Flavorwire excerpts Erratic Fire, Erratic Passion and sayeth: “In the wrong hands, this concept could be cheesy and awful, but Malla and Parker carry it off to great effect — their handling of athletes’ words is careful and respectful, and the results are surprising: profound, funny, poignant and occasionally beautiful”
“From the Planet Lovetron” by Darryl Dawkins
“How Beat Up Are You?” by Kevin Garnett
“I Love Me Some Me” by Terrell Owens
“I, Best” by George Best
I am nothing.
I will always be nothing.
I can’t hope to be something.
But within me, I have all the dreams of the world.
–Fernando Pessoa, from his poem “The Tobacco Shop”
“Our first night professionally onstage,” Colbert said, the longtime Second City director Jeff Michalski told them that the most important lesson he could pass on to them was this: “You have to learn to love the bomb.”
“It took me a long time to really understand what that meant,” Colbert said. “It wasn’t ‘Don’t worry, you’ll get it next time.’ It wasn’t ‘Laugh it off.’ No, it means what it says. You gotta learn to love when you’re failing.… The embracing of that, the discomfort of failing in front of an audience, leads you to penetrate through the fear that blinds you. Fear is the mind killer.” (You’re welcome, Dune nerds.)
From Stephen Colbert Interview in GQ