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Jonah Goldberg: The FishbowlDC Interview

jgoldberg.jpg This week, we turn our lens on the National Review’s Jonah Goldberg:

How many suits do you own? Five. Three fit, counting my tux.

What word do you routinely misspell? All the ones with odd amounts of C’s and S’s.

Did you see Brokeback Mountain? No. I don’t much like movies about men who cheat on their wives with hot chicks. Hence I have considerably less interest in movies about dudes who cheat on their wives with other dudes.

Did you see The Da Vinci Code? No.

What’s the name of your cell phonbe ring? Don’t have one, but I could call it Todd.

What time did you get up this morning? 6:00 AM

When did you last cry and why? On the anniversary of my father’s death.

Which of the seven deadly sins are you? Oh, gluttony I suppose. But not overly so.

Beach, city or country? City.

Would you say you’re cute? Pretty? Hot? Beautiful? I would use none of those adjectives, but I’ve heard them about me — before the gluttony kicked in.

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What color is your bathroom? Mostly white.

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? 100

What’s your opinion of New York City? Greatest city in the world, inherently uncivilized.

What’s your favorite letter? B

What single person played hte biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? My father, no question.

Have you ever downloaded a podcast? If so, which one? Not that I can recall.

Who’s your all-time favorite American Idol candidate? The muppet with the deep voice and funny hair.

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? Here, now. Or are you paying me for this?

Who is your favorite active journalist? I would have said Michael Kelly. Probably Mark Steyn or Matt Labash or someone else with the initial M.

What did you have for breakfast? Breakfast bar, a lot of coffee — and rage.

What’s your favorite item of clothing? I bought these cruise-wear shirts from Tommy Bahama recently and I think I might have one grafted permanently to my skin I love them so.

What one toiletry item could you not live without? Cash.

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? Super-agility.

Better role model: GIJoe? Barbie? GI Joe, unless he was in that Brokeback movie.

Each FishbowlDC Interview subject is asked to contribute a word to this ongoing thread. Thus far we have…”Leprechaun suits shimmer Sensenbrennerly. Never…” regurgitate

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