20 Questions: David Aaron Moore, Charlotte

by David Stout  Associate Editor  editor2@goqnotes.com
Published: March 15, 2013 in 20 Questions

David Aaron Moore is the author of “Charlotte: Murder, Mystery and Mayhem.” From 2003-2007, he was the editor of qnotes. Since that time, his writings have appeared in multiple publications throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Regionally his work can be found in the pages of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Charlotte magazine and Creative Loafing, where he pens the column “Question the Queen City.”

 

Who’s DILFier: Mike Brady, Heathcliff Huxtable or Ray Barone?

I’m gonna have to opt for none of the above, step back a few decades into TV Land and choose outer space dad John Robinson (played by Guy Williams) on the old “Lost In Space” series. Who wouldn’t wanna take a spin in the Jupiter 2 with that dude?

Which deep-fried carnival foods have you tried?

That stuff scares me. Deep fried ice cream and snickers bars? Uh-uh. I guess the closest I’ve come to deep fried carnival food is a funnel cake.

How many sides of a Rubik’s Cube can you complete?

None. I’m usually too busy chewing on aluminum foil.

Can you remember your first crush?

I had two at the same time! There was a girl named Angela and a boy named Chuck in my first grade class. They were both funny and smart with dark eyes, dark hair and really fair skin. Guess I liked that vampire look way before it was cool. It didn’t take long for me to figure out I preferred Chucks over Angelas and that there are a multitude of non-goth types that are cool, too. LOL.

Have you ever completed a work of paint-by-numbers art?

No. I was always too busy chewing on aluminum foil.

How do these films rank based on the number of times you’ve seen them: “Hedwig And The Angry Inch,”“The Phantom Of The Paradise,”“The Rocky Horror Picture Show,”“Xanadu?”

I’m almost embarrassed at how predictable the answer to this one is for me: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “Hedwig and The Angry Inch,” “Xanadu” and “The Phantom of the Paradise.” I think I preferred Paul Williams as an orangutan scientist in “Battle for the Planet of The Apes.”

Are you currently any straight woman’s best gay pal?

I guess. My friend and assistant Victoria Westbrook might say so. But, you’d really have to ask her. I wouldn’t want to be so presumptuous.

How long do you typically wait between haircuts?

A couple of months, at most. Or, until my widow’s peak looks like Eddie Munster. I used to think that was cool until somebody pointed out it also looked like Paul Ryan.

Would you rather spend an afternoon at a circus, a carnival, a fine art museum or a zoo?

Stop with the limited choices already! I’d prefer a historic cemetery or a junkyard full of rusty vintage cars, but museums and carnivals are quite cool, too.

Who’s the better TV vixen: Joan Collins, Heather Locklear or Morgan Fairchild?

All three of those are good, but as actors they’re pretty gifted comedians, so it’s difficult for me to label them as vixens. Damn. I’m gonna step out of the box again and say Jeri Ryan, who played the rehumanized Borg Seven of Nine on “Star Trek Voyager.” One look at her and you knew resistance was futile.

Do you think mimes are entertaining?

Shields and Yarnell had great bowl cuts.

If 8 is great and 9 is fine, what would 10 be?

Exhausting? Who wants to date somebody so hot everybody else wants them all the time? Too tiresome.

Which U.S. city that you haven’t been to would you most like to visit?

I’ve traveled all over and been just about everywhere I’ve wanted to go, except for one in the U.S: San Francisco. Why do you ask? Are you giving away free trips? [Ed. Note: No.]

What’s the sexiest non-sexual part of a man’s body?

Eyes. They can tell you so much about a man.

Grilled cheese, cheese pizza or pizza bites?

Pizza bites. Not messy — especially when you have a beard.

Who is your all-time favorite female music artist?

Nina Hagen. In her younger years she had a crazy out-of-control vocal range. Today, she continues to address issues of global importance and entertain in a way no one else can.

Are there any bobby pins in your home?

Yup. I live in a house that has been in my family for many years and every once in a while an old bobby pin that belonged to an aunt or my mom pops up in a corner somewhere. It’s kinda freaky and funny, actually. The jury’s still out for me on the existence of paranormal activity, but I usually find ’em when the dust bunnies have gotten a little on the heavy side. It’s like mom’s letting me know I’m not keeping the place as clean as she did.

Which person (living or dead) would you most like to interview?

Difficult question. It’s too late now, but one person I wish I could have had the opportunity to interview is former Pakastani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Can you recite from memory the license plate number of your current vehicle?

I cannot.

Have you ever given a sex toy as a gift?

Hmmm. I picked up some cucumbers for a friend the other day, but I think she just used them in a salad. Does that count? : :