Friday Fives

1. What movie can you watch over and over without ever getting tired of?
I have a handle full of movie “rewatchables” Probably a three-way tie between “The Big Lebowski,” “Casablanca,” and “The Hunt for Red October.”

2. Replace a word in a movie title with “fuck”, what’s the movie about now?
“Pulp Fiction” is now “Pulp Fuck” and is a romp through the world of 1950s snuff porn.

3. Which minor character do you wish had their own spinoff?
Pheobe Buffay – kind of a less innocent Mary Tyler Moore – in fact, that would be even greater. Put Pheobe in a small midwestern town and watch as the townspeople react to her outrageous backstory.

4. What is the biggest movie plot-hole you have ever seen?
I think it was on “The Big Bang Theory” when someone explained to Sheldon Cooper that if Indiana Jones had never left his professor job at the university, the plot of the movie would have ended the same way and he had no real effect on any of the outcomes. That was a pretty great realization.

5. What movie made you most paranoid after watching it?
“Enemy of the State with Will Smith and Gene Hackman. Solid, paranoid “it could happen” thriller

Friday Fives

1. What isn’t nearly as dangerous as people think?
Generally available fireworks. It’s simple, wet down the lawn and don’t aim them at your eye.

2. What flaws do people often brag about?
Dating, bedding prowess. Sleeping with the entire town is not a strong character trait.

3. What is the loudest thing you’ve managed to sleep through?
I keep a lot of white noise going in my bedroom. A fan, humidifier and air purifier. But across the way outside there is an oxygen supply place and each morning they fill/empty their big truck tanks and I can usually hear it if I am still in bed around 8 am.

4. What’s the cringiest thing you’ve ever seen a person do in public?
In college, at timbers, this one kid was trying to impress his date and pulled his penis out under the table and coaxed her to look and touch Probably worse than unsolicited dick picks.

5. What’s the dumbest thing you believed as a child?
Mr. Moose on Captain Kangaroo was real. (Although I was okay with the fact that Rabbit was a puppet.)

Friday Fives

1. What is the weirdest thing you’ve seen while in traffic?
On a monthly commute from Gunnison to Grand Junction for the army reserves and a stay with grandma, I found myself a couple of time behind a car where the driver had a magazine place on his steering wheel and he was getting a bit of reading done on the commute. This was before the rise of the internet and the advent of the cellphone – this was old school texting and driving

2. Add ‘ing’ to the end of a movie title, what is the movie about now?
Raiders of the Lost Arking about a search for a missing welder.

3. What is the funniest name you have actually heard used in the real world?
We now have an Attorney General named Beauregard. It would be funny if he wasn’t scary.

4. What is something that you absolutely hate waiting for?
Getting stuck in a drive thru line that is taking too long because the computer has crashed or they can’t take a credit card and you are trapped in the line and go forward, backward or get out of the line.

5. What game did you have an unhealthy addiction with at one point?
“2048” Google – it is family safe but you will never be same afterward. The next 3 or 4 months of your life will be lost.

Friday Fives

1. If you could quit your job and pursue your hobby full-time with financial security, what hobby would you pursue?
I will have to agree with Lono on this one, writing. I spent several years as a newspaper reporter at small town newspapers in the early to mid-1990s and loved every bit of it. I wish I had a better mentor in those days to help me past some of my foibles – but I did enjoy the writing, especially the feature pieces (not so much the hard news and chasing down tidbits of news from a city hall meeting) but a profile piece featuring interesting people in small town America was a lot of fun to write. Eventually, it was quite obvious I didn’t have the passion to pursue full-time journalism and moved on to call center management and much better paychecks, but I miss the writing.

2. What’s a hobby others have taken up that just baffles you?
Guns and gun culture. DOn’t need one, don’t understand it. I am not against guns and gun ownership, I just don’t get the religious like devotion to the cause.

3. What was your’s father’s hobby? Is it relevant now?
He was an avid woodworking and sometimes cabinet maker, spending hours and hours in the garage behind his table saw.

4. What is your mother’s hobby? Is it relevant now?
Quilting and gardening. Summers are about growing a vegetable harvest that she can “put up” in cans or freeze for the winter. Winter is about crafting a quilt or occasionally crocheting.

5. What do you imagine your favorite superhero or celebrity’s favorite hobby is?
Donald Trump likes to play with little toy soldiers in his own made up world of armed desktop warrior real estate where he always wins. Pew pew pew.