| Pixar Penn - 12/02/00
Hey, we're visiting scholars at MIT,
why not give a talk at Pixar. Our buddy, Craig, invited us
out to the brand spanking new Pixar building to be the first
people to do a presentation in their auditorium. The new
building is amazing. We saw Pixar when it started, and now
it's huge. It's like Disney or something. The new building
is big and expensive. I don't care much about buildings.
It's bolted instead of welded, and the bricks were really
laid. That means nothing to me. But, I did love the fact
that the art that's all over the building was done by Pixar
people. That's very cool. We need art at Buggs & Rudy
that's all done by Glenn and Krasher. That's my thinking.
We had a nice lunch with a few of the guys, and then went
into the auditorium. Teller and I don't have any
presentation together, but we can do Q&A and that's what we
did. We were actually pretty funny together. We've never
been funny with both of us talking, but this time there were
a few joke setups and stuff. It was fun. I'm not sure how
much they liked it. We did a lot of anti-psychic stuff, and
they seemed fine with that. But, we also did some
anti-Liberal stuff. I mean, we talked about the homogeneity
of Frisco audiences on the bunny, and gun control. We hit
that in a few places. But, mostly it was talking about
Blaine and the Masked Magician. Whatever you thought of
the David Blaine special, it was great for us. It gets
people really interested in seeing tricks, and he doesn't do
them live, so he's just selling tickets for us. I sure hope
he lasts longer than the Masked Magician.
So, we did another big prestigious thing like at MIT and
Oxford, and it was the same thing - we told goofy jokes and
got credit for being smart.