The Cannon

This entry was published at least two years ago (originally posted on November 11, 2004). Since that time the information may have become outdated or my beliefs may have changed (in general, assume a more open and liberal current viewpoint). A fuller disclaimer is available.

I’d never heard of Sarah Vowell, the voice of Violet Parr in The Incredibles, before I started to read the various reviews of the film once it opened. Turns out she’s a writer and radio personality, which is how her voice caught director Brad Bird’s ear when he heard her story about her father’s cannon on This American Life.

The Luxo weblog has tracked down the broadcast in question, and it’s well worth hearing (streaming RealMedia audio).

iTunesPush Downstairs” by Underworld from the album Beaucoup Fish (1999, 6:03).