1. Can you use as many swear words/profanities in the other questions as possible?
Can I? Absolutely! Will I? Well, now, that’s a whole other kettle of fish right there…
2. Worst movie you’ve seen?
Wow. Tough Question
I can recall two movies from childhood which were so bad that they have permanently scarred my psyche. One of them I couldn’t even tell you the title. I think it was some lame made-for-tv movie that was later sold into syndication, finally going to local UHF daytime programming to die. The whole thing was implausible — the plot centered on some teenage girl “hitman” who had an unlimited supply of victims and nobody could ever catch her — and none of the characters were likable. This is what soured the whole deal on me. One or more characters must be engaging. Period. Otherwise, you simply don’t care what happens next.
The second one though, I do have a title for you: The Monitors.
I’d actually kind of like to see The Monitors again. Out of curiosity. I mean, was it honestly as bad as I recall, was I “Too smart for the room” even as a kid, or did I just not understand it? Watching it again would provide an answer.
Hmmm…. both those movies I saw as a kid, both are very likely to be unavailable on Netflix (or anywhere else) so let me choose one that is both monumentally bad and accessible to you: “200 American.”
Everything about this film is bad. The lighting is bad, the sound is bad, the acting is bad and the script is a travesty. Heck, the bad even begins in the title! It’s not clear until you’ve actually had the film inflicted on you, but “200 American” comes from the male prostitute’s insistence that he be paid in American currency… in New York City… he’s in America, NYC, specifying American currency as payment for services rendered.
Then again, I can ask that same question about the entire film, every last moment & element.
3. Me. You. Dinner. Tonight. Can you make it?
Impossible. It’s after 4pm now and it’s like a 7 hour flight to the U.K., placing my arrival sometime after 11pm… add in travel to & from airports gets us into tomorrow. Say, 1am at the soonest and probably much later than that.
4. The Cha Cha slide comes on in the supermarket. I begin to dance. Do you join me?
No. I can’t. Not without me being incredibly self conscious, embarrassed and suffering from a general sense of awkwardness. All of this would somehow manifest itself within any dancing I attempted, making me look incredibly foolish which in turn would multiple the awkward embarrassment…further manifesting itself in any dancing… increasing the embarrassment… On & on, I’d be stuck in a feedback loop! I would literally explode in humiliation. Quite messy, that.
5. Biggest regret?
Not being someone else.
6. Your favourite fandom to be a part of?
Star Trek, I guess. My favorites are the original (TOS) and DS9, though TNG is the show everyone would want to live in if they could.
7. Indian or Italian food?
Probably Italian, though I am not a big pasta fan. And I love the smell of curry, though everyone tells me that’s inauthentic. And I also love naan but I shouldn’t it eat.
8. Best place you’ve ever been to?
In the arms of… Oops! That’s cheating. Let me say “Paris” instead. I also love NYC and could see myself living in Montreal. Very “French,” but in an American sort of way. I “Get” it.
9. Weirdest experience?
Ouch. Mulling things over just now, it strikes me that anything that would sound good (interesting “Weird”) to you was actually not much of an experience at all from my end, while the true mind benders I’ve experienced would probably take paragraphs to explain, and when I say “paragraphs” I mean “Pages.” So I’m going to cheat here and say "The last time I was a ghost," which was back in 2005. Very late in 2005. Almost 2006.
10. One thing you’ve never spoken to your parents about (or not enough, anyway)? Do you wish you do/did do?
There are a lot of things from my childhood which I wish I could go back and address. With them, I mean. My parents. I’d love to go back and confront them. My father more so than my mother. I imagine this to be common, at least amongst adults.
11. Thing you are most proud of?
You have drastically underestimated my patheticness. Let me see though… Trying here… “Reaching” here… why don’t I just say my “Medical Miracle”?
I went from the I.C.U with no guarantees of ever getting out alive to being told I was a type-1 diabetic on insulin for life to being told that I am no longer a diabetic at all. The endocrinologist (specialist) greatly credited my efforts in this turn around.
1. If you could go back and be born in any decade in the last 100 years, except the one you were actually born in, which would it be?
2. In order to succeed you have to feign devotion within a religion that you do not believe in. Assume a major leap here — not something like going from one branch of Christianity or Islam to another. Do you do it?
3. Of all the “Kooky Conspiracy Theories” you’ve ever heard, which one strikes you as the most plausible?
4. You have to name a gay bar. Sorry, but you have no choice. What do you name it? (Someone asked me this once, and my answer was awesome)
6. If you could bioengineer one change to the human body, change mankind for all time to come, what would you change? The sky is the limit here, so you can think outside the box or strictly in terms of present day social issues. Your choice.
8. Pick one: Any one person you choose can see (touch/taste/smell) you as perfection, while everyone else on the planet sees you as “Ugly,” or everyone can see you as “Normal” (average).
9. Total cliche, but: Would you rather be brilliant while everyone thinks you’re crazy, or would you rather be crazy while everyone thinks you’re brilliant?
10. For the rest of your life you are restricted to eating all your meals at one restaurant. Which restaurant do you pick?
11. You have to be a celebrity. Again, sorry, but there’s no choice here. The good news is that there is a choice in HOW you become a celebrity, what you are famous for. So, what made you a celebrity?