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sCrap. Another 10 Truths Meme.

Monday, 24 August 2009

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Although he blames others, I blame cbullitt for this. The meme requires the recipient (mwah) to post 10 True Facts about himself/herself (mwah also) and to nominate 10 more suckers. At this rate the entire blogosphere should be covered in a matter of days.  So here we go:

1.  The Beatles’ “Hard Day’s Night” was the first record I owned, and it was a 45rpm.  I liked the B-side better: “I Should’ve Known Better.”

2.   Once I played rhythm guitar for a LDS teen dance without knowing all the chord patterns for some of the songs, so I just turned my volume down to -1 and faked it.

3.  I understand trigonometry but not calculus.

4.  Terry Gilliam’s “Brazil” is one of my favorite movies, as is “The Caine Mutiny” and “Cool Hand Luke.”

5.  I’ve read David Kahn’s “The Code Breakers” unabridged version and understood a lot of it.

6.  I played the part of “Action” in a high school production of West Side Story, and I was a catlike ball of fury.

7.  I was born with heterochromia, but I’ve never suffered because of it.

8.  I can use the word “polyisocyanurate” correctly in a spoken sentence without stuttering.

9.  My ancestry includes Scottish, Irish, English, German, Swedish and 1600’s Italian royalty.  In other words, European Mutt.

10.  In the mid-1980s I decided to see how much junk mail was generated from information request postcards from construction industry trade magazines. The result? A LOT.  The name I filled in that generated the most unrequested junk mail was…  Bunk Strutts.

Now for the hard part.  In no particular order:

1. Notoriously Conservative

2. Amy Oops

3. Finnicky Penguin

4. Planetross

5. Phil

6. Dan@Rockhoppers

7. Archie

8. The Literary Horse

9. Chiquiworld

10.  Hanuman

Remember to sign up cbullitt for Latvian porn spam if you’ve already been tagged.

We Be Tagged: Three Things

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

God I hate these things, but I take it as a kind of compliment/curse.  Aerchie tagged me with this:shipwreck1

“Your ship has sunk. You have, of course, been stranded on a deserted island. You have salvaged a copy of the King James Version of the Bible and a copy of the complete works of Shakespeare. Nothing else.

“The very next day you find one of those Arabian Lamps in the sand. Of course, you rub it and, of course, a rather grumpy Genie appears.i-dream-of-jeannie_090217

“‘Let’s get this straight – there is a recession going on. There are restrictions on the three wishes now. I don’t do water or air transport now so no boats, planes or magic carpets. As for electronics, forget it. There isn’t the infrastructure on this island.

“‘I can let you have one book and I mean one VOLUME, one essential item and one luxury item. Now hurry up and make your choices, I have to get to those five other islands you are going nominate.'”

So I choose:

Book:Guide to Survival” by Rich Johnson (or a 1940’s edition of “The Boy Scout Handbook”).

Essential Item: A Dutch Oven.

Luxury Item: Whoa. That’s a tough one since all items are luxury items in this scenario.  I could score points on the homefront by choosing a family photo of Mrs. Strutts, Bunkarina and Bunkessa, to give me hope for survival, but the photo would deteriorate over time.  So for the “Luxury Item” I choose self-controlled lucid hallucinations of my own memories.

“’OK, that is easily handled. So, where am I off to next?’”

Oh man am I gonna piss off some folks. Sorry guys.  (Lemme know how YOU combat this annoyance.)  Here we go, genii:

Amy, Casual JenCC, Phil, VE.

[Images from here and here.]



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