Monday, August 18, 2008

an excerpt from my interview with a five year old

S: Marvin Hooks, you are five years old. What do you want to be when you grow up?

M: I’m five years old. I’m too young to answer a question like that. I just started riding my bike without training wheels. Ask me again in two years.

S: Marvin, it’s two years later. What would you like to be when you grow up?

M: Spencer, I’m glad you asked. I often go down to the woods behind my house and watch the bats fly around the streetlights. There is at least one bat that does figure-eights, and another that swoops down very low.

S: Why are there streetlights in the woods behind your house?

M: Because there are no woods behind my house. I live in the suburbs, and I can’t say for sure I’ve ever actually seen a tree. The bats in my neighborhood have taken to inhabiting telephone poles and mailboxes. Classic Darwinian adaptation.

S: Do you believe in God Marvin?

M: No one can be certain Spencer, but I try to take it easy on the pork products.

S: In conclusion, is there anything you regret?

M: There have been a few times when I forgot to unzip my pants while urinating.

S: Sounds like dark times.

M: Times to grow Spencer. Times to grow.

2 comments:

Lodo Grdzak said...

Quirky kid.

Spencer Troxell said...

I try to do only the most hard hitting interviews.

I enjoyed your post about the olympics, by the way.