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Monday, February 27, 2006

Another day - another meme.

This meme has shown up in several places. I was tagged at some point by one of the visitors to is america burning and I've been stalling. I share the other blog with Worried American so I'm posting my answers here.

Julian at Out of the Blue has some great answers and so does Tina at Fuzzy and Blue.

Anyone else want to take a crack at it?

1: Black and White or Color; how do you prefer your movies?
Color these days although I think movies that were filmed in black and white should stay that way. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. "Psycho" would be awful in color. So would "The Third Man", "M", or "Citizen Kane". They all need the contrast and the shadows of black and white. Color would distract, not enhance.

2: What is the 1 single subject that bores you to near-death?
Pro wrestling

3: MP3s, CDs, Tapes or Records: what is your favorite medium for prerecorded music?
I treasure my vinyl collection but I'm more apt to play my CD's or music DVD's. I'm even more apt to listen to a Rhapsody playlist which isn't one of the choices.

4: You are handed one 1st class trip plane ticket to anywhere in the world and $10 million cash. All of this is yours provided that you leave and not tell anyone where you are going … Ever. This includes family, friends, everyone. Would you take the money and ticket and run?
No, although some days I'd probably look like the famous Jack Benny scene. Robber - "Your money or your life" Jack - "I'm thinking about it"

5: Seriously, what do you consider the world’s most pressing issue now?
Most pressing? Probably greed followed closely by the type of fear that causes bigotry and hatred.

6: How would you rectify the world’s most pressing issue?
By continuing to do what I'm already doing. I can't rectify anything but I feel a little less powerless.

7: You are given the chance to go back and change 1 thing in your life; what would that be?
I wouldn't because I like the life I have now. I have some regrets, but the past is the past. It should stay there.

8: You are given the chance to go back and change 1 event in world history, what would that be?
I'm copying Julian's who copied Tina's because it's darn good: "I would render Barbara and George H. Walker Bush infertile." Seriously, the same as number 7. I don't know what a change which seems like a good idea at the time will do to history. Maybe that's why my favorite Star Trek episode is "City on the Edge of Forever" even though I cry through it every time.

9: A night at the opera, or a night at the Grand Ole’ Opry –Which do you choose? Opera of course. The Opry isn't what it used to be in the good old days of me, my little radio, and WSM Nashville.

10: What is the 1 great unsolved crime of all time you’d like to solve?
Whatever happened to Judge Crater? I looked through all my closets and still couldn't find him.

11: One famous author can come to dinner with you. Who would that be, and what would you serve for the meal?
John Irving and I'd serve lasagne with salad and garlic bread because it's the one thing I can be sure I won't mess up unless I burn the garlic bread. Or corn dogs and french fries?

12: You discover that John Lennon was right, that there is no hell below us, and above us there is only sky — what’s the 1st immoral thing you might do to celebrate this fact?
Was there something immoral I missed?

12 comments:

Bridgermama said...

I absolutely loved your answers!!! They were very real, and I feel like I got to know you better. Thanks for your honesty.

Missy said...

i liked the answer to number 8. that would solve a ton of the world's problems, now, wouldn't it?

hehehe...and yes, granny, i'm a night-owl like you. i've never been able to appreciate the morning like some. oh well...

Neets said...

YOU ARE ONE ROCKING GRANNY!! I LOVE YOU! the answers reflect all that your eyes has seen over the decades and what you are seeing now. i loved your answers cos it bring both the old and new together. you arelike this bridge thats evolved over time and is able to stand steady between two time portals :). i loved the 8th and the 12th :).

dawn said...

Yes I liked your answers too. I haven't seen this meme before so I think I will give it a try. I haven't posted anything for awhile.

ipodmomma said...

I like John Irving too... Garp and Hotel NH are my two faves...

and as you said, past is past... it has made us who we are today...

saw that weather! sunny here today, but windy and cold. hope that rain moves on by the 7th... :)))

Mary P. said...

People talk about Pro Wresting?

There are some interesting questions in here, along with the usual meme fodder. I think I'll do this one. I'll post it on the weekend.

Mine to number 8 would be "I'd have GWB born as a poor black woman in the deep south."

Dem Soldier said...

John Irving is good one...Granny U have very good answers to all...

Hope the week started well for U..

Janice said...

