Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Tony Answers All (or at least some)

As I said earlier, the beautiful and mulit-hued-haired String has tagged me. I'm supposed to answer questions about myself. I asked you all for questions, and you've replied. So here you go, the longest blog post ever!

What does Tony fear and love the most in way of outside world?
The obvious answer is I love my family the most, and what I fear is anything happening to them. Beyond that... I suppose if I was sent to Room 101 (Read 1984 if you don’t get the reference) it would be full of yellow-jackets. My second greatest love is that feeling you get when you KNOW you've created something really good, something you're truly proud of.

a good person just tryin' to get along:
1. Who are you and what have you done with my mother?
I've spent too much time trying to figure out that one. I've decided to stick with God's answer to Moses, "I am 'I am.'" As far as your mother goes, nothing- as far as I know.

2. Who are the "they" in "that's what they say?"
They are all those who have used the phrase before. Once you use it, you forever join their clique.

3.What's the flavor of toast?
It depends on what bread you use & how long you toast it for. General answer- bland, dry, & slightly sweet.

4. If you had dried water, what would you use to reconstitute it?
When water completely becomes a solid (ice) it is no longer a liquid, and hence, dry. Ergo, I would use heat to turn it back into a liquid.

5. Ku-koo-ka-choo?
I am the Egg-Man, they are the Egg-Men, I am the Walrus!

What was the young Tony like?
Young Tony was much less cynical, much more hopeful, & created much more for the sole joy of creating. On the minus side, he was far, far too dependant & obsessed with getting the approval & love of others, a trait that still plagues the current version from time to time.

"How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop?"
As many licks as it takes for Tootsie to pop...

1) What is your worst nightmare?
One night, thirteen years ago when I was stationed in D.C., I had repeated false awakenings (very realistic dreams- or debatably OBEs- that you have just woken up) that the moment I got out of bed some sort of demonic creature would attack me. I’d seen the same monster in dreams (some lucid- perhaps the male version of "the Hag?") as a child, but this was the only time I had ever physically felt pain in a dream- like an electric shock every time he touched me. I woke for real at about
3am. I went to the common room & sat with the CQ (someone who is in charge of the barracks all night- a rotating duty) & watched TV until it was time for work. I kept looking over my shoulder until about lunch time, when I finally accepted that I was awake.

What is your favorite daydream?
That I’m a published writer & can imagine for a living.

Are you a day dream believer?
Yes, but NOT a homecoming quee-e-e-een.

...don't kid yerself. there's lots of us out in the ether who'd like those very questions answered!
Never kid a kidder.

1 - Where's Waldo?
In the discount bins, probably. Do they even publish those anymore?

2 - Why do fools fall in love?
Because we get lonely, and we think someone else will fix that for us.

3 - Does anybody ever know what time it is?
Time is relative. We mark time with machines that change with intervals (if you run an electrical charge through quartz it emits a steady pulse. This is why we use quartz watches,) but time and space mesh to form the fabric of space/time, which is warped by gravity. TIME IS RELATIVE! You can hit a line drive that goes straight for 1/4 of a second, or a pop fly that arcs for 5 seconds. You CAN NOT, however hit a line drive at the same distance & location as the first example for 5 seconds, nor can you make the same pop fly in 1/4 of a second. (I forget where I got that from.) However, in Washington D.C. at the Naval Observatory there is an atomic clock. This is the closest we have technologically come to a machine that "ticks" at precice intervals which can be measured. This clock is pretty much what all U.S. military clocks are set to. It doesn’t get bored or excited or sleep, so time is a constant for it- at least until it somehow achieves consciousness...

Lily and Lucy White:
We all are into Doctors this week?
I am. I've been listening to Big Finish's Dr. Who audio dramas during my commute- especially my one mile walk from 63rd & Lex to 71st &
York. They star Doctors 5,6,7 & 8 & their respected companions. Though not at all canonical, they are all pretty good & fun to listen to. Unfortunately, #4: Tom Baker (huzzah huzzah,) the greatest of them all, has not been interested. A shame, really.

What famous dead person would you like to spend a day with, and why?
I suppose Jesus, just to find out the answers to a lot of questions- assuming he'd tell me the answers.
If you had to design a bumpersticker with a slogan that describes who you are at this point in your life, what would it say?
"Watch the fucking road before you hit me!"
Who would you like to see run for president in the next election?
Me. Seriously, I'm not joking. I can't think of anyone else I want to run the free world. I can't do any worse than anyone else.
If you were going to start a religion, what would you call it?

First Church of the Reflected Image. It would be all about worshiping the self, loosely based on objectivism.
Are you really going to answer any of these questions?
No. None at all
I didn't say anything...

Thanks to all for playing! If anyone else wants to ask any more, I'd be happy to answer.



Anonymous said...

Enjoyed the longest blog post ever Tony };-}

Aravis said...

Me too.

Suppose for a moment that by changing the color of the sky, you could stop global warming. What color would you choose?

(I just wanted to give you a compelling reason to change the color of the sky... *G*)

String said...

Dry toast with honey!

Caroline said...

Wow - what a great post - I think you've hit on a new game and ought to tag people to do something similar!


How often do you have lucid dreams and just how much control do you have over the dream and yourself in the dream when you do?

Ian T. said...

That's a good tip on the eyesight dreaming thing, Tony! I haven't ever dreamt of looking for my glasses, now I think of it :).

Joe's pics rock!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

I think you would make a great dinner guest. Wonderful thinking AND a sense of humor.