Eric Hetvile’s sharp wit makes readers not only laugh but think. His audience grows with each post. We don’t know much about Eric as he is shrouded in mystery, but when he found out he was December’s Featured Author of the Month, he did agree to a sit-down interview. I really tried to get a picture of him, but alas, nothing shows up in the image. It’s as if he really does not exist. So, the Mr. Potato Head bio photo is as good as it’s gonna get.
Eric does not shy away from politics or religion, and as such Rick Perry and the entire organization known as the GOP now have his name on every watch list available. While they would like to silence him, we at HO know life on this site would not be nearly as much fun without him. One of his most intersting posts, Biblmania: The Story of Lot offers his own view on the well-known destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Anyway, here we go:
Editor: Hi Eric, thanks for consenting to this interview. We know how you value your privacy.
Eric: It’s my pleasure. Though I hope you don’t mind that I am using a voice changer for the safety of both of us.
Editor: I appreciate your sense of caution. Well then, let’s get into the interview; shall we?
Editor: Who is Eric Hetvile?
Eric: I was born of a virgin. At least that’s what I’ve always liked to believe.
Editor: Such a mystery. Your bio says you are wanted in 14 states… which ones?
Eric: The dumb ones.
Editor: What inspires your humor writing and comedy?
Eric: Stupid people. Which is why I write mostly about religion and the current crop of Republican candidates.
Editor: You don’t seem to be a very religious sort. How would you describe your spiritual upbringing.
Eric: I was raised Catholic. Which, outside of constant bible-reading, is probably the best way to produce atheists.
Editor: Why aren’t you a believer anymore?
Eric: Well, I used to believe. But then I figured out it was my parents.
Editor: I meant God, not Santa.
Eric: I know.
Editor: What do your parents think of your writing?
Eric: They haven’t said for sure, but I think they may disapprove since they tell everyone their son was killed by Muslims while doing missionary work and they keep sending an exorcist over to the house.
Editor: You write some long pieces, but mostly short ones. Which do you prefer?
Eric: I figure the short ones are most likely to be read. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him read more than a few lines without being distracted by a nearby squirrel.
Editor: How does it feel to be selected writer of the month?
Editor: You seem to even answer questions with short answers.
And that is our Eric Hetvile: the man, the mystery, the Potato Head