Edited by Brian Dunning
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addition to being an actress whose talents include skiing,
stage combat, dance, bartending, makeup artistry, and napping,
Margaret Easley has been advising you to switch to DirecWay
satellite Internet service for years. As a result, she has
become something of a cultish object of desire among young
male bloggers and forum posters everywhere.
You may not know that Margaret is also a Groundlings alum,
part of a rare breed comedy improv pros that includes Laraine
Newman, Paul Reubens, Jon Lovitz, Phil Hartman, Julia Sweeney,
Lisa Kudrow, Will Ferrell, Cheri Oteri, and Cheryl Hines.
She also has quite the film, TV, and voiceover resume, and
we should all expect to see a lot more of Margaret in the
Margaret prides herself on her various UK accents, so let's
imagine her speaking in a really gnarly cockney as she handles
our 1000 questions:
0001. In all of history, what is your favorite invention?
A little thing I like to call booze. Check back with me
in a few years, and I'm quite sure my response will be "Botox".
But if you mean actually invention-y invention...my Prius.
It's shiny and it talks to me. We're engaged to be wed.
0010. What do you hope will never be invented?
A machine that destroys lazy, chatty redheads who like
0011. What would you un-invent if you could?
That goddamn fanny machine at the gym.
0100. What popular invention do you consider the most
Hummer. These massive machines of war that are only being
driven by hausfraus from Encino to pick up the kids from
T-ball. So silly.
0101. If marooned on a desert island, what three technological
devices would you bring with you?
A robot who would do my bidding (and laundry), my television
so I could watch "Lost" and figure out what Jack
would do in my situation, and a cell phone so I could get
un-marooned. Of course, the last one is ridiculous. I live
in the heart of Hollywood, and I can barely get cell reception
while on Sunset Blvd.
0110. When have you suffered at the hands of technology?
one more person comes up to me asking about the g-xk-17
connector cable to their satellite dish, I may weep. Apparently,
many people think that I actually invented DirecWay.
0111. When has some technology suffered at your hands?
Perhaps you've heard of the Diet Coke vs the iMac incident
1000. If you found yourself sitting at a Unix terminal
as Earth's last hope while, outside, aliens were wiping
out humanity, what would you type?
"ur2good2b4got10". Then lots of annoying emoticons.