July 27, 2007

Questions, questions....

Muramoto

I'm going to do a 10 minute vlog in one hour... but I need a few questions! And they don't have to be about the photograph, of course. That's just there because... it's a picture I took.

ADDED: Here it is:

36 comments:

froggyprager said...

maybe you answered this before and I know it is old news but why did you decide not to move to a condo?

Meade said...

What does the term "wuss out" mean to you?

Simon said...

Any one (or more) of:

Could you ever be tempted to write a book about your views on feminism (in any form, scholarly, polemic, abstract, personal anecdote, whatever appeals)?

Is there a significant member of the founding generation who you think history's been either too kind to or relatively undervalued? (E.g. Chief Justice Rehnquist once suggested that Jefferson has been somewhat overrated and Hamilton rather undervalued.)

What do you think was the Warren Court's most significant achievement, aside from desegregation?

Mortimer Brezny said...

1. Which of the following things would you rather have lots of?

A) respect
B) money
C) fame
D) power

2. How would you assess your verbal intimacy skills?

A) I am extremely comfortable talking about my innermost needs and desires.
B) With the exception of a couple areas, I'm comfortable being verbally intimate.
C) I'm still learning to be verbally intimate, but my skills are improving.
D) It's hard work for me to discuss my intimate feelings.

3. Besides love, what one trait have you noticed in couples that have maintained a successful relationship for many years?

4. What is the most adventuresome thing you've done in the past year?

5. What is one thing you could start doing today that would most improve the quality of your life?

What time should I pick you up for dinner once you're settled in New York?

Simon said...

[ ^ Presumably the answer Mort has in mind for his question five is "Mortimer Brezny". ;)]

Hazy Dave said...

Would you like the job of selecting which YouTube questions would be submitted to the candidates, and to whom would you direct questions relating to a preference for carrots or onion rings?

Mortimer Brezny said...

Hahaha, Simon.

My original question 6 was "What is the chance of Simon and I taking you out to dinner in the next 6 months?" but then I realized I'm not charitable enough to pay for your plane ticket. :)

Meade said...

Scratch my previous question. What I really want to know is this:

Several posts down you mention that one more thing may be tipping you toward Hillary. My question is, considering this, how many things would it take to tip you all the way?

Maxine Weiss said...

Parents -or- Peer Group:

Who shapes a child's character more? Who has the greater influence?

And, why?

Simon said...

[Mort -- Oh, I'm not charitable enough to buy you a plane ticket, but if you're in Indianapolis or Chicago some time, I might stretch to lunch. I think there's a fun argument or two to be had. :)]

MadisonMan said...

What's the farthest distance you've walked to somewhere in Madison from your house or from your office? Do you ever use Madison Metro?

Will you take Silvio to NYC?

Gary said...

Are you domestic?

Mindsteps said...

Maxine Weiss said...
Parents -or- Peer Group:

Who shapes a child's character more? Who has the greater influence?

And, why?

Maxine:

I think it is a great question. However, I am more interested in why you would ask Ann that question than I am in how Ann might answer it.

So, why ask it of Ann?

Ben said...

1. Are you amused by people trying to date you via blog?

Serious question, now:

Do you regret any of the political stances you've taken since, say, January 2002, or do you stand by your judgments of the time? (Not meant in a snarky way... I'm genuinely curious about whether people have changed their minds much since then.)

Hazy Dave said...

I hadn't watched one of your vlogs until today - Did you upgrade your camera, or does bypassing bloggingheads result in better picture quality? Or is it the lighting that lets the camera focus better?

Ann Althouse said...

Times up!

Simon said...

Perhaps linking up with Ben's (2d) question - I seem to remember you once saying that an aspect of blogging has been discovering your opinions on issues. Have you ever been surprised to discover what your view is, that is, expecting to see it one way but coming out another way when you've set out in writing? Has blogging - the actual process of it, not debating an issue in the blogosphere - changed (or clarified) your view about anything in particular you can share?

Simon said...

Oh rats! I started writing before the deadline, can that count? I guess not, I'm double-dipping anyway.

