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Joe Curl: The FishbowlDC Interview

curl45.jpgSince he won our hearts with his Graceland White House Pool Reports, we give you the latest FishbowlDC Interview with the Washington Times’ Joe Curl:

How many suits do you own? About seven, all bought in 2001, when I started the White House beat.

What word do you routinely misspell? My spelling is ferfectly pine.

Did you see Brokeback Mountain? Yes.

Did you see The Da Vinci Code? No. The review in the Financial Times put me off it forever.

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Treo Classic.

What time did you get up this morning? 4:30 a.m.

When did you last cry and why? The last AT&T commercial I saw. They’re always tearjerkers.

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Which of the seven deadly sins are you? Pride — No. I’m not that good. Greed — Please, I’m a reporter. They pay me in cheese blocks. Envy — Absolutely. My twin brother’s last quarterly bonus was more than my annual salary. Gluttony — Nope. Lost 18 pounds this year. Wrath — Nuh uh. I get even. Lust — No comment. Sloth — Naps are good. So I’m sloth. And Envy. An Envious Sloth.

Beach, city or country? Country, then beach, then city.

Would you say you’re cute? Pretty? Hot? Beautiful? After I shower, I think of myself as relatively clean.

What color is your bathroom? Mostly white.

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? 200 or so.

What’s your opinion of New York City? Most over-rated city on Earth.

What’s your favorite letter? J.

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? The late Hank Pearson, one-time editor of The Journals in the D.C. metro area, who stomped on the tundra like no one else.

Have you ever downloaded a podcast? If so, which one? No. Wrong IPod. But I’m on I-Tunes almost daily.

Who’s your all-time favorite American Idol candidate? William Hung. He bangs!

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? I never talk about my volunteer work (see pride, re: seven deadly sins).

Who is your favorite active journalist? Dana Milbank, snarkmeister extraordinaire, a modern Mark Twain (and he will tell you that himself).

What did you have for breakfast? A chocolate glazed doughnut and a large (not venti) Starbuck’s cappucino, wet.

What’s your favorite item of clothing? Jeans. No, tennis shoes.

What one toiletry item could you not live without? Somersets Shaving Oil. Try it. Seriously.

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? X-ray vision (see lust, re: seven deadly sins).

Better role model: GIJoe? Barbie? Neither, but they make a cute couple.

Contribute to this sentence, (begun by Julie Mason and David Shuster): “Leprechaun suits…” shimmer…

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