minutes. And don’t even try to figure out why someone thought this was a good idea, or even why someone had this idea. Your brain might melt, or pack its bags and head off for saner climates. It wasn’t just Ferrigno’s eerily well-sculpted forearms that had me scratching my noodle over this one, but just the sheer … um … what’s the word? Holy crappery of this whole situation.”
Ol’ Shred is just getting going.
“About the only reasons I can figure out for why Ferrigno is interviewing our local sheriff candidate are that he owns a home here, he’s vaguely recognizable as a celebrity, and he and Parkinson are wearing cutesy matching outfits.
“Which nitwit concocted this mad science brew of campaign showboating? The real pisser is that the discussion is borderline interesting, but the whole time watching it I can’t help but think, ‘Why is The Hulk interviewing a candidate for sheriff? Am I still high?’
“Perhaps the silliest moment comes at the very end when Ferrigno extends his sinewy arm in a conciliatory handshake.
“Good luck,” Ferrigno says.
“Thanks buddy,” Parkinson responds—his arms appearing downright flabby compared to his bulging counterpart. Then Parkinson shoots this geeky grin at the camera that seems to say, “Holy moley! I just got interviewed by The Hulk!”
We appreciate the Shredder sharing our sense of bemusement and wonder at this little slice of Internet reality. But given some of the attacks we’ve gotten on our original piece, we’re wondering if those same critics are now going to go after New Times for being anti-Parkinson.
The Tribune hasn’t mentioned the story yet.
Meanwhile, the circus continues. Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. KSBY will air a live debate between Parkinson and Joe Cortez.
Our advice to Cortez: Don’t get Parkinson angry. He might suddenly turn in to Lou Ferrigno.