August 31st, 2007
Hey! It's the five questions meme again -- seems like I just did it, but what the hell? Comment and I'll shoot 5 questions at you. Hit my mailbox again and I'll shoot a shotgun at you.
1. In light of the conversation we are having at this very moment, tiny run-down movie theaters or IMAX?
It's kind of a tough choice. IMAX theatres are nicer, but they tend to have far less character. Also, there's a greater chance that IMAX projectors would be digital only and that's no good. Ultimately, I'd say a tiny run-down movie theater because the environment of the film can be just as important.
I've never really wanted grand things and I certainly wouldn't want them to distract me from you.
2. Morrissey or Goethe?
Hmm. A sound like a barking dog or an author who hated barking dogs. Morrissey solo actually wasn't bad, but he did his best stuff unquestionably with the Smiths. I think I'd take "I would go out tonight, but I haven't got a stitch to wear" over “You must either conquer and rule or serve and lose, suffer or triumph, be the anvil or the hammer”
3. I like this question so I'm reusing it -- poison of choice?
Strychnine. I'm a traditionalist, really.
4. What is your favorite video game console of all time?
As a console, I'd have to go with the Virtual Boy. The Dreamcast embraced a lot of neat ideas (like a variety of controllers) and it's a close runner up, but the Virtual Boy showed so much potential and it's one of the few true 3-D consoles.
If you're taking games into account, then it's awfully hard to beat the NES. It pretty much defined everything in gaming today.
Morrissey and Goethe--such a hard choice! I love them both so much.
I'd have to agree about the NES--I will always have fond memories of those games.
Indeed. I almost went to the other way on Morrissey and Goethe because of Morrissey's solo career, but we all make mistakes.
Since you commented (muhahahaha):
1. Why don't you love me?!?!?!?
2. If you could travel back in time and make yourself an evil supervillain by introducing any one change in your life, which would it be and how would it have changed you?
3. Really...what's your fascination with Bruce Willis?
4. Which deep sea creature do you most closely resemble?
5. What's your favorite incorrect theory on a natural phenomenon?
1. Who says I don't love you?
2. Given my fears of spiders and balloons that pop, I think I would fill a balloon with spiders and have it pop in the room I had as a child. Then I would blame it on some superhero and I would grow up to become the evil Balloonspiderwoman. Then I would fill the Goodyear blimp with giant mechanical spiders and pop it over the Superbowl. A balloon full of spiders--that's scary, isn't it?
3. O not that again... actually we just watched The Fifth Element a few days ago, but we watched it while listening to a track of Mike Nelson cracking jokes about the movie. Did you know the guys from Mystery Science Theatre 3000 still made tracks poking fun at films? Neither did I; but you can actually download them at rifftrax.com to play in time with movies. What's great is that because they don't actually play the movie on the track, there are no copyright issues, so they pick all kinds of movies that they never would have been able to afford the rights to on the show (supposedly they did a track for LOTR).
4. Hmm, deep sea creatures... so many to choose from! Perhaps a sea cucumber?
5. Although I love incorrect theories on natural phenomena generally (the ptolemaic system, phlogiston, ether, Lamarckian evolution, the youth-giving properties of mercury, and Velokovsky's theory of the origin of Venus are some of my favorites) I'm going to have to go with the theory of spontaneous generation. Supposedly in the middle ages people thought that mice were created spontaneously if you stuck some cloth and grain and barrel, and that frogs were made by the rain. How is it that they never supposed animals might come about the way humans do (i.e. good old-fashioned screwing?) Actually, on the subject of screwing, I change my mind about my favorite incorrect theory on a natural phenomenon. My favorite is actually the belief, also wide-spread in the middle ages, that in order to conceive a child, a woman had to orgasm during sex. I'm sure this entirely minor error of fact made sex in the middle ages that much more awesome.
1. You haven't yet said that you love me. =(
2. A balloon full of spiders *is* pretty scary, I gotta say.
3. I didn't know that -- awesome!
4. I dunno. You don't seem to shrivel up when frightened.
5. Don't forget that people also thought that meat turned into maggots 8) Incidentally, do you usually think of sex during the middle ages?
