Director Kevin Smith recently announced he was returning to Detroit for one of his Q&A fests, and tickets in “the good seats” are going for $75. This increases the chance that you can actually A one Q, but is $75 worth it? On a lucky day, you might be able to get Smith to respond to an inquiry on Twitter, and that’s free. Besides, would I even have a question that wouldn’t be embarrassing to ask?
Mr. Smith, do you consider yourself a capable director? Like, could you ever direct a high-minded, genre piece, worthy of an Academy Award nomination? (SIDENOTE: I threw in the filler word “like” to simulate a Pulitzer Prize nomination worthy question… y’know, to like make it real.)
This got me wondering… who else would I pay $75 to ask a question?
Barack Obama, Steven Spielberg, George W. Bush, George Lucas?
Sure. Each one of them would get a humdinger of a wringer”, but who would I pay more than $75 to get to the bottom of things? Probably just one:
My one-part quiz:
Ms. Fey, can I write for your show? Here’s a sample of my ability, and it happened In My Brain While Sleeping…
*Here’s the others:
- President Obama, do you believe in the Prime Directive? Is that dictating your actions?
- Mr. Spielberg, just why? A refrigerator? An army of monkeys? Seriously!
- President Bush, wanna play some Frogger?
- Mr. Lucas… will there be Episodes VII through IX, as they could save Star Wars? Otherwise, fuck you.