It was an interesting cast of characters on The Hour this week. I wonder what it's like sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner with William Shatner, like Henry Rollins did. The Pop Cardz that George talked about in The News? Good lordy... really? Seriously? We need more trading cards, this time with celebrities on them? Right. Moving on. Charlie Kaufman was really fascinating, it's unfortunate that he doesn't do more interviews because I'd like to hear more from him, but what a coup for The Hour since he doesn't.
The punchline in Tuesday's cold open... hi-freakin'-larious! "Hello and welcome to The Hour... I'm your boyfriend Paul Martin." Awesome. Speaking of Paul Martin, I really enjoyed his interview, I think it's my favourite of the week. I thought he was very engaging and open to George's questions and was able to inject some humour and a few good zingers into the interview. Richard Price has done some pretty crazy stuff in his life, some of it in the name of "research", so it's no surprise why he's a kickass author.
I'll admit that I've read a lot about the Kennedy family over the years, so I was really interested to hear from Robert F. Kennedy jr. I enjoyed his reminiscing about the Democratic convention he went to as a child compared to this year's. I also thought that he was bang on when he said that "foreign policy is a sense of the use of the different kinds of power and understanding other people's cultures." I've followed Waterkeeper in Canada since doing some research about the Lake Ontario watershed and I recommend taking a look at their website. Lewis Black is one of those comedians that is hit or miss for me. Sometimes he makes some really good points and other times I think he's just a raving lunatic. I think this was the first time I'd heard him just talk, rather than rant. It gave me a little insight into where his rants come from.
I love the War of the Worlds broadcast, I think it's absolutely brilliant. I can't believe it's 70 years old. Orson Welles was definitely ahead of his time. And the CEOs at Google bought a FIGHTER JET? Really?