1. She sells sea shells down by the sea shore, but for how much?
2. What's your fascination with souvenirs from Puerto Rico?
3. What's the biggest adjustment you've had to make since moving here?
4. Which rock song do you most want to play on the piano?
5. Is it a basket of kittens or a basket composed of a kitten?
|Date:||September 1st, 2007 05:05 am (UTC)|| |
You didn't give me questions last time so you probably won't this time. :(
1. What do you mean I didn't?
2. Of everything you've done, what are you the most proud of?
3. Which fish part do you most wish you had?
4. If you someone were to prepare a tub for you to dive into (and clean up afterwards), what would you want in the tub?
5. What's your favorite section of the atmosphere?
|Date:||September 5th, 2007 06:47 am (UTC)|| |
1. You didn't! You gave me a top ten list category which I found completely meaningless, which is why I didn't do it.
2. I can't even begin to answer this. If you want to narrow it I'll take a crack at it.
3. Gills, naturally. Function before form.
4. ... you.
5. The thermosphere. Pretty AND useful.
You only posted FOUR questions--what happened to the fifth??
And make me questions too!--but I'd like FIVE, not four. If thats ok.
: ) hugs!
I was wondering how long it would take for someone to notice that I only got four. 8)
1. If you could put any one major aspect of your life into an artifact that you could give to other people and eventually establish an order of monks to protect it and keep it from falling into the wrong hands, what would that aspect be?
2. What would the artifact be?
3. Bossanova or calypso?
4. If you could found an Olympic sport, which would it be?
5. Who would do the commentary for it with Bob Costas?
|Date:||September 1st, 2007 07:32 pm (UTC)|| |
Sure, why not.
Also have you ever played Quest for Glory 4 1/2? I was thinking about that game again and thought you'd probably really enjoy it.
No, I haven't. It looks like it might be worthwhile. I didn't notice this before, but there's also a Space Quest: The Lost Chapter.
Once I'm done playing through QFG4, I'll get to it 8)
1. If you could have any conveyance from any Science Fiction story/movie/&c, what would it be and where is it from?
2. If you could take back anything you've ever said to anyone, what would it be?
3. What's your favorite superstition?
4. If you could have any honorific attached to your name, which would you want most?
5. I Love Lucy or The Honeymooners?
|Date:||September 2nd, 2007 08:45 am (UTC)|| |
i'd like to see where you take this
1. What's the slowest, monotonically growing, non-constant, mathematical function you can think of?
2. Hyakutake or Halley?
3. Mouse or Spam?
4. Falling down a hole in a foreign country or slicing your hand open trying to punch a hole in your belt near home?
5. Grandma singing hymns or seeing your aunt giving her boyfriend a blowjob?
|Date:||September 10th, 2007 02:35 am (UTC)|| |
1. of the top of my head? ln. i have a feeling i know a better one, i'm just not gonna think too hard about it and move on to #2
2. Hyakutake, i actually got to see it and who knows if i'll be around for halley
3. mouse is a fine young man, and i don't like spam.
4. both were spectacular FAIL events in my life where i was surrounded by good friends and otherwise good tiems, so i cannot choose. if i must, i pick falling down since i could have more easily died that way.
5. hymns. hands down. i will take that awkward memory to the grave.
1. For *shame*. Tantalo would fail you and tell you he doesn't curve *period*. Why would you say ln? First off, all logs differ by a constant and ln is just a special case of log. Secondly, functions of log base n as n approaches infinity grow more and more slowly.
For its worth, what I thought of was actually a log function -- but a particular one in your Algorithms book.
2. How'd you miss Halley? You were around for it. Anyway, I'm planning on seeing it again. That way, I'll have outlived Mark Twain.
3. I should arrange to get copies of your tax returns so that I can keep you from ever dreaming of running for public office.
4. I can't decide actually which death would've been funnier. I think I would've picked the knife.
5. And not the other one?
MAN you are a nerd.
I'll take some questions, plz.
1. Was it *really* just the Adderall?
2. Sartre or Faulkner?
3. If you were going to learn and write in a non-English language, which would it be?
4. Why don't you ever read celebrity *dignity* instead of celebrity trash?
5. Would you rather drink to Kansas or Boston?
1. I don't know. That's hard to say. I mean, it could have been a number of things. I was very, very sleep deprived. I had stayed up for 3.5 days and also, I had JUST gotten out of my last final. I was in an incredibly good mood and feeling a little loopy. I don't know how much, if any, the Adderall contributed.
2. Faulkner. Southern Gothic wins. Part of me dislikes Faulkner's writing style but I have too much appreciation for his work to not love him. And his short stories are gorgeous. Of course I have appreciation for Sartre and you know I love No Exit... but this was a pretty easy choice for me.
3. If this is just writing and not speaking, then Latin, of course.
4. I do read celebrity dignity, tyvm.
5. HAHAHAHAHA KANSAS HAHAHAHAHA. "WTF why are we drinking to KANSAS? That's random." (2 hours later) "OOOOOH the BAND not the STATE!!!"