Rick actually asked about that earlier, gunz. I regret not applying myself more when I was younger. Success came very easily and I built sloppy habits that I've since had a hard time breaking out of.
Sorry, I haven't been in here much this week. My usual computer time has been spent streaming the soccer matches.
Do you like soccer?
I never much cared for soccer/football until I went backpacking in Europe after college and spent many late nights watching sports highlights in hostel bars. Fucking soccer is the only fucking sport they seem to play over there, so I gained a fine appreciation for the game via the Top 10 Goals of the Day. I don't actively watch or rearrange my day to accomodate the sport, though.
For the last 8 years Coachella has been my favorite holiday, with too many good memories to recount.
Halloween, however, is my favorite calendar-holiday. Everyone gets to dress up and pretend to be crazy or scary and everyone loves it. So weird but so cool. Plus, free candy. Free fucking candy. Sold. My favorite memory is when I was 5 or so and my mom made my brother and I Ewok costumes. People thought we were large brown teddy bears. Fuck you, assholes, we're fucking Ewoks.
who is your favorite author?
Tell us about your near death experience.
Greg, what one book should be mandatory reading for all Americans prior to their 21st birthday?
Greg, you can choose to be reborn in any place during any time. Where do you choose?
Greg, if you were in charge of Goldenvoice what changes would you make to Coachella (if any)?
*Oooh, tough question. Every time & place has its own peculiar benefits and mysteries to be solved. So long as I was wealthy as fuck, I'd pick ancient China, around 12th or 13th century. No particular reason, it just seems nice as hell compared to what was happening elsewhere at that time.
* I would institute IQ tests for festival attendees.
Desert-island top 3 records you couldn't live without?
5/13 - Ratatat - Yugong Yishan - BJ
5/20 - Throne of Blood - Science Museum - HK
5/21 - Magda Mayas + Tony Buck - Empty Gallery - HK
5/22 - Charlie Lim & the Mothership - The Hangout - HK
My dad is a very driven, focused individual; passionate and stubborn. Hardcore Republican. Worked in sales for years and years, really good people skills but he now has the tendency to start talking about inappropriate stuff. Again, hardcore Republican. But he loves music, so I got that out of the deal.
What I learned from dad is that will fucking suck, bad shit will happen, but honesty and hard work will get you through. I'm the youngest of four and my parents were struggling when I was born in 1983, literally bankrupt. Long stories all around, but he worked his ass off and is now comfortably retired at 66 with my mom in Austin, seeing live music almost nightly. It's cheesy, I know, but quitting was never an option for him, so it can't be for me either.
Greg, please tell or show me something that would completely represent your sense of humor. Something that you would giggle at even in your darkest mood or make you shriek with laughter when you are in a good one. It can be a joke, story, memory, or youtube clip.
Courtney - What was it like being a super nerd and attending CRH? (I, honestly, wanted to go to that school)
If I could be the friend/sidekick/assistant to any historical figure, I think I would choose Catherine the Great around the 1770s in Russia. Lady was a badass. I mean, her husband gets murdered and she succeeds to the throne, and then as Empress leads to Russia expanding its territory nearly twofold (including conquering territory of her former lover), heralds in the golden age of Russian enlightenment (she was a frequent correspondent with Voltaire), starts the first legit public school for women in all of the western world, and collects a fantastic quantity of amazing art for her private collection which later becomes the Hermitage Museum. I would like to think that as BFFs, Catherine and I would go on outrageous spending sprees to Paris, fantastic royal voyages to the recently-annexed Russian territories near modern day Alaska, and have massive parties that would put Marie Antoinette to shame. Minus the national hatred slash guillotine thing.
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What is the most ridiculous/embarrassing thing you've done while intoxicated?
If you had to completely eradicate one animal species, what would it be and why?
You have to become the leader of any one nation in the world, assuming all of its benefits as well as its problems. You have to lead it for four years. Where would you choose, and what would you do?
1) C-Money: Can I call you that?
2) You have 7 starving children and the welfare office only has 3 cans of spagetti-o's with franks or 6 spicy fish flavored top ramen: which do you choose to feed your starving babies, these are your only options. Explain the choice.
3) You've just ended up in the human slave trade in europe, you:
A) Hope someone comes to your rescue like Liam Neeson in Taken
B) Take too much heroin and OD
C) Comply with your captors demands and be apart of the dreary universe
D) Find the perfect opportunity to slip away, even if it may take months/years
F) Seduce a patron to take you home, which when he does, you shank him and run for your life out of Europe. (This may take multiple visits from the single patron)
4) You owe your favorite boardie a huge favor(maybe they saved your life or something), now you must have an Eifel tower with 2 of the following male members: SupreFan, IceyHotShot, RotationSlimWang, VigoTheCarpathian, Bumblee, Baily, PotvsKtl, TomAz or Goatchella. All men have scratchy beards/goatee status. Who would help complete the Eifel tower?
5) Puppies or Kittens or Bunnies?
C-money nerd - Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
If you could reunite any band, living or dead, for a concert, which band would you choose?
Each block of Top Ramen has 370 calories. 370 calories x 6 blocks = 2220 calories total
I would choose the Top Ramen because it would provide the highest caloric value to the starving children. Small children may not be traditionally fed things in spicy fish flavor in the United States, but that's completely a cultural thing and kids do fine with all sorts of different types of food in different countries. Obviously, neither of the two options is terrific in terms of nutritional value, but Top Ramen is comparatively the better choice.
Also, there's this: http://www.ustream.tv/sfshiba
Courtney, I believe you have a certain milestone birthday coming up (you and I shared the same video in my "Post a YouTube of the #1 Billboard Song on the Day You Were Born" thread). Here's my challenge, if you choose to accept it: tell us a favorite song that was released during each year of your life. I've been working on my own list, and will be happy to share with you in return! (Also, you should bug Tom, because he came up with this idea as well.)
If this is too homeworky for your taste, tell me your ten favorite songs of all time, period.