Our beaver pelt trader of the week? Ryan Perrilloux, for this bravura performance in an exclusive interview with Josh Peter of Yahoo Sports last month.
Reader Elise Jacques had e-mailed the article to me and I have no idea how I hadn’t read it before now. It’s classic. My favorite part, Perrilloux on whether he used a counterfeit $20 bill:
But in an interview Monday, Perrilloux said he, a cousin and a friend went to a Family Dollar store when the friend, who got the $20 bill from Perrilloux’s brother, tried to use it to pay for candy. The employees realized the bill was counterfeit and the three young men left the store, Perrilloux said.
“When he got caught, I was like, ‘You didn’t know that was fake?'” Perrilloux said he recalled from the subsequent exchange with his friend. “He was like, ‘Yeah, I knew, man. Your brother gave it to me.’ I’m like ‘Ooh.’ He was like, ‘That’s why I’m in here buying gum, so I can get change.’ And I was like, ‘Oh, man.'” Then Ryan Shakespeare Perrilloux sums up the situation:
“I was sunk into the scene, like I was a person that was a part of the scene.”
Of course. Exactly. Now you’re all about to be sunk into this mailbag like you are people who are a part of the mailbag. Or something. Why doesn’t Ryan Perrilloux have a reality television show? He’s the gift that keeps on giving.
On to All That and a Bag of Mail.