Evany Thomas

Who are you?

Evany A. Thomas

What is your tie to h2so4?

A skinny, 80s tie.

What is funny?

It's funny you ask.

What is not funny?

When I say to Richard, "Did you order the pizza?" And he thinks I'm joking and that I've already ordered the pizza myself, so he says "Haha! Yeah!" Then we wait and wait for the pizza to come, for like an hour, and I am so very hungry, and I finally turn to him and say, "So wait, when did you order the pizza?" And he says, "I didn't." I say, "You're kidding!" and he says, "No, you're kidding!" and I say, "Wait, seriously, did you or did you not order the pizza?" And he's all "No, I never ordered the pizza."

What book should I read?

I really liked The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing, but a lot of people hate it I hear, so I hesitate to recommend it.

Why do you (on occasion) work for no money?

The company.

What is your favorite movie? Or would you prefer to call it a "film"?

I really like "Singin' in the Rain" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark."

Your favorite quote from Evany Thomas:

Am I talking?

Your favorite quote from elsewhere:

"Wow! These damn things are as hot as a stiff cock." --Julia Child

What piece of writing has most influenced your life?

Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child by Noel Riley Fitch

What person has most changed your life ("famous" or non-)?

Julia Child, who didn't even learn how to cook until her late thirties.

So tell me, what would a person be surprised to find out about you?

I'm not as tall as I think I am.

What band would you have play at your next party (yes, historically open)?

Keely Smith/Louis Prima

Does not the war perpetuate that which it is called to make disappear, and consecrate war and its virile virtues in good conscience?

War is hell. And hell is for children.

To what are you addicted? What is addiction?

To me, addiction implies something naughty, a guilty pleasure that you don't really like to flaunt. So, while I'm physically addicted to coffee, in that I experience withdrawal when I go without it, cheap mysteries and certain science fiction novels are My Addiction.

Do you, too, love Abraham Lincoln? why? why not?

Yes, I love Abe Lincoln because he acted upon his principles.

How does the cameraman compare with the painter?

They both edit their surroundings to suit their message, in that they choose to capture one thing over another, but painters don't have to rely upon what is physically in front of them to create.

Authentic being-one's-self takes the definite form of an existentiell modification of the "they"; and this modification must be defined existentially. What does this modification imply, and what are the ontological conditions for its possibility?

Oh Jill. I'm just a poor hoofer in the chorus line, ill prepared to tap dance in the spotlight.

Is everything popular a debasement of what it would otherwise be? are we really looking for a salvation or meaning that only a few can access, with difficulty?

So if I didn't like Wham! in the early 80s, but I really like them now (yet the essential Wham-ness remains unchanged), is it my ability to asses and appreciate them that has changed? Is it because they are unpopular that I embrace them, to be the "difficult few" that you describe? Or is it simply nostalgia? Whatever. All I know for sure is that "Young Guns (Go for It)" rocks.

Evany Thomas, center (of attention)
Evany Thomas, center (of attention)