Sunday, November 2, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Question 311

On average, how many times a day do you think you are looked at by another human being?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

Action 309

Approximately when was the last time you were stung by a bee?

Monday, September 22, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Question 306

What question do you want answered right now? (besides this one)

Friday, September 12, 2008

Question 305

What was the last chance you took? Favorable or unfavorable outcome?

(your answers to this question will be published in the upcoming edition of Paris based Nuke Magazine)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Question 303

I'd like to rename this blog from, thecenterforimprovedliving, to something else. dailyquestion was taken, and that was my best shot, so I'm leaving it up to you. What is a better name for this blog?

Friday, September 5, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Question 301

Have you ever seen the movie Powder?

This question can quickly divide a group into the "have seen Powder" and the "have never seen powder." It could cause a riot depending upon where & when asked.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Question 300

Pick out a word you like and make a tagline for it.

Here's an example: Nefarious - not just your average evil.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Question 299

Tell us, in three sentences or less, a story about an object around you.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Question 297

if all of the sudden you knew everything in the entire world, what would be the first thing you would do?

Friday, August 29, 2008

Question 296

What's a really impractical thing setting near you right now?

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Question 294

If you could be in any movie, which movie would you be in?
(note: you don't even have to play a part, you could just be hanging out)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Question 289

If you had a secret society, what would be your initation ritual?

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Bad Blogger

Hi All,

I wanted to apologize for being such a slacker with this blog as of late. I have been busy with my latest project, The Signature Series. For this, I signed my name on a US map and then drove that route. Along the way I "improved" 19 towns that fell along my signature's path. These "improvements" include starting an Anonymous Semi-Nudist Colony in Nampa, Idaho and burying an entire town's problems in Craig, Colorado.

Currently, 8 out of 20 episodes are on, and new episodes are released every Tuesday and Friday. You can see them all at

I hope you all are having a great summer and don't go anywhere, I promise to be back with new posts very shortly!

See ya,

P.S. Here are two of my favorite episodes so far:
Teaching the elderly how to find their power animals -
Anonymous Semi-Nudist Colony -

P.S.S I think this counts as the "World's Largest Virtual Signature."

Monday, July 14, 2008

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Monday, June 30, 2008

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Friday, May 23, 2008

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Monday, May 12, 2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Friday, May 9, 2008

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Action 275

Would you rather be a fully mature Maple tree or a large patch of poison ivy?

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Action 274

What would it take for you to buy sushi on a nude beach from a nude man selling it from a fanny pack?

Monday, May 5, 2008

Action 273

Finally we all know America is in a recession. So I came up with some ways to jump-start the American economy. Which do you think will work the best?

A) Lower interest rates while simultaneously cutting taxes.
B) Sell Nebraska and Iowa to Russia.
C) Start an enormous British pound counterfeit and laundering facility in a secret location in the middle of the country.
D) Sell all of our cats to china.
Or E) Buy Canada on an illegal bid on eBay and sell it to New Zealand at "half-price."

If you think none of these will work, please recommend your own economic jump-start method.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Friday, April 25, 2008

Action 270

If there were no repercussions, how many of your friends would you have sex with?

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Action 268

If you were a lumberjack, what would be the name of your saw?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Action 267

Should serving bad mayonnaise at a restaurant be considered a misdemeanor?

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Action 264

What would you do if you woke up and found out that you had been transformed into a famous sportscaster while you were sleeping?

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Monday, March 24, 2008

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Action 259

If you could have an eleventh finger, where would you put it?

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Action 258

What was the last thing you loaned out and never got back?

Monday, March 3, 2008

Friday, February 29, 2008

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Action 255

Let's create a story together. Only read what the person before you wrote, then add to that. After you've made your contribution, then feel free to read it from the beggining. It's like exquisite corpse.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Action 254

Go and clap for someone doing some mundane task around you. Just cheer em on! For example, that lady over there getting her coffee, stand up and give her a personal round of applause and maybe a handshake. What happened? How'd that feel?

I know this one is not for everyone, but give it a try.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Action 253

After reading this, go to the nearest wall, face it, get as close as you want and stay there as long as you like. STOP...don't read on until you come back from facing the wall.

What did you mostly think about while facing the wall?

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Action 252

If you had to design a logo for yourself, what would it look like?

