February 16, 2011

Bernard Pivot Blogfesty Goodness

Bernard Pivot: French interviewer guy who started asking everyone on his show a standard ten questions.

James Lipton: Asked the same questions here in the U.S. on Inside the Actors Studio.

Nicole Ducleroir: A fellow blogger holding a blogfest in which everyone answers those ten questions. You can find her blog by clicking here. Once there you can check out all the other entries.

Christopher Allen: Completely forgot about this blogfest until today and is quite happy to have been reminded because he had no ideas for a blog today and that was annoying him.

1. What is your favorite word?
  • Decadence. I have a real passion for pleasure. Plus I like the way the word bounces around your tongue.
2.  What is your least favorite word? 
  • Actually. Although you probably wouldn't be able to tell because I actually use it way too much.
3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually, or emotionally? 
  • Emotion. I'm a pretty laid back person and I rarely outwardly exhibit much emotion. I can at times come across as apathetic and I think that's why I'm so inspired by it when I see an outpouring of pure emotion from someone else.
 4. What turns you off?
  • Authority. I'm not really a rebel or anything. I just don't respond to being told what to do, at all.
 5. What is your favorite curse word? 
  • Fuck. It's just so fucking versatile. It's also one of my favorite activities.
 6. What sound or noise do you love?
  • Breakfast Cooking. There is no more pleasant sound then waking up to the sound (and smell) of bacon frying.
7. What sound or noise do you hate?
  • Ice Chewing. I absolutely cannot stand it when people chew on ice. It drives me insane for some reason.
8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
  • Guy on the Couch. I'm pretty good at schmoozing and bullshitting. I think I could have been pretty good at mooching. Of course, those traits would also make me a good Congressman. 
 9. What profession would you not like to attempt? 
  • Farming. I'm a city guy through and through. A rural setting would make me insane. Plus, I think animals are a bit overrated.
 10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
  • I'll forgive you for being an atheist if you can forgive me for allowing George W. Bush to be unleashed on the world.


  1. Decadence...that does roll off the tongue just right. Good one.

  2. Ice chewing and jobs on the farm - they are the anti-experiences ;)

  3. Hi Christopher! GREAT answers! Why DO people chomp on ice? Makes me crazy too. Breakfast sounds and smells make any day perfect. And your answer to #10 goes in today's category 'amongst the best I've read'!

    Thanks so much for playing along!

  4. I'd love to see James Lipton's face if you answered number 5 on his show exactly as you did here. Fantastic!!

  5. I think we're almost the exact opposite. Except for the couch thing. It truly is my favorite place.

  6. Hey, I should try this.
    Probably not tonight, which kind of ruins the whole idea, I guess.
    But still.

  7. It's funny how that curse word is everybody's favorite activity. Well, isn't it? ;)
    Excellent post, Christopher Allen. Happy to have this intimate studio moment with you!

  8. "the sound of bacon frying" and "animals are overrated"...ahh, the irony.

    i always think of will farrell's impression of james lipton on SNL when he would pronounce bernard's last name, hehee

  9. Your curse word answer was awesome! :)

  10. No.6 is my favorite :)

    And ice crushing? Wow I hate that too!

  11. I say 'actually' and 'basically' all the time.

  12. Jennifer: I enjoy it, all the extremely obscure ones seemed to have already been taken by the time I got mine up. Thanks for coming by!

    Elaine: I couldn't agree more, and thanks for stopping by!

    Nicole: I had a blast with it, it was a great idea. Thanks for hosting it!

    Jo: Ha! I wonder if he'd think I was coming on to him? Or maybe it'd just be the look in my eyes. Kidding!

  13. Shelly: Ha! Well at least there is something we can relate on!

    KatyDid: It was a fun set of questions, I'd like to see your answers. Give it a shot.

    Jayne: I'd hope so! If it's not they're definitely doing something wrong. Glad you enjoyed it.

    Eco: Ha, I guess I didn't much thought into consistency. Woops.

  14. Peridot: Thanks!

    DL: Thanks, I was hoping everyone would get a kick out of it.

    Apfel: Yea, we've discussed that. We're both definitely breakfast people.

    Kev: damn me too, actually took first place though

  15. Mmmmmm. Bacon.

    Thanks for sharing your answers!


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