Q&A: Charlie Engman


What is the most un-eatable food? Bad birthday cake. You can no longer speak english, pick a new language. French? How often do you hear people compare things to Seinfeld? Literally never. You will never love again, what now? Sleep. If you had to align yourself with a leader in history, who would it be? The one that’s doing it right. Have you ever been coaxed into sex you didn’t want with a friend? Yes, and it turned into the most successful relationship of my life! Is disappointment healthy? Not as healthy as success. What was the last crime you witnessed? I stole a pack of gum – the line was long! Is it healthy to meet your heroes? Sure! Name something that you would be willing to shorten your life by ten years to receive right now. A guarantee that I’ll feel good about it when it’s over.

Who would you most like to see embarrass themselves? Oprah. Is western society still capable of full-scale revolutionary acts? Like twitter? Pick an historic moment from the last hundred years to bring a camera to. The making of that YouTube video where all those prisoners in Indonesia learned the Thriller dance. A museum of natural history and a museum of contemporary art are on fire. Who gets the water? Natural history. What characteristic is most common in your enemies? Greed. Make a prediction for the future. The sun will come up, tomorrow. Ultimate camera? The one closest to me when I need it. Most used camera? See above. Who is your favorite hero of fiction? Abu, the monkey. Who are hero’s in real life? Mom.

Charlie Engman – From the series Mom.