“Not a chain e-mail, but almost as bad…”

by on December 21, 2004

I got one of those actually rather nice “pass-this-round” emails from a friend the other day. I thought I’d blog it. In fact in one of those “when-I-ever-get-the-time” thoughts, a little web app to do this would be an interesting project…


> 
> WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING?
I don't read books. I read one a few months ago but it was geeky and too
embarrassing to mention in public ("The Humane Interface" by Jef
Raskin - see?)

> 
> WHAT'S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
It's a scale replica of a native-American rug complete with fuzzy
"rug-like" surface and little tassels. My sister bought it in Milwaukee or somewhere like that.

> 
> WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE BOARD GAME? 
I used to play Lotto. But then that was hijacked by Camelot.

> 
> FAVOURITE MAGAZINES?
Ah, dead tree media. Select closed down, so did Melody Maker. Now it's The Wire and 
What Bike? (once a quarter maybe).

> 
> FAVOURITE SOUNDS? (OR SMELL)  
I am really liking Julian Cope at the moment.


> WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD?  
The one you get just after you realise you have hit that car, and just
before you hit the ground.

> 
> FIRST THING YOU THINK OF IN THE MORNING?  
Why does a four-year-old boy want to jump on my head?

> 
> FUTURE CHILD'S NAME?
If Axel had been a girl, she would have been called Ariel. I think I've got the spelling right.

> WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT IN LIFE?
Getting Americans to understand that they must outlaw Fox News, *then*
shoot George Bush. Doing it the other way around will ultimately achieve nothing.

> 
> FAVOURITE FOOD? 
There's a Japanese gourd pickled in the sludge that floats to the bottom
 of sake barrels. That and molasses. And saag aloo. And pecan nuts.

> 
> DO YOU LIKE TO DRIVE FAST?
No. See "Worst Feeling" above.

> 
> STORMS - COOL OR SCARY?
Cool.

> 
> WHAT TYPE WAS YOUR FIRST CAR?
Suzuki Swift. An automatic for the people.

> 
> FAVOURITE ALCOHOLIC DRINK?
http://www.bisonbrandvodka.net/

> 
> DO YOU EAT THE STEMS OF BROCCOLI?  
Yes. Raw is best.

> IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY JOB YOU WANTED WHAT WOULD IT BE? 
A&R man for Warp Records. Which is odd considering I hate the music
publishing industry so much.

> 
> IF YOU COULD DYE YOUR HAIR ANY COLOUR WHAT WOULD IT BE?
I've tried blonde (well, "ivory") and black. I once had both. I'd like a
tasteful shade of very dark purple I think. Grecian 2000 is beginning to sound
like a sensible option though.

> FAVOURITE MOVIE? 
Eraserhead - because of the Radiator Woman.

> 
> DO YOU TYPE WITH CORRECT FINGERS ON THE RIGHT KEYS 
Yes. It's important that people feel subjugated by machines in order to
understand how they can be liberated from them. It's a perverted Marxist 
thing I know, but I believe it's the only way.

> 
> WHAT'S UNDER YOUR BED?  
Dust - much of it. And hair with the dust.

> 
> WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SPORT TO WATCH? 
I don't watch sport, or play it. It's fun in small doses but after a
while I get bored. Noam Chomsky says sports exist in society to instill patterns 
of obedience in people and act as mechanisms of oppression. I wouldn't go that far though.

> 
> AT LEAST ONE NICE THING ABOUT THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?  
The ability to make you feel that while he hates you you're in fact a good friend. 
A very good Japanese linguist.

> 
> WHICH IS THE PERSON YOU SEND THIS TO WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO 
> RESPOND?    
I've not decided who the BCC will contain yet. (It got blogged in the end - Ed.)

> WHICH PERSON YOU SEND THIS TO WHO IS LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?  
No idea.

> 
> HORROR OR COMEDY? 
Comedy. There's enough to be scared of in daily life.

> FAVOURITE TIME OF DAY.
Evenings by the light of the CRT.

> 
> PET HATE?  
Faxes. The way Michael Buerk winks when he reads the news. The fact that 
people (including myself) seem afraid of clarity in life and prefer to 
hide inside needless complexity in things.

> 
> IS THERE ANYONE YOU HAVE NEVER FORGIVEN,
> EVER?  
What kind of question is that? Really - what is it?

> 
> WHAT TYPE OF MILK DO YOU DRINK?         
Drinking milk - yuk. It's for tea and lasagna.

> 
> DID YOU MAKE YOUR BED THIS MORNING? 
No. We are duvet divas.

> 
> HOW MANY TVs IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD?  
One.

> 
> WHO PUTS THE BIN OUT?  
Me. But nobody would admit to not doing it, surely?

> 
> WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST CHILDHOOD MEMORY? 
I think it was seeing my sister for the first time in a translucent pink
plastic box after she was born. I also have some recollection of smearing 
poo on the bars of my cot. Well you did ask for honesty - didn't you? 
No? Oh. Sorry.

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