May 4, 2012

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Yesterday, in a serious bout of procrastination, I distracted myself with a series of mindless activities, culminating in watching James Lipton’s Inside the Actor’s Studio. As always with that peculiar man, it was interesting and illuminating and provided many laughs. It also inspired me to answer his Ten Questions.

  1. What is your favorite word? Um, no thanks, that would be like choosing between my two cats.
  2. What is your least favorite word? It is not so much the word as a particular usage. “That was SICK!” When the person clearly meant cool, bitchen, or awesome.
  3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually, or emotionally? The truth as found in a certain mystical quality that I cannot name but know the instant I’m exposed, like Laird Hamilton surfing, Ella Fitzgerald singing, James Galvin writing…
  4. What turns you off creatively, spiritually, or emotionally? Treacle, insecurity, and cruelty, in no particular order
  5. What sound or noise do you love? A manual transmission automobile in reverse, preferably at high speed.
  6. What sound or noise do you hate? Repetitive tapping – pencils, fingers, feet, etc.
  7. What is your favorite curse word? FUCK! It’s very economical. One word with a myriad of connotations.
  8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Making fil-ums
  9. What profession would you not like to do? Soldier, with evermore thanks to all who do…
  10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? “Welcome to Fantasy Island…”