Question: I think you look like Quentin Tarantino. Anne
Ausiello: To quote Nicole Kidman from The Others, "That'll do, Anne."
Question: Would you please tell me the name of the show about two sisters who were seamstresses in early England? Donna
Ausiello: I know this one... it's on the tip of my tongue... wait... wait... wait... damn, I lost it.
Question: What were you like in high school? Cat
Question: Why didn't Wes fire Maria's ass? Holly
Ausiello: Here's what he said about Madame Blinky, Holly: "Where I'm from you can't really slap girls around. I'm a pretty nice, polite guy, and I took the high road. I think it was the only way to go. My mother would be proud... It's not like I put my tail between my legs and ran, but at the same time, I could have had a firmer hand in the matter. At the end of the day, I weighed my options: Keeping Maria productive or not, and in my mind as the Project Manager, I really needed her expertise. I needed her there."
Question: "Astute Ausiello" or "Michael's Megaphone?" Timothy
Ausiello: What does astute mean? And I don't much care for the second one. Next...
Question: In answer to last week's West Wing question ("Ask Ausiello" 11/17), Sam got creamed in the election and the president made him "special counsel." So, he's busy advising the president off screen where no one can see him. Hope that helps. G. Daley
Ausiello: I was just gonna explain that to everyone here, G.D., but you beat me to the punch. (Hey, you wouldn't happen to know the name of that show with the two sister seamstresses, would ya?)
Question: A correction to Amy's answer last week ("Ask Ausiello" 11/17). She-ra was He-man's cousin, not his sister. BTW, your column is one of the funniest on the 'Net today. Nathan
Ausiello: He-man has a cousin?! Why am I always the last to know? (Hey, you wouldn't happen to know the name of that show with the two sister seamstresses, would ya?)
Question: How about "Open Mike?" Sue Fox
Ausiello: Ladies and gentleman, I think we may have a winner! (The higher-ups were still mulling it over at "press" time, Sue. If they end up going with it, there's a copy of TV Guide's handy new tube bible Guide to TV headed your way. In case you haven't heard, it's the most definitive encyclopedia of television that you can buy.
Question: I was wondering when Hawaii comes back on in two weeks, what is going to happen to LAX? I really like both shows. Carolyn
Ausiello: Oh, Carolyn, did no one tell you? (Deep breath) Come sit down with me. (Grabbing Carolyn's hand) I don't know how to say this so, um... I'm just gonna say it: They're gone, Carolyn. (She sobs) Hawaii died last month and LAX passed away over the weekend. (She wails) The doctors said their suffering was only going to get worse, so it's really for the best. (She faints) Carolyn? Carolyn? Someone call 911! (To be continued... )
Question: Are we there yet? Robb
Ausiello: Almost, Robb. Hang in there, big guy.