Oh, only the NewFreaking Yorker.

“People ask him how he does it,” Linklater said. “It’s like anything else in art or performance: it’s called fucking talent.”

Pretty awesome quote right there. That’s from a great article about “Up to Speed” from The New Yorker posted by Andrew Marantz.

Rick’s talking about Timothy “Speed” Levitch, by the way. Marantz writes:

Imagine, then, riding a double-decker bus past Sheridan Square and hearing, over the P.A. system, a pinched, manic voice that sounds like Lenny Bruce speaking through a kazoo. “Fear: a basic theme of all of our lives. Afraid on the streets of Greenwich Village under threat of assassination, and the assassins are our dreams.” You are not dreaming. The voice belongs to Timothy (Speed) Levitch, the world’s premier avant-garde tour guide.

The show is set to premiere on Hulu tomorrow, August 9, starting with the San Francisco episode. This is one of the best things I’ve ever cut, and I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of promoting the awesomeness that is “Up to Speed.”

Here’s a clip from the New York episode.

Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2012/08/the-ancient-craft-of-tour-guiding.html#ixzz230U4ZGv5