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Q&A’s for July!

After a very busy month for Bronson, he has graciously (as always) replied to the latest questions sent by our visitors!


Q&A’s 07/06/11


Q: How, if at all, is the real Bronson anything like Balki? (I think I remember reading in one of the early PS articles that you said you are like him.)
A: Well, his playfulness is mine, and his optimism, and his rubber-legged physicality, and his vulnerability, and his instinct that everyone should be hugged. His speech and dietary patterns are his own.


Q: Are there any charities or charitable causes particularly of interest to you?
A: Poor single mothers trying their best. I feel a bit leery about organized charity.


Q: Will you ever guest star on Glee? I want to see you play Rachel’s dad!
A: Never seen it. Who’s Rachel?


Q: Bronson, did the producers of Two and a Half Men ask you to eplace Charlie Sheen?
A: Lord, no. I’m not on anybody’s radar, more’s the pity.


Q: Have you ever been to New Zealand?
A: Only in my dreams.
Q: If not, would you like to visit NZ one day?
A: Yes, if I can be knocked out for the entire trip over and wake up to a brilliant lamb supper.


Q: It seems to me at times that Balki is almost supernatural, or “super.” He can be totally benevolent to people who are trying to hurt him. He has a gift for making other people do the right thing. He has all sorts of artistic talent AND athletic ability. And some of his Myposian solutions to problems really do seem like magic: the lost pet chant, the cure for the horse’s disease. Would you agree with this interpretation?
A: Yes, absolutely. He was and is the person I would like to be.


Q: What do you like best of living in Pennsylvania?
A: The stars are like diamonds, the grass smells good when it’s cut, it’s very lush, and my home is here.


Q: I have copies of books in the Wizard of OZ series of books. If a person wanted to know what edition their book was and it was not marked but seemed to be very old what would you suggest, being that you are interested in books and the Wizard of OZ franchise? My copy of Tin Woodman of OZ has me confused in that area.
A: It is easy to do it by publisher for the first thirteen. If the Wonderful Wizard of Oz is published by George Hill, it is a first edition. If the next twelve, including Tin Woodman, are published by Reilly & Britton, they are first editions, or very early editions. In 1919 the publisher changed its name to Reilly & Lee and from that point on, you must consult a collector’s guide.


Q: What is the ultimate question?
A: Why, if given this capacity for love and kindness, do human beings act any other way to each other and to any other creatures.


Q: How long have you been rehabilitating old houses and what first got you interested in doing so?
A: Ten years. Seeing one and wanting to love it and take care of it.


If you have any questions you would like Bronson to answer in the next Q&A, send it to contact@bronsonpinchot.org! πŸ™‚

Q&A’s for May

This is the latest batch of questions Bronson kindly answered for us!


Q&A’s 05/04/11


Q: What kind of car do you have?
A: I think it’s a Ford.


Q: How do you like PA?
A: One year I spent $11,000 removing garbage that had been dumped in the woods visible from the main street over many years…old car bodies and the like. When it was pristinely beautiful, I was standing there admiring it and somebody said to me, “I really miss the way it was.” I’m not quite sure what thought process is going on there.


Q: What do you do in your spare time, if you have any?
A: I write. And I sketch what I’m going to do architecturally.


Q: What do you think of our president?
A: I think he’s doing his best, which is all any of us can ever do.


Q: Where do you like to eat?
A: At my mother’s kitchen table.


Q: Have you ever been to Las Vegas?
A: Yes. It spooks me.


Q: What do you usually do for holidays?
A: Visit with my siblings and mother and have a great time.


Q: What are your favorite, and least favorite, types of bread?
A: Raisin cinnamon and the kind that’s got so many grains and flax things in it that it tastes like a bog. When I was at Yale they used to make bread stuffed with broccoli, garlic and cheese and it rocked my mind.


Q: Is your favourite movie still The Wizard of Oz? A: Yes. But I’m not sure it can really be classified as a ‘movie’ any more. It’s the childhood of my entire generation.
Q: If not, what is it?
A: I’m not sure.


Q: Do you have a favourite song?
A: Yes, but it changes.


Q: If you were not an actor, what would you like to be?
A: Andrea Palladio.




If you have any questions you would like Bronson to answer in the next Q&A, send it to contact@bronsonpinchot.org! πŸ™‚

The Birthday Project 2011

It’s that time of the year again! We are 18 days away from Bronson’s birthday, so it’s time to start thinking of our b-day gift for this year.

For those who did not participate last year, here’s how it works: all you have to do is say “Happy Birthday” to Bronson in whatever way you want, a message, a poem, a picture, a video, an audio, anything! Send your b-day gift to contact@bronsonpinchot.org until May 18th and they will all be compiled into a big Birthday video for Bronson!

Join in! πŸ˜‰

The Audible.com Tournament Results

The results of the Audible.com tournament of Audiobooks weren’t exactly what most of us expected, to say the least.

Despite the fact that Matterhorn lead the voting for the majority of the final round, and was ahead of Genghis Khan by a whopping 16% only two hours before the end of the tournament, Audible decided that both finalists should win.

So, for all practical purposes, Matterhorn is one of the winners of the Audible.com’s Tournament of Audiobooks and we would like to thank everyone who voted and helped to make this happen, you were fantastic! πŸ™‚

The Q&A is Back!

We have wonderful news to all of you who would love to have a question answered by Bronson!
The Q&As are back and Bronson already answered a big batch of questions sent by visitors of the site over the past year!
If you are one of those, check below to see if your question was answered!


Q&As with Bronson – 04/17/11


Q: What was the best advice received that has helped you cope with the resounding success of a hit show?
A: I did a music video with the Pointer Sisters five minutes before Beverly Hills Cop came out and made me pretty famous. They sat me down in their trailer and said, “Just be yourself.” They were awesome…unfortunately, I didn’t then know who ‘myself’ was, but I did my best to find out.


Q: Has your outlook on the changed/evolved over the years?
A:Well, I’ve always hated it. Now I laugh at it, and get queasy if I look too close. Gaga? Sheen? Snooki? Bucket, please.


Q: What TV shows would you like to appear in?
A: I haven’t had a TV in years. No idea what’s on.


Q: What is your favorite show on TV today?
A: Turner Classic Movies.


Q: Do you agree that TV is not as good as it used to be?
A: I never watched it then, either.


Q: Do you still have the Myposian tuxedo and Dimitri, the stuffed sheep doll?
A: I have most of the clothes…not sure if I have the tuxedo. Not sure where Dimitri is.


Q: What kind of cellphone do you have?
A: I forget, but it’s not cool.


Q: Do you ever play video games?
A: Never have played one ever.


Q: Do you have any pets?
A: No, but I hanker after everyone’s dogs. Love ’em.


Q: Do you ever shop at Walmart?
A: Yes.


Q: What’s your favorite store?
A: Wherever 18th & early 19th c. painted antiques are sold, if no one has ever tried to improve them in the least.


Q: How did you like the book Courting Disaster? I’m reading it now!
A: It scared me and made me mad. I became a foaming-at-the-mouth arch-conservative for a week. My sister was thrilled.


Q: How many languages do you speak?
A: English, Myposian, and the one that’s in my book, which is a secret.




If you would like Bronson to answer your question next, please send it to contact@bronsonpinchot.org and it just might be on the next Q&A! πŸ™‚