Monday, February 27, 2006

I found this great questionnaire on Jen's blog. I am not feeling very good today and that always makes me very pensive. Maybe it's a weak moment but I will give you some long answers to these. Sit back kids because this is rare.

1: Black and White or Color; how do you prefer your movies?

Color definitely, but I like to see good cinematography. Movies like White Sands, or The Black Stallion, or True Grit were great cinemagraphic movies. Black and white is really good for serious dramatic movies like On The Waterfront, or The Grapes of Wrath. Granted, they did not have color back then but those movies in color would just not have the bleak tone that made them great. Of course my choice for photography will always be black and white. 256 shades of gray between the two extremes.

2: What is the one single subject that bores you to near-death?

Porn. There is nothing in my opinion more overrated than porn. I know guys who can turn on a porn channel and start naming a lot of the actors. I watch for about 5 seconds and then ask if anything else is on. Nobody in porn has any talent. In my opinion any fool can make or act in porn.

3: MP3s, CDs, Tapes or Records: what is your favorite medium for prerecorded music?

CD's for the ability to take them anywhere on the planet and find a player for them.

4: You are handed one first class trip plane ticket to anywhere in the world and ten million dollars cash. All of this is yours provided that you leave and not tell anyone where you are going ...... ever. This includes family, friends, everyone. Would you take the money and ticket and run?

No. I didn't even hesitate when I first read this. I would not abandon the very people who would forgive me any of my shortcomings. I will say this though. If I won the lottery very few people outside of my family would ever see me again. All they would know is that one day I just didn't show up and if they found out in the news what had happened fine. If they spent the rest of their lives wondering, that would be fine too. Of course I would still blog and travel around to maybe meet one or two or all of you.

5: Seriously, what do you consider the world's most pressing issue now?

The well being of my family. I care about my own world first and foremost. My youngest kids' academic performance worries me the most right now. You have to be a parent to know the disbelief your kids have that you have been there, done that. Some of you say that wasn't you. Think harder.

If I went out into the world thought it would be the homelessness of people in the so called wealthy countries of the world.

6: How would you rectify the world's most pressing issue?

No more war.

7: You are given the chance to go back and change one thing in your life; what would that be?

One night I was walking out of a KFC in Oceanside, California. I had a complete meal for my family in a couple of bags when I was approached by a man who looked down on his luck. He asked if I had any spare change so he could get his family something to eat. His family was in a run down stationwagon. I had enough money in my pocket to hand the entire meal to the man and go inside to get another one. I didn't. I left the man empty handed. I have been regretting that ever since and even though I contribute to the local food bank and other causes on a regular basis I feel that I will never be able to make up for that one failure to do good when I had the chance.

I would change that moment.

8: You are given the chance to go back and change one event in world history, what would that be?

The Hitler assassination plotters would have been successful.

9: A night at the opera, or a night at the Grand Ole' Opry. Which do you choose?

A Night at The Opera. That's my favorite Marx Brother's movie. I would have liked to seen Patsy Cline sing at the Grand Ole' Opry.

10: What is the one great unsolved crime of all time you'd like to solve?

Argentina's "dirty war". It's a given who did it but I want them imprisoned.

11: One famous author can come to dinner with you. Who would that be, and what would you serve for the meal?

Mark Twain. Catfish of course.

12: You discover that John Lennon was right, that there is no hell below us, and above us there is only sky. What's the first immoral thing you might do to celebrate this fact?

After careful consultation with my lawyers I cannot answer this by being any more specific than saying it would involve high velocity, hollow point rounds.

Fabulous post - you are a
wonderful writer.
With a heart of gold.

and your youngest has amazing
gifts - the academic kids
flounder later in life -
and will be working for your
child - the entrepreneur.

Great answers. Thanks for sharing.
I wish I have the time to answer questions like this! But even if I do, I'd probably scrap it because it will look so dull compare to your answers!
number eight is a good one -- especially liked youra answer about Hitler.
That KFC answer is the sweetest thing!!!!!! I love you more now than I did before.

I'm also glad you will come and visit us when you win the lottery...I will make cajun catfish for you and your family, because it is delicious...I hear Mark Twain loves it too!
you moved me to tears with the answer to question nr 7. i think it is something to regret but the fact that you have been regretting it ever since shows you have a pure heart made of gold.
you are so right about #2 and porn...same old shit and the acting is horrible...
you are all very kind. thanks. I'm a physical mess right now with a sore back and a head cold but I'll be back to the leavity soon.

Oh, and my fave piece by Mark Twain is his short story "The Diary of Adam and Eve"
get well soon.
I feel these answers give me a better sense of you as a person. Although we don't know many things about each other. I was most moved by the KFC story. I am sure many other have done the exact same thing and never thought of it again.
Talking about porn is boring, I agree. You answers were insightful. I like how you say Family is most important issue right now.
best regards, nice info » »
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