Adam R. Wood (zotmeister) wrote,
Adam R. Wood

Proust & Mamet

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- David Mamet, "Why I Am No Longer a 'Brain-Dead Liberal'"

I finally got around to taking the Proust Questionnaire via Vanity Fair applet, and it reported me as a 97.41%(!) match for David Mamet. I openly admit that I had to look em up. After researching Mamet Speak, I'm not that surprised.

Here are my answers, as best as I remember them after my wikiwalk:

  1. "What is your idea of perfect happiness?"

    For the only challenges I need face to be those I set for myself.

  2. "What is your greatest fear?"

    False arrest.

  3. "Which historical figure do you most identify with?"

    Ambrose Bierce.

  4. "Which living person do you most admire?"

    Raymond Smullyan.

  5. "What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?"


  6. "What is the trait you most deplore in others?"

    Unwillingness to learn.

  7. "What is your greatest extravagance?"

    My lack of respect for money affects all my hobbies - all my extravagances are equally great.

  8. "On what occasion do you lie?"


  9. "What do you dislike most about your appearance?"

    My skin.

  10. "When and where were you happiest?"

    My first year of college.

  11. "If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?"

    My senescence.

  12. "If you could change one thing about your family what would it be?"

    Its interdependence.

  13. "What do you consider your greatest achievement?"


  14. "If you died and came back as a person or thing what do you think it would be?"

    A self-aware personality-copy artificial intelligence.

  15. "What is your most treasured possession?"

    All my friendships, real and fictional, are equally treasured.

  16. "What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?"

    Unrequited love.

  17. "Who are your heroes in real life?"

    Mike Selinker, Ron Paul, and Zotanna Ophelia Terran. (She may not be real, but I am, and she is my real hero in my real life.)

  18. "What is it that you most dislike?"

    The sense of powerlessness I feel when I witness anomie.

  19. "How would you like to die?"

    I wouldn't.

  20. "What is your motto?"

    I don't have a motto.

Fun fact: The hardest question to answer was 10. By FAR.

Feel free to provide your own answers and/or comment on mine (such as saying "I DON'T EVEN KNOW YOU ANYMORE!"). - ZM

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