This week's interview is with Allen TenBusschen. Yes, that's really his last name. I had some classes with this kid. He's a good egg, even if he did forsake graphic design for (gag!) illustration. Keep an eye on this guy, he's going places. He blogs here. He looks like this:
Take it away, Tenbu...
Name: Allen Charles TenBusschen
Hometown: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Occupation: College Student, hopefully forever.
Favorite type of donut: Long John with the creme in it.
Would you rather be mauled by a bear, stung to death by bees or eaten by a shark? Why?
Oh a bear in a second. I hate bees. They are awful and I saw My Girl, I don't need that kind of drama. I think bears are pretty much awesome, and I think there was an episode of the Simpsons, where a certain town formed a bear patrol. Hopefully though it would become a Lifetime movie, like where my wife beat me and the bear took me out of my misery.
If your life were a song, what song would it be?
"New Slang" The Shins. In all honesty this is like one of those questions that can be answered truthfully with a different song at any point in your life.
If you could only watch one film for the rest of your life, what would it be?
The Shawshank Redemption
If you had your way, where would you live out the rest of your days and how?
Someplace where the view was as epic as Alaska, but was 72 degrees year round. Or a real place, like Portland Oregon. I love that town.
What would your like your tombstone read? (Don't worry, I'm not going to kill you) "Dylan actually killed me."
"Died Tragically Rescuing His Family From The Remains Of A Destroyed Sinking Battleship" - I think that is actually what I am going to get put on it. Sums it all up.
The Three Stooges or the Marx Brothers?
What three TV shows can you not miss?
30 Rock, Scrubs.
Who was your earliest remembered crush?
I don't remember her name, but I have a yearbook from elementary school somewhere with a girl with hearts drawn around her, but back when it really mattered, like 6th grade. Chelsea Frazier. Oh yeah, I had a huge crush on her for like ever.
What five things do you hope people know or think about you?
That I am not actually a pr*ck, even though I pretend to be one on occasion.
Total nerd, maybe not as awesome as Dylan but close.
I hate Slasher/Horror movies, but I am super afraid of Ghost.
I have thought about becoming a history teacher many times. I love history.
Also a geologist. For some reason I love geology.
What three things are you terrified that people know or think about you?
I totally can't fight, I haven't been in a fight since like 7th grade.
I am super jealous of good typographers
Probably the worst speller on the planet.
The Stones or the Who?
NOT AN OPTION!
If you could have any super power (flight, x-ray vision, the ability to talk to undersea creatures, etc.), what would it be and why?
Aquaman sucks, so no water ones. I think I would have Wolverine's super healing. It sounds kind of crappy but he has lived like forever and through about everything, plus then I could talk trash to anyone and not be worried about being killed, or stabbed on a subway. And yeah, I would get some sweet action with claws.
What is the deal with airline food?
Never actually eaten airplane food
What is your greatest unrealized ambition?
To become an awesome singer, and then use that to escape Austria when the Nazi's invade, wait... Seriously though, I would love to be able to learn how to sing or play the harp. That would be awesome.
Most embarrassing moment ever. Go!
My life is just a series of these.
In 9th grade we had to make a presentation for class, our group decided to make a commercial, so I went about filming it, and my brothers helped me out. So we made a short movie and about halfway through it my other brother ran into the set and mooned us. This made it on the film of course. The commercial was re-shot right after this, but it was like 3 in the morning, so we called it good, it sucked, but whatever.
The next day before class I watched "Our Masterpiece" and realized that my brother mooning the camera was right before our commercial. We didn't record over it like we had thought, we had recorded right after it. So needless to say when I got to class I told my group, and we didn't want to fail so we tried to queue up the tape to the commercial, but that didn't happen.
So in front of my whole class I showed a video of my brother's butt, and man I didn't live that down for years.
& that's a wrap. Until next week, folks.