If one gets a lot of e-mail, one will eventually get very strange e-mail, but there is a frontier; an event horizon of bizarreness, that one doesn’t expect to be surpassed. But life is richer than that.Yesterday, I received this e-mail from someone at the excellent NPR show, The State of Things.
I have kind of a strange request. Tomorrow on The State of Things, we want to do a segment on Bigfoot, in the wake of the recent Bigfoot sighting in Cleveland County, North Carolina. We’re going to invite local bigfoot “experts” to come on the show and discuss the history of the bigfoot legend in our state. But first, Frank wants to interview Bigfoot. Unfortunately, the real bigfoot has declined our requests to appear on the show. This is where you come in. Frank suggested we find someone to impersonate the legendary creature, and he specified that that person should have a British accent. He recommended I contact you…Are you interested?
(I will leave undiscussed the calm certainty of the host, Frank Stasio, that of course, Bigfoot has a British accent.)
You can listen to the podcast here. The first minute or so is pretty funny, but the British Bigfoot enters about 6:45 in.
And that is my new event horizon for weirdness. This one, I think, will not be surpassed for some time.