July 25, 2000
10 Questions - THE COMMENTARY
By Joseph Planta
VANCOUVER -- Like those surveys we get asking us about our favourite food or preferred pop, here's something I've come up with.
10 Questions, much like an interview. Answer them and pass them on to folks, so they can see the depth to which your personality exists. It's thought-provoking, not only to whomever you pass it onto, but even to yourself. (Try to pass them on back to me, I did create the damned thing...)
1. Full name:
2. Is there a particular story that's funny or sad that is the reason you got that first name?
My grandmother, in her religiousness suggested to my parents that I get the name Joseph.
3. Who do you admire the most?
Pierre Trudeau. How he got to be in the public eye so much, yet remain so elusive and mysterious has some admirable qualities.
4. If you could take someone out for lunch, who would it be?
Conrad Black. He's rich and famous, plus he's got some cool stories. He also talks in paragraphs, which sounds interesting.
5. What's the one thing that you would want to do, that you know you'll never be able to do?
Be President of the United States. I watch the West Wing sometimes and it looks cool. You get all these special privileges, plus be the most powerful person in the world. No better wish, if you ask me.
6. What's the one thing that you would want to do, but know you could possibly be able to do someday?
Get an Order of Canada.
7. In your opinion, what is the meaning of life?
Life is what you do while you're waiting to die.
8. If you could have one job, what would it be?
Talk show host on CNN, like Larry King. You get all the good guests and not worry about being pretty on TV.
9. You see a guy drop a five dollar bill as he walks. He keeps walking, do you pick it up and pass it back to him, or do you pick it up and keep it. (And, no, no one else sees or saw.)
I would give it back to him, simply because I saw him drop it. It's his.
10. World peace - is it achievable?
No. It's human nature not to.
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