John Carroll made a mistake. He has twice awfully interviewed me at PURGE to help promote both the launch of VouchedATL and our first birthday party. That wasn’t his mistake, it was nice of him. His mistake was the manner of which he Awfully Interviewed me. I mean, he really ‘gave me a dose of my own medicine’ so to speak. I’ve been waiting for payback ever since.
To celebrate the release of Slow Burn, John will be reading at the next Vouched Presents on April 17th. You know what that means? It means today is the day for retribution.
What are you trying to prove?
I don’t know? 9/11 was an inside job. The Illuminati is real. Aliens exists. Social media will be the downfall of civilization. You know, just the regular macho stuff. I guess I do know.
Do I come across as someone who has something to prove(other than bald is beautiful and all the other things I just listed)?
Kind of. You seem like one of those people who has a vendetta. You know, like Guy Fawkes. HOLY SHIT- John Carroll are you Anonymous?!
Shit. I wish. I like the idea of Anonymous, not so much for their ability to fuck shit up, which I think is pretty rad, but because they remind me of Borg from Star Trek. Kind of like Legion in the Bible. I guess I just like the idea of groups that refer to themselves as one, but then again the U.S. Army does that too. Nevermind.
Aren’t you a patriot? Have some pride! I heard you like baseball, right? Don’t you like pie? Happiness? Will Smith Movies?
I like Thomas Jefferson a lot. He made his own Bible and brought French Fries to America. I can only hope to accomplish that much. I really only liked baseball when Michael Jordan was playing. Did you know that Will Smith was supposed to play Neo in The Matrix, but turned it down? I’m not sure how I feel about that. But yeah, Will Smith is solid.
Didn’t you burn a Bible once? Was that your attempt to be Jeffersonian? How did that go for you?
You know what’s probably more offensive to most people? I burned a Beatles record once as well. I dated a girl who really liked the Beatles a few months later. She told me I was stupid for doing it. We went on vacation to Virginia and she wouldn’t take me to Monticello. We broke up when we got home.
WOW you really brought that one full circle — it was like watching an episode of Seinfeld. Have you ever seen that show?
Seinfeld is probably appreciated for the wrong reasons. Larry David induces panic attacks in my life. I wouldn’t say that I’m a fan of Jerry Seinfeld, but I read his book, Seinlanguage in 5th grade. I asked my parents if I could have a Bar Mitzvah after reading it. They made me accept Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Saviour instead.
Was that a pretty formative moment in your life? What do you think the repercussions were?
I’d like to act like it wasn’t, but the older I get the more I feel the need to revert back to adolescent tendencies. You know, ride a bike, jump on beds, make fun of girls that I’d like to have sexual intercourse with. Normal ten year old boy stuff.
Have you found yourself purchasing a lot of footed pajamas as of late?
Unfortunately, they don’t have them in my size. Hot Topic does sell dinosaur and Hello Kitty hoodies though. I need to stop by there to pick up the new Marilyn Manson album, so you never know.
How does Marilyn Manson always manage to date such hotties?
I think it’s pretty clear Laura. If you bang MM you’re guaranteed at least B-movie stardom.
Good point. You forgot to mention how romantic he is though. I mean, look at him. Marilyn Manson OOZES romance. What’s your favorite 90’s teen flick?
Drop Dead Gorgeous. Two words: Rolling Crucifix.
That makes a lot of sense. Has anyone ever told you that you look like Denise Richards?
Only in the dark.
Oh wow. So. …why should people come and see you read on the 17th?
The stories that I will be reading were actually inspired by Denise Richards’ outstanding performance in the 1998 erotica thriller Wild Things. I believe that I’m the first writer to ever incorporate her influence into anything literary, outside of tabloid magazines.