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The Life is Savage interview – 10 and a half questions with Ryan Scott
Posted by on Jun 13th, 2014

Right so i’ve been slack with the Friday interviews so i asked a bunch of rad people to get involved and now have several for the coming weeks. If you don’t remember what the Friday Interviews are about then let me school you quickly…they are comprised of 10 standard questions (and a few left field ones) i ask everyone so you can get to know them better. Each of the people i interview has influenced me in some way and how i look at the world…enough so that i want you fine readers to meet them as well.

This week i want you to meet a gentleman, an explorer, an athlete and a thinker. One of the nicest guys you will meet.

Say hi to Ryan Scott.

And here are the standard 10 and bit questions i asked Ryan plus a personal photo i requested that means something to him.

1: If i came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for me?

Seared tuna on baby spinach leaves for me and coco pops for you. Or Guinness Pi with some Guinness on the side.

 2: What do you think about when you are alone in your car?”

About how much more I enjoy cruising on my 1966 Vespa.

3: Do you fold or crumple your toilet paper?

Bit of both. It’s not so much an issue with toilet paper. I never fold fynbos though, always crumple fynbos.

4: If you could have written any song in history which one would it have been?

Silent Night – that means I would have lived for like 500 years already. Or that one Hugh Grant’s Dad wrote in Love Actually. No idea what that tune was, but it made him super rich with cash money.  The Wanderer from Johnny Cash though, dig those lyrics

 5: Pick two SA celebrities to be your parents?

Jeannie D and I would be a hungry Baby … now I can’t think of a Dad, stuck on Lunch with Jeannie.

6: What one talent or skill do you have that not many people know about?

I can whistle louder than any other human.

7: Do you like thick or thin boerewors?

Damn your questions savage. Thin braais quicker, so I’ll go with thin.

8: Give me some wise advice…

You are not the centre of the universe, things happen around you, not to you. We are all in this world, but not of it. Ole’ !

9: Your favorite place to eat in Cape Town or South Africa?

On the regular, Caprice burgers in winter for lunch (2 for 1), Kloof Street House for dinner.

10: Number one thing on your bucket list?

Memorise 1000 digits of the fraction Pi 22/7 3.141…So far I am up to 177 places

And now some serious questions…

Tell us what you do?

I work as a writer to pay the bills until I can work full time on a charity I started four years ago. The Charity is called It’s Your Turn and I recycle clothes (especially matric dance dresses) and food.

What can we expect from you in the near future?

I am writing a book. It’s a fiction novel called ‘The Soweto Whislter’. I’m dyslexic, so this is a challenge that brings together a huge issue from my formative years, together with a passion for telling a story via writing. I’m enjoying every moment of it.

Can you tell us about this picture i asked you to send in and what it means to you?

I love living in Cape Town and one of the main reasons for this is that the city does not dominate the landscape. Without too much effort or time, I can be in the mountains or in the sea, or one of the many incredibly beautiful surroundings. This picture is taken from a fav place less than a half hours run for me up the mountain and looks down into Camps Bay covered in cloud. It reminds me that, although from one perspective, while looking out from your home or office window, it may seem cloudy outside, just minutes away, there is a beautiful experience or opportunity waiting.

How can folks learn more about your awesomeness and get hold of you?

Website –

Twitter handle – @planetpi

Instagram – @planetpi

Now go say hi.

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