Days out from their trip to SXSW, we caught up with the up and coming San Diegan indie-funksters (after they finished at their day job: cranking out tacos at Lucha Libre) to talk food, women, and Saran wrap, which apparently can be quite useful for both.
So most people probably know you from the Man vs. Food filmed at the shop. Is it that gross to watch Adam Richman eat in person too? Diego: It is pretty gross, he's crazy. He eats twice as much off-air as on-air, and he gets twice as many girls off-air as on-air. The girls love him, he loves the girls, and he loves food, and he's my hero because of that. He's the man.
Why the name Gun Runner? Sean: After playing as a gun-for-hire of sorts, one night I was coming back from a rehearsal when I still lived in Brooklyn. I was pretty drunk and Blade Runner was on and I was thinking about starting up my own project, and somewhere in my drunken delusional state I was like "I'm a gun-for-hire and I need to run away from that"... and I was watching Blade Runner, so it all culminated in the name Gun Runner.
What does the Gun Runner SXSW survival pack look like? Sean: Bottle of whiskey, package of condoms, carton of cigarettes, a loaded handgun. Seth: And a Bible. Sean: But also some adult videotapes, lubrication... and Saran wrap.
How much Saran wrap? Sean: A lot of Saran wrap. Diego: Enough to cover at least three people.
Who's your favorite luchador, and why? Sean: A man named Super Porky, and if you don't know who he is, I suggest YouTube-ing anything the man's been a part of. He's a little bit shorter than Diego and weighs about 340lbs, and he's just there to destroy whatever's in front of him. This is a man who's about 4'9", he'll come out and cry and do dance moves, he's very sexual. Diego: Very sexual. Sean: In that way, I really relate to Super Porky: I don't know what I'm working with, but I'm gonna stay sexual about it.
If you were a luchador, what would your name be, and what would your special move be? Sean: Recently I heard of "The Intruder". I would base a luchador off that, it's basically the same thing as "the stranger" [a highly advanced masturbatory technique], but right before you're about to j**k yourself off, you jump in front of a mirror with a ski mask on and scare the s**t out of yourself. I'd call myself The Intruder, and my thing would be to scare the crap out of people with lurid sexual acts. God knows what I'd do in that ring...