A few weeks ago, I got a note from my pal Brian Brushwood (via Ashley Paramore and, somehow, Veronica Belmont; the actual email path was Möbius-like) asking if I’d like to be a part of a short, funny video about Angry Birds Space for his videocast "Game On!"
Not being an idiot, I said yes. Here’s the result.
I had fun filming this! Angry Birds is evil and addicting and I don’t recommend downloading it unless you like evil and addicting games, which of course I do.
Sadly, "Game On!" was canceled. But the good news is that:
2) Brian has a book out, "Scam School", which I’ve been perusing and is both very funny and highly, highly evil*. It’s all about tricks and puzzles and brain teasers you can pull in bars to win free drinks off people (it also has the amazing super-cooled beeer thing in it). I’m really enjoying it, and you will too if you buy it. And you should.
Thanks to Brian for having me on the show!
* Today’s word: evil.
That was not a typo. My friend/part-time stalker Ashley Paramore interviewed me at TAM 8 during the "Skeptics in the Tub" after-hours get-together. So yeah, we’re in swimsuits, and she interviews me. It was my first time being interviewed in a hot tub, so that all by itself is rather exciting to me. For you, seeing me partially naked may curb that somewhat. YMMV.
The background audio is a bit loud, but it’s not too hard to hear us. The red color is due to low light conditions plus the weird lighting outside at the casino.
As usual when someone interviews me, I’m a smartass for the first few minutes, but then we get down to business: my tattoo, Bad Universe, Universe Today, Pamela Gay, and skepticism. I listened to the interview, and I have to say I pontificate an awful lot for a guy standing around in swim trunks. Still, I’m glad I got a chance to say some of that stuff. The last three minutes or so are actually rather important… they’re important issues to me, but also, I think, to the skeptic community at large. And I’ll have more to say on that subject hopefully soon.