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FBLA 20 Questions: Denise Hamilton

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Former reporter Denise Hamilton, soignee and slinky, writes the Eve Diamond mystery novels, blogs at LAObserved, edited Los Angeles Noir and yet managed to find time to play our dirty little game.

1. What newspapers do you read? LA Times and Sunday NYT

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading I’m moving my lips right now as I read your e-mail.

3. Which Web sites are on your favorites bookmark? laobserved, the elegant variation, confessions of an idiosyncratic mind, neilgaiman.com cuz I love his musings about writing, FBLA

4. Where do you get your car washed? The rain

5. Do you know your dentist’s first name? He retired. know any good ones?

6. Do you believe newspapers are going to die? If so, when? I’m an optimist. If all else fails we’ll always have the penny dreadfuls.

7. What was the last book you read?
Some Georges Simenon Maigret detective novels. They’re set in Paris in the 1950s and really capture that era and make me want to eat croissants and have a marc brandy (not together).

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FBLA 20 Questions: Molly Freedenberg

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Molly Freedenberg is the associate culture editor at the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and the chronicler of the Jerry Roberts roast, up in Santa Barbara. She graciously answered our infamous questions, which she probably forgot about the minute she moved to the Bay area.

1. What newspapers do you read?
L.A. Times, N.Y. Times, L.A. Weekly, S.F. Bay Guardian

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading? none

3. Which Web sites are on your favorites bookmark? FBLA, of course, www.thesuperficial.com, www.myspace.com

4. Where do you get your car washed?
The self-wash place on Temple and Glendale

5. Do you know your dentist’s first name? nope

6. Do you believe newspapers are going to die? If so, when? No, but I think they’ll worry about it forever.

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FBLA 20 Questions: Peter McQuaid

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Freelancer and Irishman Peter McQuaid joined us just in time for St. Pat’s.

1. What newspapers do you read? The L.A. Times, The NY Times, WWD, The Guardian and if I’m feeling really masochistic, The Washington Post.

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading? I don’t move my lips while reading the paper, I’m too busy gnashing my teeth and screeching out loud about either: the news itself, the lameness of the reporting, or my annoyance that someone besides me got the assignment.

3. Which Web sites are on your favorites bookmark? FBLA, because if there’s anything LA needs, it’s some non-Hollywood gossip, and I’m not being facetious. Rawstory.com, Fleshbot, Radar, Al Jazeera, and dudesnude.com because I’m single.

4. Where do you get your car washed? This place on Vermont–It’s really cool, they have a car stereo place in back and I always go in there and fantasize that someday, I will get my Pathfinder painted Emergency Red and outfit it with a really phat sound system. It is my dream to be a playa…

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FBLA 20 Questions with Joy A

1175612227_l.jpgPop On The Pop is much, much more fun than any of those big-boy celeb gossip sites, and here’s one reason why: Joy A (pictured here showing off her lovely eyelids). We ask Joy A our patented 20 Questions to find out what makes her “pop.” The answer? Jake Gyllenhaal, being mistaken for Brandy and a unicorn named Magical. Natch.

1. What newspapers do you read?
I don’t actually read any newspapers right now, because I’m real busy. But I do glance! Haha. I take a good glance at The LA Times, sometimes USA Today. I also visit news sites.

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading?
I think I read too fast for moving my lips simultaneously.

3. Which Web sites are on your favorites bookmark?
As far as celeb gossip goes, I’m a sucker for People’s website and TMZ. But some of my fave bloggers are Evil Beet and Seriously? OMG! WTF?.

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FBLA 20 Questions: Joel Stein

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Columnist Joel Stein kindly answered our 20 questions. If you think he’s really funny, be prepared for a disappointment. Anyone can have an off day or two. We’d blame ourselves except everyone else we asked has been funny.

1. What newspapers do you read? I get the LAT and NYT at my house every morning.

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading?
Just the stuff I wrote.

3. Which Web sites are on your favorites bookmark? Goodsearch, Wikipedia,NY Times,
LAT, IMDB, Mirriam Webster, Pandora, CNN, Defamer, ESPN,Slate, Time, Arts and Letters Daily, LAist, Outside.in, Citibank, Vangard, WGA, City National, Food Netword,Epicurious, Eating LA, Citysearch, LA Weekly, FBLA

4. Where do you get your car washed?
Rarely do. Every four months I’ll stop by some place on Gower and Santa Monica. It’s like $6.

5. Do you know your dentist’s first name? Yes. But she’s been my dentist since 1993 and lives in NY.

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FBLA 20 Questions: Leslie Gornstein

lesliefierce.JPGE! Online’s Answer Bitch and woman to watch, Leslie Gornstein took time off from abusing underlings to answer FBLA’s 20 Questions.

1. What newspapers do you read?
No physical papers; occasional stories from any outlet that has its stories easily reachable online.

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading?
Zero.

3. Which Web sites are on your favorites bookmark (Aside from FBLA?)
Poor Man Institute; Sadly No; Cintra Wilson’s Dregulator; Wolcott; Go Fug Yourself; Fafblog, Dependable Renegade.

4. Where do you get your car washed?
I know the freelance market is tough, Mayrav, but I don’t think they’re hiring.

5. Do you know your dentist’s first name?
Why? He doesn’t refill my Vicodin prescription. Howard does.

6. Do you believe newspapers are going to die? If so, when?
I guess you missed the shiva.

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FBLA 20 Questions: April Winchell

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April Winchell, writer, radio personality, and the funniest person we know, took time out from her busy day to answer the FBLA 20 Questions:

1. What newspapers do you read?
Whatever’s laying around at the Methadone clinic.

2. Which ones do you move your lips while reading?
My father taught me never to move my lips.

3. Which Web sites are on your favorites bookmark?
FBLA, etsy, Gawker, Defamer, YouTube, Goldenfiddle, Everlastingblort, WWTTD

Also this one:
I can’t believe they make this product in this scent, and I have to look at it almost every day. Seriously, am I washing it or marinating it? I bet this is what Padma Lakshmi uses.

4. Where do you get your car washed?
Oh that’s funny. Sometimes I scrape the bird shit off my windshield with a key, but that’s about it.

5. Do you know your dentist’s first name? Doctor.

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FBLA Has 20 Questions for Ken Levine

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FBLA is proud to introduce our newest endeavor: getting LA’s quotable noteables to answer a bunch of silly questions. First up: Ken Levine. (Levine had the best line about the recent SAG awards: “Wouldn’t it have been great a few years ago if Castaway had won for best Cast in a motion picture?”)

1. What newspapers do you read?

The LA TIMES, NY TIMES (on Sunday), CHICAGO TRIBUNE TV section, LA WEEKLY when I need a massage.

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading? NY POST

3. Which Web sites are on your favorites bookmark? Los Angeles Radio People, Defamer, Hoffmania

4. Where do you get your car washed?
Who actually knows the name of their car wash? It’s on Sepulveda somewhere. They do an okay job and I can buy Steve Hall inspirational piano CD’s and pine tree air fresheners in their gift shop.

5. Do you know your dentist’s first name? No because he doesn’t say his name in the credit dentist ad.

6. Do you believe newspapers are going to die? If so, when?
No. I believe their online offshoots will take a greater importance but people want to hold a newspaper.

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