So, then I began to think (don’t get scared because of that!!). I thought to myself, I could pretend to interview ANY author and how would you know if I made up the answers myself, or plagiarized another interviewer?
Thus, Famous Friday has emerged, like a babe from the womb. I am going to pick a famous author (or celeb) and I will interview them. I will ask them my own questions, but I will take REAL ANSWERS (to who knows what) that they have said in interviews and I will insert it in as their answer to my questions.
So ***** This is fun. Not real. Yes, real quotes, but not to the original questions, or maybe they are…? *****
Today I am excited to announce that I have a very special guest! Former Vice Prez, Al Gore!! I can’t believe it either!! But, ’tis true!!!
As we all know, there have been many things said about him and I mean to get to the bottom of it!! Did he really invent the internet? What does he think about the war in the Middle East? How about the upcoming presidential elections?
Let’s get started!!!!
Charity – Hello there! It’s great to have a chance to sit down and chat with y…
Al – I am Al Gore and I used to be the next president of the United States.
Charity – Oh! Well, alright. I was going to introduce you, but I guess you covered that. You don’t usually do interviews, so I am glad that y…
Al – Hey! You know what? I’ve gotta go on that “Letterman” show! That show is so lame!
Charity – *clears throat* It might be nice to finish a sentence. But, maybe I’m asking too much.
So, former Vice President? Pretty nice role!
Al – I flew on Air Force 2 for 8 years and now I have to take off my shoes to get on an airplane!
Charity – That really does kinda stink! I guess these are the things that keep life from making us too proud.
Al – I see myself in the mold of Rin Tin Tin. It didn’t go to his head either.
Charity – *awkward silence* *shifts in seat* *clears throat*
So, do you miss a life of politics? What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Al – During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the internet.
Charity – Really? You are still going with that?
Al – That day I made the statement about inventing the internet, I was tired because I had stayed up all night inventing the Camcorder.
Charity – *chuckles* *relaxes a bit*
What do you think of the elections coming up? Do you think there will be a high voter turnout to make a change, or to vote in the first woman president?
Al – A low voter turnout is an indication of few people going to the polls.
Charity – *confused* Yes, that is probably true. I mean, it would have to be true. Wait. huh?
Al – When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. When you have the law on your side, argue the law. When you have neither, holler!
Charity – Um. I’ll write that down for the future. Thank you.
But, the state of politics, as they stand in this country, seem a bit…”out of whack”, as my mother would say. What do you think?
Al – There’s lots about politics I don’t feel comfortable with. To talk about politics of future ideas is impossible in soundbite form.
Charity – *low growl* Al! Focus!! Let’s talk about something you are passionate about. You are the king of going green. What is really going on out there?
Al – Today we’re dumping 70 million tons of global-warming pollution into the environment, and tomorrow we will dump more, and there is no effective worldwide response. Until we start sharply reducing global-warming pollution, I will feel that I have failed.
As human being, we are vulnerable to confusing the unprecedented with the improbable. In our everyday experience, if something has never happened before, we are generally safe in assuming it is not going to happen in the future, but the exceptions can kill you and climate change is one of those exceptions.
The entire North Polar ice cap is disappearing before our very eyes. It’s been the size of the continental United Stated for the last 3 million years and now 40 percent is gone and the rest of it is going.
There is an air of unreality in debating these arcane points when the world is changing in such dramatic ways right in front of our eyes because of global warming.
Population growth is straining the Earth’s resources to the breaking point, and educating girls is the single most important factor in stabilizing that. That, plus helping women gain political and economic power and safeguarding their reproductive rights.
I think the cost of energy will come down when we make this transition to renewable energy.
When people flirt with despair about the future, they are less likely to take the actions necessary to safeguard it, focusing instead on the short-term.
Our world faces a true planetary emergency. I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it’s a challenge to the moral imagination.
Winston Churchill aroused this nation in heroic fashion to save civilization in WWII. We have everything we need except political will, but political will is a renewable resource.
I take no pleasure in the fact that the scientific predictions I’ve relayed to popular audiences turn out to be true!
I drive a hybrid, and we’ve changed our light bulbs and windows and installed solar panels and geothermal ground source heat pumps and…
Charity – *snoring* zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Charity – *waking up* *rubbing eyes*
Guys? Al? Where is everyone? What the heck? Did I fall asleep???? Helloooo……………….?????????????