The One Where I James Lipton Myself

I love the show “Inside the Actor’s Studio” with host James Lipton, but I only love it for one reason, the 10 questions he asks at the end of every interview. I find the answers to these endlessly fascinating, which is probably a pretty good indication that I am easily fascinated. Anyway,   James Lipton has not returned any of my calls asking him to interview me on his show even though I’m not an actor, but if the world’s a stage, then aren’t we all actors?? Aren’t we James Lipton? Aren’t we??!! I decided to James Lipton myself (which for the record, he didn’t even come up with these questions Bernard Pivot did so forget you James Lipton! Just kidding, please interview me on your television show, I’m sure your students could learn a lot from me about how *not* to be an actor, which is equally important probably).

1. What is your favorite word? Whimsy. Because as a word, whimsy sounds whimsical. I like things that sound like what they mean but not in the obvious onomatopoeia way. 

2. What is your least favorite word? Fat. 

3. What turns you on? Captain Thoughtful. But not just because he’s got them sexybones, he also inspires me on every level. 

4. What turns you off? Cruelty. 

5. What sound or noise do you love? Vacuum cleaners. Really. I find the white noise very calming. 

6. What sound or noise do you hate? When people do impressions of Gollum. Especially my sister. AND SHE KNOWS THAT. 

7. What is your favorite curse word. Bastard. But asshole is a very close second.

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

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 a the pearly gates? Well, kid. You made me laugh. 

What about y’all? I would love to hear how you would answer these questions! Especially because it would basically mean I’m better than James Lipton at asking people questions because I can ask all of you at once. Also, I’m not sure why I’m starting a feud with James Lipton but it just feels right for some reason…..

Also, apparently, I already wrote this post two years ago……. and some of the answers are the same….but some are different so let’s consider this a new post! Ok? Cool.

52 thoughts on “The One Where I James Lipton Myself

  1. Reblogged this on Live, Love, and Dissertate and commented:
    1. What is your favorite word? “Fab”, short for fabulous.
    2. What is your least favorite word? “Particularly”, it happens to roll off my tongue invariably and quite randomly as a four, five, or six syllable word.
    3. What turns you on? Confidence.
    4. What turns you off? Arrogance.
    5. What sound or noise do you love? The sound of the ocean.
    6. What sound or noise do you hate? Teeth screeching against a candy apple.
    7. What is your favorite curse word. gosh, darnit (lol).
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Entrepreneur.
    9. What profession would you not like to do? Waitress.
    10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? You fulfilled my will for your life.

  2. Lets see:
    1. Cozy (love the sound and the feeling)
    2. Dude (you americans just ruined that word for me, long story…)
    3. My insanely sexy and nerdy bf
    4. Injustice and animal cruelty
    5. When mg cats fight/play they make the cutest sounds ever
    6. Elevator music
    7. Retarded
    8. Writer.
    9. Anything related to finance
    10. “You put up a decent fight“

    I love this game, you can ask me questions anytime 🙂

    Cheers!

  3. Bridgekeeper: “Stop. Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see.
    Sir Robin: Ask me the questions, bridgekeeper. I’m not afraid.
    Bridgekeeper: What… is your name?
    Sir Robin: Sir Robin of Camelot.
    Bridgekeeper: What… is your quest?
    Sir Robin: To seek the Holy Grail.
    Bridgekeeper: What… is the capital of Assyria?
    Sir Robin: I don’t know that. AUUUUUUUUUGH.”
    -Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

  4. I love I’m not the only person who does this!

    And I do this occasionally, thought I haven’t done it in a while. I’m a fan of the show myself (and have been privileged to attend two tapings), and I always imagine myself being lucky enough to sit in that chair, having him ask me about my life and, towards the end of the show, ask me those ten questions.

    Every time I answer those questions, I usually give different answers, which reflect me at that time. I’ll be making a post and linking it to this one. Thanks for the wonderful, nostalgic post!

  5. 1. Pisseth as in KJV..He that pisseth against the wall…giggle
    2. What? Cuz you were not really listening…
    3. Sparse..clean..quiet places
    4. The opposite of 3.
    5. Sounds from my deck..in the dark..think crickets etc.
    6.angry words
    7.arse
    8.missionary
    9.janitor
    10. COME IN…

  6. I love that show ! Hmm let’s see
    1. Favorite Word: Kawaii – Cute in Japanese. I use it a lot over here, everything is kawaii!
    2. Least Fav Word: I have two..Effect and Affect – because I have a hard time discerning when to use which one.
    3. Turn on: Mixed Martial Arts…I just find it invigorating…the precision and instincts, survival of the fittest and all that.
    4. Turn off: Oppressive Heat. I just can’t function well in it…though I try.
    5. Sound or Noise Love: Bacon cooking. Nuff said.
    6. Sound or Noise Hate: children screaming and playing loudly outside my home.
    7. Fav curse word: it’s two words actually…Fucking Hell. serves all my needs.
    8. Profession I’d like: Beta Tester for Games/Software Programs
    9. Profession hate: anything to do with sewers, sewage
    10. Heaven’s Gate: “what the hell are you doing here? You must have missed the turn to the Otherworld, they are eagerly anticipating your arrival.”

