Bill Triplett: The FishbowlDC Interview

biulltux.JPGSay hello to Variety Magazine’s D.C. reporter Bill Triplett.

How many suits do you own? Four, if you count the two I can no longer wear but am deluded enough to think i’ll be able to again one day.

What word do you routinely misspell? You don’t know how embarrassed I was to learn that there’s nobody named Miss

Did you see Brokeback Mountain? Yes. Unfortunately.

Did you see The Da Vinci Code? Nope.

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? “Annoying, loud.”

What time did you get up this morning? Middle of the night, around 7:15 (doctor’s appointment)

When did you last cry and why? Last month; death.

Which of the seven deadly sins are you? Let’s see, today’s Wednesday? Sloth? Or maybe greed. Lemme get back on that.

Beach, city or country? Depends on the weather.

Would you say you’re cute? Pretty? Hot? Beautiful? Somewhere between Fabio and “doesn’t frighten children (too often).”

Read the rest when you click below…(and see previous FishbowlDC interviews: Julie Mason, David Shuster, Joe Curl, Alex Pareene, Peter Beinart, Jonah Goldberg, Megyn Kendall, Ana Marie Cox, Jim Brady, Howard Mortman, Amy Argetsinger, Jose Antonio Vargas, Chuck Todd, Tom Gottlieb, Kelly Ann Collins, David von Drehle, David Lat, Mark Leibovich, Zain Verjee, David Plotz, Paul Kane, Karen Travers, Mark Halperin, Hugo Gurdon, Greg Kelly,Ken Rudin, John Dickerson, Anne Schroeder, Spencer Ackerman, Bret Baier, Bob Sellers, Greta van Susteren, Danielle Jones, Jonathan Salant, John McCalla, Pam Hess, Ryan Grim, Marc Ambinder, Marty Kady, Jack Shafer, Annie Lou Bayly, Jerry Zremski, Charlie Cook, Dave Hughes, Howard Fineman, Katie Tarbox, Mark Segraves, Chris Cillizza, Tom Sietsema)

What color is your bathroom? Still trying to decide (renovating, ugh!)

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? 20? 30? if a story i do gets linked on a certain web site, double that.

What’s your opinion of New York City? The only place I love to arrive and love to leave.

What’s your favorite letter? Y — it’s so versatile.

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Too many to list. And they’re still influencing!

Have you ever downloaded a podcast? If so, which one? Not yet, but I know it’s coming…

Who’s your all-time favorite American Idol candidate? The loser who claimed Paula Adbul coached and diddled him. Proof again that in this country, shame is a liability.

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? Oh, you would have to ask that…. I think I was in high school, helping clean up after dinosaurs.

Who is your favorite active journalist? Bob Woodward or Mary Hart, depending on the weather.

What did you have for breakfast? A podcast. No, no…um… this is so confusing!!

What’s your favorite item of clothing? Anything stylish and expensive and paid for by someone else.

What one toiletry item could you not live without? Dental floss.

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? Spel-chek

Better role model: GIJoe? Barbie? Whoever has the better press agent.