Week 16: Profanity

In which a member is mercilessly questioned by the rest of us....for fun!

Re: Week 16: Profanity

Postby Boxguy » Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:50 am

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Re: Week 16: Profanity

Postby Profanity » Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:21 pm

What was the last book you read? Movie you saw? Record you bought?
Book - The Munchkins of Oz. Basically it's just an account of what went on behind the scenes on the set of The Wizard of Oz. It dispels many of the rumours about the little people too, such as urban legends that the Munchkins were drunk every night and contrary to urban legend, one of them did not commit suicide while on the set. It's just an interesting little book and if you love the film, it's well worth reading.

Film - The White Balloon. An Iranian film by Abbas Kiarostami. Set during the Iranian New Year celebrations, it tells the story of a little girl who wants to buy a goldfish. She manages to convince her mother to give her the money to do so. Unfortunately the money falls down the grate of the entrance of the pet store and the rest film focuses on her attempts to retrieve it. It's an absolutely charming film.

Record - P J Harvey - White Chalk. It's a collection of songs recorded for piano which is quite a change from her usual sound. Her voice is also higher than normal but the subject matter is typically moody.

How would you describe your own personality?
Highs and lows just like everyone else.
Having gotten over a case of extreme shyness I now like to think I'm friendly and make people feel at ease. I tend to be generous, perhaps a little too much at times. Unfortunately I have a tendency to be quick tempered but my bark is worse than my bite.

What are your strengths? Weaknesses?
Strengths -
I'm a truth teller
Compassion is one of my strongest points
I always endeavour to give people the benefit of the doubt and try never to be judgmental

Weaknesses -
Can be a little bit lazy at times

What do you look for in a person?
Honesty. Don't give me those shifty eyes. That kind of thing leaves me feeling very unimpressed.
A sense of humour is important. Also I like someone who doesn't take themselves too seriously. A person who is so far up their own backside aint really a lot of fun.
I treat people with respect and expect the same from them.

What is your philosophy towards love?
As the song goes "... it's the only thing that there's just too little of"
It's nice to love and it's nice to be loved. Yes, love is certainly lovely.

What's the worst album you ever heard?
Any credibility I may have is just about to go down the pan.
Fabio - After Dark. I had the misfortune to hear this piece of garbage whilst partaking in a promotional night for a cosmetics company. It was supposed to create an ambience. Personally I found it very moving, or rather my gag reflex did.

Isn't our Truman Capote just lovely and charming?
Undoubtedly, yes. The first PM I received was from TC. I thought "Now, that's impressive!"
Pssst ... nice question TC ;)

Can you please describe a typical day in your life?
Well first thing I lift one eyelid and then the other. That kinda finishes my keep fit regime right there.

Once the daily ritual of trying to find the car keys has been completed I head to work around 8.30am. I'm training to become a make up artist in the film industry so I work for a production company right now. Most of my day is spent making up extras as I haven't been let loose on the faces of any real celebrities. Yes, I can make people look real purdy but there's a lot still to learn. For instance, at the moment I'm training how to do "period" make up. Make up really has changed from decade to decade. Obviously the Victorian era is going to be a lot more subtle than say the make up used during the 1960's.

I work till around 4.30 and head home.

Evenings can involve anything from being being attacked by my ever growing puppy to having friends over.

I generally like to watch tv, entertain or amuse myself on the computer. Weekends are when I head out to socialise. I go to a pub or club with friends and generally like to head to the cinema at least once a month.

What are your top 3 goals right now?
- To become successful in my chosen career.
- I have travelled quite a bit but I would really like to see a lot more of this planet we call home.
- Getting through one whole month without a parking ticket is something I would consider quite an achievement.

Care for a cheeseburger?
I'd love one thanks. Just hold the cheese.

What is your "superhero" ability of choice and why?
I would love for just one day to have the ability to make everyone tell the truth. Call me an old cynic but generally I find that people say what they think you want to hear. If these lime green bell bottoms and orange shirt look ridiculous just tell me for crying out loud! Don't let me think I'm hot shit when really everyone is laughing at me. I don't want to live in blissful ignorance. The truth can hurt and lot of the time we don't want to hear it, but I'd much rather hear what you really think, deal with it and move forward.

