Wednesday, June 18, 2008

6 Questions: The [Cherry] Ride Interviews

I'm starting another regular feature on this blog (since Fuck Off Fridays is going so very well) in which I will ask 6 questions to a different blogger every week. That means if your blog appears on the left, you will be required to participate. It is small price to pay for knowing me (in the blog sense), don't ya think? Yes? Good. Let's move on.

Consider it my version of the Proust Questionnaire that appears in Vanity Fair. I've come up with a list of 21 possible questions, and each week I will select a blogger, e-mail a small subset of these questions for that blogger to ponder and answer, then feature their answers here. My goal is to feature a different blogger every week for a year, since I've got close to that many on my blogroll as of now.

Then, similar to my idea for "100 Drunk Portraits", I am going to compile all the interviews and sell them to Chronicle Books and make a fortune. Or not.

Plus, less blogging I have to do.

First on the chopping block - er, spotlight - is Niner (and not because he is first on the blogroll - it will be a random choosing each week).

The 6 questions will be pulled from this list of 20:

  1. Why did you start your blog?
  2. True or False: It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp
  3. An unexpected benefit of blogging is..?
  4. If you could live anywhere, it would be…?
  5. You rob a bank and need to hotwire a car. Your choices are a Ford Taurus or PT Cruiser. Which do you choose and why?
  6. Your idea of hell is…?
  7. Applying both geosocial and aesthetic values, please look at this city subway map (which will be provided) and pick the stop you identify with most and why?
  8. True or False: Only Love Can Break Your Heart
  9. You are happiest when…?
  10. The best quality you don’t possess is…?
  11. Biggest indulgence…?
  12. Have you ever been close to death?
  13. The song I want played at my funeral is _________ because...?
  14. Name three actors/actresses who will play you in the movie biopic of your life, ala I’m Not There
  15. Greatest fear?
  16. If you could change one thing about yourself, it would be…?
  17. Fill in the blank: A _________ is not a ______________.
  18. Word Association: Donut
  19. One talent I wish I had is…?
  20. Your place is burning to the ground. What’s the one possession (note: this is a thing, not a person; assume all people and pets living with you are safe) you bring with you?
  21. You’re going on a roadtrip. Who are your three other car companions (living or dead; real or fictional), and where are you going?


KateR - Seattle/London/wherever said...

Re question number 7 - will that only work for people who live in a city with enough foresight to actually have a subway system? (sit down Seattle!!) Or can anyone play along and get a laugh out of the fact that you might for example identify most with the wonderful tube stop at Cockfosters...

I'm Not Carrie Bradshaw said...

OMG! I so, so, so heart this idea. When I am famous someday on Oprah (stop laughing!) and she will ask me how I knew I *made it* I will say it was when I was interviewed by the Cherry Ride. Can't wait for my turn.

House of Jules said...

You're brilliant, on several levels. Seriously great idea. I hope that you'll at some point answer your own questions... enquiring minds want to know.

House of Jules

Chardsy said...

If Niner doesn't answer number 2 with this then I refuse to read:

Big Daddy Kane would say pimpin' ain't easy.

That is correct!

d said...

so, if you do get to me before you actually grow weary of doing this, please don't ask me question number 20. all others i can answer in a funny, erudite manner. number 20, no way. mostly because i hate people and don't want them in my car.

i'm eager to steal, i mean read everyone else's answers.

Airam said...

I like this idea .... and I love how you are giving your blogroll no choice!

Ben said...

What a killer idea!

Mr. Shain said...

this was a killer idea 4 years ago. now it's just a little tired. perhaps this is still fresh in canada?

also, i'm a little shocked that there are no potential questions about cheese in a can.

The [Cherry] Ride said...

KateR:: No, anyone can play since I'll b supplying a different subway map to each interviewee. And yes, London's Underground is truly the most awesome. I think I would pick Chalk Farm (still think it is an awesome name for a band) or perhaps Shadwell or Tooting Bec.

Carrie:: What will you be famous for?

Jules:: Hmmm... Definitely more fun for me if others answer. But I am looking forward to yours!

Chardsy:: Are you laying down the gauntlet? Sounds to me like you are.

D:: I won't lose interest, promise. Really. Wait, what are we talking about?

Airam:: That is right, no choice! You will do eet!

Ben:: Don't listen to Shain - it is a killer idea.

Shain:: Don't worry, its not like I'm going to be asking you to participate. Also, I'm de-bloggrolling you.

Ben said...

Shain hurt my feelings.

...not really

and duh, obviously I'm scamming my way into the six question pool.

surviving myself said...

This is a sweet idea. And pick me over Ben. Only because Ben is better looking than me. Let me win something!

ReckenRoll said...

I am patiently waiting my turn. I need to make sure I have something interesting on my blog for when a click through situation occurs. DAMMIT.

Julie_Gong said...

can we take bets on how long this will last?

The [Cherry] Ride said...

Ben:: Clever, clever. Also, take comfort because Shain only insults people he likes. (Acually, that's a lie. He insults everyone.)

Surviving:: You are picked. And warned.

Wingman:: Your turn may come up next week. But don't worry, you get about a week's warning to get your shit together.

Julie:: Oh, it is ON!

minijonb said...

i love the number 6, so i'm all over this.

btw, 2 and 8 are true.

I'm Frank said...

Oh boy, pick me, pick me!

Mr. Shain said...

julie, you're totes my new best blog-friend for that comment. your second best ever (behind the sexiness of course).

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Question 20: I'm going on a Tranny Vacation.

Michael5000 said...


I'm Not Carrie Bradshaw said...

I'll be famous for doing the most consecutive green shots at Sidetracks of course!

blythe said...

is it my turn yet?