About Alison

If you have questions you'd like answered, email me at: alisonsboomstick@gmail.com

Where did you go to school?
I graduated from Emory University and the University of Georgia School of Law.  I also spent my freshman year at Sarah Lawrence College in New York pretending to be an actress. 

Were you popular in college? 
I was in an improv comedy troupe, what do you think?

These people were, too, if that answers your question. 

Are you funny?
For a girl.

Are you actually a lawyer?
Yup. By day. By night, I'm really tired from being a lawyer all day.

What's your dream job?
Being an anchor on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

How many times have you met Stephen Colbert?
Just one.  He told me I was very "cat like."  I think that's code for "hilarious."

Are you single?
No, I'm married to a dentist.  Don't mess with him; he'll rip your teeth out and then send you a bill for it.

Who is your favorite Founding Father?
Alexander Hamilton.

What are you favorite dying words?
"Either that wallpaper goes, or I do." – Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde: my kinda guy.
What's your favorite music in the world? 
 The bridge from Tears for Fears' "Everybody Wants to Rule the World."

That wasn't a very good answer. Second favorite?
Anything featured in a Wes Anderson movie.

Who's your favorite astrophysicist?
Neil deGrasse Tyson.

What's your favorite scene in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade?
When Indy and Sean Connery are captured by the Nazis at the castle, and Indy tells them he gave the grail map to Marcus Brody, but the Nazis will never find him, because Brody speaks a dozen languages and knows every custom and has friends in every town and blends in.  Then it cuts to Brody in a white Mark Twain suit in the middle of a crowded middle eastern marketplace yelling "Does anyone here speak English? Or even ancient Greek?"  That one.

I thought you were going to say the "the chair's on fire...and the floor" scene?
I know.  I like that one, too.  

Will you explain your unreasonable opinion about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull?
No, but my friend Dave Quay will.

Old Cary Grant or Young Cary Grant?
The Philadelphia Story Cary Grant. My, he was yar.

What's your beef with Anne Hathaway? 
It's not really MY beef; it's everyone's beef.  My biggest beef is that she won't eat beef.   But I did write about her a couple of times (count 'em: one, two) and then I got interviewed by Chinese Newsweek about it in Chinese. 

Do you speak Chinese? 
No.  But Google does.

Did I see you in Jezebel? 
Yes, you did, plugging this blog. Tell your moms!