Tuesday 27 Sep 2016

Howard Lapides Top 40
Streeter Click

Howard Lapides manages careers, brands celebrities and creates television shows. Once, he was a DJ, concert promoter and sports talk show host. In his teens, while his pals stole hubcaps off moving cars, he spent hours, in his room, with a record player, improvised microphone and a headset, performing radio shows heard by no one. Imagination is the strength of Howard Lapides; envisaging the future and making it happen are his skills.

Forty questions, including a few bubbling under, about Howard Lapides, today, Thursday 5 May 2011

What is your current state of being?

Fair.             

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Making love atop a pile of money.

What is your idea of perfect unhappiness?

Not making love on a pile money.

What is your greatest fear?

No air-conditioning.

What historical figure do you most admire?

JFK.

What living man or woman do you most admire?

Fred Silverman.

What is your favourite non-domestic animal?

White tiger.

What is your favourite domestic animal?

Dog.

What’s your favourite word?

Sensational.

What word do you most dislike?

Bullshit.

What’s your favourite cuss-word?

Bullshit.

What trait do you abhor most in yourself?

Laziness, procrastination.

What trait do you abhor most in others?

Disingenuousness.

What do you dislike most?

Illness.

What do you like most?

The “Mary Tyler Moore Show”

What’s your biggest extravagance?

My car.

Whom do you love?

My family.

What’s your favourite food?

Pasta.

What do you value most in your friends?

Honesty.

What’s your most favoured possession?

My television.

What do you think is the most over-rated virtue?

Hard work.

When do you lie?

When my lips are moving.

What living woman or man do you most despise?

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

When or where are you most happy?

In Maui.

If you could change something about yourself, what would it be?

Weight.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Raising my children.

What do you think is the lowest depth of misery?

Burying a child.

You find yourself in a bright, white room. What do you do?

Look for the chalk.

Click here to read the full Grub Street Interview with Howard Lapides.

Streeter Click is editor of GrubStreet.ca.

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