Heard on the Hill: Take Five!

Posted March 14, 2011 at 5:29pm

Every Tuesday, HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, we chat with Rep. Jim Himes. The Connecticut Democrat reveals why he loves the Rolling Stones — and being yelled at by a clown.

Q: Who do you think will win the Stanley Cup?

A: If the last two months are any indication, “The King’s Speech.”

Q: If you could have dinner with anyone (aside from your family), who would it be and why?

A: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. First, because they would redline the fun, and now that they’re into their 60s, I might just keep up. Second, because I’d love to know what drew a couple of young punk Englishmen to the Delta blues.

Q: What’s your favorite drink?

A: The toasted marshmallow shake at Good Stuff Eatery with a shot of bourbon. Some ingredients sold separately.

Q: What’s your favorite movie of all time?

A: “Apocalypse Now.” Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen — it does not get better than that. And Robin Williams as the DJ. He was hilarious.

Q: Who is your best friend in Congress?

A: I’m getting really fond of clown-screamer guy who stands out in front of the House welcoming us.