I interview a lot of people. That just hasn't started to show with this new articles section. Any journalist can tell you that you have this awkward moments. Moments, where you don't know exactly where to go with the interview. Vince and Uwe were probably the easiest since it was done completely by email.
Yesturday, I got an email requiring me to call CIA headquarters to follow up on a FOIA request. This was supposed to be a simple getting told to fuck off conversation.
'Mr. Ardrey, we can neither confirm nor deny the existance of Polybius.'
"I haven't even asked about Polybius."
"It said it in your FOIA request."
"You couldn't just send me an email?"
"It's easier to have you call us and explain"
"Not really, I have to remember everything you say and type it out"
"Still, what are you doing this weekend?"
"Why does that matter?"
"I was just being friendly. Here at the CIA, we are trying to change our image in light of public criticism."
"Yeah, I usually don't share with people I don't know, what I am doing with my free time."
"Me and my husband, are going sailing. Do you like sailing?"
"Yeah, kind of. So has the CIA ever been involved in the video game industry at all?"
" Why do we have to talk about that? Why can't we talk about our hobbies and ambitions?"
"Because I go to press at mid-night. The fact that I don't know you is at the top of that list as well."
"My kids like video games. Have you played the new Kid Icarus? I even kind of like it. Maybe, your article should be about the new Kid Icarus."
" I reassure you, that my readers, don't give two flying fucks about Kid Icarus."
"You can't assume that. Maybe, they secretly love Kid Icarus. Like me. I have played it atleast 3 hours a day since it came out. You should really play Kid Icarus."
"Lady, I can't stress this enough. Fuck Nintendo, Fuck Kid Icarus, and I am pretty sure the feeling is mutual amongst the people who read me."
"I can reassure you that if you mention Kid Icarus, your readership will increase 10 fold."
"I highly doubt it. I will run this piece without a statement from your agency."
"Good, would you like to get a cup of coffee sometime?"