Posted at 4:05 PM on December 3, 2007
by Jeff Horwich
You know how it is...one link to another...one of Sanden's old blog posts to the Washington Post to a Slate article to...
In this one, he's at Union Station in DC, talking to a guy in a sharp suit who turns out to be formerly homeless. I gather Alex just sits around looking pleasant, and then does an interview with whoever is gutsy/stupid/curious enough to have a seat across from him.
I watched this one, and one other so far (a guy who just got divorced from his fifth wife). Not sure how many I could actually consume without wondering whether I've got better things to do with my life. But it's kind of amazing how you can instantly like one person (this guy here) and instantly dislike another (the fifth wife guy).
I wonder why anyone would sit down to do it. Even if they pay you 50 cents (or is it the other way around?) is it worth staking your reputation on the Internet to whatever impromptu thoughts come out of your mouth in those five minutes?