November 25, 2008

"What animal would you most like to be?... A giant squid. Basically it eats and it lurks; I can do both of those things!"

A great Normblog profile from Eve Tushnet.

(Really, read the whole thing. There's a lot of serious stuff in there too -- conservatism, Catholicism, etc.)


Lem said...

I know its probably not saying much but she does make more sense than Andrew Sullivan

Trooper York said...

Well of course a giant squid makes more sense than Andrew Sullivan.

So do his freakin' beagles.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Interesting list of questions. Looks like an interview template for Obama.

George M. Spencer said...

Fingering an anemone

Sea star battles hopping anemone

Nudibranchs eating nudibranchs

I'm sorry that this has nothing to do with giant squids, but if you've never seen anyone diddle a becalmed anemone, an anemone hop, or a nudibranch suck up one of its own kind, this might be your only opportunity. Reminds me of the current economic crisis, somehow.

Ron said...

What tha?!? Andrew Sullivan is not a giant squid? Oh, a sea urchin, eh? Okey-dokey!

Ann Althouse said...

If you like the Normblog questions, here is the full list of old profiles, including one from me.

Ann Althouse said...

You get a longer list of questions, so part of the profile is the choice of which questions you answer.

Darcy said...

I kind of like the animal that I am. Rowwrr.

TitusTheReflex said...

Today we should spread love rather than venom.

No more nastiness.

Let's each, reach down from the bottom of our hearts and spread love and happiness.

No more Andrew Sullivan bashing. No more bashing period. Bashing may make you feel good for a minute but it is fleeting.

Let's try and be complimentary and respectful of others.

For example, Lem that is quite an attractive picture.

Here's another one. Troop, I love your dress store. The dresses are pretty. You give good customer service. Your dresses are the best.

One more. Hoosier Daddy you are strong and uncompromising and patriotic and smart and nice.

See, let's all try it.

I bet everyone is going to feel really good.

Turn your frowns upside down.

The sun will come out tomorrow.

Everythings Coming up Roses.

Just what makes that little old ant think he can move a rubber tree plant?

It's Raining Men.

TitusTheReflex said...

I have a cold but I am trying to be optimistic.

I am not going to let this cold get the best of me.

I am going to fight this cold.

I am saying to the cold, you can't rain on my parade. I am going to fight you and beat you and you are going to go back to the island of bad colds.

Joan said...

I loved this particular exchange (emphasis in the original):

What do you like doing in your spare time?

Hope you feel better soon, Titus. One of my brothers swears by lots of brandy, then bed. Says the alcohol kills off the germs. ;)

Trooper York said...

Lots of Vitamen C, Chicken Soup and hot tea with honey and lemon.
Feel better and keep your Chaka Kahn in alinement.

American Liberal Elite said...

Leona Helmsley's Maltese, "Trouble".

Lem said...

Lem that is quite an attractive picture.

Where do they teach you to talk like this? In some Panama City "Sailor wanna hump-hump" bar, or is it getaway day and your last shot at his whiskey? Sell crazy someplace else, we're all stocked up here.

Kidding Kidding ;)

Lem said...

That was from "As Good as it Gets"

bearbee said...

I like:

What do you consider the most important personal quality? > Self-overhearing, the ability to catch yourself in your own trap and see the light seeping through the cracks in your own persona. It's a form of humility that can be worn very lightly.

Meade said...

She and I share the same bad habits. I mean, hobbies.

Original Mike said...

A Badger!

Lem said...

Everythings Coming up Roses.

Charlie Rose – If you were a tree what kind of tree would you be?

MadisonMan said...

If you were a tree what kind of tree would you be?

A living one. Made of wood.

TitusTheReflex said...

I just watched As Good As It Gets last weekend.

Love that movie.

Helen Hunt-tour de force

Jack-what can you say

I didn't like the gay character though. Too much of a wimp. I kind of wanted to bash him too.

blake said...

Giant squids have troubles, too.

Christy said...

Not a giant squid, but a pretty cool video of a shark and an octopus.

former law student said...

Is she related to the legal Tushnets? (They should have their own ISP:

Yale seems a funny place to discover Catholicism. (Holy WFB (RIP)! God and Woman at Yale!) I bet had she gone to school in Roma she'd still be whatever she once was.

Jen Bradford said...

I did a normblog profile, and was afraid of getting tied in knots, so I answered at lightening speed. I went to dinner with some people, one of whom had seen it and failed to hide his dismay. Ah well - it was a nice little buzz anyway.

Wince said...

Plus, you shouldn't pick a fight with a giant squid.

They buy their ink by the barrel.

AllenS said...

I'd like to be the dog that you adopt. You'd come home from work, and I'd be all tail wagging and happy to see you, and you wouldn't be mad when I would sniff you, you know where, because you love me too. Would you open the door, I have to pee.

Abigail said...

i would like to be a cat or kitten (i mean by kitten a cat but smaller) i actully have a kitten black and white called pepsi she is very cute i think she might be pregnent ecoz she has stopped howling (that means meowing very loud) if u want a kitten u cant have 1 u can but u need to find me 1st i love my kitten more than i love my mum and dad lol and brother nanny grandad and all my family i named my kitten after the drink pepsi i would like to be a cat becoz i would have whiskers so that i could see if a hole is big enough 4 me to get through lol by abigail hearn