I fish better with a lit cigar; some people fish better with talent

  1. If you could pick any rock star to replace the Osbournes in their reality show, whom would you pick? I find it hard to believe that anyone ever cared about them, or about reality TV.
  2. What are your feelings about Mel Gibson's movie The Passion of the Christ? it was not of particular interest to me, but I also was not offended by it. I think that there is a basic lack of understanding of what role religion should and does play in our lives, and a lot of people hide behind the Constitutional freedom of and from religion to deal with (or not deal with, as the case may be) their own feelings on the subject. I'm grateful that there is no official state religion, and I'm glad that no one can prevent me from practicing what I sincerely believe--but a movie, for entertainment purposes, has nothing to do with either one. If you don't want to see it, don't pay to look.
  3. What did you think about the last episode of Sex in the City? I'd not seen any of the rest of it, so I have no idea about the last episode in particular.
  4. What is your favorite movie with Adam Sandler in it? ugh. I haven't actually seen any of them, though I've been told (recently) to watch 50 First Dates, Spanglish, and Punch Drunk Love.
  5. What is your biggest problem? love or money, it depends on the day. Sometimes both at once.
  6. Have you ever been arrested? not yet...
  7. Can musicians be held responsible for influencing people to behave badly? not through their music, no. That idea's been discredited in all the scientific literature. (Same with video games and movies.)
  8. Do you believe that there are subliminal messages embedded in some TV shows, movies & music? well, yes? But not the kind that this question seems to mean. I think it's more like the Coke commercial that shows an artificially blinding sun, so that the bottle of soda seems exponentially more refreshing. Or the big --> arrow in the middle of the FedEx logo, the one that implies speed. I "believe in" semiotics.
  9. Is there anything that you believe should be banned for any reason? sure. Just today I had the thought that the practice of "overbooking" by airlines ought to be outlawed.
  10. How often do you eat too much? Over the last week, I've had the sense that nearly anytime I've eaten it's been too much, and yet simultaneously not enough. Under regular circumstances, it maybe happens once each month or two.
  11. Have you ever descended into pure madness? I don't think so? I doubt that's something one can do and then sort of climb back out again like it's nothing.
  12. Would you want to? no, thank you
  13. Do green M&M's make you feel sexy? no--but I generally eat them last, just in case
  14. If you died tomorrow, what mark would you have left on the world? good question
  15. What movie would you NEVER want to see? I think I've had about enough of the superhero thing
  16. What annoys you the most about yourself? I'm a sucker for a good argument
  17. How do you feel about capitalism? it generally works
  18. How do you feel about socialism? some of it could work
  19. How do you feel about communism? it mostly doesn't work
  20. Has anyone ever tried to injure you? yes, though it's been a while. He doesn't even pop up on my FB "people you should know" list anymore.
  21. Has anyone ever tried to kill you? not that I know of?
  22. How do you know when it's time to break up with someone? if you have to ask, you shouldn't be involved with people
  23. What is your opinion of the Janet Jackson/Justin Timberlake Superbowl exposure incident? it appears, upon further review, to have been intentional
  24. What's the most annoying sound? idiots drumming their fingernails
  25. Who was your childhood hero? Beverly Cleary
  26. With nearly 100 channels why is NOTHING ever on? because we always want what we can't have
  27. Would you adopt a stray kitty wandering through your neighborhood? under the right circumstances, yes. If I knew it was stray and not someone's outdoor kitty, and if I got it checked over first, and of course if I was in the market for a pet in the first place.
  28. Describe what you look like: shortish, pale, unassuming
  29. Describe what you ARE like: curious, thoughtful, feisty
  30. What bad habit do you have that affects other people as much as it affects you? I can be very sure of myself
  31. How did you party New Years Eve 1999? I'm not sure, but probably super lame
  32. Does secondhand smoke bother you? it depends. From most people, most of the time, it's pretty gross. But under just the right conditions, it takes me back to a very specific time with a certain person, when smoke was the least of my worries. And then it soothes me.
  33. Have you ever:
    Dumped a drink over someone's head?
    yes. It was not as rewarding as it might seem.
  34. Dumped a drink over your own head? no - how weird is that question?!
  35. Bit someone? yes...
  36. Torn at someone's clothes? what in the world?!
  37. Made out in the bathroom? sure
  38. Which Lord of the Rings movie has the best ending? don't know/don't care
  39. Do you have any interesting scars? I do
  40. Is it better for people to change and evolve their ideas or always be consistent? evolution is necessary to survival
  41. Warped tour, Lollapalooza or Area concert? eh. I have this feeling I'll be seeing more concerts in the future, at least short-term, but my feelings about them haven't really changed much either way.
  42. What are you missing in your life? at the moment? I could use a hug, some serious pain relief, and about $3500.
  43. Do you ever know when someone is thinking about you? I do. And it's making me smile.
  44. What could you make a sculpture out of that's in the room with you right now? yeah, but it would be utilitarian and bizarre!
  45. Do you believe in the lost city of Atlantis? "believe in" is putting it a little strongly
  46. Have you ever read The Little Prince? no, but I'm familiar with the outlines of the story
  47. This is Mr. fish <>< What's the best picture you can make on your keyboard? It's a bigger fish!
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[From the 5000-question meme; this is the second half of the eleventh part. The title quotation is by Nick Lyons]

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