I read your myspace blog, and was really struck by the n-bomb thing,
Man, I didn't see that coming either. But I think a simple explanation is this here, you know, I dated Olga [a Russian immigrant] for three and a half years. Everybody's like, "Oh, where you from." That's the first thing they ask. And she'd say, "Russia," and they'd something about vodka. People got folders and files in their head. People in America all that's in their Russian folder is vodka and the AK.
People are always trying to relate to people, then they're like [makes a folder shuffling noise], so they've probably got their African-American file, and it's probably the n-bomb and rap music. After they'd say it and saw that I wasn't going to react--I'd just laugh and slap their hand or I'd ask a question or two--they'd move right along. "Let me get you
Do you think they were trying to be provocative?
Some of them. Just to see what I was going to do. Like I was an animal or something. Like I'm supercool, but I got this little twitch.