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Portraits of Creativity Portraits of Creativity: Ladies and Gentlemen, Marian Bantjes.
 

 


Veer:

One last thing – a quick game of hot or not.


Marian:

You have to take into consideration that I live on an island and I don’t have a TV, so I might be completely out of it. Although you can say Deadwood: hot.


Veer:

Burning Man


Marian:

Oh god. Oh shit, I would’ve said not except that I think Stefan Sagmeister was there this summer, so that makes it hot, doesn’t it?


Veer:

I suppose it would have to. Or alternately, Shambhala, which happened right by you.


Marian:

I’m going to go with not.


Veer:

Sagmeister didn’t go to that one. How about skateparks?


Marian:

This is so outside of my cultural realm. I’m going to say not.


Veer:

Text messaging


Marian:

Not.


Veer:

So You Think You Can Dance


Marian:

Never heard of it.


Veer:

It’s a reality show about dancing. People compete and get voted off the dance floor.


Marian:

Oh, for god’s sake. What can I say? I’m going to say not. Horribly not.


Veer:

Everything on our list is not. How about tanning?


Marian:

Tanning? As in with the real sun? Hot.


Veer:

And fake tanning?


Marian:

Not.


Veer:

What about that orange rub stuff?


Marian:

I think that’s stupid.


Veer:

Highlighted hair?


Marian:

Not.


Veer:

The Simpsons. Season 18.


Marian:

I think The Simpsons will always be hot.


Veer:

Chuck Taylors


Marian:

I have no idea. That’s a city thing.


Veer:

John Hughes


Marian:

Who’s John Hughes?


Veer:

Sixteen Candles. Breakfast Club. Uncle Buck.


Marian:

I’m going to say not. I don’t know who he is.


Veer:

Super Mario


Marian:

Not.


Veer:

Iceland


Marian:

HOT.


Veer:

thesaurus.com


Marian:

Thesaurus.com?


Veer:

It’s an offshoot of dictionary.com.


Marian:

I think I was there maybe once a year ago. I’m going to go with not.


Veer:

The devil


Marian:

The devil? Hot. You can put two h’s there, too. Hhot.


Veer:

Food courts


Marian:

Not.


Veer:

Family portraits, such as Sears Portraits


Marian:

Oh. Hot.


Veer:

Vegetarians?


Marian:

Mmmm. Uhh …


Veer:

I can feel your moral dilemma here.


Marian:

Some vegetarians are yummy. Can we put that?


Veer:

Warm?


Marian:

Warm. Lukewarm.


Veer:

Archie


Marian:

As in the comic?


Veer:

The life experience


Marian:

Not not not not.


Veer:

Do you want to think about that for a second?


Marian:

You know it’s religious, don’t you? It’s got a kind of smarmy, smarmy Christian overtone to it that kind of manages to seep through even if it’s not mentioned.


Veer:

Segways


Marian:

Oh, the little driving things. I thought you meant the literary meaning. Literarily, hot. As a product, not.


Veer:

Cops


Marian:

Cops are hot. You can put four h’s in front of that.


Veer:

Are there any cops on the island?


Marian:

Yes.


Veer:

Is it like The Beachcombers?


Marian:

A little bit.


Veer:

So, Beachcombers: hot?


Marian:

Yeah.


Veer:

Alcohol?


Marian:

I’m going to go with not.


An Interview with Marian Bantjes >