HAPPY STEPHEN FRY OBSESSION MONDAY
I never really understood peoples obsession with celebrities. I found them pathetic, sick even; but ever since I developed my fascination for everything Fry I can understand why and how ones life can get out of his or hers control. Do not get me wrong, I do not have any plans to take my lawn chair and go sit in front of our protagonist’s apartment waiting for him to show his face, but taking into consideration human obsessive nature I’m begining to understand how some people might loose themselves in someone else’s life.
The reason why I’m babbling about nutjobs lacking human contact, is the shock and awe I felt when I heard Mr. Fry published his podcast without me knowing about it! The shock is even grater when you take into consideration that I listen to about dozen podcasts each week. I have my daily’s and weekly’s. In fact I listened to podcasts from the time far, far away, circa 2005, when podcasts were called netcasts. Yes I’m that old. Believe it or not, I even remember the time before iPod and iTunes, before Steve Jobs’ second coming and the time of Apple Newton (that reference is for Mr. Fry, probably the original Apple Fan Boy). So as soon as Roberta told me about the podcast I took it on myself to review Mr. Fry’s latest masterpiece.
As an expert on podcasting, I feel relatively competent in saying that Stephen Fry’s podgram is one of the best netcast productions I’ve heard. The honesty that oozes from his words I have never before heard in a podcast. During this conversation, I felt he spoke to each and every one of us individually, you feel like the time stops and there’s no one else in the world but you and this inexhaustible intellect. I felt proud of him, sad for him, in pain with him. Those twenty some minutes we shared together made me see his brilliance and my shortcomings. I have never before, heard such a beautiful mind speak.
I do not want for this post to sound like a love letter, and seriously I have no plans to sit in front of Mr. Fry’s apartment waiting for the glimpse of him, but if you want to spend half an hour with one of the best wordsmiths in the world, download his podcast, get cozy and enjoy.
Seriously, I don’t even have a lawn!