An interview about AmeriCorps, jokes, and working with kids.
BF: Ok. Now I'm ready.
AC: Would you care to give us your name?
BF: Uh, my name's Brian Fligner.
AC: I-I guess I just don't know what you want to get to, what you want to talk about.
BF: I don't know. I think it's gonna come out.
AC: Ok. Well, alright. So I guess I'll just keep asking. I mean, tell me if there- like really, questions that, you don't really want to answer.
BF: Well I'll just, I mean- I'll just answer it and I will either lie or I will tell you the truth and cut it out.
AC: Why'd you start working in AmeriCorps?
BF: Oh because I love America. Sort of. Well no, that's not true. 'Cause I needed a job.
BF: And I love America. Sort of.
AC: You either love it or you don't. Brian.
BF: Then I love it.
AC: That's fine. I wasn't criticizing your answer.
BF: [Laughs] Uuuhh.
BF: I think it was really good, to go through that experience just to, realize that, people are good. I guess? Even though they have conflicting belief systems to mine.
BF: A first-grader told me a joke. Um, he said- what kind of monster sleeps but never wakes up: a dinosaur. Which I didn't really get, I mean it's funny- but I don't really get it.
BF: What was the question? What did I do?
BF: Was that the question?
AC: Yeah, that was the question.
BF: I was a reading tutor, [laughs].
BF: What was the. Oh, I want to go to grad school, but then I want to- I want to do, um. Media-
BF: And I,
AC: Do you think-
BF: I. My first real taste of the work that I wanted to do definitely, was in AmeriCorps doing animation workshops with, fifth- graders. It's like- it's kind of what I want to do now. And it's kind of awesome that, I got to do it. As an amateur.
BF: My cup's empty.
BF: Lots of reading.