The Questionnaire

Don’t ask me how I got to this (since I will tell you: from reading this comic) but I thought this was interesting. Turns out James Lipton of Inside the Actors Studio asks this series of questions. From Wiki:

While most of the show is a one-on-one interview conducted by Lipton, this is followed by the host submitting a questionnaire to the guest. The questionnaire concept was originated by French television personality Bernard Pivot, after the Proust Questionnaire. The ten questions Lipton asks are:

  1. What is your favorite word?
  2. What is your least favorite word?
  3. What turns you on?
  4. What turns you off?
  5. What sound or noise do you love?
  6. What sound or noise do you hate?
  7. What is your favorite curse word?
  8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
  9. What profession would you not like to do?
  10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

By the way, do you see how honest I am? I could have simply gone to the Proust Questionnaire and made you all think, “Wow, he is smart!” But the fact is I t’ain’t. Remember, I stumbled on this from a comic. Still, I think it is an interesting list, don’t you?

So I will give it a try. I am not going to tag anyone with this, but all are free to pick it up while they are procrastinating on their SBL paper, studying for midterms, or grading papers.

  1. Mollycoddle
  2. “you?” Because it is usually preceded by “You wouldn’t mind, would you?”
  3. My wife
  4. Meetings
  5. Solo electric guitar, old school rock or jazz type.
  6. Alarms
  7. Frass, as in “rassanfrassin”
  8. Mystery writer
  9. Henchman
  10. “Well done good and faithful servant.” Cliché? Perhaps, but that is all I desire.

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