SDQ Interview with Adam Selzer.

SelzerHere's a factoid that'll make reading the laugh-out-loud funny How to Get Suspended and Influence People even more entertaining:

Adam Selzer spent his teen years in Gwinnett County, Georgia.  Yep.  That Gwinnett County.  In his day -- pre-Harry Potter -- he battled a group of censors who took issue with The Basketball Diaries.

On to the SDQI!

Books currently reading:

Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens and a collection of essays about The Beatles

OoklaCDs in current rotation:
Modern Times by Bob Dylan (writers like Dylan only come around once a century or so), My Chemical Romance (a band I never thought I'd like, but the new album is great fun), Regina Spektor, early Tom Waits, and a group called Ookla the Mok.
Last Movie Viewed:
Pinkwater Literary Crush:
Fictional:  Norah from "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist."  I think she'd like me.  For a while.

Real:  I'm not sure I'd call it a crush, but I've pretty much based my life on the teachings of Daniel Pinkwater.
Pet Peeve:
People who write "could of" or "should of" instead of "could've" or "should've." Grrrr. That and my train/bus card breaking, which happens far too often.
Current obsessions:
The primaries for the 2008 election (already), West Wing reruns, getting up to speed on the comic book world, tracking down Beatles bootlegs, overanalyzing Bob Dylan
WeirdGuilty Pleasure:
I'm not sure one should feel too guilty about one's pleasures, but I don't suppose I'll get a lot of street cred for the nights I spend eating pizza and watching Nickelodeon.
Irrational Fear:
My work as a ghost tour guide in Chicago has hardened me to most of the weirder fears, but in the middle of the night I still sometimes worry that Bloody Mary will show up in my mirror.
Favorite word:
I've been listing "Plume" as a favorite word since I was about 13. It has a nice, sky-blue ring to it.