Friday Five

1. Who is your favorite celebrity?

I was amused by Al Gore in his day — I have a soft spot for nerdy guys who try too hard. Monica Lewinsky, too, because I’m still puzzled over how — if a cigar were truly inserted into her pink parts — it didn’t disintegrate a little bit in there. Did they leave the wrapper on it?

2. Who is your least favorite?

I cringe when I see any or all of the Beastie Boys when they approach a microphone. You know you’re going to be treated to incoherent opinions about whatever world situation is happening in that particular year. I think they only make records now so that they can go on MTV and music award shows to spew their stupidity.

3. Have you ever met or seen any celebrities in real life?

Oh, yeah — B-list all the way, baby! Scott Baio, Kip Winger, Christopher Knight. All were hot in person, though, so that *almost* made it a serious occasion. If you want to call David Satcher a celebrity (as he was/is a national leader), then add him to the list. And Shan and I were in an elevator with Janet Reno, so that counts, right? 😉

4. Would you want to be famous? Why or why not?

Absolutely. But I would want to be lauded for whatever talent I were sharing with the world, rather than wanting the *celebrity life.* (Okay, of course I’d want the mansion in Malibu, and the vacation home in Paris, and of course the twice-yearly vacations to the Bahamas and the Alps. …)

I, for one, would NOT be like these brain-dead celebs who insist on sharing their political and social opinions with the world, whenever they take to the stage. Like I tell my friends and potential love interests — show me, don’t tell me. If you’re concerned about starving children, do your part to feed them. If you’re against the war, use your influence to get an appointment with the President and let your voice be heard, or just go crawl in your hole and shut the hell up. I know it’s a cliche, but you can support your troops even if not the war itself. Give away some autographed items — they’re more valuable than your opinion anyday.

5. If you had to trade places with a celebrity for a day, who would you choose and why?

I’m not a stargazer, by any means. Translation: I admire some famous people for their talent, but I passed the point of hero worship when I pulled down all my hair-metal posters from my teen-age bedroom. Although if I were hard-pressed to provide an answer, I’d be Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, ’cause she’s hot. 🙂

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