Posted Wed, 11/19/08
I used to watch Inside the Actors Studio with great regularity when I lived in Washington. I enjoyed the non-gossipy examinations of the acting craft as opposed to flashy bits at film premieres or otherwise self-serving and mundane representations.
I no longer get the program on my local cable feed, but I recall with fondness the questions which host James Lipton used to ask of all the guests (re: Proust Questionnaire). I've responded to the same queries with my own answers:
What is your favorite word? Alone.
What is your least favorite word? Fart.
What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Cool, quiet, organization.
What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Constant neediness in others.
What sound or noise do you love? Rain hitting the ground, house or a body of water.
What sound or noise do you hate? Loud television or an animal crying in pain.
What is your favorite curse word? Piss off.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Statistician.
What profession would you not like to do? Anything involving being in the sun or hot temperatures.
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Foofer is anxious to see you.
That's the state of my mind for now.