Pushy questions for…

<b>Garrison Keillor</b>, author, musician and National Public Radio kingpin, stars in "A Prairie Home Companion," opening today

Last book I bought:
“Let Me Finish,” Roger Angell

Book I’m reading:
“Uncommon Carriers,” John McPhee

Total number of books I own:
Too many. I need to give away more.

Five books that mean a lot to me:
“The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary”
“Roget’s International Thesaurus (fourth edition),” edited by Robert L. Chapman
“Dictionary of American Slang,” Robert L. Chapman
“The Folksinger’s Wordbook,” Irwin Silber
“A Dictionary of Modern American Usage,” Bryan A. Garner

Last film I saw:
“The Promise,” a kung fu movie, last Monday night — my wife and I were walking around at 9 p.m. and it was the only thing showing.

Last DVD I bought:
“Roy Orbison: Black & White Night,” directed by Tony Mitchell

Total number of films I own:
20 or so

Five films that mean a lot to me:
“Elmer Gantry,” directed by Richard Brooks
“Singin’ in the Rain,” directed by Stanley Donen
“Morgan!,” directed by Karel Reisz
“Treasures from American Film Archives”
“The Deer Hunter,” directed by Michael Cimino

Stereo or iPod:
Stereo

Last CD or song I bought:
Old Crow Medicine Show

Song currently playing:
“Chopin: Etudes, Op. 10”

Five songs that mean a lot to me:
“Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior,” Frances J. Crosby
“Softly and Tenderly,” Will L. Thompson
“Minnesota Rouser” (U. of Minnesota fight song)
“Cheapest Kind,” Greg Brown
“What’ll I Do?,” Irving Berlin

Favorite wine:
Brunello di Montalcino

Favorite charity:
Doctors Without Borders

Favorite vacation:
New York City

Favorite vice:
Sloth

Five people who I’d like to see answer this survey:
The Temptations

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