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I am Bill Murray, AMAJan 18 2014

Bill Murray does the Ask Me Anything thing over at Reddit and I think it's even better than Seinfeld's.

Q: If you could go back in time and have a conversation with one person, who would it be and why?

A: That's a grand question, golly.

I kind of like scientists, in a funny way. Albert Einstein was a pretty cool guy. The thing about Einstein was that he was a theoretical physicist, so they were all theories. He was just a smart guy. I'm kind of interested in genetics though. I think I would have liked to have met Gregor Mendel.

Because he was a monk who just sort of figured this stuff out on his own. That's a higher mind, that's a mind that's connected. They have a vision, and they just sort of see it because they are so connected intellectually and mechanically and spiritually, they can access a higher mind. Mendel was a guy so long ago that I don't necessarily know very much about him, but I know that Einstein did his work in the mountains in Switzerland. I think the altitude had an effect on the way they spoke and thought.

But I would like to know about Mendel, because i remember going to the Philippines and thinking "this is like Mendel's garden" because it had been invaded by so many different countries over the years, and you could see the children shared the genetic traits of all their invaders over the years, and it made for this beautiful varietal garden.

Dear The Onion, please stop paginating yourSep 14 2005

Dear The Onion, please stop paginating your stories. I know you're trying to increase your ad real estate, but it's annoying to have to click to read more, especially on shorter stories. From now on, when I link to stuff like this excellent Errol Morris interview, it's going to be to the handy one-page print version with zero ads. NY Times, Salon, WaPo, Wired News, that goes double for you.

Interview with Nigo, founder of the JapaneseJun 02 2005

Interview with Nigo, founder of the Japanese clothing label, A Bathing Ape.

Terry Gross interviews The Incredibles director Brad Bird on NPRApr 07 2005

Terry Gross interviews The Incredibles director Brad Bird on NPR. "So, what does the director of an animated film actually do?"

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