Anthony said...

What's the airspeed ofa swallow?

Hazy Dave said...

Hmm, well I checked a couple others, and yesterday's was better than the rest in picture quality. Must be the lighting. Your eyes look really blue. Ahem. One more question: Do you miss any businesses that used to be in Madison but went out of business or moved? Restaurants, stores, et cetera?

Hazy Dave said...

I guess I type even slower than simon. (Now, the waiting to see if there's ten minutes of material here...)

Simon said...

Anthony - What do you mean? An African or European swallow?

Maxine Weiss said...

Oh brother.

I thought this was just a simple Q&A.

It's not enough to simply ask a question. You now need to state why you are asking, that particular question, and specifically, why ask Althouse in particular.

Nothing's easy around here.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Oh, I'm not charitable enough to buy you a plane ticket, but if you're in Indianapolis

Ditto. Plenty of good places to chow here although if your a vegan, St. Elmos does have a great shrimp cocktail or there is Oceanaire for fresh seafood.

Simon said...

HoosierDaddy - I'm trying to remember the name of a restaurant downtown that I was at a couple of months ago. IIRC, it was just down the road from Einstein Bros at the corner of Illinois and Maryland? Palomino's, maybe? Outstanding lunch fare.

Simon said...

Your book project? Well, gee, you're just begging us to ask about that aren't you!

Mortimer Brezny said...

I can't believe you answered those questions. Just so you know, those aren't my questions. They're Dr. Warren's.

See:

www.eharmony.com

Ann Althouse said...

I'm not the eharmony type....

I think it would be really weird to search for partners with questions like that.

The Drill SGT said...

The onion and carrot ones?

Mortimer Brezny said...

Yes, they are terribly awkward questions!

I laughed so very loud that I disturbed my neighbor watching you answer them!

But what's this with the repeated mentions of paypal? Talk about fetishes.

dave™© said...

Honestly, the only thing more boring than a clueless, blathering drunk is watching a video of same.

Pass.

Sir Archy said...

Ah!  It's our Clockwork Commentator,  Mr. ™©.

This Lunatick is beyond all reason or repair; he assaults the impressaria of this Space with the same odd Formula of Words, and the same Accusations of Drunkenness, that we may assume that all Thought has fled his diseas'd Brain, having been replac'd by the Actions of an Automaton, such as those of M. Vaucanson's farting Duck at Paris.

While Brevity may be the Soul of Wit, and thus recommend his Insults, such Repetition as he displays resembles a Clock striking the Hours at all odd Moments.

Mr. Hobbes has averred that the Heart is but a Spring.  This may be Truth or Error; if true, the Clockwork that drives many a Madman such as this, is in a state of Disrepair as to never admit of any Workman setting it right.

I am sensible of the Charge of Repetition myself.  In my Defence, I say that I write in haste, and the Hour is late.   In future, I will endeavor to ornament my Observations with more original Sentiments, having the Object of satisfying rational Persons among the Readers.

Sir Archy

Maxine Weiss said...

Bad judgment: Nobody's gonna give you money, or pay you a book advance when you are seen openly flaunting your alcohol impairment.

The fact that you feel the need to make excuses ("It's after five") shows you, yourself, are feeling uncertain about use of alcohol.

Bissage said...

Good point, Maxine.

Drinkers are never paid.

Authors never drink.

It just dawned on me for the first time that you're actually a rather timid person. Rules of description become rules of prescription, and all that. Lots of "shoulds."

And to think that all this time I had you pegged as very "upfront."

That's okay, though.

I'm wrong all the time.

Maxine Weiss said...

Well, Hemingway was a drunk.....but then again, he wasn't a University Professor.

It just sets a bad example.

It undercuts absolutely any authority Althouse has. Obviously people do drink, but to exhibit such a lack of discretion about it...

I don't understand that. Disappointing.

Simon said...

Maxine, do you have any actual beef, anything serious to add, or are you just a free-floating hostility? You're becoming a joke. A glass of wine "sets a bad example"? Please.