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The Interview Project 21: Jay Runham


From the fingers of Jay Runham:
 
“I co-host Edmonton’s Entertainment Podcast: Jay n’ J. I’m also a huge TMNT, Batman, and Atomic Robo geek. Weekdays you can find me working at the U of A as a Web Designer. Weekends you can find me reading comics, tweeting, watching basketball, or hitting the theatre to check out the latest movie.”

 
When I first met Jay we were digging a hole to bury a body in the woods. Wouldn’t you know it, there was already a body in it. Colour our faces embarrassed because…wait…nope. Wrong Jay. Sorry Jay.
 
Jay and I were friends when we were just infants. We led a normal life. That was until one day we had to lead a group of  sass-talking toddlers up against an evil media mogul who was determined to perform an experiment that would crack the code to baby talk! DAMMIT! Sorry Jay, that was the plot to Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2.
 
 
We are the same person? Wrong again.
 
We are the birthplace of humanity? Sorta.
 
TRUTH ROUND-UP:
 
I met Jay while doing one of his podcasts. I’ve done another since. He supports film like Batman supports punches to the face. He has a lovely wife. If you ever want an energetic and positive person to work on a creative project with that includes podcasting or drinking while podcasting, he is your man. I bet his favourite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle is Raphael because he likes to do his damage up close. Also, he liked basketball.
 
ANSWER PANTS:
 
If you would give yourself a nickname what would it be?
 
Is it a nickname if it makes your name longer? I always wanted to be know as like CJ, or J.D. or M.J. or something like that.
 
If you could switch one body part with anyone else in the world living or dead, who and what would it be?
 
I think I’d take Michael Jordan’s pre-1996 shooting arm. I’ve got to be able to make it into the NBA with just his arm, right? Maybe I should go for a leg…
 
In five words, describe your most uncomfortable dream.
 
Unending Business Meeting. No Computer.
 
What is your favourite word?
 
Fantastic.
 
What does that word smell like?
 
Grilled Cheese with Ketchup.
 
What is your spirit animal?
 
A Monkey? Maybe a dog of some kind, I seem to get along with dogs pretty well. Do Ninja Turtles count as animals?
 
If ghosts existed, would you want to meet one? If so, what would you ask it?
 
I would not want to meet one, but if I had to I’d go for somebody cool and classic like James Dean or Elvis. I’d ask them if they’d do it all over again.
 
If you could share a bottle of alcohol with anyone who has ever existed, who would it be and what would you drink?
 
I’d try and get Walt Disney liquored up on Peach Schnapps. Find out what kind of man he really was, maybe see if he’d start and fist fight with my podcasting partner Jordan Blackburn.
 
What would you rather have as a pet: A dragon, a unicorn Pegasus or Ezra Levant?
 
Dragon. It could stay on my balcony and I’d always ask it politely every morning if it could fly me to work so I didn’t have to walk in the snow.
 
Finally, if you could live your life over again with guaranteed success, what would you do?
 
I’d move to Hollywood and make a killer indie/sci-fi flick that would blow minds. Then I’d demand to be given the rights to TMNT, Transformers, G.I. Joe, and Avatar: The Last Airbender before that shit went sideways in the hands of maniacs.
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