This is a recent email interview I did with Pontius. Many thanks to him for his help.
*please email me if you would like to use this interview or the info in it on your site*
Interview with Pontius, August 2001
- Are you a professional skateboarder? No, I am a male exotic dancer, born only to treat the world to a cunning striptease, whether they like it or not. The only reason I skate is to keep the buttocks in shape.
- If you are who sponsors you? Oh, people buy me g-strings whenever they see one that is made for man. I've tried the female ones and they just don't hold in my garbage.
- How did get you get involved with Big Brother? Do you still do stuff for them? I got interviewed by them for being a skater a long time ago and then started working for them. I am too busy sitting around playing my guitar now to work for them.
- Did you go to college? Where? I went to a little junior college but failed miserably. Before that, I dropped out of high school. I wish I would have run away from home in 8th grade and moved o Tahiti or something. I would probably be living like some kind of wild man right now.
- What is your occupation exactly? I don't know, I just want to go all over the world and have fun. I am a barbarian.
- Why do people seem to think you're gay? Are you gay? No one has ever told me that I was gay. But if I was, I'm sure that I could easily tear a man a new asshole.
- Do you have a significant other? Or do you prefer multiple partners? Or are you currently celibate?? I am married, but extremely promiscuous. Just kidding, I don't have a girlfriend but I have some pets that I feel extremely close to.
- Do you have a drug of choice? Most of all, I love nothing more than the feeling of testosterone pumping through my veins.
- Where have you traveled in the world? Poland, Mexico, Guatemala, Hondurus, Belize, Costa Rica, England, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Australia, Fiji, Canada, Hong Kong, and Nepal.
- How many tatoos do you have and what are they of? I'm going to get some new ones in a couple days, so let me answer that later.
- Is it true Jackass is going to get canceled? I don't know. I think MTV is scared of getting sued. What a bunch of cheap pussies!
- What's next for you? I want to be able to turn myself into an animal.
- Tell me more about this whole documentary thing (Chris was part of a documentary film that recently went to Nepal in search of the Adominable Snowman)? We went to the most remote regions Nepal to the isolated river valleys that the Yeti had been seen at. We met people that had never seen Westerners and partied every night in flooded rice patties.
- Describe the book project you're working on? The book is a compilation of my stories, journals, drawings, Big Brother stuff, and police reports. It will be amazing!
- Do you come up with your characters on Jackass? Ya, I don't know how though. I guess they just appear when I get tired of being myself.
- Do you prefer thongs to other underwear? Regular underwear is too conservative for the likes of me. I'd seen pictures of those natives in the Amazon wearing g-strings for years and I'm like, "I want to be like those people!", you know? If you got it, flaunt it.
- Which would you rather eat (and you have to pick one), shit that tastes like ice cream (any flavor) or ice cream that tastes like shit? I guess that I'd eat them both. I don't want to sound like a pig though.