Pax posted his Homemade Meme
. Now it's time to play along. Tag, you're it.
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I'd love to say black-and-white, since that would make me sound more intellectual. And Casablanca is one of my real favorites. So is Young Frankenstein (And what did you get from the monster?) Gaslight. The Philadelphia Story. Hmmm...lots of black-and-white, but I do love color. The Godfather. The Big Chill. The Big Easy. The Big Lebowski (NOT). Dirty Dancing. Dave. The Dreamers. Pretty Woman. Pretty Baby. Pretty in Pink. So...color, yes, color.2: What is the one single subject that bores you to near-death?
Neighborhood parties where the main subject line is "What do you do?"3: MP3’s, CD’s, Tapes or Records: what is your favorite medium for prerecorded music?
I grew up in the LP/8-track era, so I do have some nostrlgia for American Woman
by The Guess Who blaring out of my 8-track and playing Goodbye Yellow Brick Road until it wore out. But, I'm iPod Nano-boy (and it takes a strong man to be able to admit to being nano), so I'd have to say MP3s.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?
Bloody tempting when things get overwhelming. Who doesn't harbor the "runaway" fantasy from time to time? But, no, $10 million wouldn't do it. Now...that $365 million lottery ticket....;-)5: Seriously, what do you consider the world’s most pressing issue now?
War. And not just Iraq. It seems like we're standing on the edge of a real problem. And I guess I thought that in the full disclosure, 24/7 news cycle that people would wake up. But they don't. So, either it's war, apathy, or stupidity. All are very dangerous. Oh, can I add global warming to the mix?6: How would you rectify the world’s most pressing issue?
About war...more talking, less threatening. It's not as simple as George Bush would like to make it...if they're not with us, they're against us is plain ignorant.7: You are given the chance to go back and change one thing in your life; what would that be?
I'm pretty happy with where I am right this second, so I wouldn't want to jinx it. Given a chance to change something, I might have had my dad live a lot longer and get a chance to see my guys grow up. He never even met them. Ah well, as I get older I sound like and say nearly the same things he did. It's a proxy.8: You are given the chance to go back and change one event in world history, what would that be?
Ah, the sticky wicket...I'm not sure. Change one, change all that follow. I guess I'd say it'd be pretty good if the atomic bomb never was invented.9: A night at the opera, or a night at the Grand Ole’ Opry – Which do you choose?
I like country music, but a night at the opera (in my best Groucho Marx voice), my dear, would be splendid.10: What is the one great unsolved crime of all time you’d like to solve?
Since Who Killed Roger Rabbit
is out, I'd go with Jack the Ripper.11: One famous author can come to dinner with you. Who would that be, and what would you serve for the meal?
Hemingway. He came late. We drank. Passed out. Had breakfast. He left.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?
LOL. I think I would continue to lead my ascetic and morally forthright life as is. Or, if I won the lottery, I'd be super mean to everybody who was not nice to me...and there are some people at the top of my list.