Pushy questions for …

<b>Craig Newmark</b>, software engineer and founder of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.craigslist.org">Craigslist.org</a>, which has outposts in 35 countries and more than 200 cities

Last book I bought:
“The Faiths of the Founding Fathers,” David L. Holmes

Book I’m reading:
Same. Just finished “Rainbows End (Zones of Thought),” Vernor Vinge

Total number of books I own:
400 or so, after a purge

Five books that mean a lot to me:
I’m hoping that authors will be just as good… James Ellroy, Jerome Charyn, Thomas Sanchez, Maureen Dowd, Scott Adams

Last film I saw:
“Good Night, and Good Luck,” directed by George Clooney

Last DVD I bought:
“The Cider House Rules,” directed by Lasse Hallström

Total number of films I own:
13, gotta give away a few

Five films that mean a lot to me:
“Blade Runner,” directed by Ridley Scott
“Casablanca,” directed by Michael Curtiz
“South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut,” directed by Trey Parker
“Hero,” directed by Zhang Yimou
“L.A. Confidential,” directed by Curtis Hanson

Stereo or iPod:
iPod/generic MP3 player

Last CD or song I bought:
“Dear Heather,” Leonard Cohen

Song currently playing
I mostly listen to NPR talk, Harry Shearer’s “Le Show.” But before that, the song that still runs in my head: “Anthem,” Leonard Cohen

Five songs that mean a lot to me:
(All Leonard Cohen, note a theme?)
“Democracy”
“The Future”
“Villanelle for Our Time”
“Anthem”
“Ain’t No Cure for Love”
“The Land of Plenty”
(Okay, that’s six. I could go on.)

Favorite wine:
Trying really hard to avoid acquiring taste in wine

Favorite charity:
OneVoice (Mideast peace group), Wikipedia, the Center for Public Integrity

Favorite vacation:
What is a “vacation”?

Favorite vice:
My worst — trying too hard to be funny. And laziness. But I want to change the world, so my plan is to get other people to get other people to change the world. That way, I can take frequent naps.

Five people who I’d like to see answer this survey:
Leonard Cohen, Jennifer Warnes, Jon Stewart, Sophie B. Hawkins, Maureen Dowd, Stephen Colbert (Okay, that’s six.)

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