CK: I can’t tell you. You know the only people who contacted me
though? Credit-card companies. You have a great idea to make money that preys
on people’s stupidity, credit-card companies are there. I didn’t give it to
CK: I don’t want to fuckin’ help credit-card companies.
Me: Who would you give it to? CK: Who do I hope contacts me? A product I really really support. Mountain Dew. Some
product I would like to help. Or Nabisco. I like Nutter Butters.
Me: Nutter Butters?
CK: You don’t like cookies?
Me: No, I love cookies, but if I had the Best Marketing Idea ever, I wouldn't give it to a cookie company.CK: Oh yeah, I love them. I support their ideology. Nutter Butters: they're shaped like
peanuts, but flat! It’s a good product. It’s the best store-bought
cookies there is.
On David Letterman...
one person if I interviewed that I’d be nervous about would be David Letterman.
When I was young -- when I was in sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth grade --
watching the David Letterman show, nobody I knew had my sense of humor and this
guy did and he was on television. And he was from the Midwest;
it was a really big deal to me. I feel like it would be hard for me to
interview him because if you interview David Letterman, there’d be a lot of
tough questions you’d have to ask him and I’d want to ask him questions he
would want to answer. I’d be very nervous.
Would you ask him the hard questions first?
CK: I’d have to. That’s my job, that’s why I’d hate it. Just
because I wouldn’t want to, I’d still have to do it.
Me: But nobody is telling you that you have to ask the hard
On being approached in public... I ask if this happens a lot and then mention how I'd read one blogger saying that he'd run into Klosterman and he was rude. He asks what the blogger actually said.
[As we discuss paying for the bill that's just arrived (fyi: I expense it), I explain that even if he doesn't feel famous, music bloggers would be inclined to post about running into him, because, well, he is Chuck Klosterman.]