Back in January, when I was first getting my blog up and running, I was fortunate enough to stumble upon a group of bloggers who have helped show me the ropes, and consistently produce awesome content. Knox McCoy
is one of those guys.
So, last week, I tracked him down (emailed him) and asked (threatened) if I could interview him for BDB. He agreed (reluctantly) because he’s such a cool (terrible) guy. Enjoy.
1. How you doing, Knox? (If that is your real name…)
My first name is Randall and my middle name is Knox. Which one would you have gone with?
2. I like that shirt. Old Navy?
I’m actually naked. WHAT? You don’t email naked? Weirdo.
3. Word on the street is that you and your wife are about to have a kid. Any chance you’d name it “DeReal McCoy”?
Would you believe it took me over 10 minutes to figure out why you chose “DeReal”?
(FYI- Knox and his wife have since welcomed their little girl into the world. Congrats, buddy!)
I’ve never seen a single episode, so sell me on it. What’s so great about that show?
Absolutely nothing. It’s awful. I take a shower every time I finish watching it. But it’s compelling because it’s so hateable.
You know how when Bin Laden died, most everybody was like, “It’s generally a positive thing that he died?” The Bachelorette is similar in it’s ability to unify people in frustration towards the human beings involved in the show.
This idea of frustration led to my book which is an examination of the ideas of Love (The Bachelorette) and Faith (modern Christianity) and how both can be REALLY frustrating for people in and outside each.
5. What are your top five favorite TV shows of all time?
Friday Night Lights
The Walking Dead (I know. I KNOW. It’s early. But I mean it’s zombies. That’s my jam.)
6. Would you rather eat skunk meat or lick a gas pump handle?
All I have to do is lick the pump handle? DEAL. I’ve probably done that before without provocation. Like if there was Reese Cup residue on it. And yeah, I realize that Reese Cup residue and fecal matter share a lot of properities, but I mean…free Reese Cup residue, ya know? You take that risk, Jared. You take it every time.
7. What are the three websites you visit most often? (Not including your own)
8. Why should people read your blog and/or your book?
Because I talk about things that piss me off?
Because Saved By The Bell is a popular subject of my posts?
Because I’m not afraid to shed light on how aggressively idiotic I can be?
Because it’s fun to watch someone lose their mind?
Indeed, it is. Thanks, Knox! Now, go read his blog and buy his book. You will not regret it, unless you’re the kind of person who’s prone to regret things, then you might regret it, but I don’t think so.