Re: 100 questions to pass the time

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Posted by Louis on July 19, 2006 at 21:09:41:

In Reply to: 100 questions to pass the time posted by Conundrum on July 12, 2006 at 21:33:19:

: 1. What is your name?

Which one?

: 2. How old are you?


: 3. Are you sure?

I have seen my birth certificate if that proves anything..

: 4. What is your earliest memory?

Sitting on my grandad's knee eating grapes. That may be one of those memories that are made up later from hearing stories about it though.

: 5. What is your favourite alcoholic drink?

I like all sorts of alcohol. It used to be tequila until I finally linked up the fits of puking and massive hangovers to the nights when I was drinking tequila. Beer is good, but probably overall it would be Malibu and Coke.

: 6. What is your favourite vegetable?

Maybe sweetcorn? It's good to get variety. Spuds go without saying obviously. Irish people don't even think of potatoes as a vegetable, they just kind of are a category all of their own. Kind of like clouds or grass. They just are.

: 7. Do you remember your first day at school?


: 8. What is the worst exam result you remember ever getting?

Worst I can remember right now, or most major anyway, is the C I got for A level Chemistry, which included a 25% in my practical exam, which on its own is certainly the worst.

: 9. How tall are you?

5' 8" or 5' 9"

: 10. Can you swim?

Of course. Although I haven't in a long time. I used to be pretty good.

: 11. Who is your favourite movie actress?

I hate having to pick one for these sorts of questions. There's Nicole Kidman, Anna Paquin

: 12. Who is your favouite sportswoman?

Can't really say I have one. Most of the sport I watch doesn't involve female participants. I didn't really watch any of the tennis, and there isn't any athletics on tv atm. I did have a major thing for a female gymnast once upon a time when I was young.

: 13. Who is your favourite comedienne?

I never really see any proper standup or anything, which is a shame because I enjoy it.

: 14. Who is your favourite female politician?

Come on..

: 15. Who is your favourite female historical figure (been dead for at least 100 years)?

Haven't really considered it.

: 16. Who is your favourite super-heroine?

Now we're talking. Rogue from X Men without a doubt. It's convenient that they picked Ana Paquin to play her in the movies since she is also one of my favourite actresses.

: 17. Who is your favourite Bond Girl?

Sophie Marceau was good, definitely.

: 18. Can you name a female scientist other than Madame Curie?

Not a 'famous' one. Not off the top of my head.

: 19. Who is your favourite mythological goddess?

It would probably have to be the Morrigan, although she is kind of three in one, so is that cheating?

: 20. Who is your favourite woman of all time?

As Julie said, this question is too dangerous to answer. I take the metaphorical 5th.

: 21. Do you agree with "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth"?

To some extent

: 22. Do you agree with "Life does not forgive weakness"?

Life doesn't particularly care either way. It doesn't make allowances for anything.

: 23. Do you agree with "It is the enemy who can truly teach us to practice the virtues of compassion and tolerance"?


: 24. Do you agree with "The state can do what they want to do"?

Some times. *g*

: 25. Do you agree with "If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country"?

Did you make all these things up? *l* I would probably do either by accident.

: 26. Do you agree with "If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads"?

Probably not.

: 27. Do you agree with "Crime is a product of social excess"?

It certainly doesn't help.

: 28. Do you agree with "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"?

I don't particulary think it through that much. I just do as I do on whatever given day. I would like if it worked out that everyone treated you the way you treat them, but it just doesn't, so I'm not sure I've ever seen the value to that philosophy. It seems like you're only being nice in the selfish hope that you will get something out of it. Maybe I'm wrong though.

: 29. Do you agree with "And mankind is naught but a single nation"?

Duh, of course not.

: 30. Do you agree with "Bulimia is soooo '87"?

'86 even.

: 31. What is the worst movie you have ever seen?

