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Margaret Easley
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In 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 future.

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 the booze.

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 ridiculous?

The 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?

If 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 of 2001?

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.

Margaret Easley

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