Don't you love Inside the Actor's Studio? I do. It's most fun after viewing Will Ferrel's SNL parody of it. Mostly I love the questionnaire given so achingly lovingly at the end of the interview by host James Lipton: "...perfected by the great (spoken verrry Frrrenchily:) Berrrnarrrrd Pivot." Lipton loooooves speaking French. One of my favorite moments on The Actor's Studio was when Johnny Dep good-naturedly tries to out-French him by re-pronouncing Pivot's name in an even more Frenchily phlegmy accent.
Anyhoo, since I won't soon be called on to appear on Inside the Actor's Studio, I thought it would be fun to rip off his questionnaire for my own use (At least, as I remember it). Play along! It's fun!
What turns you on?
I'm going to assume you mean "What interests you?" The unexpected. And good dance music.
What turns you off:
The stupid. And country music.
What is your favorite word?
I generally like onomatopoeias (which isn't a bad word in itself), but also adore "weasel." Who doesn't?
What word do you hate?
I love words, but if I was forced to pick a word to hate, it would be "can't" without the apostrophe and with a "u" instead of an "a."
What is your favorite curse word?
I don't curse a lot, but when I hear it done well, I sometimes pilfer it for my own use. My two favorites are "g*ddammit"! a la Cartman in South Park and "asshole!" (accent on "hole" and about a fifth higher in pitch) a la Kevin Kline's Otto in A Fish Called Wanda. Which only really works as an epithet to passing motorists, but is delicious when done properly. I still use Cartman's "bad kitty!" a lot, but that's not really a curse word.
What is your favorite sound?
The ocean. A cat purring. Baby Dean saying "yion" instead of "lion" and "yight" instead of "light." Sadly for me and luckily for him, that cute little speech impediment didn't last past his second birthday.
What is your least favorite sound?
Leafblowers. Somebody else's car stereo turned up too loud, thus invading my earspace.
What is an occupation that you would have liked to try?
Travel writer. Veterinarian. Serious Artist. Ballet Dancer. Sheep Farmer. Chihuahua Breeder.
What occupation would you least like to try?
Cop. DMV employee. IRS employee.
And here's my addition to the perfect questionnaire: If you had a rock band, what would you name it?
Great new rock band names occur to me almost weekly, but my current favorite is still Asteroid Pie. Also, The Mighty Chihuahuas could rock.
If heaven exists, what would you want God to say to you when you meet him?
Well played. Want some brownies?