what do you know now that you wish you'd known when you were younger?
what do you know now that you wish you'd known when you were younger?
and, if you believe man/woman cannot possess all knowledge, not to say you believe that, but what is the most important aspect to take away from life if that is in fact true? if you haven't answered that in some way already.
and a lighthearted one, who's your favorite beatle, and consequently favorite solo album of theirs?
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Is there any food that you love to eat, but due to consequences of consuming it (upset stomach, heartburn, etc) you must always avoid it?
Which of the "Critters" movies was your favorite installment?
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Please rank the Dr Suess books for us.
Desert Island Stuff
You know the deal. You are going to be stuck on a desert island and you can only have a limited amount of stuff. Feel free to chime in with why.
What are your?:
5 cd/lps/box sets/whatever is the collected form of music
5 tv shows
3 live bands
1 sport season
i'll not be greedy and leave it at that.
It's not even close, really, is it?
2. Green Eggs and Ham
3. The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
4. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
5. Dr Seuss' ABC
6. Horton Hears a Who
7. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
8. Oh the Places You'll Go
9. Hop on Pop
10. The Lorax
Now, purists may decry my choice of 'Places' over 'Yertle the Turtle', but, you know, they can just stuff it. Yertle the Turtle was a fine story but a bit derivative of his earlier work; it lacked the same creativity. It was treading water. Plus that video of Seuss dancing around by himself wearing that bowler was just about unwatchable to me.
You are bestowed one "superhuman power". What do you chose? Will you use it for
A) the good of all
B) diabolical plans
C) these outmoded moralities no longer apply to me. I'm superTom bitchez!
What was life like before the internet?
So there's this whole theory that I've read that says in selecting your desert island albums you should not pick your favorites, but rather pick something complex and unusual and clever that you you will grow to understand over time. That that's a better way of occupying your time, and your mind, since, you know, you're stuck on the desert island. Pick Trout Mask Replica over Abbey Road, for example. I'm not going to strictly adhere to that approach, but I will let it inform my choices. so: 5 desert island albums, all of which I know I already like or love, but which I expect might reveal new things to me over time. And that represent a diversity in musical styles. In no particular order:
Another Green World
John Wesley Harding
Films: Again I think I'd wanna go with a more challenging approach than 'my all time faves' but I don't know how to do that here. So fuck it.
The Godfather Part 2
No Country for Old Men
I'm Not There
Clearly I didn't put a lot of thought into that.
TV Shows: do you mean reruns on DVD or current live shows? (how would that work?).
The NFL on CBS
The NFL on Fox
Monday Night Football
The NBA on TBS
Books: ugh Mike. Here I guess I'll just go with tough shit I have wanted to tackle but haven't.
Crime and Punishment
The Autobiography of Mark Twain (all volumes)
Being and Nothingness (wouldn't that make for great reading in isolation from all of humanity?)
Live Bands: can I time-transport?
The Who from about 1970
Talking Heads from about 1983
Radiohead from about 2003
The French Laundry
Beverages: does this include water? do I need to list water? or is there a supply of fresh water on the island? I'm going to assume that.
some nice red wine that I wouldnt' normally drink. Chateau Petrus, say
Sports: do you mean I can time-transport one year from any sport and relive it over and over, or I choose one league? The latter is obvious (NFL) and I'd have to of course pick the 2008 season.
What was the most disturbing thing that you have ever witnessed?
I really don't deal well with blood and gore.
Maybe i should have referred to it as Fantasy Desert Island. You did good Tom. For the tv shows you get all past, current and future ways of watching.
The Sports question was for one season. Live and/or tv viewing would be your choice, but you'd be watching ALONE.
You have chosen to make a career change. It's a chance to go after your life long dream in the entertainment industry and you know you will be a success. Just so all us insiders feel privileged when we talk to you and know something about you the general populous doesn't, what is your stripper stage name?
Tom, when did you first hear of Coachella and did you find this board via the Coachella site? cr****
Have Another Hit Of Colorado Sunshine
I read about Coachella in 2004 when I saw that Radiohead, Wilco, and the Flaming Lips were all playing. I'd never heard of it before that. Since those were probably my 3 favorite bands at the time, it was a no-brainer for me to go.. especially since it's relatively close.
And yes I found the message board via the Coachella website. (how else would I have found it?)
and, yes it's not even close with that album. love All Things Must Pass, some McCartney albums, but the way Lennon lays himself bare on that album is honest, brilliant, and above all beautiful.
As you point out such judgment is necessarily based on a limited data set -- usually, a very limited data set. We don't know all the facts, and we don't care, we're going to make our minds up anyway. Because having a take is what matters. Right? So why bother even making an effort to learn more of the facts? Why bother trying to see the alternative perspective, or even testing your own view?
In politics, this is neither a right wing nor a left wing phenomenon. It's not just Republicans and not just Democrats. It's equally Sarah Palin and Nancy Pelosi. Because a leader does not want to be perceived as indecisive or 'weak'. And in a democratic society that values snap judgments so highly, the politicians are just playing along. If we valued deep and careful thought, they'd play that game instead, but we don't so they don't.
I guess this is just a longwinded way to say: I think people would make better decisions if they recognized their limitations, if they recognized that they might be wrong, that there might be another perspective.
Unless they're talking about some shit band. Then they're just fucking wrong.
Do you think things should be pronounced the way they're technically supposed to be pronounced even when doing so makes you sound pretentious (croissant, Seuss, Van Gogh), or do you prefer to pronounce them in keeping with the dialects of those around you?
You're trying to trap me with that 'should' aren't you.
I say: kwaw-SAWN (nasal n). but I have a hard time knowing how French words are supposed to be pronounced in English generally. I don't even think I know any other pronunciation of this word. "crescent"? no. EDIT: oh I guess it's cruh-SAHNT in american, where the 'uh' means a schwa.
I rhyme Seuss with goose, and I say Van Go.
I love this album, by the way:
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