Here’s what he’s listening to, reading, watching and doing these days.
“I drove in today from Long Island, and I was listening to the new Lady Gaga and Eminem’s latest. I did profiles of both of them for 60 Minutes. And Lady Gaga played me a couple of the songs from Born This Way about six months ago. So it’s nice to hear the whole album.”
“I generally try to read two books at once — I like following multiple story lines. Right now I’m reading In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin, by Erik Larson. It’s about Berlin in 1933, in the first years of Hitler’s power, through the eyes of the U.S. ambassador and his daughter. I’m also reading Game of Thrones, though I wish I’d read it before I saw the TV series.”
“I’m eagerly awaiting the next season of Breaking Bad.”
“I’m starting a new daytime talk show called Anderson, funnily enough, and I’m really excited about it. It launches September 12.”
If he ruled the world, he would
“I would quickly cede power to someone more competent. If you want something I would actually change, I guess I would ask that there be a bigger gap between new seasons of The Real Housewives. Emotionally, it’s a little much. I need to recuperate.”
Anderson Cooper’s “Reader’s Digest Version” of life and work:
“My mom always said, ‘Follow your bliss,’ which she stole from Joseph Campbell. But I think that’s pretty good advice.”
Want a good giggle? Watch the Anderson Cooper clip everyone’s talking about this week:
Some people like to travel by train because it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of an airplane.
I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”
“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” —Everyone following you on Instagram
A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.
Comedian Greg Davies
Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.
Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.
My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me everything you know.”
“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” —Alcohol
@yoyoha (Josh Hara)
My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.
Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?
A: A mechanic.