James Lipton, that bearded blowhard from Bravo TV's Inside the Actor's Studio has just published his autobiography, called Inside Inside. If you haven't seen the hit cable show, now in its thirteenth year, Lipton sits for an hour or more with an actor as his guest and he asks him to tell stories about the movies and television shows he has appeared in.
At the end of the interview he pulls out the list of questions he says are inspired by French television host Bernard Pivot. Here are those questions, along with my answers:
What is your favorite word? Dogloo
What is your least favorite word? Nuclear, when it is pronounced Nookyuler
What turns you on, creatively, spiritually, or emotionally? A beautiful photograph inspires me to try to take one as well.
What turns you off? I get discouraged when I realize I do not have enough time to pursue most of my creative interests.
What is your favorite curse word? Heavens to Mergatroid!
What sound or noise do you love? My Tater Tot makes 100 different sounds that I love.
What sound or noise do you hate? Like everyone else, the alarm clock. It's not really the clock's fault as much as how early it is set to go off.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Easy, I want to be a runway model farmer.
What profession would you not like to do? Assembly line work. Toll taker. Anything boring and repetitive.
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly Gates? There's been some mistake with the paperwork. We'll send you back down to live another 100 years. And say hi to the models for me.
P.S. To my fellow blogger friends, this list would be an excellent meme, no?