BEST FRIDAYS: with Ryan North
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!
Ryan North, yep, still awesome nearly a week later. Just check out the image below lifted from his Wikipedia entry (”My brother Victor took this picture of me. I am being pulled in a canoe behind a motorboat. It was pretty extreme.”)
I leaped from a fence to a vertical pole, caught it just long enough to swing 90 degrees, and then fell straight down about 4 meters onto a sidewalk. I fractured my elbow but, man, you should have seen the other guy. There were radial cracks in the sidewalk beginning at where my elbow hit and spreading out for meters, and car alarms were going off down the block.
Best historical figure
Gandhi and James T Kirk are tied in a dead heat.
I made myself five shirts in different colours that just say “WHAT” on them, no punctuation, just like that. They are my favourite shirts but I forget I’m wearing them and then I ask someone for directions and they say “WHAT” in a really loud voice and I get confused and uncomfortable. This has happened SO MANY TIMES.
Best thing to do with $20
2,000 gummy bears. When I was a kid I explained to my younger brother how much money was worth by how many gummy bears it would buy. I’m not sure how that worked because I kept the penny/gummy bear conversion ratio solid at 1:1, so it was really a way of making money more delicious and, eventually, perishable.
Best party trick
Asking people what the worst thing they’ve ever done is and then remembering it forever.
Whoever James Bond has to fight in the movies because then it means James Bond will be there soon!
Best question ever asked of you in an interview. Now answer it:
Well, it’s a little personal, but - three, I think. With more on Sundays?