Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Proust Questionnaire

Because I'm important. And an adult. I've no time for surveys of the "OMG I LUV SKITTLES LOL" nature.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR?

Tyranny of the majority.

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT STATE OF MIND?

Restless.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE OCCUPATION?(WAY OF SPENDING TIME)

Making inside jokes with friends, or isolated with books and movies. On a stage, in the heat of performance. Walking.

WHAT HISTORICAL FIGURE DO YOU MOST IDENTIFY WITH?

Lowly court jesters who mocked kings.

WHICH LIVING PERSON DO YOU MOST ADMIRE?

Mom and dad.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE FICTIONAL HEROS?

Jay Gatsby, Huck Finn, Prince Myshkin, Chaplin’s “Little Tramp,” Randle McMurphy, “Mad” Max Rockatansky, The Bad Lieutenant (Keitel), Mark Renton, Jason Vorhees, Eric Cartman

WHO ARE YOUR REAL-LIFE HEROES?

Trey Parker, Bob Dylan, Steve Martin, Christopher Hitchens, Doug Stanhope, Eugene Mirman, Akira Kurosawa, Chipper Jones

WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF EARTHLY HAPPINESS?

The ability to be freshly happy and content with something or some situation you’ve long become accustomed to.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE PROSE WRITERS?

Dostoevsky, Fitzgerald, Twain, Faulkner, Plato, Kierkegaard

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE POETS?

Blake, Yeats, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Langston Hughes

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE MUSICIANS?

Bob Dylan, Robyn Hitchcock, Green Day

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE PAINTERS?

Magritte, Monet

WHEN AND WHERE WERE YOU HAPPIEST?

Atlanta Braves game as a birthday present from my dad, Bentzen Ball comedy festival in DC, Grandma Bubba’s desert house in California, birthday party with comics, walks home from school with a couple friends in Bama, several hours joking with my brothers, OU, countless comedy stages.

WHAT IS YOUR MOST OBVIOUS CHARACTERISTIC?

Smart-ass-itude.

WHAT IS THE TRAIT YOU MOST DEPLORE (HATE) IN YOURSELF?

That my judgment can be clouded with anger so easily; the inability to know what “deplore” means without clarification.

WHAT IS THE TRAIT YOU MOST DEPLORE IN OTHERS?

False or mis-guided compassion.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST EXTRAVAGANCE?

Overstatement of some position for the sake of humor or excitement.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE JOURNEY?

Starving artist, struggling to the top, etc.

WHAT DO YOU MOST DISLIKE ABOUT YOUR APPEARANCE?

I like me fine.

WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER THE MOST OVER-RATED VIRTUE?

Pacifism (sometimes).

WHICH WORDS OR PHRASES DO YOU MOST OVER-USE?

Ironic hate-speech.

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Less of the anxiety that leads to a retreat into lethargy. Less knee-jerk disagreement.

WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT?

Too young to answer this one, I hope – but as of now, remaining generally good-hearted while trying to break into a business full of back-stabbing and two-facedness.

WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE?

Alabama, New Orleans, Atlanta, New York City, some desert, Italy, a Scandinavian country, Holland.

WHAT IS THE QUALITY YOU MOST ADMIRE IN A MAN?

Complicated thinking and understanding. Guts. Generosity.

WHAT IS THE QUALITY YOU MOST ADMIRE IN A WOMAN?

The above, but add a sense of humor, an appreciation of art and a rebellious streak.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE HEROINES OF HISTORY?

Jane Austin, Gilda Radner

WHAT IS IT YOU MOST DISLIKE?

Stifling of free-expression, and the many fraudulently compassionate defenses of its stifling.

WHAT DO YOU VALUE MOST IN YOUR FRIENDS?

The ability to feel like my friend even after we’ve parted ways (which I often fail at).

WHAT NATURAL GIFT WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO POSSESS?

A little more patience.

WHAT HISTORICAL FIGURES DO YOU MOST DESPISE?

Anyone who killed, or encouraged killing or censorship in the name of a religion.

WHAT EVENT IN MILITARY HISTORY DO YOU MOST ADMIRE?

The Danish rescuing of the Jews, the Revolutionary War.

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO DIE?

Middle fingers extended.

IF YOU WERE TO DIE AND COME BACK AS A PERSON OR AN ANIMAL, WHAT DO YOU THINK IT WOULD BE?

A silly goose.

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO (WORDS YOU LIVE BY OR THAT MEAN A LOT TO YOU)?

"Don't have a motto."

2 comments:

Ryan L Freed said...

Dude you are deep... in a shallow sort of way. :)

g said...

But you're already a silly goose. . .