Since when is "aren't grandchildren wonderful" an appropriate question for a guest who was, after all, screened THREE times? Were the "aren't lizards wonderful" callers screened OUT?
Reflecting back to when I met George in San Leandro, I thought it was odd that he was so excited about the content of the UFO con that he neither stayed for any of it, nor did he talk about it. He chose to tell a puzzling story of how each of the hosts got to pick "what they wanted" (from Santa's bag?) from Premiere. He related the extravagant choices of other hosts and how all he wanted was a Towncar to pick him up at the airport, NO limo, oh God no, just a Towncar he could count on. And the point? The towncar was late. It was his dog-ate-the-homework moment s t r e t c h e d.... out as long as possible.
Then to our baffling ears he said that he couldn't take any questions from the audience because he had to get to the "Meet N Greet", pointing to producer as the one to "blame" for that. I wasn't going to go up at all, then as the line dwindled from few to almost none, I found myself unable to resist and sprinted for my big chance to ask him about the Catholic announcement. I told him I was a big fan and extended my hand and he hugged me instead, saying, "That's what these are all about". (yippee-another non seq to decipher. What is 'that'? What are 'these'?) Still not recovered from a rush of unclear pronomial references coupled with a hug, I asked my question, "Don't you think the Catholic announcement sounds like it was severely edited. Like it starts at the end and the whole part about what has been discovered about extra-terrestrials is missing?" His answer was, "It's because they're trying to control us. It's all about power."
I felt like I pulled a string on the neck of a Chatty Noory doll. It was an answer I've heard him give guests a hundred times. I'd been Nooried!
Later I heard him describe himself speaking to a "packed" auditorium. Ladies and gentlemen, I am here to tell you that the manager of the BAL Theater was begging the few dozen of us to come down closer to the mike for Q&A (not that George would do any, of course, but for the other guests). There is no where in honesty that you could say that event was "packed."
Thanks for the warm welcome here, folks, it's great to hobnob with the likeminded. Ringthane - love your posts! LOL