Christophe Huette

Nickname in the Road TripGrenouille
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Where do you live?Glasgow
Where would you like to live?Where I live now
What do you think the mission statement of the Serious Road Trip is?Try to make people who have nothing to laugh about ... laugh ... worldwide ... through circus-based activities.
What did you do within the Serious Road Trip?The title I used below my name at the bottom of the first letter I wrote in the name of the SRT was Coordinator. In the following letters, it changed to (in no particular order): Fundraiser, Project Manager, Entertainer, Media Department, Director, Liaison Officer, Editor, Circus Artist, Translator, Team Leader, Driver, Human Resources, Photographer, Public Relations, Administrator, FrenchBranch, Eastern Europe Desk, Chief Of Convoy. So the answer to the question is probably: a bit of all that.
What did the Serious Road Trip do within you?Rid me of the reflex of trying to find excuses.
If the Serious Road Trip was a well-known person, who would it be?A cross between Billy Connolly and Michael Moore.
What's the most valuable thing you've ever given to somebody?My time.
What difference did the Serious Road Trip make to the world?Increased its population.
What difference did the Serious Road Trip make to you?Enabled me to postpone looking for a job until the age of 33.
Choose one word or phrase to encapsulate the Serious Road Tripchoice
What did you not like about the Serious Road Trip?The fact that whenever you said that name on the phone, people had no idea what you were talking about.
Propose a motto for the Serious Road Trip"We're not the starship Enterprise." (Tony Gaffney, 1994)
In what circumstances did you join the Serious Road Trip?At the 1991 Oktoberfest in Munich.
In what circumstances did you leave the Serious Road Trip?When I wasn't proud to work for it anymore (10 years later).
If you were to measure the Serious Road Trip, which system would you use and what ranking would you give?CCC on Standard & Poor's long-term issue credit ratings.
Did you manage to achieve what you set out to do?No, which made it much more interesting.
What would be an alternative or better name for the Serious Road Trip?Matters
What's the most valuable thing you've taken away from the Serious Road Trip?Myself.
What do you think the Serious Road Trip is good at?Spending money.
What do you think the Serious Road Trip should do next?Rob a bank.
If the Serious Road Trip was a drink, which one would it be?Five pints of Kronenbourg and Scrumpy Jack snakebite with just a few drops of blackcurrant.
What is your favourite memory or anecdote from the Serious Road Trip?Lying on the floor of our double-decker bus thrown at full speed on Sarajevo airport runway-cum-frontline trying to reach for a bottle of vodka which was supposed to be on the sink, at the mixed sounds of engine roar, mortar explosions and Bob Marley's "Comin in from the North".