Q&A: Sam A Harris

05.11.12

Who would you most like to see embarrass themselves? Boris Johnson, all day. Make a prediction for the future. Dark but; everyones gonna die. Where in Europe would you like to be magically transported? South of France again, easy. What country has the best flag? I saw a pretty cool one at the olympics but forgot who it was, sorry. What will replace humans? Evolved humans! Your favorite painter? Turner. Name something that you would be willing to shorten your life by ten years to receive right now. Probably nothing, if someone offered me a shit tonne of money, maybe. What was the last crime you witnessed? Probably something really lame like underage drinking. Are pets actually prisoners? No. How would you survive in prison? Get super hench or something. You can no longer speak english, pick a new language. French. What is the next book you want to read? I’ve been given ‘The Game’ by a friend but I can’t bring myself to read it. Would you still take photos if you could only take them in nightclubs? Yeah. On a scale of one to ten, how much do you trust your closest friends? 9? How would you dress if you were suddenly an elderly man? Tweed everywhere.

Do you believe in world peace? Won’t happen. What is the worst thing to happen to a man? Castration or something. If you had to align yourself with a leader in history, who would it be? Churchill was pretty badass. Who would you never work for, no matter how much they offered to pay? I would work for anyone if the money was right probably. Pick a field of science to be an expert within. Physics. Describe a cheap thrill. Skating. Do you have a passion for fashion? Ha no. Is hesitation a kind of weakness? It’s a strength if anything. Could you own a gun? Yeah. Which religion seems most tempting? None of them particularly. Ultimate camera? 10×8. Most used camera? Pentax 6×7. Which living person do you most admire? I try not to have any heroes or idols. Who is your favorite hero of fiction? Robin Hood is pretty badass, gotta be the Disney one though. Last words before death? Anything, as long as there is someone there to hear them.

Sam Harris – From the series