Saturday, April 07, 2012

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: I Must Be Seeing Things

1. Have you ever watched something unfold, that as you watched, you could not believe what you've witnessed? The 2004 election. We saw how George W. Bush handled the run up to 9/11 and Abu Gharib and WMDs and ... and ... and ... and somehow, as a nation, we decided he was a better choice than Sen. Kerry. I wish I could say that as I watched the slog the Iraq war became, or how the survivors of Hurricane Katrina were treated by FEMA I was surprised, but I wasn't. Saddened, of course. I always wanted Bush #41 to prove me wrong, but he never did.
2. What is your favorite city in the world? Why? Chicago. Wrigley Field. Michigan Avenue. Puppet Bike.

3. What is the strangest film, to your sense of reality, that you have ever seen? The Piano (1993). Not only was I shocked that anyone wrote or made this pretentious and unlikeable thing, it strained credulity that it won 3 Oscars.

4. It seems that the older that you get, the less you want the hassle of seeing a live concert. Who is an artist or a band that you'd actually pay to see? Bruce Springsteen. Aka BROOOOOOOOOOOCE!

5. When was the last time that you lost your temper? Very nearly yesterday. Perhaps I should have actually lost it. Then maybe the feelings wouldn't be festering.

6. When you were little, did you think "sex" was a bad word? No. But my mother did have me believing that "shut up" was a swear word.

7. What does your smart phone do that really surprised you when you loaded the app? I have a perfectly lovely little Sanyo 2700, which is not a smartphone.
8. Have you ever been attracted to someone that you should not have been? (Feel free to take this lame question any way that you please.) Yes.

9. Will you see the new "The Three Stooges" film? No.


  1. Ohhh, I love Chicago too! Too many cities to list! Loved the "shut up" answer. Isn't that the truth!

  2. I really like the video, tho I have only been to Chicago to change planes.

  3. I am SHOCKED that you don't have a smart phone. An iPhone is incredible. Kinda like HDTV when you first heard of it. How good can THAT be? It IS THAT GOOD...

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  5. That whole hanging chad thing did me in.

    Enjoy the rest of your Saturday.

  6. I liked The Piano. But the friends I was with hated it.