Film-based funnyman Owen Wilson (DVDs) has provided us all with a welcome respite from the usual rounds of pseudo-spiritual Hollywood claptrap – hello there, Mr. Cruise – by denouncing the Dalai Lama as a "corny purveyor of goofball ideas".
Initiating himself as hecklerspray‘s hero of the week (a new feature that may or may not actually exist) Wilson admitted that he only went to see the pompous holyman speak because he wanted to "impress a girl".
While the raptured, wide-eyed crowd sat gaping at the mystical mumbo-jumbo spewing forth – presumably switching off the part of their brains marked ‘Science GCSE’ – Wilson remained staunchly unimpressed by the whole shebang.
"Somebody asked, ‘What’s the answer to world hunger?”‘ Wilson explained. "And his answer was like, ‘Sharing!’ And everyone oohed and aahed like he’d just solved the problem."
Apparently the David-Brent-in-a-robe antics didn’t end there: "Somebody else asked, ‘What’s the solution to racism?’ And he came back with, ‘We all have the same colour of blood,’ and everybody was swooning."
Wilson confessed to being left cold by the whole experience, having no idea what "the big deal" was all about. hecklerspray happens to share this view, having once been stopped in the street by some sort of ‘guru’ who shared the revelation that the problem with the human race is we’re all "thinking too much".
Yes, that’s right. We really must stop that pesky thinking, mustn’t we?
[story by C J Davies]