Alex Pareene: The FishbowlDC Interview


Since we already talked about local bloggers today, why not offer up this week’s FishbowlDC interview to (oh so regular) Wonkette editor Alex Pareene?

How many suits do you own? One nice-ish one, bought new. One corduroy, from my late grandfather, who was, miraculously, the exact same size as me. A couple dozen blazers and sportjackets of varying ages and synthetic materials.

What word do you routinely misspell? “Non-sequitur.” Also, I have this weird mental block that causes me to write “journalist” as “alcoholic.”

Did you see Brokeback Mountain? Nope.

Did you see The Da Vinci Code? Nope.

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? “VOTE 4 MISS ANGELA (Pharrell remix feat. T.I.)”

What time did you get up this morning? 7:15. But I couldn’t see straight until 9.

When did you last cry and why? August 8, 1974. Right at “I have never been a quitter” — bam, waterworks.

Which of the seven deadly sins are you? Robert Vaughn, Charles Bronson, Yul Brenner, and James Coburn.

Beach, city or country? City. Unless it’s Rockaway Beach. Then beach.

Would you say you’re cute? Pretty? Hot? Beautiful? Cuter than Glenn Reynolds, less cute than Markos Moulitsas.

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What color is your bathroom? Dingy.

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? Hundreds. Interestingly, most of them are addressed to Santa Claus. .From Chris Matthews.

What’s your opinion of New York City? Second-greatest city in the world, after Minneapolis. Though it (New York) did turn Tucker Carlson orange and puffy. Which might be a good thing, who knows. I think he ditched the bow ties ’cause they stopped fitting around his rapidly-expanding neck. Not that there’s anything wrong with wanting to look like a grownup, it’s worked wonders for James Carville — who is, and not many people know this, only 16 years old. Stage makeup. Guy’s the Lon Chaney of political consultants. Also, Mary Ann Akers looks great, but there’s an old NPR publicity shot of her that ages every year.

What’s your favorite letter?

What single person played hte biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Serious answer: Choire Sicha. Sad-but-equally-serious answer: Paris Hilton.

Have you ever downloaded a podcast? If so, which one? I refuse to dignify this with a response.

Who’s your all-time favorite American Idol candidate? KELLY CLARKSON 4-EVA

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? You trying to imply something, Gavin? When’s the last time *you* volunteered? Huh?

Who is your favorite active journalist? J.J. Hunsecker. Judith Miller. Barbara Harrison.

What did you have for breakfast? Coffee, cigarette.

What’s your favorite item of clothing? Either aforementioned corduroy suit or the Adlai Stevenson campaign t-shirt I wore around the Repub convention in NYC. Now sadly (and appropriately) lost. In Ohio, I think.

What one toiletry item could you not live without? Gentleman’s Mustache Wax, by Distinguished Victorian Villain. Also a favorite of Ambassador Bolton, I understand.

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? Ability to join with David Broder and David Ignatius to form Voltron.

Better role model: GIJoe? Barbie? Bob Schieffer bobblehead doll. Not Schieffer himself, just the doll.

Start a sentence with just one word (each subsequent FishbowlDC interview will add a word to that sentence) “Leprechaun suits shimmer” Sensenbrennerly…