At the end of E3 2012 Day Two, while still on the show floor, a couple of guys from the Adam Carolla show asked me if I would mind doing an interview. My first thoughts were, Adam Carolla still has a show? Who runs it? Is it on cable or some kind of doofy satellite radio thing? I still don't know.
Anyway, I agreed. (This was a week before Carolla decided he could still work a few points out of his misogyny shtick.) A few questions in, it becomes clear what I'm in for. The questions aren't about gaming or technology, they're about sports and car parts. I get it. This is one of those bits where they pick some shlub off the street and show off what he or she doesn't know about the topic. The audience hoots because, naturally, they know what Hankook manufactures and can name two teams that play at the Staples Center.
Both questions I got right, by the way. Although on the latter, I cheated a bit and named Devils and Kings... since both teams were in the Stanley Cup playoffs at the time, right across the street from E3.
What you may not know is that, when you're the shlub, you are encouraged to come up with something stupid when you do not know the answer. Or maybe you did know that, since the shlubs they trot out for these comedy bits could not possibly be THAT stupid, could they? The game is to answer some right, then make up hilarious nonsense on the question you don't know. I'm pretty good at hilarious nonsense, so I'm wondering if they used me on the show.
They took a picture of me, and insisted on calling me by my PSN screen name. I'm sure both were used against me.
True story: I could not name either team from the most recent Super Bowl.