Again, so many choices. The most recent movie to go into the broad category of awful was 'Last Days' directed by Gus van Sant, basically the story of Kurt Cobain's last few days alive but not officially. It may portray to a certain accuracy level the sorts of things that went on but it was completely pointless and unengaging. Last movie I didn't finish was 'Churchhill, the Hollywood Years'. Both Neve Campbell and Christian Slater are very hit and miss. The biggest other that stands out was 'The Mummy Returns'. I was very close to walking out of the cinema. Ooh! Just remembered Castaway! I had repressed the memory cos it was so bad!

: 32. What is the worst TV show you have ever seen?

I generally don't watch tv if it's that bad. Big Brother and Seventh Heaven are good candidates. I guess some of the daytime tv I get sucked into on a bad day off.

: 33. What is the worst book you have ever read?

I would like to say LoTR or The Hobbit, but it wouldn't be true. It isn't good but not that bad. Julie may again be right with that Irvine book.

: 34. What is the worst song you have ever heard?

The one that provokes the strongest reaction of dislike is definitely 'God Save the Queen'. Otherwise there are plenty of throwaway gimmicky pop songs.

: 35. What is the worst sport you know of?

Cricket or golf maybe. Not counting some of the obscure insane ones like dwarf tossing.

: 36. Who is the worst movie "star" ever?

Probably Rob Schneider. There are others who do pure stupefying slapstick which I hate, but they generally have a few good movies. Not a big fan of Tom Hanks either, but he can be ok.

: 37. Who is the worst comedian/comedienne ever?

George Bush Jnr when he tries to be funny. Perhaps he could go under best when he is trying to be serious.

: 38. Who is the worst author ever?

In my limited experience, probably Ian Irvine would come to the fore. Who knows?

: 39. Who is the worst musical act ever?

Vengaboys? Cheeky girls? Mr Blobby? Take your pick of novelty music people.

: 40. Who is the worst sports "star" you have ever seen?

The one I have most disliked would probably be Peter Canavan but Owen Mulligan is catching up and Joe Brolly used to be.

: 41. If you could go back in time to witness an historical event in person, what event would you want to see?

Something Irish probably. Maybe Bloody Sunday or the start of the Troubles or the Easter Rising in 1916? I'm sure I could come up with something else if the opportunity presented itself.

: 42. If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?

Probably the US, though I hate to say it in a way.

: 43. If you could meet anyone in the world, who would you meet?

Not counting people I already know, probably Tori Amos or Sheryl Crow. I'm not sure I would actually do it if I got the chance though.

: 44. If you could become famous for one thing, what would that thing be?

I think I would go down the medical advance route too. I'd like a Nobel Prize. Don't think I could handle the work though.

: 45. If you could buy anything regardless of cost, what would you buy?

Right now, house and car are attractive options. I dunno, big house, nice car? I may be lacking in imagination.

: 46. If you could change any one thing about your country, what would it be?

Hm, do we mean Ireland or Northern Ireland, or Scotland. Nationalised healthcare for the Republic, possibly unification with the Republic for the North, although I'm not sure it'd work in practice, and for Scotland.. Um, better air travel links and improved airports with cheaper fares?

: 47. If you could change any one thing about international politics, what would it be?

Give them the ability to get things done?

: 48. If you could meet any famoous person who is dead, who would it be?

I think that it might be fun to talk to Roald Dahl. I enjoyed his autobiographies.

: 49. If you could become dictator of the world, would you?

I probably wouldn't last very long.

: 50. If you could eat an entire cow at one sitting, would you?

Why not? The ability to do it implies the hunger, etc. to justify it..

: 51. Have you ever illegally downloaded music/TV shows/movies from the net?

Sure, although it tends not to be me personally.

: 52. Have you ever used illegal narcotics (yes, even pot counts if it was illegal at the time)?

Sure, but not much.

: 53. Have you ever gotten any points on your driving licence?

I have six at the minute. 2 speeding tickets issued by separate speed cameras 3 minutes worth of road apart for doing 40 in a 30mph zone which I thought was a 40mph zone.

: 54. Have you ever stolen anything from a shop?

Sure, but it was quite some time ago.

: 55. Have you ever bought alcohol or cigarettes while underage?

Both, and quite a lot.

: 56. Have you ever bought alcohol or cigarettes for another person who was underage?

