* How much trust will you put in a 50-year-old "record producer" who begins a conversation with "I remember when rock and roll were two completely separate genres"?
* If rock is an in-bred dinosaur, do you think its eyes are different colors, or are they both in one socket?
* If you, They Might Be Giants, really believed in the integrity of a product, wouldn't you be compromising it by having it do a crass corporate sponsorship deal with a rock band like yourself?
* When you meet someone famous whose work you donít respect, do you stand there with a frozen smile like a rabbit staring at oncoming headlights?
* Do you prefer playing at small, intimate clubs, or large, insensitive discos?
* Advice for new bands--Should you press a club owner on his attendance figures if you see bullet holes in the office wall behind where you are sitting?
* Was that question based on something that actually happened to you on the road?
* When you heard that I.M. Pei was designing the rock'n'roll hall of fame, did you think the building would be in the shape of:
a.) Philip Johnsonís glasses?
b.) Philip Glassís johnson?
* You often think about growing your hair long. Is that a statement?
* Did you get involved in rock music to avoid working for a living, or did you see it as a way to avoid sleeping and eating well?
* If you're not roadies for the Replacements, which band is?
* Was Michael Dukakis formerly a cast member of "Fireball XL5"?
* Do you believe the ozone hole and classic rock radio are somehow connected?
* When you stay in budget motels, is it upsetting to realize that they're much more pleasant and organized than your own homes?
* Do you find the "influences" questions difficult because:
a.) youíll lie to be interesting and your friends will call you on it?
b.) youíll tell the truth, and no one will respect you anymore?
* Who do you think will emerge as the spokesmodel for this generation?
* Are you terrified of the people who stand perfectly still near the front of the stage smiling enigmatically, as though waiting for the right moment to do something really horrible?
* Does it ever bother you that these people often show up unexpectedly at shows in widely separated cities, acting as though nothing is unusual?
* When the mainstream press refers to you as wacky nerds, is your first reaction to pull out a gun and blow them away, or to go home and invent a death ray?