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Inside the Journalist's Studio

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Rumpleforeskin, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    I watched "Inside the Actor's Studio" a lot growing up and near the end, James Lipton asked 10 questions to his guest. The questions elicited some great responses from the actors and actresses, so I figure, why not try them here.

    1. What is your favorite word?
    2. What is your least favorite word?
    3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    4. What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    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?


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    1. Yes
    2. Can't
    3. A good conversation
    4. Procrastinating
    5. A woman's moan
    6. Car alarms
    7. Fuck
    8. Pilot
    9. Being a waiter
    10. Wow, so I finally get to meet you.
     
  2. Flash

    Flash Guest

    1. What is your favorite word?
    It's the only word censored on this site.
    2. What is your least favorite word?
    It's actually phrase and it's 'I don't know.'
    3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    Awareness.
    4. What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    Ignorance.
    5. What sound or noise do you love?
    Silence.
    6. What sound or noise do you hate?
    Construction ... you have to live in Calgary to understand how bad it is.
    7. What is your favorite curse word?
    See answer to No. 1.
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    Hockey player.
    9. What profession would you not like to do?
    Politician.
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    You're in! It's nice here and the beer is cold.
     
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    1. What is your favorite word? Dude
    2. What is your least favorite word? Can't
    3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Honest conversation (which scares the shit out of some, apparently ... )
    4. What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Flakes.
    5. What sound or noise do you love? When a jumper thwips the net, the sound of a tile in TV Scrabble when it is dropped through the slot (Central Illinoisan is the only other person I've known who loved it too), grass crackling when it's being stepped on, Premier League crowds, women who giggle.
    6. What sound or noise do you hate? There isn't one.
    7. What is your favorite curse word? Fuck.
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? NFL head coach or GM of any team in any sport.
    9. What profession would you not like to do? Hard to answer this one.
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? It certainly took you long enough.
     
  4. Jack_Kerouac

    Jack_Kerouac Member

    Great thread!

    1. What is your favorite word?

    Faith.

    2. What is your least favorite word?

    Doubt.

    3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

    Doing anything with my two boys. They inspire me to work hard every day and to try to be a better person.

    4. What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

    Nearly everything about our business. We're in a sad state of affairs, and it's hard not to get depressed about the future of print journalism.

    5. What sound or noise do you love?

    Acoustic guitar, with or without vocals.

    6. What sound or noise do you hate?

    People whistling. Worse than nails on a chalkboard to me.

    7. What is your favorite curse word?

    God damn it! My younger son knew it by the time he was 2 1/2, much to my chagrin.

    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

    High school teacher/football coach. Molding young minds and making a difference in their lives at such a formative stage would be so rewarding.

    9. What profession would you not like to do?

    Lawyer. Having to compromise my principles on a daily basis seems like a repulsive way to make an (albeit potentially lucrative) living.

    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

    I had my doubts about you, son, but welcome.
     
  5. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    Great thread, Rumple.

    1. What is your favorite word? Daddy.
    2. What is your least favorite word? "Saved by Zero" right now.
    3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? My daughters.
    4. What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Noise.
    5. What sound or noise do you love? The crack of a wood bat.
    6. What sound or noise do you hate? Fingernail clippers.
    7. What is your favorite curse word? Fuck.
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Race car driver.
    9. What profession would you not like to do? Chicken catcher.
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? See, there is a safe harbor.
     
  6. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    1. What is your favorite word?
    Hope
    2. What is your least favorite word?
    The N word. I don't even like to type it.
    3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    A quiet moment to think (such moments are so rare).
    4. What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    Chaos. Senseless restrictions.
    5. What sound or noise do you love?
    My daughter's voice.
    6. What sound or noise do you hate?
    My alarm clock buzzer
    7. What is your favorite curse word?
    Fuck
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    In fantasy land, it would be baseball player. Coming closer to reality, teacher.
    9. What profession would you not like to do?
    Anything that would not challenge my mind.
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    I know you had your doubts about me, but I never had any about you.
     
  7. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Hold on. Is 'chicken catcher' a profession?
     
  8. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    1. What is your favorite word?
    Yes.

    2. What is your least favorite word?
    Don't.

    3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    Respect.

    4. What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    Dehumanizing treatment.

    5. What sound or noise do you love?
    Stevie Nicks singing a driving rocker.

    6. What sound or noise do you hate?
    Screeching cars.

    7. What is your favorite curse word?
    Fuck.

    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    Teaching.

    9. What profession would you not like to do?
    Janitor.

    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    What took you so long?
     
  9. Jones

    Jones Active Member

    1. What is your favorite word?

    Flats. As in, "the flats of Nebraska."

    2. What is your least favorite word?

    Opined. As in, "he opined."

    3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

    Reading a perfect sentence.

    4. What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

    Jazz music.

    5. What sound or noise do you love?

    Waves.

    6. What sound or noise do you hate?

    A baby's crying.

    7. What is your favorite curse word?

    Rhymes with kunt.

    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

    Politician; real estate developer; bartender; professor; homicide detective; TV writer; shortstop.

    9. What profession would you not like to do?

    Pig farmer.

    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

    I think somebody owes Someone an apology.
     
  10. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    1. What is your favorite word?
    --Slowly
    2. What is your least favorite word?
    --Penultimate
    3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    --A good walk
    4. What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    --Arguing.
    5. What sound or noise do you love?
    --A contented hum.
    6. What sound or noise do you hate?
    --A yell.
    7. What is your favorite curse word?
    --Shitfuck or fuckshit and all permutations thereof.
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    --What I did one summer, working in an icehouse. I was buff!
    9. What profession would you not like to do?
    --PR
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    --"Mom and Dad and Dani are over there"
     
  11. Cape_Fear

    Cape_Fear Active Member

    1. What is your favorite word?
    Ubiquitous

    2. What is your least favorite word?
    No.

    3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    Laughter

    4. What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    Selfishness

    5. What sound or noise do you love?
    The ocean

    6. What sound or noise do you hate?
    Drills

    7. What is your favorite curse word?
    Fuck

    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    Truck driver

    9. What profession would you not like to do?
    Hotel maid

    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    Son of a bitch.
     
  12. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    1. What is your favorite word?
    Yes.

    2. What is your least favorite word?
    No.

    3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    Having to figure something out, analyze something and put the pieces together.

    4. What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    Passive-aggressiveness

    5. What sound or noise do you love?
    At night: Distant sounding train horns
    During the day: A river flowing, with birds chirping and the sun shining

    6. What sound or noise do you hate?
    Vacuums and those mufflers that are really loud (all of my neighbors seem to own them).

    7. What is your favorite curse word?
    The f-word and its many derivatives.

    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    Left-fielder, grocery-store checker, mechanic (I suck at fixing cars, but it seems really interesting).

    9. What profession would you not like to do?
    EMT or anything involving dead or bloody and maimed people.

    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    I've been waiting for you.
     
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