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  • HI, RAINN.

  • HOW ARE YOU?

  • >> HI, JAMES.

  • HOW ARE YOU?

  • I'M DOING OKAY, I'M HANGING IN THERE.

  • >> James: WHO ARE YOU SHELTERING WITH AT THE TIME?

  • >> I'M IN LOS ANGELES SHELTERING WITH THE USUAL.

  • I'VE GOT MY WIFE AND MY SON AND OUR TWO PIT BULLS AND TWO GUINEA

  • PIGS AND OUR TWO POT BELLIED BIGS AMY AND SNORTINGTON.

  • >> James: AMY AND SNORTINGTON.

  • YEAH.

  • >> James: POT BELLY PIGS.

  • DID SOMEONE TELL ME YOU HAD A ZONKY.

  • >> YES, I HAVE A DONKEY NAMED CHILLY BEANS AND A ZONKY NAMED

  • DEREK.

  • >> James: EXPLAIN FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW WHAT A ZONKY IS.

  • >> A ZONKY IS YOU TAKE A DONKEY AND THEY CAN THE SP SPERMATAZOWA

  • >> A ZONKY IS YOU TAKE A DONKEY AND THEY CAN THE SP SPERMATAZOWA

  • A ZEBRA AND YOU HAVE A DONKEY WITH STRIPES.

  • >> James: I LOVE A PET WITH A REGULAR NAME.

  • >> DEREK, PLAIN AND SIMPLE.

  • >> James: THE OFFICE IS HUGELY POPULAR, BUT SEEMINGLY BECOMING

  • EVEN MORE SO DURING LOCKDOWN WITH PEOPLE CONSTANTLY BINGING

  • THE SHOW.

  • I WAS WONDERING IF THE SHOW WAS STILL BEING MADE TODAY WHAT

  • WOULD DWIGHT BE DOING DURING HIS LIFE?

  • >> THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

  • DWIGHT DURING A PANDEMIC WOULD BE FANTASTIC.

  • IF THE SHOW WERE STILL BEING MADE TODAY, I WOULD BE GETTING

  • PAID A LOT OF MONEY, BUT DWIGHT, OH, MY GOD SO MUCH GOING ON

  • RIGHT NOW.

  • SO PANDEMIC, YOU'VE GOT DWIGHT FIGHTING THE PANDEMIC, YOU'VE

  • GOT DWIGHT BUILDING HIS OWN VACCINE, HIS OWN I CAN'T BODIES,

  • MAYBE -- OWN ANTIBODIES, MAYBE DOING TESTS ON PEOPLE IN THE

  • AWEDOFFICE.

  • HE WOULD BE IN ON 5G CELL TOWERS, HILLARY CLINTON,

  • ANYTHING YOU CAN POSSIBLY IMAGINE, HE WOULD BE ALL IN ON

  • THE CONSPIRACY THEORY, YEAH.

  • >> James: YOU'VE LAUNCHED A NEW YouTube SERIES CALLED THE

  • IDIOT'S GUIDE TO CLIMATE CHANGE, WHICH FEELS LIKE, WITH

  • EVERYTHING THAT'S HAPPENING IN THE WORLD, PARTICULARLY HERE ON

  • THE WEST COAST, IT FEELS LIKE IT'S THE PERFECT TIME TO LAUNCH

  • SUCH A THING.

  • WHAT'S THE GOAL OF THE SERIES?

  • WHAT DO YOU HOPE PEOPLE WILL TAKE FROM IT?

  • >> YEAH, IT'S A LITTLE SERIES I DID ON MY DIGITAL MEDIA CHANNEL.

  • I TOOK A TRIP TO GREENLAND AND ICELAND TO LEARN THE SCIENCE

  • ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE.

  • I'M THE IDIOT IN THE SHOW.

  • THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO DON'T BUY CLIMATE CHANGE, DON'T

  • THINK IT'S HUMAN-CAUSED.

  • WE'LL NEVER CHANGE THEIR OPINIONS.

  • AND THERE ARE PEOPLE CONVINCED AND BEHIND THE SCIENCE.

  • THIS SHOWS WE SPECIFICALLY DID, IN A LIGHT-HEARTED WAY, IT'S

  • ZANY AND GOOFY, FOR THE PEOPLE WHO WERE ON THE FENCE, WHO WERE

  • UNDECIDED, MAYBE THERE'S A KID IN NEBRASKA AND HIS UNCLE IS A

  • SCIENCE DENIER BUT HIS FRIENDS AT SCHOOL ARE FOR

  • ENVIRONMENTALISM AND HE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT TO THINK, SO THERE'S

  • THAT NARROW GAP OF PEOPLE THAT I FEEL WE NEED TO REACH BY

  • ESPECIALLY STRESSING THE SCIENCE.

  • AND THE SCIENCE BEHIND THESE EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS, YOU

  • KNOW, THE WEST COAST IS BURNING, THERE'S MORE HURRICANES COMING,

  • AND WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE ARCTIC WITH THE GLACIAL MELT IS

  • JUST OUT OF CONTROL, AND I DO BELIEVE WE CAN REACH THAT STRATA

  • OF PEOPLE.

  • >> James: WELL, I MEAN, I HOPE YOU DO.