    Nice post, wish I’d thought of it. =P

  7. 1. What is your favorite word? you

    2. What is your least favorite word? hate

    3. What turns you on? Dreams
    4. What turns you off? superficial conversation

    5. What sound or noise do you love? kids and babies laughing

    6. What sound or noise do you hate? out of tune radio

    7. What is your favorite curse word. only said when no-one is listening ‘mother fucker’

    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Archeologist- that’s what my husband is doing – life coach to those that would get me for who I am

    9. What profession would you not like to do? Politician. I agree, although we would make more success than those in power now.

    10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive a the pearly gates? Well, kid. You made me laugh. I stand beside you and smile at his words to you, then God would say to me I’ve been looking after you always, I’d say I know, thank you.

  8. eyna says:

    I love the sound of the ventilator. It’s like a lullabye putting me to sleep 🙂 And if heaven exists, I would like to hear God say, “your twin flame is waiting” – and so i live happily ever after 🙂

  9. Dana says:

    My favorite word is arugula, because it sounds like an old timey car horn, when I say it.
    “A-ROO-gala, a-ROO-gala!”” 🙂

  10. Tammi says:

    1. What is your favorite word? Indubitably

    2. What is your least favorite word? No

    3. What turns you on? Confidence

    4. What turns you off? Selfishness

    5. What sound or noise do you love? A babies laughter

    6. What sound or noise do you hate? Dogs barking

    7. What is your favorite curse word. Shit-damnit (to be used when happy or sad)

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

    9. What profession would you not like to do? Circus animal poop cleaner.

    10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive a the pearly gates? Girrrrrl I love those shoes!!

  11. I love your questions and answers. Thanks for making me laugh! When my niece was 3 months old I visited her and my sister. My niece had colic at the time, but vacuuming noises would put her to sleep. There is a picture somewhere of me vacuuming and my nieces asleep hanging off my dead arm. (The arm was dead from carrying her around one armed while vacuuming, just to be clear.) Probably should have just recorded the noise instead.

  12. I love this! I covet the Coveteur and I constantly want to covet myself but feel that pics of the same Joe Fresh Style yoga pants slung across my EQ3 furniture won’t have the same effect.

    On to my James Lipton-ing of myself:

    1. What is your favorite word? Juxtaposition. I’m linear and like to compare things, so this word is beauty to me.

    2. What is your least favorite word? Cunt. I can’t even say it out loud.

    3. What turns you on? My dear husband! His strength as a father and the constant support he provides me.

    4. What turns you off? Intolerance.

    5. What sound or noise do you love? The sound of a metal spatula hitting a wok, i.e., stir fry making sounds.

    6. What sound or noise do you hate? Long fingernails scratching skin. I cringe as I type that…

    7. What is your favorite curse word? Mothershit.

    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Dancer. So You Think You Can Dance is my muse.

    9. What profession would you not like to do? Bus driver.

    10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive a the pearly gates? Welcome home. But please stop saying my name during sex.

      1. Ya, no, my bff and I are well-known for our “joke dancing” (we’re the best dork dancers on the danceflo’, yo!). Our downfall is that our kids think we’re bad dancers because of all of the joke dancing. So sad.

  13. 1. “Doodooshaabooniwang.” http://namebrandketchup.com/2013/06/18/i-just-discovered-my-new-favorite-word/
    2. “Fail.”
    3. Intelligence. I like big brains, and I cannot lie.
    4. Hypocrisy.
    5. Waves on a shore.
    6. Boom cars. Goldang kids, get offa my street.
    7. A friend used to use some very satisfying ones: “Cheese and rice!” “Sunk in a ditch!” “Got dandruff, some of it itches!”
    8. Animator.
    9. Defense attorney.
    10. “Now you get to find out the reasons for everything.”

  14. blowingoffsteamandmore says:

    Ack!! I have a draft of a post very similar to this that I wrote a few months ago! I was going to interview myself with the questions readers and friends most often ask me. This is an even better idea!! I love Inside The Actors Studio!

      1. blowingoffsteamandmore says:

        I answered the questions in my latest post and linked back to your blog. 🙂

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