Wednesday, October 20, 2004

So, um, What's Your Favorite Food?

Dear Friends of Ben,

I confess myself in need of some advice. No, wait. Let me spin this differently.
I'm offering what may well be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sate your curiosity about a real live celebrity! This will be especially cool if you happen to be a fourteen-year-old boy (or an undergraduate male; the difference is often negligable).

Tomorrow (Thursday) at 11:00 am Pacific Time, 1:00 pm Central, I will receive a call on the KXBR hotline* from none other than Sting. No, not the Fields of Gold guy. Think mascara. Think chin like an Abrams tank.
Yeah, that Sting, four-time WCW champ Steve Borden, who has had folks "wrapped around his finger" in a less figurative sense than his musical namesake ever envisioned.
A guy who drops into the ring from helicopters, and is known for the patenting the Scorpion Death Lock of . . . death, or something. A wrestling persona inspired by Kiss, or by Brandon Lee in The Crow (or maybe by Wynona Ryder in Beetlejuice?).
And tomorrow I'm going to be interviewing him on the air.

It seems that our boy of the warpaint got taken down for the count (forgive me) by his own fame, until somewhere in the middle of an addiction to painkillers and nearly losing his wife, he found a friend named Jesus. Some people write books about their conversions; Sting, in conjunction with Willow Creek Marketing, has made a movie.

So I'm wondering, gentle readers, what you might like to have asked of him?

*218 285 9190
Which, by the way, I invite any of you to utilize weeknights between the hours of 6 and 10 p.m. central. No, you're probably not in my listening area, and no, we're not online and probably won't be anytime soon. But that doesn't mean you can't call me up to say, "Hey, how 'bout less Demon Hunter and more Cindy Morgan?", or for that matter share something of import with the good listeners of International Falls.


Blogger JEB said...

sorry - i didn't read this in time to suggest an interview question for sting. i hope you'll update us with a post.
as a sidenote, i've never been a fan of wrestling. my brother used to make us watch it during the summer. (he was in charge because my parents were at work.) i distinctly remember one afternoon when i got up to change the channel - i was tired of watching the scary men in costume yell at the camera before their turn in the ring, so i decided to switch it to the brady bunch or something similar. little did i know david would disagree with my choice - he slapped me on the back so hard it left a handprint on my back. he denies it now, but i'm sure julie would vouch for it. it's funny how he was so mean to us back then - he is very protective now and would do anything for me.

October 21, 2004 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger Viator said...

And how are you NOW, my dear Jennie?
And what do you think of the value of an M.Ed.?

October 21, 2004 at 4:34 PM  
Blogger JEB said...

well, unfortunately, i don't know the value of a master's in education. that would be because i obtained a BSE - yep, a second bachelor's. wish i could go back and do that again. i'm very happy in the field of accounting - as hard and disappointing as it was for me to admit, the world of education is not my calling.

October 22, 2004 at 6:52 AM  

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