  • YOU HAD GRETA THUNBERG ON THE SHOW.

  • WHAT WAS IT LIKE SPENDING TIME WITH HER AND TALKING TO HER?

  • I IND HER QUITE INCREDIBLE.

  • >> SHE'S AMAZING.

  • SHE'S ONE OF THE MOST -- I NEVER GET STAR STRUCK.

  • I MET MICK FLEETWOOD FROM FLEETWOOD MACK AND I WAS A

  • LITTLE STAR STRUCK.

  • BUT GRETA THUNBERG, I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY.

  • 17 AND SO BRILLIANT.

  • SHE WAS SO GAME TO BE A PART OF THE SHOW AND WE ACTUALLY WROTE

  • COEDY FOR HER.

  • SHE HAS ACTUAL JOKES IN THE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO CLIMATE CHANGE.

  • IT'S AMAZING.

  • WHAT SHE'S DONE AT 17 YEARS OLD IS AMAZING.

  • >> James: WHAT DID YOUNG RAINN WILSON AT 17 DO?

  • >> SCHOOL OUT, 330 FRIDAY.

  • CALL MY FRIENDS ON REGULAR PHONES.

  • MEETING FOR DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS AS SOON AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE,

  • USUALLY BY 5:00 P.M. FOR A MARATHON SESSION OF D&D ROLL

  • PLAYING REENACTMENTS TILL MIDNIGHT.

  • NEXT DAY MEETING NOON TILL MIDNIGHT ALL SATURDAY, AND

  • SUNDAY POST-CHURCH A LITTLE LATER 1 TO 6:00 AND THEN

  • HOMEWORK 6:00 TO 9:00.

  • MARATHON SESSIONS.

  • VATS OF FRITOS AND DR. PEPPER AND PIZZA DELIVERED AND NOTHING

  • BUT ELVES AND SWORDS AND SPELLS.

  • >> James: DO YOU STILL PLAY NOW?

  • >> MY SON IS IN INTO IT, TOO.

  • I WANTED TO DO A GAME WITH HIM.

  • HE'S 15 YEARS OLD.

  • HE DOES A DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS PODCASTS.

  • HE LIST TONS OTHER PEOPLE PLAYING DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS.

  • >> Reggie: HARD CORE.

  • IT IS HARD CORE.

  • YOU ONLY HAVE 27 HIT POINTS, DO YOU WANT TO USE YOUR BOW AND

  • ARROW AGAINST THIS ORK?

  • OH, I CAN'T USE A BOW AND ARROW, I HAVE TO USE A SPELL AT THIS

  • JUNCTURE.

  • I TOOK HIS LITTLE EARPHONES AND HE'S LISTENING TO THIS FOR

  • HOURS.

  • >> James: I KNOW REGGIE IS ENJOYING THIS.

  • I REGRET BRINGING IT UP NOW.

  • THIS ALWAYS HAPPENS WHEN YOU BRING UP DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS.

  • NO ONE WHO PLAYS DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS CAN JUST GO I ENJOY IT,

  • I LIKE IT.

  • THEY ALWAYS GO TOO DEEP.

  • IT'S LIKE ME IF I TALK ABOUT PREMIERE SOCCER.

  • I CAN SEE PEOPLE GLAZE OVER AS I START TALKING ABOUT IT.

  • LET'S TALK TO YOU ABOUT THIS, CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR

  • BRILLIANT NEW SERIES "UTOPIA."

  • >> "UTOPIA" IS A NEW SERIES COMING OUT SEPTEMBER 25 ON

  • AMAZON.

  • IT'S ABOUT COMIC BOOK NERD KIDS WHO FIND A GRAPHIC NOVEL THAT

  • WITHIN IT ARE THE KEYS TO THE DESTRUCTION OF THE UNIVERSE.

  • I PLAY A SCIENTIST, A VIER VIROL WHO HAS MAYBE THE ANSWER TO SAVE

  • THE WORLD.

  • >> James: YOU FILMED THIS SHOW BEFORE THE COVID CRISIS.

  • WHAT DID YOU THINK WHEN SO MUCH OF THE SHOW IS KIND OF ABOUT

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW IN REAL LIFE.

  • WHAT DID YOU THINK WHEN THIS NEW STORY HAPPENED?

  • >> IN ALL SERIOUSNESS, IT'S SO NUTS, JAMES, IT'S CRAZY.

  • LIKE WE FILMED A SHOW ABOUT A PANDEMIC AND ABOUT, LIKE,

  • VACCINES BEING RUSHED TO MARKET AND VIRAL SCIENTISTS AND EVIL

  • BILLIONAIRES AND CORPORATIONS AND GOVERNMENTS, AND THEN FOUR

  • MONTHS LATER AFTER WE WRAPPED IT STARTED COMING TRUE.

  • I WAS TEXTING THE CAST AND THE CREATORS DEWY AND FLYNN, LIKE,

  • OMG, I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING.

  • BUT I THINK IN THIS TIME OF CONSPIRACY THEORIES, PEOPLE WILL

  • BLAME JEFF BEZOS OF A GLOBAL PANDEMIC TO LAUNCH HIS OWN TV

  • SHOW.

  • >> James: THAT'S WHAT DWIGHT WOULD POST.

HI, RAINN.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/23
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