Nick Offerman turns Reddit's shower thoughts into statements of "simple genius"

The "Parks and Recreation" star makes funny observations sound like pearls of wisdom

Published August 20, 2014 6:03PM (EDT)

It's hard to tell if "Parks and Recreation" star Nick Offerman is channeling his character Ron Swanson in this amusing video by Mashable, or if that flat voice and distant gaze is genuine -- but that's why Offerman is so charming. The accidental sage is the perfect spokesperson for the shower thoughts subreddit, where Redditors gather to share random and funny observations about life. In the video, Offerman reads a few aloud and it's hard not to think, "Man, if this guy founded a religion, I'd join it." Remember: "Technically, we're all half centaur."

By Prachi Gupta

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