Interviews

Studio Concrete Answers Marcel Proust’s Questions at Age 13

OK, Studio Concrete did some tricky time traveling, and managed to go back in time, become 13 again AND meet up with Marcel Proust when HE was 13. Remember: Studio Concrete does not know anything after 1977.

Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust

Studio Concrete

Studio Concrete

Marcel Proust: Bonjour le studio concréte, est-ce que vous êtes prêts pour vos questions?

Studio Concrete: Say what?

(Please use a thick French accent to say this)

M.P: What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

S.C: Working in an office like my mom.

M.P: Where would you like to live?

Japan. Or the UK.

M.P: What is your idea of earthly happiness?

S.C: Hot chocolate and popcorn and a good movie on a rainy Saturday afternoon.

M.P: To what faults do you feel most indulgent?

S.C: Lots of popcorn and hot chocolate. And watching lots of TV.

M.P: Who are your favorite fictional heroes?

S.C: Superman and SpectruMan. SpectruMan is someone my brother and I made up. He is Black and has the powers of all the wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum. Radio to gamma. He  wears white with rainbow bands.

M.P: Who are your favorite characters in history?

S.C: Anne Frank, Helen Keller and Harriet Tubman.

M.P: Who are your favorite heroines in real life?

S.C: Billie Jean King and Rosa Parks.

M.P: Who are your favorite fictional heroines?

S.C: Alice from Alice in Wonderland, and Lucy and Susan from The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.

M.P: Who is your favorite painter?

S.C: I love Hokusai, but he was really a printer. I love Roussau, too.

M.P: Who is your favorite musician?

S.C: Well my favorite composer is Scott Joplin. My favorite musician would probably be Jimi Hendrix.

M.P: What quality do you most admire in a man?

S.C: Creativity and being a good cook.

M.P: What quality do you most admire in a woman?

S.C: Creativity and being a good cook.

M.P: What is your favorite virtue?

S.C: Temperance. I know a lot of kids who are already getting high all the time. I don’t need that. I get high on life.

M.P: What is your favorite occupation?

S.C: Acting. I want to be an actress when I grow up. I am already taking classes…

M.P: Who would you have liked to be?

S.C: Sarah Bernhardt. Easy.

Enjoy this? Take the poll yourself. Some questions have been combined because Studio Concrete is cheap and doesn’t want to pay for PollDaddy. Have fun! And remember: You are 13.

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Studio Concrete Answers James Lipton’s Questions:

James Lipton

James Lipton

Mad/Mad

Studio Concrete

James Lipton: Hello, Studio Concrete, how are you doing?

Studio Concrete: Hi James, I am great! It is so nice to meet you. I am very happy to be on the show! Used to watch Bravo all the time when there were no commercials and you were the prime attraction. Sorry to be abrupt, but could we cut straight to those ten questions you have at the end? You know, those questions inspired by Bernard Pivot who got the idea from Proust?

J.L: Uh, yeah sure not a problem. What is your favorite word?

S.C: Why Concrete, of course. Or “mist”. I love “mist”.

J.L: What is your least favorite word?

S.C: Botulism. Isn’t that weird that it has all the letters of “mist”? Just shows you everything is in the presentation.

J.L: What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

S.C: The Fibonacci sequence.

J.L: What turns you off?

S.C: Willful ignorance.

J.L: What is your favorite curse word?

S.C: Bullsh*t.

J.L: What sound or noise do you love?

S.C: Rain on a summer evening. Like right now.

J.L: What sound or noise do you hate?

S.C: Car alarms. No one listens to them anyway.

J.L: What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

S.C: I’d like to be an architect. Or act. I have mad skills.

J.L: What profession would you not like to do?

S.C: Driving a truck sounds like a nightmare. I would probably run over someone in the first few days.

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

S.C: Your ancestors forgive you and they are here to party. Rock and roll, man.

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