Your real name sounds a tiny bit Italian. Do you have any Mediterranean ancestry, or are you are 100% British?
It is Italian and I'm not 100% British by any means. Both of my parents are were born in Italy and came here when they were young children. So you could say I'm Italian with an East London accent.

You have a very wide variety of music you like, from pop/soft rock like The Smiths to metal like Marilyn Manson. What other bands or styles of music are you into?
I honestly love all types of music. Snobbery against certain types of music is one thing I cannot abide. I listen to a song because I like how it sounds or what the lyrics say to me. I don't care if a song or an artist or group is considered uncool. Refusing to listen to certain genres only leads people to denying themselves a new experience.

As you are a make-up artist, do you recommend for or against semi-permanent make-up for people that use make-up on daily basis? Would you recommend just daily making up or to have the semi-permanent done?
Personally, I would never have semi permanent done. I just don't like the way it looks. Make up is merely there to enhance what we already have. If putting it on makes you feel good or gives you an added bit of confidence, then do it.

My favourite make up artist and someone who is a great inspiration to me is the late Kevin Aucoyn. He wasn't just a make up artist, he was a magician. His book "Changing Faces" actually pushed me in the direction I eventually took.

Just for the record, I present my argument against semi permanent make up.


*cough* I rest my case *cough*

If you could meet any celebrity for a debate or night out, which person would you choose and why?
I'm a great admirer of Marilyn Manson so he'd be my companion for the evening. I'd like to discuss his music, his art, celebritarianism etc. I find the MM persona fascinating. I'd like to hear what impact he feels he has made and is fame all he thought it would be.

What are your opinions on the British participation in the US-orchestrated Iraq war? Was Tony Blair really to blame?
As the man said "War! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing". Pretty much sums up how I feel.
I'm sure Tony Blair felt he did what he had to do and that's fair enough as far as I'm concerned. That doesn't mean I have to agree with him. Hope that's sufficient.

What would you do if you were male for just one day, and how would you spend the day?
I'd have to get used to being an inferior species for 24 hrs.

Which artist, musician, or other type of arts (eg cinema, literature) has in your opinion made most impact on a society? Explain your opinion.
Rock n Roll. "Music for the masses"
It has inspired lifestyles, fashions, attitudes and to a certain extent, language. It also gave birth to other genres such as progressive, alternative, punk, heavy metal music. Rock n roll is also a form of music that can be enjoyed by people any class, colour or nationality.

Do you consider the booming world's population a threat, and what can be done?
It's only considered a threat because half of the world consumed by greed. There is enough for everyone but some people don't want to share. Simple as it sounds, that's the only way I can describe how I feel about it.

If you would be making a painting of your own, what would it look like?
I have absolutely no artistic talent of any kind but if I did possess such a gift, I would like to be able to paint portraits of all the people who are, and who have been important in my life, more as a tribute to them than anything else.

What is your favourite line from any song by any artist?
Spending warm summer days indoors
Writing frightening verse
To a buck-toothed girl in Luxembourg

"Ask" was the first Smiths song I paid attention to. These particular lyrics have always stuck with me.

How does the perfect romantic evening look like? Including or excluding seedy details as you wish
For me personally, my boyfriend and I like to make each other laugh, ask each other silly questions. We both love old movies and spend a lot of time just watching those. He's a chef so cooking an excellent meal comes easy to him. He's a great guy, been with me through bad times and he's still here. That speaks volumes about him I think.

Seedy details? A lady never tells.
(Unless the price is right ;) )

After your life, what would you want people to remember you for?
For a while I feared I might be remembered as the girl who turned down the role in Baywatch which gave Pamela Anderson her big break.

But, if I could be remembered for having made a difference in just one persons life then I'd be cool with that.

So what was your real role in that Soviet administration you made us so curious about?
*swallows cyanide capsule*

Thank you ladies and gentlemen. It's been a pleasure.

I hereby nominate Cracked Pleasures as the next unsuspecting victim member of the week. Ta ta.
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Re: Week 16: Profanity

Postby Boxguy » Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:09 pm

Lovely responses! Thank you, Profanity!
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Re: Week 16: Profanity

Postby rorschach » Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:35 am

Nice choice of lyric Gia, it's one of my favourites too.
Freedom is the only way, yeah

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