There are few things I hate more in this world than conducting interviews and being an on-camera/on-mike host. Naturally, I’ve volunteered to do all the above on a weekly basis, which should be all the proof anyone needs that I should not be allowed to make decisions for myself. I don’t even trust myself to tie my shoes these days; elastic laces are the future. And they only let me eat with a spoon.
But occasionally I am okay with my on-camera work, as in the case of this Penny Arcade: On the Precipice of Darkness interview. That’s because it’s less an interview than me and Jerry making jokes at each other while Joel from Hothead looks on in bemusement.
The one disappointment is that GameVideos trimmed the very important part where I asked if the possibility of time travel would result in Tycho facing off against his historical namesake. But I guess I can reveal here the very exclusive answer: No, and anyway it’s been a few centuries so the name is public domain at this point.
This is as close as I get to journalism, which is why I’m almost certainly in the wrong line of work. This week’s podcast probably won’t do much to change that perception, either. I was told that our podcasts should run closer to 90 minutes in length than not, but… I think I prefer shorter, more tightly knit discussions. Oh well! Next week: Rediscovering the soul of wit.