in today's episode, sharyn
rescues me from writer's block by sending along five questions. [the rules appear below if you want to play.]
How it Works
1. Send me an email
, saying you want to be interviewed.
2. I will respond by asking you five questions.
3. You'll update your website with my five questions and your five answers.
4. You'll include this explanation.
5. You'll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.
1. If you were going to put together a film fest, based on any theme(s), what movies would you include?
i’m going to cheat on this question because i just had to do this for work. i spent a few weeks watching old comedies from the 1940s and had to whittle it down to four as part of a fall series at the library. my picks were: his girl friday
(cary grant and rosalind russell), sullivan’s travels
(joel mccrea and veronica lake), woman of the year
(katharine hepburn and spencer tracy), and the man who came to dinner
(bette davis and monty woolley). you should rent these tonight.
2. If you could date one of the following (from any era), who would it be?
a) Kathleen Hanna
b) Audrey Hepburn
d) Mary Timony
e) Winona Ryder
f) Neko Case
g) Marisa Tomei
h) Tank Girl
i) Monica Bellucci
k) Lady Miss Kier (of Deee-Lite fame)
with all of these choices, i thought it best to devise a stratagem. first, i omitted all of the fictional characters. so, right off the top, trinity, tank girl, marisa tomei, and monica bellucci were gone. next i got rid of audrey hepburn and winona ryder, because, really, what boy wouldn't appreciate those two. that left me with the musicians. now i could have gotten big indie cred points for picking mary timony, neko case, lois, or kathleen hanna, but this is where i throw the audience a curve and go with lady miss kier; likely, the selection most might have guessed i'd discard first.
now, i suppose, you want to know why i picked her. i could lie and say that it is because i want her to sing 'love is everything' to me, as we sit on the couch on sunday mornings, handing sections of the paper back and forth, while we play footsie and eat pancakes. (mmm...pancakes.) i could even lie and say that we'd make the prettiest babies. the real reason though, the most honest one, is because i'd rather be two degrees of separation from boosty collins
than two degrees of separation from jd samson's mustache
3. What was the last book you read and would you recommend it to others?
the last book that i read was the mineral palace
by heidi julavits which is our book club selection for september. i finished it on saturday evening. the reviews were great and it had all kinds of stuff that i like in a novel. dust storms, check. characters that experience physical and social isolation, check and check. strong sense of place, check. somehow it didn’t affect me as much as i thought it would. i wouldn’t recommend it, but i can think of all kinds of other books you might like
4. Which pastime do you prefer: miniature golf, bowling or go-cart racing?
bowling, hands down, and there are so many reasons why: it is a year-round sport which you can play anywhere in the country; drinking alcoholic beverages while engaged in said sport is accepted and, often, encouraged; embroidered shirts and ugly shoes; it is the only sport where the professionals look like substitute shop teachers.
5. If you could have a favorite band (from any era) perform a personal concert for you and your friends, who would it be?
this question is hard, because none of my close friends like the music that i do. so, to please the most folks at this party of mine, i’d play it safe and reunite 10,000 maniacs circa in my tribe
/blind man’s zoo
: stereolab ‘tone burst’
: she makes me do the right thing a lot more often then I would do it by myself