The Comets' Tale

Cole Bennett

Cole Bennett, Podcast Production Manager

Recently, I, Cole Bennett, had the esteemed privilege of sitting down with Cole Bennett and asking him about his incredibly fascinating life. He gave me insight on the lifestyle of a very amateur writer/professional procrastinator, a self-appointed title that he claims, “pretty much sums it up, yeah. Plus, the acronym is PP.” He laughed just a bit too hard at that. Aside from having the mental maturity of a child, Cole is a rather interesting guy. He’s very eccentric about his opinions, as well as his interests and disinterests. He would go on rants and rambles about why more people should appreciate Edgar Wright for the “fantastic filmmaker and person that he is”, or why "basically all small dogs are just demons in disguise. Big dogs are misunderstood, it's the tiny ones you need to watch out for." For context on that second quote, I had asked him what his favorite song was, and I still don't know how we got to that point, especially since he never even answered the question...

 

Such a creative, unique, and amazing person such as yourself has to have a role model, right? Who would that be?

 

“I have a few. In my family, my parents and my uncles. My mom and dad because they’ve raised me and taught me about life and stuff, so I definitely look up to them, and uh, my dad as well as both of my uncles because they prove that, and I don’t mean this in a bad way at all, you can still kinda be a kid as an adult. It's cool to have like, a grown person be excited about movies and new gadgets and stuff like that. It gives me hope that being an adult doesn't mean just taxes and coffee and like, boring stuff. Another role model I have who is more of a celebrity, is Marc Bernardin. He’s an entertainment journalist and a writer. He’s involved a lot in the sorta behind-the-scenes aspects of Hollywood, hosting panels, writing for the EW, chilling with Kevin Smith, being awesome, and so on. If there were one description of where I want to be in 20 years, that would pretty much be it.”

 

What sort of hobbies and activities do you like?

 

“I like running, but not competitively. It’s too stressful. I also like to read, though I’m a bit burnt out after reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma and Brandwashed back to back over three weeks. I mean, uh, not that I put it off or anything. Hi Mrs. Rios. Anyways, I'm a huge film buff, so I like to spend time watching movies. I think I've watched like, over 50 over the curse of quarantine. Listening to music doesn’t count as a hobby by itself, but I listen to it while I’m running, writing, or doing any boring activity that can be made better by The Foo Fighters, which is basically any activity. So I guess music is like, a hobby amplifier? I dunno.”

 

If you could describe yourself in one word, what would it be, and why?

 

"Passionate, because it’s the way to get things done. When I'm excited about doing something, I tend to put forth my best effort. If I'm not excited about it, I'll still do it, but I might not be putting all my heart into it. Luckily, I'm passionate about a lot of things, so I'm usually happy to get things done. I mean, I have a pretty large collection of pop culture memorabilia around my room, and it’s because I’m passionate about entertainment. I could have easily written this profile piece without all the jokes and things, but I wouldn’t be as satisfied with the final product because it's just not me! I'm passionate about this piece, so I put all that I could into getting a final product that screams 'Yep, Cole definitely made that!'"

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