The Pivot Questionnaire

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The Pivot Questionnaire

Postby The Great Defector » 14 Jul 2017, 13:21

Sounds like something that would have been done on here before but what they hey.

1.What is your favorite word?
2.What is your least favorite word?
3.What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
4.What turns you off?
5.What is your favorite curse word?
6.What sound or noise do you love?
7.What sound or noise do you hate?
8.What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
9.What profession would you not like to do?
10.If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
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Re: The Pivot Questionnaire

Postby The Great Defector » 14 Jul 2017, 13:29

1.What is your favorite word?
Discombobulated, mainly because it's fun to say. Any ironic jokes, keep to yourself.

2.What is your least favorite word?
Don't think I really have one to be honest.

3.What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Humour

4.What turns you off?
Being obnoxious or arrogant.

5.What is your favorite curse word?
Like asking a parent to pick their favorite kid, can't do it.

6.What sound or noise do you love?
Sounds of a basketball game, from the squeaks of the floor to the shouting on the court.

7.What sound or noise do you hate?
Pain

8.What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Scriptwriter

9.What profession would you not like to do?
Anything where I have to see pain everyday, like cops, nurses/doctors/firefighters/solider etc. Mentally couldn't handle it.

10.If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
Nothing, the disapproving look and the nod to head on up to heaven will do.
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Re: The Pivot Questionnaire

Postby Rayge » 14 Jul 2017, 14:15

1.What is your favourite word? Home
2.What is your least favourite word? Tory
3.What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Wakefulness
4.What turns you off? sleep
5.What is your favourite curse word? Most used, certainly fuck and variations; favourite, anything more imaginative, compounded, polysyllabic and spontaneous
6.What sound or noise are you moderately fond of? birdsong, loved one's laughter
7.What sound or noise do you have a bot of an aversion to? aircraft, gunshots, loved one's anguish
8.What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? well, I don't have one, and I'm happy about that. Um, landed gentry?
9.What profession would you not like to do? all of them
10.If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? 'Sorry'
but isn't it St Peter at the Pearly Gates, and JHVH notoriously silent?
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Re: The Pivot Questionnaire

Postby Goat Boy » 14 Jul 2017, 14:24

1.What is your favorite word?

Cunt. No, really.

2.What is your least favorite word?

I can't think of one

3.What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Big tits

4.What turns you off?

Stupidity

5.What is your favorite curse word?

Cunt

6.What sound or noise do you love?

A cats purr.

7.What sound or noise do you hate?

Babies crying. If I enter a room and a baby is crying I immediately think about leaving

8.What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Photographer

9.What profession would you not like to do?

Soldier

10.If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

"Don't worry, Markus didn't get in"
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Re: The Pivot Questionnaire

Postby Bride Of Sea Of Tunes » 14 Jul 2017, 14:40

1.What is your favorite word?

Vertiginous (in a moment it will be ephemeral)

2.What is your least favorite word?

Fuck (I never got used to its use in swearing)

3.What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Humour and music.

4.What turns you off?

Late capitalism

5.What is your favorite curse word?

Potverdriedubbeltjes.

6.What sound or noise do you love?

The surf guitar sound of the mature Beach Boys

7.What sound or noise do you hate?

Dance/Rave/Techno/Hardcore/House

8.What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Psychiatrist or priest

9.What profession would you not like to do?

Druid, porn actor.


10.If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

Hello Frank, we got the finest selection of crafted beers this side of Hell.
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Re: The Pivot Questionnaire

Postby pcqgod » 14 Jul 2017, 22:24

1.What is your favorite word?

gangbusters

2.What is your least favorite word?

overdraft

3.What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

natural beauty

4.What turns you off?

facial hair

5.What is your favorite curse word?

smeg

6.What sound or noise do you love?

rain

7.What sound or noise do you hate?

flap flap flap of flat tire

8.What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

idea pitcher

9.What profession would you not like to do?

morgue attendant

10.If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?


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Re: The Pivot Questionnaire

Postby hippopotamus » 15 Jul 2017, 17:08

Goat Boy wrote:1.What is your favorite word?

Cunt. No, really.




I REALLY don't see the appeal!
My epitaph, please

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Re: The Pivot Questionnaire

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 15 Jul 2017, 17:55

Why "pivot"?
1.What is your favorite word? Filibuster
2.What is your least favorite word? Telephone
3.What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Souls music
4.What turns you off? Consensus
5.What is your favorite curse word? Curses!
6.What sound or noise do you love? Orgasm
7.What sound or noise do you hate? Origami
8.What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Journalism
9.What profession would you not like to do? Police officer
10.If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? "I know there was no evidence... Sorry"
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Re: The Pivot Questionnaire

Postby hippopotamus » 15 Jul 2017, 18:02

1.What is your favorite word?
Lackadaisical

2.What is your least favorite word?
cunt

3.What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Image

4.What turns you off?
football

5.What is your favorite curse word?
Anything with hyphens

6.What sound or noise do you love?
Whatever instrument Washington Phillips plays

7.What sound or noise do you hate?
Crowds

8.What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Opera Singer

9.What profession would you not like to do?
Nursing

10.If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
How do you take your tea?
My epitaph, please

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Re: The Pivot Questionnaire

Postby echolalia » 15 Jul 2017, 20:28

1.What is your favorite word?
“mink”

2.What is your least favorite word?
“pivot”

3.What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
grace

4.What turns you off?
gravity

5.What is your favorite curse word?
cocks fuck me

6.What sound or noise do you love?
There’s a place on the Guadiana I go to every summer with goats on the hillside across the river – these goats have little bells on (made of copper, I believe) and when they’re let out in the evening to caper about the place their bells make this weird and beautiful tinkle – it’s almost electronic in its purity. I was thinking about this noise just the other day and want to hear it!

7.What sound or noise do you hate?
hair dryers, vacuum cleaners

8.What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
marine archaeologist

9.What profession would you not like to do?
butcher

10.If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
“We’re fixing you up and sending you back”

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Re: The Pivot Questionnaire

Postby Jimbo » 17 Jul 2017, 04:50

1.What is your favorite word?

Tabehodai (Japanese - All you can eat)

2.What is your least favorite word?

The current misusage of So. (So my least favorite word used to be "like" but now it's "so."

3.What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Fucking being alive, with eyes to see and ears to hear, shit, all my senses with friends and family to love and acknowledging what a rare privilege it is for a shmuck like me to be allowed on this roller coaster called earth .

4.What turns you off?

Crying babies.

5.What is your favorite curse word?

Fuck

6.What sound or noise do you love?

Face scrunching guitar riffs.

7.What sound or noise do you hate?

Clattering dishes

8.What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Cowboy

9.What profession would you not like to do?

Watched a doc once about Pakistani brick makers. No thanks.

10.If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

Pretty good, right? Right?
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Re: The Pivot Questionnaire

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 17 Jul 2017, 06:51

Why "pivot"?
Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
John Coan, with nothing else to do, wrote:I just Googled his name!

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Re: The Pivot Questionnaire

Postby Marcel Post » 17 Jul 2017, 07:22

It comes from a French TV literary chat show where the presenter, Bernard Pivot, asked his guests these questions at the end of the program. Here's Woody Allen for example:

http://www.ina.fr/video/I00011812

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Re: The Pivot Questionnaire

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 17 Jul 2017, 08:47

Thanks. I thought it was an odd use of the word pivot but now I know it's a name makes sense.
I've not heard of this.
Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
John Coan, with nothing else to do, wrote:I just Googled his name!