Interviewing Russell Brand, one tweet at a time

"You don't think, do you, that a species such as humanity could forever be defined by such frivolity, that we'll spend millennia marveling at the sequin-covered turds of contemporary culture?"

I’ve arrived at a publicist’s office in Hollywood to chat with British comedian Russell Brand purportedly about his participation in “What About Dick?” , a radio play-style stage show written by Monty Python alum Eric Idle. But Brand has never been known to stick to the topic at hand. He enters with a banana, singing, “And I get so doggone lonesome.” He sits down, opens the banana and says, “Come on in, mate. What do you need to know?”

What I needed to know apparently wasn’t the issue so much as what was weighing on Mr. Brand’s mind. We were about to delve into some pretty weighty territory. On offer, little did I know: Transcendentalism, the end of the world, the nature of ownership and humanity’s relationship to the planet. Oh, and he gave me a rock as a gift – and then immediately pointed out that no one could actually own it.

Here, in a series of tweets, is our conversation:


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TWITTER ACCOUNT: https://twitter.com/RussellsMusings

OTHER USEFUL LINKS:
Russell Brand’s Twitter account
Ned Ehrbar’s Twitter account
What About Dick site

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