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David Plotz: The FishbowlDC Interview

plotzdavid.jpgSay hello to Slate’s Washington Bureau Chief (and Bible-blogger) David Plotz.

How many suits do you own? Four, and a tuxedo!

What word do you routinely misspell? curious

Did you see Brokeback Mountain? No

Did you see The Da Vinci Code? No. But I read it, which was punishment enough

What’s the name of your cell phonbe ring? I have no idea. I can’t figure out how to change it, either.

What time did you get up this morning? 7:20, when my daughter climbed into our bed

When did you last cry and why? At the end of Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy.

Which of the seven deadly sins are you? I can’t remember them, but I am pretty sure gluttony is on the list. Gluttony.

Beach, city or country? Country.

Would you say you’re cute? Pretty? Hot? Beautiful? I wouldn’t say.

What color is your bathroom? Bluish

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)


How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? 300

What’s your opinion of New York City? I love New York

What’s your favorite letter? No answer

What single person played hte biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Jack Shafer

Have you ever downloaded a podcast? If so, which one? Yes. The Slate podcast, and the Ricky Gervais podcast.

Who’s your all-time favorite American Idol candidate? No answer

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? A low blow. Last year at my kids’ school. But that hardly counts, does it?

Who is your favorite active journalist? I read every William Langewieshe (sp) story I see.

What did you have for breakfast? A fresca

What’s your favorite item of clothing? My ultimate fighting championship tshirt

What one toiletry item could you not live without? A toilet.

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? 1960s UCLA Bruins

Better role model: GIJoe? Barbie? GI Joe

Each FishbowlDC Interview subject is asked to contribute a word to this ongoing thread. Thus far we have…”Leprechaun suits shimmer Sensenbrennerly. Never regurgitate, orginate! Ideally, chutzpah feathers one’s soul melodically. Rhythmically, supergalifragilistic sounds baroque indeed nefarious…” but…

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