September 5, 2008
Personality Test: Benjamin Taylor
The star who would play me in the movie version of my life and why:
Snoop Dogg -- he's the only person who could handle the role.
Childhood hero and why:
Chief Seattle. To me, he represents the ideal of man in his natural surroundings; the way we should all strive to be.
Pick your favorite captain:
D. Jack Sparrow
G. None of the above, as none of those rookies will ever hold a candle to the Adm. Lord Nelson.
If the TV is on at 2 a.m., I'm watching:
Adult Swim on Cartoon Network.
Three people I'd love to have dinner with:
John Forte, Larry Ciancia, David Saw -- my three best friends.
After a long day, I like to relax with a:
B. Cold beer
D. Herbal tea
G. A nice refreshing glass of well water.
My quirkiest inherited trait:
Full body waxing.
A. "American Gladiators"
WWE -- there's no competition. People with the best sensitive humor always win.
My favorite sandwich, plus fixings:
I like gravy sandwiches with mayonnaise and butter or steamed kale and quinoa.
One word your mother would use to describe you:
Michael Cera (in a totally platonic way, of course).
The oldest thing in my refrigerator is:
Marshmallow fluff from the Jurassic Period.
My required snack in a movie theater is:
I like catfish.
When I was 10, I wanted to be:
Exercise I hate most:
Any kind of abstinence (including abstinence from physical fitness).
Vegetable I won't eat:
There is none. I love vegetables.
I'm deathly afraid of:
If I were auditioning for "American Idol," my song would be:
"Your Are the Sun, You Are the Rain" by Lionel Richie.
The first band I saw in concert:
My parents before I could remember.
The person I'm most often mistaken for:
I commonly get mistaken for Maya Angelou.
A. Because packs are more humble than prides.
The worst advice I ever received:
"Better not risk it."
I own 1 pair of shoes. My favorites are:
In high school, I was:
The most famous person I ever became friends with:
Fu Wei Zhong.
B. Paul had the most fun.
My most recent eBay purchase:
Never bought anything from eBay.
A. "Ugly Betty"
B. "America's Next Top Model"
C. "What Not to Wear"
D. "Extreme Makeover"
C. I don't watch any TV at all, but I met the host on the street in New York City the other night. She told me that she didn't like my hat, but I sang her a song and she seemed to like that.
The movie that always makes me cry:
"Pollyanna,""Beauty and The Beast,""Fearless" -- I'm very sensitive to cinematic manipulation.
My most treasured fashion accessory is:
My invisible Hula-Hoop.
Pick one you love or hate:
B. Polka dots
C. I am a Scotsman after all.
What you'll always find in my glove compartment:
Whatever you do, don't go in there!
My most embarrassing junk food:
Sometimes, I eat the wrappers on Starburst candies (by accident).
If I weren't a singer-songwriter, I'd be:
The last book I read:
"Thinking in Pictures" by Temple Grandin
It's not pizza without:
My favorite Web site:
Pick a Bond:
A. Sean Connery
B. Timothy Dalton
C. Pierce Brosnan
D. Daniel Craig
Like I said before, I'm a Scotsman.
If I could live my life as someone else, it would be:
My dog Goverdoodah.
My childhood nickname was:
My favorite "bad" movie is:
That's a tough one, as there is a lot of fierce competition.
My best karaoke song:
"Don't You Want Me Baby."
My first job:
Tower Records in NYC.
My favorite cable channel:
Unplugged network (when the TV is unplugged).
The song that always gets me out on the dance floor and why:
Pretty much any song, given the right mood.
Life would be better without:
If I could tour with any two bands, they would be:
Ben Harper and Citizen Cope.
I never travel without my:
Magic unicorn toenail.
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