Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Proust Lite: Part Deux

This time, Jim McCarthy takes a crack at the Proust questionnaire.

* What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?


* What is your idea of earthly happiness?

A banana chocolate chip muffin, a liter of Diet Coke, a good book, and the time to take a nap.

* Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?

Milkman in SONG OF SOLOMON. John Ames in GILEAD. The perhaps anti-heroic Madame Bovary. THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. And Billy Pilgrim. Poo-tee-weet.

* Who are your favorite characters in history?

Serial killers and egomaniacs are always interesting (and sometimes are one and the same). Elizabeth Bathory. Pope Joan. The Son of Sam. William Randolph Hearst.

* Your favorite painter?

Van Gogh (trite but true).

* Your favorite musician?

Ella Fitzgerald’s voice transcends time.

* Who would you have liked to be?

Andy Warhol. Other than that part where he got shot.


  1. Add some sour patch kids, a snuggly puppy and a sunny hammock, and that's my idea of earthly happiness too.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. I am all about van Gogh, too!

    But, Andy Warhol. Every depiction I've seen in films alarms me very much--even when he isn't being shot.


  3. Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

    Obat Pilek Menahun
    Obat Alami Batu Empedu
    Obat Lupus
    Obat Ginjal Bocor
    Obat Infeksi Lambung
    Obat Penyakit Jantung
    Penyebab TBC Kelenjar
    Obat Gatal Bibir Vagina
    Cara Mengobati Vitiligol
    Cara Menghilangkan Infeksi Jantung
    Pengobatan Asma