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Friday, March 20th, 2009
Conference Call: Louie Barletta
By Eric Wall
Thanks for doing this interview. I wish I could give you a high five or something cool to show my appreciation.
First question out of the gate, Do you know anybody else that is named Louie?
No but I always call Lewis Marnell, Louie. It just sounds funny saying it out loud. Louie, Louie, Louie, Louie, Louie, I actually hate my parents. What were they thinking???
Do you believe in Bigfoot?
I believe people believe in Bigfoot. I believe Lenny Kravitz to be the best rock artist of all time. Are you going to go my way...dunt, ttth, du, dunt, thh, du dunt da dunt....
If you could choose another name for yourself what would it be and why?
Liar, why? Because my pants are on fire. Or Lou. Like a big fat greasy Italian guy smoking a cigar in a wife beater. Ah the things I have to look forward to.
What kind of nicknames did other kids have for you when you were young? Or were you the bully type kid that they didn’t say anything too. I think that’s how I was. But my name is Eric so really what would they say you know?
When I was a kid I was a loner and I pretended that kids called me Louie bluey, but I don't ever really recall having a childhood nickname. Ah actually yeah, Kermit. I was really into Kermit the frog and being a Jedi knight. But that had nothing to do with Kermit.
What’s your favorite color?
Captain Morgan’s gold. When I see it, it brings a smile to my face.
Sometimes I feel like humor and sarcasm gets me through the day more than anything. I feel like I don’t take a lot of things serious. Like for instance I choose to not watch the news because I don’t want to know what kind of messed up serious stuff is going out there. What is your take on keeping up with current events?
No but seriously, current events like the crusades a thousand years ago? I mean 8 years ago. Nothing changes, it is just packaged differently.
If you could vote for one Enjoi rider to be president who would it be and why?
Chris Cole. Um his name just has a presidential ring...
What kind of Olympics would you most want to be in? Skateboard Olympics, Video Game Olympics, Ice Fishing Olympics, or Strong Man Olympics?
Whatever I would be guaranteed to win. Because that’s what matters most. Winning. Its not who you are but rather who your better than!
How many times do you think you’ve been to Oregon?
Like 3 times. To Union Jacks.
Do you ever want to move here?
I like everything about it except the weather, which is a direct influence on everything I like about Oregon. In other words, if I had to be eaten as a fast food meal, I would be a long john silvers "pacific grilled salmon" but the meal, cause rice just isn't enough.
What do you see yourself doing if you weren’t skateboarding?
Reality? Teaching English literature at some pathetic central California junior college. But I would like to think I would have run for political office. Maybe president. With a slogan that was simple like. Change. Or hope. Or maybe do something important with my life like find the cure for hangovers.
What’s your favorite T.V show?
I hate TV. I’ve learned more playing call of duty.
The End. Thanks for your time Louie. I got to go. - Eric
Photos: Kyle Camarillo
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