Genre:Stand-Up / Veterans/Legends / Blue Collar
TV ShowsWho Wants To Be On TV; So You Think You Can Spell; Dignity is for Wimps
FilmsWhere do I begin? Raybon of the Lost Ark; Raybocop; Rayb 2: Pig in the City... if you can remember more of my movies, tell me.
AlbumsIf books count as albums: America on 5 Bullets a Day; An Asian at my Table.
BioComedian of the Year, Metro Magazine Readers Poll 2005. They don't do the category any more, so that makes me reigning champ! Montreal twice. Sunday Star Times columnist/philosopher. Freedom Air spokespassenger. Test The Nation champ. 37th Most Trusted New Zealander, Readers Digest 2005. Excellent speller. No arrests, no convictions. I once held my breath underwater for 3 minutes 50 seconds.
InfluencesNelson Mandela. Fozzie Bear. Any loud voice nearby. I am easily influenced by smiles and charm. I recently bought those shoes with wheels in the back.
- Jun 30, 2007 10:31 AM a column i wrote about baby names...
- Jun 30, 2007 6:19 AM here's a column about baby names
- Mar 6, 2007 2:25 PM probably my most reacted-to column last year (july 30 06)
- Oct 18, 2006 3:14 AM my sunday star times column from may 7 2006
- Oct 17, 2006 9:49 AM not really a blog... my column from sunday star times oct 15
Who I'd like to meet:People who think for themselves, who question everything, especially beliefs handed down through generations, or at least who agree with me. People who put thinking above obedience. People who say, but what did Mother Teresa really do for the poor? Except collect them up. Or, anyone really really good looking. Alright, anyone at all. Wow. Doesn't that sound uncannily... just like you? What are the chances? Me -- describing you -- at the exact moment you're reading this?!? It must be Fate! Friend me at once!
- Status: Swinger
- Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
GeneralProcrastination, laziness, sleeping, lying in. If in doubt, ask for a reminder notice, then say you never received it.
MusicMy ringtone is Foo Fighters' DOA... I love the chorus: it's a shame we have to die, my dear... Queen... right now I'm listening to Simon & Garfunkel (Concert in Central Park) and Sarah McLachlan. I wish Nena had never sung 99 Luftballons in English.
TelevisionDeadwood... makes you look at murderers differently if they're charming... Entourage... truest portrayal of male attitudes ever... The Office, Simpsons, Curb Your Enthusiasm (the water bottle), Garry Shandling, Seinfeld. Original Star Trek, preferably episodes where they never leave the ship. That episode of Extras where he pretends to be Catholic. National Geographic if I'm in a hotel. I can only watch TV on DVD nowadays -- the entire series in one go: that way, shows don't have something hanging over me every week like I'm their bitch. Yeah. I'm the boss. That's right.
BooksDavid Sedaris, Letters to Penthouse, Legion of Superheroes (drawn by Mike Grell), Superman (drawn by Curt Swan), Scrooge McDuck (Carl Barks), To Kill a Mockingbird, Penn & Teller also write a great book. Right now I'm going through a big audiobook phase: it means I'm much better at reading in the dark. I wore glasses from childhood, so I have superhearing. I can hear fonts.
HeroesScrooge McDuck; Huey, and Dewey but not Louie; Freddie Mercury; Gandhi; Magnum PI; Monty Roberts (wish I wasn't allergic to horses); Lisa Simpson; Han Solo; Spock; Jason Bourne; Bruce Wayne (but not Batman -- I'm a sucker for pure wealth); Krypto the Super Dog; The Dalai Lama; Hugh Hefner (a visionary force against hypocrisy); Ricky Gervais for telling everyone he's an atheist.