Friday, February 22, 2008

Action 251

What's the scariest thing you've imagined under your bed?

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Action 247

When I say "Celebration," what's the first thing you think of?

Friday, February 15, 2008

Action 256

I hate to be a _____________, but could you _____________.
(fill in the blanks with one word or several words)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Talk Show names

Hi All!

I hate to do this, but there is just no other way. I have a show coming up at the Hayward Gallery in London. It is a talkshow loosely based around The Center for Improved Living. I will discuss some of the topics brought up in the questions on this site and have guests and do interstitial videos etc.

I NEED A NAME FOR THIS TALK SHOW!!! Below are the names I came up with, but I'm sure you good people have a better name, so... The floor is yours. Please help!! But if you have a favorite from below, let me know. Thanks!

forever yours,

my talk show names:

You & Me TV
Me N U
The Me & You Show
Channel B
The Pretty Good Show
The Hamburger Pyramid
That’s Better
The More Better Show
More Better
The Some More Show
The Other Show
The Other Southbank Show
I Did It!
This is great!
That Show
The That Show
The American Talk show in London
The Human Show
Humans on the Internet
The Marc Horowitz Show
The Marc Show!
The fast planet show
Not another bar chart show
@ the show & things
& things show
The Fuzzy Show
The 3 VHS camera Show
Data Entry
The Weird Show
The _____ Show
Cup of Tea
Tea Time
The Bran New Show (that is Scottish slang for excellent)
The Brand New Show
A Comfortable Spaceship
Close to Being Right
The Picnic Table (and have a picnic table as the main set piece, everything would happen around that)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Action 254

What's the craziest thing you want to do today, but probably won't.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Action 252

Who was the last "unexpected" visitor in one of your recent dreams?

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Action 249

Make up a new initialism (like "lol" meaning "laughing out loud").

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Action 248

In a pinch would you wear your friend's underwear, or would you just skip it?

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Thursday, January 31, 2008

the flu

i got a bad case of the flu. I'll be back in action tomorrow. sorry and I hope you are all in good health.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Friday, January 25, 2008

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Action 241

What are some strangely paired items around you right now?

Friday, January 18, 2008

Action 240

If you could turn yourself into something else, what would you turn yourself into?
(Optional: why?)
(Note: when you change forms, you keep all your senses - sight, smell, taste, hearing, and touch and your thinking power. You could change back to yourself whenever you want to.)

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Action 238

Approximately, how many times do you check your e-mail each day?

Monday, January 14, 2008

TCFIL Show at the Hayward Gallery in London

To coincide with Laughing in a Foreign Language, artist and comedian Marc Horowitz presents his extraordinary Centre for Improved Living, an open workshop featuring sculptures, videos, performance, life-coaching and conversation with the artist. Addressing a diverse range of subjects from architectural environments, advertising and commerce to happiness and power, Horowitz’s project thrives on a makeshift, DIY aesthetic. Using props, objects and ideas, Horowitz encourages and facilitates exchanges of laughter, provocation, problem-solving and improved ways of living.

– written by the good people at the Hayward


The show opens on March 18th and goes until April 13th. I am planning on doing a talk show in the gallery - have three talk shows a week each lasting an hour with 2 -3 guests. Each show would have a topic, taken from from this site. I would loosely address this topic with each of the guests as we do an activity related to the topic. I also plan to have several workshops.

I am looking for some people in the London area, or who will be there during the show, to make this a live webcast, help with set and prop building, guests and people to line up guests (production staff), writers, PAs, and equipment (video mixer and a couple cheap cameras).

If you or someone you know would be interested in this project please e-mail me at ineedtostopsoon at gmail dot com.


Action 236

What is your most dangerous idea?

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

that time of the year...

to ask what do you guys think of the blog so far? What should there be more of? Do the questions suck? What sort of questions do you want to see? Should there be more actions/ assignments, or is that too much work? Should there be a whole new component to the site? You tell me. Thanks for all your visits and answers.

Happy New Year!

Action 231

Give yourself a tattoo today with a ballpoint pen. What'd you make and where'd you put it?

Monday, January 7, 2008

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Friday, January 4, 2008

Action 227

If you were to design a new casino for the strip in Vegas, what would be its theme?

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Action 226

How many times is it okay to reuse a bath towel before having to wash it?

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Action 225

If you had to change your name today, what would you change it to?