GLC_2709, originally uploaded by HERS Photo.

Heard of Trampoline Hall? It’s this amazing lecture series in Toronto started by my friends Sheila Heti and Carl Wilson. They have non-experts give lectures to audiences. It’s genius, compelling, spellbinding. Of course, I’ve never been.

This guy walked in to Happy Ending as the show was getting started and, bags still in hand, I had him come up to the stage to give us on impromptu lecture on…PEARLS! yelled someone from the audience. I’m not sure I could do justice to the astonishing ease at which this guy lectured on a topic of which he knew nothing, but if I had that skill, I too would walk in late to random urban events hoping I might get called to the stage to shine on cue.

Well done, stranger. Really well done.

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