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Ed Driscoll

John Hayward of the Breitbart.com group blog explores “Six Degrees of Steven Seagal:”

Could Steven Seagal be any more awesome?  I’ll bet every major event in human history can be linked to Seagal by no more than six degrees of separation.  Okay, maybe seven for the stuff that happened before he was born.  Well, the date he claims he was born.  I’ve seen period art from previous centuries that included background figures who looked suspiciously like him.  Especially during eras when ponytails were common on men.

“Every major event in human history can be linked to Seagal by no more than six degrees of separation.” Including PJ Media; I was assigned to interview Seagal for Guitar World — yes, Guitar World in late 2006, and having realized that I had reached the apogee of old media, I thought that clearly this was the moment to bow out on top, and maximize my efforts in the Blogosphere.

(That, and Roger Simon called, and asked me to produce PJM’s podcasts and Sirius-XM radio show.)

Click to enlarge. (If you think you can handle the awesomeness of it all, that is.)

Here’s the page in the February 2007 issue of Guitar World in which the article appeared. I had two other articles in the magazine that month, but they pale in comparison to experiencing the power and the six-strong glory of…Seagal:

I wonder if I have the tape or the WAV file of the interview I did with Seagal? It felt very much akin to interviewing Brando as Col. Kurtz in Apocalypse Now; Seagal whispered every answer; I kept waiting for him to say, “I watched a snail crawl along the edge of my Stratocaster. That’s my dream. That’s my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a Stratocaster … and surviving.”

Fortunately, I survived this one as well. At least I think I did.

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