Pearl McKay: a mystery is solved
Ever since I linked to the short video by Adam McKay and Will Ferrell on their new comedy competition site, FunnyOrDie.com, there's been a lot of speculation among myself and my readers as to just how it was they got the little girl in the video, McKay's daughter Pearl, to curse like a drunken sailor.
I assumed she wasn't, that it was probably just a bit of mind trickery using subtitles to make it appear she's saying something she isn't. However, McKay told People that wasn't the case:
"Fortunately she is in this great stage now where she repeats anything you say to her and then forgets it right away, which is key."
So there you go: mystery solved. I stand corrected, though I still maintain it would be possible to make a video like this without the child swearing using the method I explained above. Either way, that video is still the funniest thing I've seen in a long time, and I live in a inflatable apartment building run by retired circus clowns, so I'm surrounded by humor all day.