Hi Ann,

Was I suppose to laugh through most of the answers you posted? My bad.

I just posted the picture of the lovely almond blooms I took yesterday, before the storm that was suppose to blow through here today tears them all loose.

But seriously I think I may do your meme tomorrow.

congrats to Rebecca by the way for the award, and Elcie's nice drawing.

Janice~

Ms. Lori said...

Ah, yes, Mr. Irving. ***swoons***

Serve him the lasagna, and don't forget to invite ME! (Of course, it may be embarrassing for you when I jump on John's back at the end of the evening and beg him not to leave...)

Kathleen Callon said...

1: Black and White or Color; how do you prefer your movies?
Color, unless it's artsy.


2: What is the 1 single subject that bores you to near-death?
Pro0Bush Rhetoric


3: MP3s, CDs, Tapes or Records: what is your favorite medium for prerecorded music?
Vinyl.

4: You are handed one 1st class trip plane ticket to anywhere in the world and $10 million cash. All of this is yours provided that you leave and not tell anyone where you are going … Ever. This includes family, friends, everyone. Would you take the money and ticket and run?
No.

5: Seriously, what do you consider the world’s most pressing issue now?
Intollerance (of different cultures, religions, and races).

6: How would you rectify the world’s most pressing issue?
I don't know.

7: You are given the chance to go back and change 1 thing in your life; what would that be?
I'd have gotten my masters before I had kids.

8: You are given the chance to go back and change 1 event in world history, what would that be?
Sarah would have embraced Isaac AND Ishmael, and they would have grown up as brothers and best friends.

9: A night at the opera, or a night at the Grand Ole’ Opry –Which do you choose? Opera.

10: What is the 1 great unsolved crime of all time you’d like to solve?
JFK murder.

11: One famous author can come to dinner with you. Who would that be, and what would you serve for the meal?
Noam Chomsky, and whatever he's like.

12: You discover that John Lennon was right, that there is no hell below us, and above us there is only sky — what’s the 1st immoral thing you might do to celebrate this fact?
Moon George Bush?

Siri said...

Granny : You've done a wonderful job. I think you are too cool! I just couldnt miss out on your offer to take a crack at it. So here goes :
1: Black and White or Color; how do you prefer your movies?
Black and White. There are some classics there which would just look best with that lighting. I love Mary Poppins and My Fair lady and a whole bunch of others.


2: What is the 1 single subject that bores you to near-death?
*thinking hard* and its kinda boring me awready :)


3: MP3s, CDs, Tapes or Records: what is your favorite medium for prerecorded music?
MP3s....its accessible

4: You are handed one 1st class trip plane ticket to anywhere in the world and $10 million cash. All of this is yours provided that you leave and not tell anyone where you are going … Ever. This includes family, friends, everyone. Would you take the money and ticket and run?
Really tempting...but i would sorely miss them so No!

5: Seriously, what do you consider the world’s most pressing issue now?
Terror which would find its roots in ignorance

6: How would you rectify the world’s most pressing issue?
I would want to shout out "Comeon ppl dont listen to all those pea brained sadists who are instigating you to unleash fear in the minds of innocent ppl" but then heck who will listen to puny me?

7: You are given the chance to go back and change 1 thing in your life; what would that be?
I feel things have happened to me at the right time. No regrets.

8: You are given the chance to go back and change 1 event in world history, what would that be?
I am not sure coz i would then be scared of the consequences. A known devil is better than an unknown angel!

9: A night at the opera, or a night at the Grand Ole’ Opry –Which do you choose? Movies *feeling small and looking at the floor*

10: What is the 1 great unsolved crime of all time you’d like to solve?
Whatever happened to all those pencils that i dropped under my seat in kindergarten?? It would just have vanished by the time i bent down to retrieve it!

11: One famous author can come to dinner with you. Who would that be, and what would you serve for the meal?
Arthur Hailey coz i want him to explain stock markets to me. I would serve him rasam(lentil soup) rice and curd rice with mango pickle.

12: You discover that John Lennon was right, that there is no hell below us, and above us there is only sky — what’s the 1st immoral thing you might do to celebrate this fact?
I dont need a reason *smirks*

JBlue said...

Okay, I finally managed to come by and verify your participation in this meme....

I love John Irving! And lasagne! Can I come along for that dinner?