BEST FRIDAYS: with Bryan Lee O’Malley

What’s Worst Mondays without a dark and villainous foil? That’s the kind of thinking that forced us to create Best Fridays. So, for all our weekend warrior brethren: Wooooo, T-G-I-F, right? Herein we hope to bookend your awful week by quizzing our previous Worst Mondays candidate about slightly more encouraging things. Every Friday!

You know the drill. Bryan Lee O’Malley, ladies and gentlemen!

Best injury
I’ve never really sustained a good injury. I’m a weenie. The best/worst/whatever one I can remember is in grade 7, when this girl, whose name was possibly Mandy, slide-kicked into me on the skating rink outside school, where we were all standing around during lunch break in January, and I fell and nailed my arm and started screaming bloody murder. It turned out to be a mild sprain. Weenie.

Best historical figure
Osamu Tezuka, hands down. He’s the Japanese “God of Manga,” creator of Astro Boy and hundreds upon hundreds of other brilliant / insane / ridiculous comics and cartoons. We’re experiencing a boom in English translations of his work right now, so go to the store and purchase some “Phoenix” or “Ode to Kirihito” immediately. If you can read French, there’s a translation of his fascinating 4-volume biography from Casterman. He started his career right after World War II, and he passed away in 1989. I hope that’s historical enough.

Best shirt
My memory is really short, but at this moment I honestly think my all-time best shirt is the Japanese Tony the Tiger Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes t-shirt that I bought at Urban Outfitters a couple weeks ago. It’s seriously brilliant. Comfy. Second best is a Golgo 13 logo shirt I got from Uniqlo recently. It has a fuzzy black velvet skeleton Jesus.

Best thing to do with $20
See Speed Racer before it’s out of the theaters. With a drink. That’s probably 20 dollars right there, right?

Seriously, I liked it.

Best party trick
This is where the interview goes sharply downhill. I honestly can’t come up with a single party trick. I don’t really party, and I don’t like tricks, okay????

Best monster
If we’re talking about classics, then the regular run-of-the-mill zombie is my first choice. They stand on solid metaphorical ground, as well as being incessantly creepy. Also, when I was a kid I really liked Snuffaluffagus. From Sesame Street.

Best question ever asked of you in an interview. Now answer it:

Can we go back to worsts? Because this is the worst question ever.

Posted on June 13, 2008 by | Worst Mondays/Best Fridays | 2 Comments »|

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