Friday, August 21, 2009

Stud Muffin/Author Eric Arvin and 10 Silly Questions

I met with Eric Arvin in a steam room to ply him with my ten silly questions and to see if I could get him to show me what was under that stupid towel he insisted on wearing around his waist.

I didn't get to see what was under the towel, but I did get my silly questions answered. Damn! That wasn't the option I would have picked, but we take what we can get, eh?

1. If you could invite any famous person, dead or alive, for dinner, what would you eat?

Gerard Butler. I'd have to make him fall in love with me. I know it's not a very literate choice out of everyone in history, but if I had said Alexander the Great I'd be afraid I'd do something to piss him off like last time! Yeah. I'll go with Gerard. I've been salivating over him since Dracula 2000. (Wouldn't it have been hot if he had hooked up with Jonny Lee Miller in that movie instead of...whoever that actress was?)

I'd have wine. He'd have me.

2. Who do you think you are?

I'm not sure. Why? Who do you think I am? [RR: A big tease.]

3. What’s your problem?

You trying to pick a fight? [RR: Maybe a wrestling match.]

4. If you could have one wish, would you give it to me?

You ARE trying to pick a fight!

5. Where you at?

About ready to kick your ass!

6. If you had to choose only one vice, what would it be?

Honestly, I don't think I have any. Isn't that sad? I don't smoke, do drugs, drink excessively. I'm not a sex addict. God! How depressing. I need a vice. Any suggestions? [RR: I open Eric's plea to the floor. Comments, please.]

7. What’s your favorite brand of cereal?

Anything with lots of almonds and nuts and clusters.

8. When you wake up in the morning, what celebrity do you most resemble?

Scott Wolf...after he's just woke up in the morning.

9. Do you know your ass from a hole in the ground? And if so, how do you tell the difference?

No. There is absolutely no difference.

10. Do you have anything you’d like to plug?

Well, hells yeah! But first I'd like to say something about my book, Subsurdity: Vignettes from Jasper Lane from Dreamspinner Press, available on August 20th. It's a reprint in advance of the sequel Suburbilicious, set to come out in September. Now, as for that plugging you mentioned...

Eric Arvin is a writer from a small town in Middle America. He has three published books - THE REST IS ILLUSION, SUBSURDITY, and SLIGHT DETAILS AND RANDOM EVENTS, as well as a comic book and several published short stories. Visit his blog here.


  1. What a fun interview. I'm far too used to these things being formulaic.

    Oh, and if he really wants to pick a fight, I've got your back, bro. *wink*

  2. That was fun, Rick! Hmmm. A little Turkish oil wrestling next time?

  3. I suggest the Turkish oil wrestling with Rick, only next time take the towel off. I'm sure Rick would be willing to teach you a vice or two.

  4. I'm sure he has a few to spare (wink wink)


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