Julie Collins: For our sixth interview with Dook, our Angwin / Yeti spokesman, we are shaking it up. Dook is joined by our first appearance of a female Angwin, Sally.
Before I take questions from the audience, the ushers will pass around a salad made by the Angwin.
OK, first question. Please give your name and where you live. You in the third row, red hat.
Hi, I’m Jane from Manchester England. Sally, if I’m pronouncing that right, who runs your people the males or the females?
Sally: You aren’t pronouncing it right, but I’ve never been able to do French right, so no problem.
We are fairly equalitarian. Unlike humans, we don’t have any “male” or “female” jobs, except that females are the baby makers. Females may have the edge when it comes to art, and males for tool making, but the difference is insignificant. The makeup of our councils is fairly evenly split.
Julie Collins: Let’s hear from the man in the seventh row with the purple coat.
Jake Mbenga from Capetown. We’ve heard a lot lately about politicians and celebrities accused of rape or assault on women. Does that happen among the Angwin?
Dook: Much like humans, Angwin men would like to live a long life, so no.
Sally: It happens, but it is rare for the reason the Dook gives.
If I may ask a follow up, why is that?
Dook: I’d like to say that we are an enlightened people. That is true. It is also true that the Angwin women are usually larger and stronger than the men. This is true in most animals, but not among most mammals. We don’t know why it is true for the Angwin.
Julie Collins: Let’s hear from the man in the Dude hat wearing an orange jacket.
Doug Hawley from Lake Oswego Oregon USA. In earlier interviews, Dook mentioned that Angwin live in caves and under the snow. Is it one or the other or both?
Sally: Dook and I chuckled about that earlier. It is both. We apologize for the lack of clarity, Dook made a mistake in suggesting it was primarily one or the other.
Julie Collins: The woman with the red hair and killer dress in row six.
Michelle Duval from Lyon, France. Sally, how were you chosen to be a part of this interview?
Sally: Same as Dook, short straw. Audience titters. Well, that was part of it, but the same as Dook, my English is good and I am knowledgeable in Angwin culture.
Julie Collins: Petite woman in Hello Kitty outfit, tenth row.
Miu Furingo Tokyo. I’m studying to be an environmental engineer and I appreciate the Angwin’s dedication to sustainability. How do you handle sewage and refuse?
Sally: I’ll take that because Dook seems to be sleeping or meditating. We generate very little waste, because we don’t wear clothing, except for this interview – the producer insisted that we cover the naughty bits – and don’t use packaging. Much like humans, we don’t eat the yellow snow. Chuckling from audience. Anyway, as you probably know, drinking urine causes no problems.
Julie Collins: Let me interrupt a moment. Did you get “naughty bits” from a Monty Python routine?
Dook: That’s right. The retrogrades have been sending up episodes. Are they making any more episodes?
Julie Collins: Sorry to say that one of the Pythons is deceased and the group doesn’t perform together any more. Sorry for the interruption, what were you about to say?
Sally: As a part of our sustainable practices, solid waste is used in our hydroponic gardens where we grow our vegetables.
How do you like your salads? Spitting and groaning sounds from the audience.
Oh come on, we’ve been eating this stuff for hundreds of years and no one ever got sick.
Julie Collins: I see that most of the audience is heading for the doors, so that concludes our sixth exclusive Angwin interview.
Doug remains a little old man, with website https://sites.google com/site/aberrantword/ and twit @dougiamm