Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Interview

Interview, n. In journalism, a confessional where vulgar impudence bends an ear to the follies of vanity and ambition.

2005 Update: A safari into the deepest parts of the shallowest people.

30 comments:

Sar said...

I think I'm the first to comment on this one. Yippee! Btw, a hearty well done to you, Doug, I think you did an excellent job on this one. :)

Interview: Conversation which translates to noose for Mr. Rove.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

I doubt anyone will top you on this one! Excellent.

Interview: delving into the rot of the sick and twisted.

Doug said...

Thanks, Sar. Do you think Rove knows anything about the history of the pharmaceutical industry? I can handle the truth!

And thank you, Tan Lucy. I agree with your definition- watching interviews on TV is like dumpster diving without the exercise.

karma said...

you forgot to mention it is the son of intercourse

Sar said...

Doug, if not Rove, then a few good men, perhaps?

a4g said...

Hard to beat Doug's today, so I'll throw deep for 2nd:

Interview. n. In political reporting, that style of editorial comment practiced by the objective journalist. It is occasionally interrupted by its subject.

Doug said...

Karma, I thought sons were the sons of intercourse.

Hah, Sar, where will you find them?

a4g, hard but I'd say you did it. That's great.

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Jamie Dawn said...

Celebrity Interview: Lying through their whitened teeth to make themselves seem like normal people, but their botoxed expressionless faces give them away.

dddragon said...

Interview: briefly experiencing the turmoils of ordinary people until the journalist becomes more interested in the next tragedy that comes along.

Sar said...

Doug - not sure, but I suspect the stilletto plays a role. ;)

Oh and btw, a4g has been giving you quite a run for your money. And I liked Jamie Dawn's unique take today.

Doug said...

Jamie Dawn, I'm getting implants just in case.

Dddragon, thanks for the reminder that real people get interviewed, too with similarly cynical results.

Sar, it's always the stiletto with you. I agree with your second point, I may toss you guys the keys and learn knitting.

Mercy said...

I like that one.

Sar said...

Never! You're the master of your domain!

Doug said...

Thank you, Mercy, and welcome!

And thanks, Sar. I have to admit, the quality of the comments here makes me prouder than the content. Guess I'll keep my password.

actonbell said...

I like your definition! True,interviews are supposed to be interactive, but that's hard when all is vanity.

actonbell said...

*yawn* when's intermission?

dddragon said...

I'm getting dizzy watching those two hourglasses spin around ...

Comfort Addict said...

An verbal exchange in which the questions are not answered and the answers are not questioned.

weirsdo said...

From Middle French "entrevue," "see between." Communication in which questioner, respondent, and reader must all read between the lies.

actonbell said...

hahahha, weirsdo's good. I really must go to bed, now!

Doug said...

Actonbell, wow I'm excited to have three comments. It was a4g's definition you're referring to, yes? I don't understand the intermission comment, but trust that was a good natured yawn.

Dddragon, she's your sister. I guess it's the jogging.

Comfort Addict, that's a great definition. Seems especially true lately. Could also work for "Presidential Debate."

Weirsdo, tres scholarly. Funny that you write the site about the floozy dolls (not you, Pansi.) I did recently compare the Pansi Files to Animal Farm, though.

Actonbell, so the intermission is now?

Minka said...

Wow, there are some really smart people on this blog, or maybe they are just witty?
I like a4g and weirsdo best! I will not attempt my own, one should stop when one knows one´s defeated.
I must say that this is one of the most delightful blogs I visit regularly. Always good for a laugh!

weirsdo said...

Thanks Actonbell and Monika.

Doug, Pansi really did start out as a dramatization of things I did NOT want my kids to be.
Some dolls are more equal than others.

Nony Mitchell said...

Political Interview - a conversation from which all information garnered is open for later denial or spinning.

Celebrity Interview - an exchange in which the implied need for a normal life and respected privacy is overshadowed by the desire to have one's face on more magazine covers than the next guy.

Doug said...

Monika, they're definitely witty. I'm going to say they're smart, too, although I've never actually seen one of them chew gum and walk at the same time. Only one linguist in the bunch, though. I look forward to your writing a definition. You can use any kind of clause you'd like.

Haha, Weirsdo. That was a really good definition you wrote. Fur bad, painted plastic good?

Very good, Spirit Dancer. "I vant to be alone. Did I mention I vant to be alone? Exkooce me, sir, I vant to be alone."

Minka said...

Now that sounded like a German Vampire in denial!

Doug said...

It probably was, Monika.

pia said...

this is one of the funniest and timeliest things I have ever read, ever, anywhere

Thanks I needed the laugh

Doug said...

Thanks, Pia. Glad you found it here.