On James Lipton’s 10 Questions

I always like a good meme. This one comes from Dayton Ward, also known as “The Chosen One.” These are James Lipton’s Inside the Actor’s Studio “10 Questions” that he asks each of his guests, based upon the Proust Questionnaire.

  1. What is your favorite word?
  2. What is your least favorite word?
  3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually, or emotionally?
    Competition. The feeling that my work isn’t measuring up makes me focus my energies and step up my game.
  4. What turns you off?
    Dishonesty. It’s about the only thing I cannot forgive.
  5. What is your favorite curse word?
  6. What sound or noise do you love?
    The sound of a cat purring.
  7. What sound or noise do you hate?
    The sound of things crashing together.
  8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    I would like to go to sea.
  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?
    “You were right; as gods go, I’m a fuck-up.”

Lipton, of course, was the prison warden in Arrested Development. 🙂

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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