Inside the Actors Studio…

While it’s a show that I’ve seen from time to time on Bravo, there is one segment that quite a few folks are familiar with – the ten questions. I know that I’ve seen Robin Williams answering one of the questions in the past, though. πŸ˜‰

Snoskred has put out a challenge to anyone willing to take it to answer the questions. In return, you get a link from her on Sunday.

Without further ado, here we go…

1. What is your favorite word?

Nice, or as I’ve been known to say or type it a few times, “Noice”. It’s such a versatile word, equally good for both sarcastic and non-sarcastic purposes. All you have to do is change the inflection slightly.

2. What is your least favorite word?

Right now, that would be a TV term – “Draft Track”. It’s one of the most asinine phrases I’ve heard which has an accompanying graphic that is just about as useless as the term itself.

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

Simplicity, especially in the learning process. If something comes with a good set of instructions or is easy enough to figure out on its own, you’ve got me.

4. What turns you off?

Unnecessary interruptions when I’m focusing. This kind of leads into tomorrow’s post, but when I have a set list of tasks to do for a day, and I get stuff piled on to do, it’s really frustrating. Also, when I’m focusing and have to stop for something it really throws me off of my focus.

5. What sound or noise do you love?

The rumbling of a train on the tracks. Sure, it’s quite loud, but it’s a sound that grabs my attention and creates a nice diversion (even when I’m focusing, yes) for about a minute or so. They used to blow their horns, but they took the crossings away which ended that practice.

6. What sound or noise do you hate?

Complete silence – whenever I’m doing something I need to have some sound, even if it’s the sound of passing cars, to stimulate me, otherwise I just don’t feel totally comfortable.

7. What is your favorite curse word?

Call me simple, but I’m all for the f word. What George Carlin said about it is so true – it can be used just about everywhere, even embedded in words. (fanf–kingtastic, anyone? πŸ˜‰ )

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

Truckie, or as we’d say here in the States, Truck Driver; however, I have some other issues I have to sort out before I can do that…December 4th is all I’ll say…

9. What profession would you not like to do?

Politician, definitely. I don’t think I’d mind doing some kind of part time post like being on the school board, but being a career politician is definitely not my cup of tea.

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

“Welcome. Enjoy your stay.”

Quite a few folks have done this already, so make sure you check Snos’ blog on Sunday for the full list (or just read the trackbacks on the original post. πŸ˜€ )

4 thoughts on “Inside the Actors Studio…

  1. Fanfukcingtastic is an example of something called tmesis. Not that you’ll have any use for knowing that (except when you want to say to someone, “Quit your Tmesis, wouldja?”) but it’s kind of a cool useless piece of knowledge to have. Hmm, I feel a Word of the Day coming on….


  2. Walking along the rode the other day here in crazy car owner city of the world, Montreal I was nearly run over. Almost instantly the horrendous C word flew from my mouth.

    Instead of sympathy from the others around me I was given cold cold stares and one old lady even shook her head at me.

    It is an awful word but it really is my favourite as people get so offended over something that essentially has no relation to what context it is used in!

    Oh and George Carlin is foul mouthed genius!

  3. Cugat – Tmesis, eh? I’m always for useless knowledge, so thanks for that. πŸ˜‰

    Forest – Hmm… I guess the Montrealers aren’t used to hearing such colorful language; tis a pity, really. I used to be offended by it, but grew to accept it as just another word. πŸ™‚

    Also, this is true, George Carlin was actually arrested in 1972 in Milwaukee for performing his 7 words act. If you check out his Wiki entry, they’ve got links to the arrest report from the arrest.

    Thanks y’all! πŸ˜‰

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