BBspot (6): Have you ever had any complaints
from companies or people that you've
satirized? What did they say?
Andy: A few. Sportsline.com did not like the way I portrayed
their CEO in a piece I did about Sally Struthers asking to save the
starving dotcoms. Their CEO, whom I had actually interviewed in New
York less than a year earlier for Internet World, was one of the
CEOs I said you could adopt and send money to. They asked me to take
him out, and I said no, and they said... "Oh, damn." It's
still on the site here.
BBspot (7): There's been a broader scope to SatireWire's
topics in the past year. Was this a conscious decision on your part?
Andy: Unlike, say, BBspot, I can't maintain focus for too
long on one area, so that was part of it. Also, I just got tired
of writing about business and tech exclusively, and lastly, I'm not
technical by nature. So at the end of September, when I had the book
turned in to Random House, I broadened the site out and wrote about
whatever came to mind. It was very freeing, and has made it much
more fun to come to work.
BBspot (8): Could you explain what sort of psychedelics you
were on when you
As a follow up to that - Does magic pony rainbow sandwich albatross?
Andy: I honestly don't see what's unusual about that chart.
Now if it were creamed whale, that would be kinda weird.
Pilasters range, you know? They just range.
BBspot (9): I know SatireWire stories are sometimes
bought by the likes of The Washington Post, but what's the coolest
place that's ever run something of yours? (And The Post would not
count as "cool." It would count as "old.")
Andy: The Australian Broadcasting Corp., which is a radio
network akin to NPR in the States, occasionally buys stories and
hires actors to read them on the air. I just like the idea of Australian
actors reading the stuff. Australia is cool.
BBspot (10): Why a book and not Economy of Errors: the Broadway
Andy: Starring former Cleveland Thunderbolts arena player
He'd be better at that than football.
BBspot (11): How many copies of your book, "Economy
of Errors: SatireWire Gives
Business the Business," would you suggest that people buy at a time?
Andy: As a rule, jewelers recommend you spend one-fourth
of your annual income on satire.
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