The Questionnaire with Freddie Wong / By Dotan SchachterJun 14th, 2010 • Categories: Filmmakers, Random Questionnaires, Youtubers
What are you doing these days?
Focusing on YouTube videos and online content. Also drawing up plans for The AK-47 Guitar, which is a guitar that has an AK-47 attached (additional percussion, basically)
What turns you on creatively?
My best ideas come in the shower or when I’m driving, so I guess “hot water” and “screaming at idiots.”
If you were a mind-reader whose mind would you like to read?
Nicholas Cage, because I secretly think he’s a genius and want to experience that insanity if only for the briefest of moments. I assume it would leave me catatonic afterwards, kind of like Icarus flying too close to the sun.
If you could travel in time, which era would you visit?
The moment we invent time travel, so I could gloat at all of them. Also, I bet video games would be pretty cool by that point too.
What is your favorite sound?
Fender Stratocaster, clean through a Blues Deluxe, with the pickup selector blending the middle and neck pickups and the tone knob at 8.
What is the album or song that influences you the most?
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, because that dude rocked out as hard as he could and ignored every convention and rule in favor of something that he wanted to hear, and the result is one of the most mind blowing albums of all time. It is an artistic credo to live by.
Who would you like to collaborate with? And why?
Nicholas Cage. See above.
What drives you crazy?
People texting in movie theaters. Also, people who misuse words like “bemused.” Oh yeah and that sound of forks on plates when you eat spaghetti man f that
What makes you laugh?
Just about anything, even super inappropriate things. That’s been somewhat disastrous for me, historically.
If you had 3 wishes what would they be?
Assuming you don’t get meta-wishes (i.e. more wishes) they are:
1. Whenever I get to my destination, the closest parking space opens up right in front of me.
2. A Coca Cola fountain where I can tweak the mixture to exactly where I want it.
3. A really nice pool table, and a place to put it.
What is the craziest thing you ever did?
I quit my salaried, 401k job with benefits in the middle of the economic crisis to work for myself and make movies. People thought I was crazy. When I tell people I do YouTube videos full time, they tell me I’m crazy. But is it crazy? I don’t think it is.
What makes you feel embarrassed?
Whenever I make a mistake driving. The stereotype about Asian drivers means I have to be the best driver, dammit.
What are your favorite web-sites (not including the ones that you are participate in)?
Web comics – achewood.com, nedroid.com, whiteninjacomics.com, qwantz.com, and back when it was around PBF and A Lesson is Learned. Awful Forums are a good place to keep a finger on the pulse of The Internet. Typeracer.com because I need to assure myself constantly that I’m a great typist and doing it with little animated cars really fills a void in my life.
What is the silliest thing you have ever done?
I put on a sparkly shirt and played Guitar Hero while riding a bike and reading the notes from a TV in the trunk of my station wagon driving down the road at 3 in the morning for a YouTube video. LAPD rolled by during a take and just kept going.
How would you make the world a better place?
If I could somehow make it so people would not get so worked up over things that don’t affect them in any way, that’s what I’d do. I can’t do that though, so, I dunno, making people laugh with our asinine videos is something I suppose.
What is your biggest weakness?
Soda. Coca-Cola especially. It makes it bad because my friends talk about me being a Coke addict in public and they don’t realize what it sounds like.
Where will you be in 10 years?
I hope doing mach 3 in my flying car, so get on that people.
Write a question that you’d like to ask yourself and answer it.
What is the most underrated movie of all time? Speed Racer.
Who would you like to see answer this Questionnaire?
Nicholas Cage. See above.
Love – Death
Death – Crap I’m just reading the one right underneath
God – Did I do something wrong?
TV – The Wire
Family – Elephants
Politics – Boring
Internet – For nerds
Happiness – contentment
Music – Rocking out
YouTube – hilarious
Freddie Wong – ridiculous