Brad Smith (jesus_h_biscuit) wrote,
Brad Smith

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Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire

Your most marked characteristic?
Sense of humor

To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
The ones that involve rich food and cream sauces

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Being a Christian or Muslim fundamentalist

The quality you most like in a man?
Being a man and not some random yahoo with a dick

The quality you most like in a woman?
Being independent of men

What do you most value in your friends?
Security, dependability, loyalty

What is your principle defect?
My inside doesn't match my outside

What is your favorite occupation?

What is your dream of happiness?
The one where I'm Emperor

What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Having no choices

What would you have liked to be?
A guitar virtuoso

In what country would you like to live?
I wouldn't live anywhere but here, but I would love to own property in Italy

What is your favorite color?
Cobalt blue

What is your favorite flower?
Sunflowers and African Zionickle Bushblooms

What is your favorite bird?
Turkey - with dressing, gravy, & cranberry sauce.

Who are your favorite prose writers?
Sylvia Plath, Christopher Okigbo

Who are your favoite poets?
Sylvia Plath, Charles Baudelaire, Arthur Rimbaud, Christopher Okigbo, Wole Soyinka, Patti Smith, Maya Angelou

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Charlotte A. Cavatica

Who are your favorite composers?
Leo Delibes & Franz Schubert

Who are your favorite painters?
Maxfield Parrish, Marc Chagall, Julian Schnabel, Jean Michel Basquiat, Frida Kahlo, Paul Cezanne, Paul Klee, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Paul Gauguin, Wassily Kandinsky, Gustav Klimt, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Who are your heroes in real life?
Danny Thomas, J. Krishnamurti

Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Ladybird Johnson

What are your favorite names?
Emmeline and Jade

What is it you most dislike?
Stupidity, Zealotry, and Religious terrorism

What historical figures do you most despise?
The Pope, Adolf Hitler and the SS, Pol Pot, Slobodan Milosovic, Fred Phelps, any and all televangelists and racists

What event in military history do you most admire?
The liberation of Auschwitz, Bergen Belsen, and all other concentration camps

What reform do you most admire?
The end of Apartheid

What natural gift would you most like to possess?
telekenesis and/or telepathy

How would you like to die?
When I'm blissfully happy and free of worry

What is your present state of mind?
Shot out, but on the way to contentedness

To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Being Tactless

What is your motto?
Two tears in a bucket, motherfuck it

Excerpt from this morning's conversation:

Me: "Are you saying that Republicans have cornered the market on pride?"
Renea: "Oh please, Queer Atheists don't even have pride."
Anjelica: "That's why they have parades!"
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