Theatrical Release Trailer: J. Stanton Up Close & Personal

As I posted a few days back, we’ve been spending the week up here in the mountains. It’s been fun, not the least of which is that yesterday afternoon, J. Stanton of took a drive over Ebbetts pass at 8,730 ft., from Lake Tahoe to join us in Arnold—at a mere 4,000 ft—for an evening of chat, visiting, grilling meat.

Grilling Meat
Grilling Meat

J. brought one steak to share that he’d cut himself, in a butchering class. Guess which one. But before doing all that, drinking port wine after dinner that he’d also brought, and staying up until about 2am talking about spotted hyenas and the individual and social behavior of many other animals—as well as the evolutionary clues we can speculate about—we had recorded about 30-40 minutes of video discussing various topics out on the deck.

Only…the video camera stopped recording at 2 gigs of data without a courtesy notice. At the HD setting it was on, that came out to a mere 8 minutes of our interview/discussion. Alright, lemonade time. That was rehearsal!

So we got it done this morning.


We talked about a lot of stuff and I have a lot of video to mash up, from two different angles—the one on the tripod and the clips Beatrice was shooting at different random angles.

So here’s the 1 minute teaser.

I’ll have a full interview up in a day or so, so, don’t touch that dial!

Update: The full interview is now posted: The Very Gnollish J. Stanton Interview on Everything

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  1. Judi O on June 13, 2012 at 18:35

    I really enjoy his blog and this looks like it will be a fun interview. Loved Stefani’s guest post, too!

  2. steve on June 13, 2012 at 18:53

    Oh Fuck, Fructose!

    I’m coming down with Denise Minger and Ray Peat on fructose.
    I love Paul and Shou-Ching Jaminet, but they seem to have drunk the Lustig kool-aid.

    Eat some fruit, folks.

    • Richard Nikoley on June 13, 2012 at 18:56

      Ah, I see my evil plan worked, and Steve was the first to bite.


      • steve on June 13, 2012 at 19:03

        glad to hear you have a plan and I’m more than happy to have played into it.

        Wow, a spotting of J. Stanton in the wild. Pretty fucking cool.

        Looking forward to the rest. :-)

  3. Bart on June 13, 2012 at 19:51

    Bravo! Back to posting good shit again.

    • tt on June 15, 2012 at 03:58

      Yay from me too! Rich is back on to the good shit!

  4. Tom on June 13, 2012 at 22:51

    Love J. Stanton. Not sure why he doesn’t get more attention (I think he’s brilliant), but thanks for featuring him.

  5. Pauline on June 14, 2012 at 01:00

    Lively interview, looking forward to more, background is lush.

  6. Neal Matheson on June 14, 2012 at 04:50

    I’m really looking forward to seeing that.

  7. Sean on June 14, 2012 at 05:19

    JS is really cool, even if he does look like Sean Penn with a ponytail mohawk. Did I mention I hate Sean Penn?

    Yeah, looking forward to this.

    • pfw on June 14, 2012 at 05:42

      Haha, I was just thinking that I need to find a job that would let me cut my hair like that.

    • rob on June 14, 2012 at 06:03

      It’s a good combination, ups the ante on a regular ponytail or mohawk.

      “I’ll see your mohawk and raise you one”

      • marie on June 14, 2012 at 09:49

        Can’t wait for more. This guy is blazingly brilliant and cool. What a dynamic combo…sigh!

    • jake on June 14, 2012 at 08:21

      holy crap, good call!

  8. Jscott on June 14, 2012 at 09:59

    Fuck! I was almost there. Good tease.

    Die Biting The Throat and the rest of the creedo are a huge part of my weekly ‘check-in’ with myself.

    The guy has a wicked cool disposition.

    Look forward to this.

  9. Kate Ground on June 14, 2012 at 20:06

    Yes, went to his site and am extremely impressed.

    • marie on June 15, 2012 at 05:21

      You’ve got to read his novel Kate! It’s a little jewel (yes, little, no Neal Stephenson :-)).

  10. Samantha Moore on June 15, 2012 at 09:16

    i hate his nasty hairdo.

    • Richard Nikoley on June 15, 2012 at 09:33

      I think his haircut is super cool. He gets noticed everywhere, from the supermarket to restaurants.

      And anyway, why do you care? How fuckingly stupidly superficial.

      Would that someone who knows you would post here in response how they hate your nasty hairdo.

      Fuck off.

  11. Pauline on June 15, 2012 at 11:07

    Faces are the most interesting part of being human, I like his face and its expressiveness. I always thought our voices were like fingerprints too, unique and non-duplicable. Can’t wait to listen to the complete video, got things to do first. Scott, thanks for Shadduppayourface!

  12. Samantha Moore on June 15, 2012 at 11:09


  13. Pauline on June 17, 2012 at 03:25

    Sorry above comment meant for the following article.

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