As above.

: 57. Have you ever tried to cheat the taxman/social security/other government agency?

I wouldn't really know how to go about it. Although I suspect my first job was not properly on the books.

: 58. Have you ever ridden on a train or bus without paying?


: 59. Have you ever been arrested?

Nope, but I have a friend who was.

: 60. Have you ever been charged with a crime ... ?

Obviously the same answer as 59.

: 61. What's the furthest you've ever been from home?

Probably Kansas, although it may be Chicago.

: 62. Where have you visited that you would like to go back to?

Granada, Andalucia, in Southern Spain.

: 63. Where would you like to visit that you haven't yet?

Plenty of places, South and Central America definitely among them.

: 64. Where is your favourite place in the world?

Can't really think of one in particular. There are a lot of places I like a lot. Maybe Stornoway, Dublin, some places in Spain.

: 65. Where have you visited that you hope never to go to again?

Can't think of anywhere.

: 66. Where would you definitely never go to?

Substantial parts of Africa I think.

: 67. Where is your least favourite place in the world?

Nowhere in particular that I dislike that much.

: 68. What is your favourite way to travel?


: 69. What is your least favourite way to travel?

Slowly, in a traffic jam.

: 70. What is the capital of Assyria?
: 71. What was the last movie you saw?

Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. I know, I know, but it wasn‘t actually as bad as I had expected and I was away from home for work and nothing else was on that Uli wouldn‘t kill me for saying.

: 72. Was it any good?

As I said, better than I expected. Not too bad really for what it was.

: 73. What was the last book you read?

I think it was probably ‘City of Golden Shadow‘ by Tad Williams, the first Otherland book.

: 74. Was it any good?

Not particularly. It’s kind of got better on the way through but it’s not very good really. I certainly wouldn’t specifically recommend it. I am reading the second now, but that’s more to do with the fact that we have it and I have a lack of other reading material.

: 75. What was the last song you listened to?

I can‘t really think. I don‘t actually listen to a lot of music on a day to day level these days since I listen to news on the way to and from work most of the time. The last bit of a song was part of an Aimee Mann song I put on to my mobile phone using the memory card slot on our shiny new computer.

: 76. Was it any good?

Think so.

: 77. What was the last computer game you played?

Age of Empires III.

: 78. Did you do well?

I was Victorious.

: 79. What was the last meal you ate?

Lamb and potatoes.

: 80. Was it any good?

Could have done with veggies or something.

: 81. Do you believe in God/Goddess/Gods/Goddesses (delete to suit personal preference)?


: 82. Do you agree with the war in Iraq?

There‘s a lot of criticism but none of it is very constructive.

: 83. Do you believe in aliens?

Not really.

: 84. Do you agree with the theory of evolution?


: 85. Do you believe in reincarnation?

I think it‘s exceedingly unlikely, but I could well be proved wrong.

: 86. Do you agree with the idea of the UN?

Might as well.

: 87. Do you believe in karma?

Can‘t say I do.

: 88. Do you agree with the theories of man-induced global warming?

Pretty much.

: 89. Do you believe in democracy above all other systems of government?

Certainly not.

: 90. Do you agree with Freddie Mercury when he sings "Fat-bottomed girls you make the rockin' world go round"?

I remain to be convinced.

: 91. What is your favourite movie?
Fight Club, but there are many close seconds.

: 92. What is your favourite book?

Either ‘Interview with the Vampire’ or ‘Lord of Chaos‘

: 93. What is your favourite song?

‘It Don‘t Hurt’ by Sheryl Crow.

: 94. What is your favourite city?

Um, Edinburgh maybe?

: 95. What is your favourite sport?

Gaelic football to watch, Hurling to play.

: 96. What is your favourite place in the world?

It changes.

: 97. Are you glad these questions are almost over?

I wouldn‘t go so far as to say glad.

: 98. What are you going to do next?

Try to reconnect to the internet. Read my old PJ. Watch some old tv.

: 99. Do you anticipate this activity being fun?


: 100. Give us a quote to end on ...

You are not your ******* khakis.

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