Being a former student of The Arts, most notably acting. So I can appreciate the probing questions of Mr. Lipton, however pretentiously they may be delivered. The questions are not his originally, but were taken from a mentor or most admired muse of his, if you will, a Frenchman named Fou Fou…Fou Fou Fou…something…I dunno…I don’t care.
I thought it would be fun to answer the questions and I invite you to do the same, if you feel so inclined, and leave the link in comments.
Be sure to read these in the proper Liptonian tone. (Think a little bit of Pythonesque “WHAT is your favorite color?”)
So here they are…my Fizzy Lipton Thinks: My Answers To the 10 James Lipton Questions!
1. What is your favorite word?
Balderdash! It should never have fallen out of fashion. It’s an attention getter.
2. What is your least favorite word?
It’s a tie: selfie and bestie. Are we in second grade or something?
3. What Turns You On?
The all you can eat buffet.
4. What Turns You Off?
5. What Sound Do You Love?
Laughter – particularly from my kids
6. What Sound Do You Hate?
The sound of silence. Deep in a Simon & Garfunkel kinda way, right?
7. What Is Your Favorite Curse Word?
Motherfucker. It’s horrible, but it just seems to be the go-to. Of course, with kids around, it comes out sounding more like “mother fedder-redder…”, but that does the trick just fine.
8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
All the ones I’ve already attempted: acting, music, photography, cooking, writing.
9. What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
In the words of the great Lloyd Dobler…
10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
You’re finally here. Tom Petty is waiting for you onstage. Here’s your guitar and your drink. You’ll be doing “The Waiting”. Ironic, huh? (Editor’s note: Sorry, Tom Petty. You’re gonna have to take one for the team.)