Wow. That got a little... heated, HorseTears! Don't be mad. Let's hug it out! Listen, it would be terrific if we all saw ourselves the way others did, but that's rarely the way it works. That "complaint" (as you see it) literally was a statement I made off the top of my head when compiling that list of random facts. I suppose I could have removed it, but I decided to just hit the 'submit reply' button without censoring or editing myself.
Yes, I'm a little self-conscious about my looks. But I take care of myself. I don't think I'm ugly, I don't have some complex about it, I don't cut myself at night. I don't put on my mother's evening gown, smear red lipstick all over my face, look in the mirror and call myself a "dirty, dirty boy." I'm just a little self-conscious and you don't get to tell me not to be. So, there.
Oh, and, thanks for making me feel more self-conscious, GPS. Jesus this board is not good for one's ego. Ha ha!
Okay, that concludes the discussion of my face, please.
Are you a cage dancer, cubrocker??
Have you ever done a Guerrilla Queer Bar Takeover? I've helped organize a couple of those. Social justice meets drinking and dancing. They can be a lot of fun and surprisingly effective and eye-opening for the patrons of predominently heterosexual establishments.
I'm very proud of myself. I've answered all of your questions. Coming up next on GTKYFBM TV:
You ask any last questions you have.
I answer said questions.
T.H.S. of Debbie Allen
The Roast of Monklish
Announcement of the next board member of the week.
if you could win an Oscar, a Tony or an Emmy, which would you want to win and in what category? Also, who else would you like to be up against in said category?
and ive never heard of such a thing- you must realize the gay "community" in tucson isnt like it is in a place like san diego, LA, san francisco or new york.
the gays here are a little more stuck in the past i think. not as progressive of a scene as i see when i travel.
Years attended: ...'08...'09...'10...'11...'12...'13!!
Ready for this? I have a typical run of the mill question!
I believe you've mentioned somewhere on the board that you've been working in a dining establishment as a server. (If I'm mistaken, just slander me and get it over with.) If I'm correct, what type of establishment is it? Fine Dining? Bistro Style? Upscale Steakhouse? Uhhh, fast food?
In any case, please tell us about most horrific episode you had at work while providing service... Most unforgetable customer, good or bad? Pet Peeves with other servers? Most memorable tip?
Not so fast...I have one more...
Suffacated has proclaimed to me that one thing every man does upon rising and before getting out of bed in the morning is, "Lift n' Scratch..." (I know...and you guys thought I was from left field! LOL) I just wanna know if it's true?
Well, we are making ridiculous leaps and bounds here. I'm an undergraduate theatre student. But, I'll play. I think Emmys don't really affect careers. Tonys and Oscars can.
I'll go with an Oscar. Best Actor.
My fellow nominees would be:
- Peter O'Toole with his 12th nomination. That's right, I won't finally let him win the Oscar as he approaches his final years.
- Sean Penn in something socially progressive and a bit smug.
- Daniel Day Lewis in a towering, idiosyncratic performance that no one else could quite pull off.
- Jack Nicholson in what is announced to be his final film performance and in which he finally plays a 'tard
All the dealmakers would say I have the worst odds of winning and I would then pull off a surprise upset.
I've worked at every kind of restaurant:
Fast Casual (Pei Wei)
Casual (A Brewery/Restaurant)
Fine Dining (California Cuisine at a Resort)
My last food service job (which ended a month ago) was at:
Fine Dining (Indian)
Most horrific experience:
I had a gentleman who asked me if there were going to be any "God damn Mexicans" preparing his meal. I assured him there were not (most them were Guatemalan.)
When I brought his meal out, he looked down at it, looked back up at me and then picked the plate up and hurled it at me and screamed something unintelligible about Mexicans. I ducked and the plate hit the (empty, thank goodness) table behind me. Hotel security was then nice enough to escort this gentleman out of the restaurant and then accompany him to his room as he collected his belongings and checked out early.
- Servers who use the phrase "Are you still working on that?"
- Servers -- or even worse -- food runners who pick up a well cleaned plate and say "Oh! You must have really hated that one!"
- Servers who get overly familiar with their guests. You should always be friendly and cordial, but above all professional.
- Servers who interrupt intense conversations.
- Servers who rush guests.
- Servers who always recommend the most expensive entree/wine.
- Servers who don't know what is in each entree. Unforgivable!
- Servers who don't anticipate the needs of their guests.
- Servers who revist the table too frequently or not frequently enough.
- Servers who are not well groomed.
- Servers with bad breath.
- Servers who do not treat their food runners and bussers well.
Most Memorable Tip:
$200 Cash on a $300 ticket from an incredibly friendly, warm businessman from Dallas. He'd just completed a very profitable deal and was out to celebrate with his business partner. He would have been a pleasure to serve on just a regular 20% tip.
And, as you can imagine, working in a hotel restaurant, one would from time to time get little notes attached to the merchant receipt with room numbers or even the actual room key.
If you could design your own holiday, what would it be called, when would it be, how would it be observed, and what would be the meaning behind it?
