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February 23, 2005

TP Interview Part II

Hey all. Part two of Tony Pierce's interview with me is up. Thanks for the love Tony! We really get into some shit this time: Bukowski, the French, smoking Wead, neocons and wmd, Nathanael West, trekkies and Wil Wheaton, to name a few.

Here's part one, in case you missed it. Topics that time included .pdf manipulation, Ana Marie Cox, rabbits in space, my ex's, and the Gannon brothers.

Between Matt's and Tony's interviews and my own 100 things list, i don't think there's anything you don't know about me. Except for my current hair color, maybe.

Posted by annika, Feb. 23, 2005 |
Rubric: annieconversations


"no really, im serious, this is not just ass-kissing"

Coulda fooled me. Good Gawd, had to get 25% of the way in before you stopped blithering for a minute, but then you went right back. I couldn't read past half way.

Posted by: Casca on Feb. 22, 2005

Except for my current hair color, maybe.

You put that in there just to drive me nuts, didn't you?

Posted by: Victor and his seventeen pet rats on Feb. 23, 2005

Sheesh, I'm with Casca. Sorry, Annie, but if he's said Earth is flat I think you'd have said, "yah, that's what I always say."

(And BTW, the French are total surrender monkeys, precisely because they held off the Central Powers for four years. It broke them, and they haven't been the same since.)

Posted by: Matt on Feb. 23, 2005


thanks so much for the chance to interview you. i hope you saw some of the comments my readers left you on my blog.

im sorry your readers arent as interested in a free-thinking woman the way mine are.

although you and i disagree on many things i think that interview came across so well because we weren't trying to bash each other over the heads with our differring ideals, instead we just *gasp* talked.

what a pleasure.

thanks again!

Posted by: tony on Feb. 23, 2005

So... you're saying the earth isn't flat?


Posted by: annika on Feb. 23, 2005

Dammit womin! Quitcher backtalk, take off them shews an' git back in th' kitchen!


Posted by: Matt on Feb. 23, 2005

Congratulations on your interview! I loved it. And made it all the way through it! ;)

Posted by: Amy Bo Bamy on Feb. 23, 2005


Got to agree with Casca here - serious ass kissing. We all love you because you're free thinking, so what caused this exchange:

dumbtp: and then one guy becomes a great president, and the other guy becomes a two-term president

xxxx annika xxxxx: exactly,

If I'm not mistaken you agreed that Billy Jeff was a great prez. Please, say it aint so!

Posted by: Pursuit on Feb. 23, 2005

That's one of the drawbacks of IM communication and transcription. My "exactly" referred to the earlier point that kids get mixed messages regarding the dangers of mj, not that BC was a "great president." A belief, which i do not share with TP. See e.g. this post, and this post.

Btw Casca, you must be lovin this. Why, it was just the other day when it seemed everybody was disagreeing with you!

Posted by: annie on Feb. 23, 2005

I was well aware of your feelings re: Billy Jeff. It just seemed the Tony Pierce guy (who is he anyway?) felt he had a breakthrough. Good to see the Republic remains safe.

Casca is a good man. A good man who knows nothing about single malt!

Posted by: Pursuit on Feb. 23, 2005

It's refreshing to see two people with differing political views not shout at each other.

It's refreshing to see two people who don't fit into the standard "left"/"right" straitjackets.

Posted by: Ontario Emperor on Feb. 23, 2005

Aye Pursuit, ya ponsy bastard. I gah enou single malt in me right now ta keep me pickled until the second comin!!

Anni, I find no pleasure in my failures, or the failures of those I love, of whom you are one.

All you need know about the French can be delved in four hours of watching, "The Sorrow and the Pity". If you haven't seen it, then your education is deficient.

Posted by: Casca on Feb. 23, 2005

crap. that's what you said when you found out i hadn't seen The Razor's Edge.

Posted by: annika on Feb. 23, 2005

From an anonymous review on Amazon:

"Ophuls(Director)presents Vichy as a colossal moral failure by the French people, a collapse of character that haunts them to this very day. (Ophuls couldn't get French financing for the film, and then state-run French television refused to show it.) He shatters forever the myth that all the French were in the Resistance. "Sorrow" and "pity" are the very words one uses to define "tragedy"; "tragedy" is the word you must use to describe the French experience of World War II. This film is a solemn reminder of the dangers of appeasing or collaborating with fascism, and it's more relevant than ever."

Posted by: Casca on Feb. 24, 2005

That exchange (re: The Slick One) was one of the ones that I had in mind as well. My apologies for doubting you, Annie.

And by the way, you've been officially nominated for GOP Babe of the Week. Of course you're free to decline, but my rationale for not nominating you has been overcome by events.

Posted by: Matt on Feb. 24, 2005

Thanks, Tony, for allowing Annika to mention my blog (thanks for the shout-out, A) but then NOT ADDING A LINK TO IT.

May your asshole be avidly frenched by Keanu Reeves.


Posted by: Kevin Kim on Feb. 24, 2005