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Getting to know: John Jodzio.

October 7, 2011 \am\31 11:00 am
[In which WWAATD asks vapid questions culled from various teen magazines to non-vapid, non-teenager types.]
Full name: John Jodzio

Age: 39

Height: 6’0″

Currently Live: Minneapolis, MN

Hometown: Watertown, MN

Instruments: Used to play the saxophone (horribly)

Car: 2003 Hyundai Accent that smells like chili

If you could live in any past era which would it be and why? Probably the late 1950s or early 1960s. So much good furniture.

Who is your role model and why? George Saunders–such a great writer and such a damn fine person.

Do you have a good luck charm? This strange wood Mexican pig named Panchito always sits on my desk while I write and sometimes I pick him up and scratch him behind his ears and then go back to writing.

Wackiest fan encounter: Still wishing someone would ruffie a drink they bought me. Or for that matter, just buy me a drink.

If I had to spend $10 at my favorite fast food joint, I’d order: I’m a Taco Bell man — I’d go with two 5 buck boxes.

My coolest article of clothing: I own this powder blue suit that I bought for nine dollars. There was a phone number on a cocktail napkin in the breast pocket that looked about twenty years old. When I called the number it was not a woman, it was a pet store.

Do you like to cook? If so, what? Eggs, any style.

TV show I never miss: Lately it’s been Breaking Bad. Also sort of addicted to Storage Wars.

If I could gay-marry anyone in the world, he/she would be… Charles Nelson Reilly

Where on earth are you most dying to go? Machu Picchu

What’s the last thing that made you cry? I’m somewhat simple-minded–almost all of the Pixar movies make me weep uncontrollably.

If you had to name one song as your theme song, what would it be? “Urgent” by Foreigner

Have you had a starstruck Hollywood experience? Who was it with? I live in Minneapolis, so running into Prince is pretty boring by now. Once I saw Parker Posey on the Bowery — yowza.


Favorite Actor/Actress: Orson Welles

Favorite Movie: Once Upon a Time in the West

Favorite Body Part: Mine? I guess I’ve gotten some compliments on my calves?

Favorite Singer: I’ve always had a soft spot for Steve Perry.

Favorite Song: Too tough of a question. Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of Tamaryn, Other Lives, the new Beastie Boys album and Washed Out.

Favorite Candy: Twix

Favorite Philosopher: Jorge Luis Borges

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Anything with pieces of pie mixed in.

Favorite Sport: Basketball

Favorite Sports Team: University of Minnesota Golden Gophers Basketball

Favorite Athlete: Ray Allen

Favorite Book: Infinite Jest

Cell Phone or iPod: iPod

Summer or Winter: Obviously, summer

Ice Skating or Gymnastics: Both are stupid.

LA or New York: Tough choice, but my recent trips to LA make the answer LA.

Skiing or Snowboarding: Hate both.

Chocolate or Flowers: Flowers

Dogs or Cats: Dogs


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