The Friday Fives

Autumn is here!

1. Do you have any special rituals to welcome the approaching season, such as cleaning or decorating?

Football mostly.  And I tend to get outside more and take longer walks.

2. Do you welcome the approaching season or despise it?

It is my favorite of the seasons. I like the smells, the temps and I find it blissfully nostalgic.

3. What has been the high point from the preceding season?

I got a nice new job that I enjoy.

4. What has been the low point from the preceding season?

The Colorado Rockies dismal season.

5. What are you looking forward to this Autumn?

Maybe taking some time off and a turn around of the dismal Denver Broncos’ season.

The Friday Fives

1. What bad film could be made into a great film if it were to be remade?

Mitchell!  (A Mystery Science Theater 3K film) with Jo Don Baker) It could be refilmed with George Clooney or Daniel Craig and made into a decent detective thriller.

2. Probably asked and answered, but, what is the absolute worst movie of all time? [defend]

Referencing above, take some time, go online and try, just try and watch the original, unedited version of “Manos, Hands of Fate.”  Just awful.

3. Conversely, the absolute best, bar none? [defend]

Casablanca.  A nearly perfect film, shot for shot, scene for scene.

4. What makes a better movie adaptation: a Nonfiction story or book or a novel to film?

The subject matter is not important – it is the film director and art director and some savvy editing that can take a film from “Okay” to “Great.” 

5. Off to youtube – whats a good ‘Tube post/link/scene from a movie that brings back the whole film so you don’t need to rewatch it?

John Wayne’s introductory scene in “Big Jake”


The Friday Fives

1. What fictional character has actually made you angry or upset?

In the movie “True Believer” Kurt wood Smith played such an asshole that for years, I pledged that if I were to ever cross his path, I would punch him out.

2. What historical figure fascinates you?

Napoleon. I don’t know a lot about him. But from what I have gleaned, he’s fascinating.

3. Who is just the best, the best?

Pete Rose.

4. What “Friends” character are you?


5. What celeb or famous person is alive today that really should be your best friend?

Bill Murray – and drinks are always on him.

The Friday Fives

1. If you had a racehorse. What would you call it?

Allegedly Letterkenny

2. Have you ever named your car/truck?

Yup.  “Trogg.”

3. Do you have a nickname? What’s the story behind it?

Wah.  Started while I was working at a call center for Ryder Trucks and my manager was a hockey mom and she started calling me Wah and it kind of stuck.  (There is also R-Dub and RW which I also answer to.)

4. Besides a nickname, what other name would you go by if you could change your name?

Pete.  A good basic, no explanation behind it necessary. A solid name – Pete.

5. If you could name a new letter in the alphabet what would it be and how/when would it be used?

Gelmon.  It lands right after Gelmon and would be used in the spelling of slurred words to make them easier to understand.

Friday Fives

1. What “old person” things do you do?

I go to bed early.  On Sunday mornings I listen to my favorite radio show and do the New York Times Crossword puzzle.

2. What is one simple thing that you still can’t do?

My handwriting is still pretty dismal and I am incapable of doing most division in my head.

3. What is a lesson you only had to learn once? What’s the story behind it?

Be careful when taking a new job to listen to the voice in the back of your head and not take the job.

4. What is one random act of kindness a stranger did for you?

Well, there was that blow job in Geneva, but I will save that for another time.  (She thought I was Canadian.)

5. What was the nicest thing you’ve done yesterday?

I gave up my seat on the light rail to an older gentleman who seemed in pain and harried at the thought of standing holding to the rail during the trip.