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Geist Talks Bunking With Joe, Mika’s Boots

geist_3-7.jpgMSNBC’s Willie Geist is featured in a Village Voice Q&A, and fields the wide array of questions put forth by Brian Parks

So, hypothetically, if Geist and Joe Scarborough shared a bunk bed, what would be the set up? “Joe is totally a bottom, so I’d have to climb the ladder to the top of our NASCAR-themed bunk beds,” said Geist.

And what about Mika Brzezinski‘s boots. “They’re stored in climate-controlled humidors in a cellar beneath the skating rink at Rockefeller Plaza,” he said.

After the jump, see which Morning Joe regulars Geist learns the most from &mdash and in which areas of expertise…

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Pat’s Tat and Morning Drinking

geist_2-13.jpgBrian Parks of the Village Voice interviews Morning Joe’s Willie Geist, who gives some behind-the-scenes secrets of the MSNBC morning show.

“People assume there’s some FCC rule that says you can’t drink alcohol on television,” he says when asked if “more alcohol consumed on your show” than other morning programs. “Nonsense. No such rule exists. Actually we haven’t checked the rules, but there probably isn’t one, right?”

He jokes that regular contributor Pat Buchanan “has a ‘Thug Life’ tattoo across his stomach,” in honor of Tupac Shakur. But he also reveals something real that people would be surprised to know about the conservative commentator. “If you talk in private to Upper West Side lefties who pray five times a day in the direction of Barack Obama‘s birthplace of Honolulu, they’ll confess that they’ve come to love Pat Buchanan. They hate themselves for it, but they love Pat,” he said.

Click continued for Geist’s story of meeting Jose Canseco in a nightclub a couple years ago (he compared himself to the steroid-slugger)…

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