How do you get up in the morning?
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Do you succumb to nostalgia?
"The Student." Originally available to all through state college and university programs, this elitist ultra-expensive model is designed to fold up and fit into a student backpack. Unaffordable to the average "pay me to party" youngster, you will be glad to equip your student with this "green machine" constructed from recycled LAUSD textbooks, malt liquor cans, nearsighted eyeglasses and military prosthetics. Complete zero carbon footprint---all your child has to do to go far like a tiny speck over the vast horizon is study hard, unfold his or her personal machine and start pedaling upwards. Pedal hard, chamacos.
Do you write long and cut, or short and backfill?
At the end of the Automotive Era, we're selling the audience on developing a whole new Western grid, and a vast alternative transportation system throughout California.
How do you feel about your Wikipedia entry?
...ably, with this economy, in Calif-[static] ...kites [popping sound]... the most obvious routes being the ones that we have considered, and counter-intuitively, using mathematical models we have on hand from the Danish... [static noise] ...Golden Hind, Ferdinand Magellen, the famous schoo- [buzzing, loud and then fading] ...to the moon, in 1969, whi-[loud buzz overtaken by humming] ...the Eastern Sierras, the San Joaquin and Great central- [static] ...thank- [static interuppted by silence] ...[popping sound] [a dog barking] ...comrades, we- [fading static hiss] ...
Lunch with any three people who ever lived; who do you invite?
Writers whose cooking knocks you out! Karen Yamashita, Ben Ehrenreich, and Andy Hsaio. Bring a stack of their books to their house at lunch time and just bust straight out with, "What's for lunch?"
Best piece of advice you ever received?
A couple of things I remember from the Recent Rupture Radio Hour were Sesshu's and Arturo's tour of the Mysteries of East L.A. There were photos of "ball lightning" as well as the miraculous geysers of City Terrace. They showed a photo "proving" the existence of an arch that leads directly to a city in Mexico (I think it was Tijuana). One of the audience members asked about the ball lightning, to which the hosts replied that it mostly appeared at night and that if you were too busy with life and getting things done you'd miss it. That definitely was one of the messages in the opening segment; there are fewer mysteries in our lives when we exchange the time that could have been given to the imagination with the time it takes to climb the ladder of success.
Disciplined or hot dog?
I thought it was thoroughly entertaining. T...read more