12/18 Guillaume & the Coutu Dumonts, Dave Aju @ F8| 12/28 Mathew Jonson, Hrdvision, Midnight Operator, Kate Simko, Ewan Pearson @ Public Works | 1/1 Stompy+Sunet @ Cafe Cocomo | 1/11 Detroit Swindle @ Monarch | 1/25 Robag Wruhme, Session Victim @ Public Works
Two possible choices:
A National Harvey Milk Holiday:
A day to honor Harvey "You Gotta Give 'em Hope!" Milk.
A National Zoroastrian Awareness Day:
You know, so that when I tell people I'm 1/4 Parsi they don't just stare at me blankly.
I certainly wouldn't tell people how to observe a holiday, but I do think candlelight vigils would be a lovely way to remember Harvey. There aren't enough Zoroastrian agaris (temples) in the US for people to visit them, but still, that could be something. A sort of open house at which one could learn about the culture, religion, cuisine, customs, etc. I dunno... sounds a bit we are the worldish.
Thank you for selecting me. I was not expecting to have this much fun.
Thank you for all the questions. I honestly thought this would turn into some dull exercise in rewriting one's playbill bio over and over. Instead, I had a blast. You asked some interesting, insightful and probing questions. You're also a bunch of dirty pervs. In fact, you may be sexual addicts and I'd advise you to seek medical attention.
Thank you for showing me the true meaning of Christmas.
Your new GTKYFBM Boardie is:
bmack86 is 23. He's just staring law school. He lives in the heart of Los Angeles. Apparently, he's wanted to be a lawyer and to work with music since he was a kid. All the best to you in law school, bmack!
bmack86, your first questions are:
- Which performances from this year's Coachella were your highlights? If you did not attend, please tell us about your highlights from the last Coachella you attended.
- Do you think the California Constitution is too easily amended? Why or why not?
- In recent years, The US Supreme Court has begun to allow audio recordings of court proceedings. Do you think the court should also televise their proceedings?
What was it like growing up in Mono County?
how does it feel to be a mack? i am a dmack myself.
whats your choice cocktail in a bar?
how old were you when you had for first sexual experience?
whats the most embarassing guilty pleasure on your itunes?
do you play any instruments?
Years attended: ...'08...'09...'10...'11...'12...'13!!
Most definitely. It seems like the California Constitution, along with the legislature and quite a few of the other legal systems in the state, have become bloated and untenable because of a large swatch of interest groups, lobbyists and general people with money all wanting their hand in the pot. It's happened for much too long, and we need to step back as a state and figure out how to return to a functioning level of government. It doesn't seem like that's possible under the current system.Do you think the California Constitution is too easily amended? Why or why not?
I don't see any problems with that, and I think it'd actually be very useful for the court, law makers and people interested in studying the law itself. It'd be nice to have a visual record of the proceedings.In recent years, The US Supreme Court has begun to allow audio recordings of court proceedings. Do you think the court should also televise their proceedings?
I love a good Old Fashioned, but if the bar knows how to make them, I'll always get either a Moscow Mule or a Dark and Stormy.whats your choice cocktail in a bar?
I feel like I was pretty standard. 16, parents were away and the kids will play. I don't really have any exciting sexual stories, I've not done things that would turn your world, and, as I'm fatter than I'd like to be and as a result tend to think that people wouldn't want to be with me the way I am right now, I'm not incredibly active currently.how old were you when you had for first sexual experience?
I've got tons of music, and, as a result, tons of guilty pleasure-ish stuff. As far as things I listen to regularly? Maybe Eddie Moneywhats the most embarassing guilty pleasure on your itunes?
I play guitar and bass, neither very well, although I've been making great strides on the guitar in the past year. They're great ways to relax.do you play any instruments?
Typical celebrity! Interrogated and questioned, provided graphic details and admits guilt...and ends up sashaying out of here a free man! Pffft!
Order in the Court! Order in the Court! *rifling through paperwork* Please be seated... Our next defendent: Bmack86???
Mr. Mack, it is well known that you possess an extensive amount of music knowledge. Was there an early desire in your childhood to heist it, or was the knowledge pretty much there for the taking? (Either way, you're aware that you're guilty of possession, right?)
And, if indeed it was heisted, in what manners was this done? Through books, classrooms, or actual experiences? Or, if the knowledge was laid out providing you with easy access, whom would be responsible in aiding and abetting you in gaining this possession of said music knowledge? (Either way, you obviously got it and ran with it, so you're still guilty!)
Hmmm, interesting...It says here that you are 23 years old. That's fairly young to possess such a vast collection of music knowledge. Is there any chance you may have been locked in a womb and forced to listen to music?
bmack...what's the current standing of your facial hair??? What flavors of beer are currently in your fridge?
Bmack, what school do you go to?
What are your thoughts on Los Angeles? What was the worst experience you had in the city? How long did it take you to discover the Smell and where would you rank it amongst other iconic music venues?
Mazxy star was nice and dreamy robightm crowd wouldn't follow no photo request. First time in the green room. Mmm free beer and wine.glad I got to see them Cruz I missed Coachella 3012