Hoc Est Qui Sumus (discoflamingo) wrote,
Hoc Est Qui Sumus

First off, because I promised them to some people:
Egypt bans 'too religious' Matrix
Forget sci-fi and guns - The Matrix is really about religion

Second off, because I don't have to work tomorrow (today), here are the interview questions from gunn:

1. Who is your favorite poet, and what is your favorite line?

Look - not a fair question, in any regards - it should be "who is your favorite poet today". Today, I would have to go with Dylan Thomas - he's bold, rigorous, formal, and heart-felt. My favorite line right now is, "When glacier knocks at the cupboard / *something something* / And the crack in the tea-cup opens / a lane to the land of the dead", or something like that. It's from Auden - can't remember which off the top of my head.

2. Oh my lord. Doc's got a gun and he's headed this way- what did we do?

Something pretty fucking bad, I'll tell you that much. First off, I don't even know how to get a gun - although I've been told by Creppy Dave that it's surprisingly easy, and he "knows a guy". You would have had to kill some pretty important people, near and dear to me. Like, almost all of them. In which case, it wouldn't just be a gun, it would be lots of guns, and an army of monkeys with rocket launchers (I've seen that movie, eh).

But the Bodhishattva of Linux cares not for this "death of his enemies" of which you speak.

3. If you had to pick a nickname other than Doc, what would you pick, and what event would have earned it?

I've spent most of my life with the nickname "Doc" - it beats the hell out of "Nickle-pickle" - so this was a hard one for me. I'm going to have to go with Mentat - from when I assisted the Kwisaatz Haderach's ascension to the throne of America. And I get the red lips and everything . . .

4. What's the worst pick up line you've used in seriousness?

I don't do pick-up lines in seriousness - I'm not that kind of guy. I honestly have little idea how to approach women that well, which I believe the record will show to be true.

5. Shit- God's coming to breakfast and you burned the toast! What do you do now? What are you serving?

Nothing - God is not concerned with our mortal food! I think God likes Pop-tarts, though . . . at least I like Pop-tarts . . .

Okay - this was started originally by anoisblue, I believe - please correct me if I'm wrong. Since I haven't had too many chances to get on the horse, so to speak, I'm gonna let you know in advance that if you want to be interviewed by me, or have me interview you, the sign-up is below. I will be both fair and just, if there is such a thing on the Internet.

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