Interview with Igor Kenk
IGOR: I mean it's very simple. Collectively we overspend. Look at us. We're all fat, toothless losers. That's all to it. ... It's getting ballistic, man. Like, we don't have children, or why would you have children because a punk comes out, Dad, give me the credit card. Meanwhile the credit card has been maxed out, it's that simple.
Well, like you might as well go to the zoo and take a shot of the chimpanzee. How can they, like how can they with straight face continue talking where he, like last week says, "Our economy is fundamentally sound." ... My personal thing is that we're going to be rivaling a great depression here by the time things get to be draw the line underneath.
DIRECTOR, ROBIN BENGER: Are you ready for that?Inside Igor Kenk's former shop.
IGOR: I was ready. I was ready. Look at me, I was ready. I had couple thousand bicycles. Dude, after shit's down, like what do I need to worry?
DIRECTOR, ROBIN BENGER: Why is having bikes your answer?
IGOR: That just means one bike a day of surplus. Over 15 years, I don't understand why. I don't see any surprise in here.
DIRECTOR, ROBIN BENGER: If a collapse came, you'd be ready?
IGOR: I'd be ready. You kidding me? You give me loaf of bread, I'll let you ride my bike. Done. No loaf, no ride. You want to steal my stuff, please. You can't do anything with it anyways. I dismantle them.
DIRECTOR, ROBIN BENGER: So you were saving up for the big depression?
IGOR: Well, no, no. My basic synopsis is if they didn't bag me right now, by the time I'm ready to be retired, I would have the biggest private museum of bikes on the planet. For sure, for sure. In Vienna I went to see the museum. There is nothing...they had bunch of penny farthing bikes. I'm specialized to the ones that are reasonable to ride. Just like I'm not collecting '30s cars. I would basically say cars of '90s were fine. They were durable, still guzzlers.
DIRECTOR, ROBIN BENGER: Why have the biggest museum of bikes?
IGOR: Why not? Tell me why not. I'm meeting. I'm meeting my production. I'm meeting my...I run as if I ran the planet Igor. On planet Igor I was fine. I was fine. I have shitload of food buried everywhere, I'm fine. Like you come down, great, I'm the last one having a headache.
Read more of the interview on the Cogent/Benger website.