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Chaz wrote: “In the online community, however, he may be best remembered for the normblog profile, in which he sent four dozen or so questions to leading bloggers and asked them to answer any thirty of their choice.” Here is a list of all the hundreds of bloggers who answered the call.
I had opted to answer the questions that Norm posed to Dustbury that Chaz deigned to answer.
Well, except that the next day, Chaz wrote Norm’s instructions:
“Please NB that you should not answer all 50 questions, but (as requested on the document itself) just 30 of them — enabling you to select those questions most congenial to you and leave out any that aren’t.”
Chaz added: “The wisdom of this practice really didn’t dawn on me until I’d submitted my answers, when I realized that this was how Norm knew what you really valued above all else.” Which means I’m going to chuck *Which English Premiership football team do you support? since it is NOT in my area of expertise.
But I will add some questions answered by John Green, but NOT by Dustbury, just because.
*Why do you blog?
Therapy is too expense.
*What has been your best blogging experience?
Getting comments about my grandfather, who died in 1980, years after I wrote about him.
*What has been your worst blogging experience?
Some haranguing guy at my Times Union blog who was complaining every day about something I wrote.
*What would be your main blogging advice to a novice blogger?
Find a schedule and try to stick with it. Once a week or twice a day, but be consistent. Three posts in a day, then nothing for three days isn’t as good as once a day.
*What are you reading at the moment?
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1. Always stop at the end of a chapter. Always.
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The fine blogger Shooting Parrots, from across the pond, did this quiz: “Do you feel like you’re getting old? Take our 50 signs of ageing test to find out.” They – the quiz writer and SP – are from England, so obviously they can’t spell “aging.”
Yes – especially the left knee
Groaning when you bend down
Well, no. Not yet, anyway.
Saying: “It wasn’t like that when I was young.”
Occasionally. Usually it was to suggest that Republicans, such as Jacob Javits, Everett Dirksen and William Scranton were quite all right fellows, unlike most of their recent counterparts.
Saying: “In my day.”
No, because I would sound like my maternal grandmother.
Yes, but I’ve been losing it since I was about 18, so it’s hardly a function of getting old.
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SamauraiFrog did this Disney Animated Feature Challenge a couple months ago…
1: Your favorite character
My favorite Disney character is Roger, the adult human in 101 Dalmatians, who sings Cruella de Ville. But of the more anthropomorphic, Donald Duck, who I used to do a poor imitation of.
2: Your favorite official princess
I suppose the more modern ones, like Tiana from the Princess and the Frog, or Belle from Beauty and the Beast.
3: Your favorite official prince
Excluding The Beast, they are pretty much interchangeable.
4: Your favorite heroine (that isn’t an official princess)
Dumbo’s mom, Jumbo, protecting her child.
5: Your favorite hero (not an official prince)
Tramp, from Lady and the…
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I’m not fond of the term “chick flicks,” buta couple months ago, SamuraiFrog stole someone’s list called The Ten Chick Flick Guys Love But Refuse to Admit Watching. I haven’t done a list for a while, and it’s been a busy time. Like Frog, I don’t deny liking what I like, even if it’s not “cool” to enjoy certain things in popular culture.
Here’s the list with my comments:
This is a “chick flick”? I saw it in the cinema and found this Tina Fey-penned film to be painfully true, and probably could watch again. I think I feel badly Read the rest of this entry »
Here’s the deal: it is, as of this writing, September 26 at 4:30 p.m. I had root canal this morning – wasn’t bad! But I was desperately tired afterwards. Thought I’d watch JEOPARDY!, fell asleep before the TV at 11 a.m.. So I ate lunch, took a nap and feel even groggier. Need to blog something, because I haven’t in four days, and tomorrow night is choir night, so it won’t happen then either. But the things I WANT to blog about require a focus I simply don’t have.
Ah, I’ll do that Curious as a Cat blog. But I had to go from July 2007 to June 2009 to find questions I was willing to answer, AND I hadn’t answered recently.
1) When was the best time, or what was the best experience, you’ve had with a sibling?
With Leslie, it would have to be singing, either with our father, or by ourselves. With Marcia, it may have been playing Man from U.N.C.L.E. I was Napoleon, she was Ilya.
2) When do you feel the loneliest?
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Dustbury did NOT insist I do this, so naturally, I did:
What was the first song you ever bought?
As I’ve noted, I belonged to the Capitol Record Club in 1965, where I was buying albums, so I’m hard pressed to figure out the first single. It may have been Eleanor Rigby/Yellow Submarine; I was then depressed by the release of the Revolver album a short time later, yet puzzled by the variation between the single version and the album version of Yellow Sub, as I noted recently. But the more I think about it, my first single was probably Soul And Inspiration by the Righteous Brothers (listen), which came out a few months earlier in 1966, as I remember that blue Verve label.
What song always gets you dancing?
Cliche that it might be, but it’s Celebration by Kool and the Gang (listen). A short-lived romance got me dragged to a local disco a few times in the day. Recently bought a greatest hits album by that group.
What song takes you back to your childhood?
As Dustbury wrote, “There are those who would argue that I never left.” That said, I’ll pick another song from my father’s singles collection, Bird Dog by the Everly Brothers (listen), on Cadence Records. I discovered that women should be referred to as poultry (quail, chick) – something I fortunately unlearned quickly; and that men were canines – is that still true?
What is your perfect love song?
Forever I have been a sucker for I Only Have Eyes for You by the Flamingoes (listen). Always makes me a bit misty.
What song would you want at your funeral?
I have been, for a long time, of the opinion that almost any song could be done in chicken. Bold songs, such as the 1812 Overture or the Ode to Joy from Beethoven’s 9th Symphony are particularly great. But the first song I heard which stimulated this proposition was In the Mood by Henhouse Five Plus Two (listen), the “group” actually being singer Ray Stevens. I first heard it on one of those Warner Brothers Loss leaders of the 1970s.
Time for an encore. One last song that makes you, you.
At bare minimum, the chorus of Don’t let me be misunderstood by The Animals (listen). “I’m just a soul whose intentions are good.” I think many of us feel that others don’t “get” us, and I certainly am not immune.
Both Mark Evanier and Dustbury are supporting the Kickstarter effort for Big Daddy’s Smashing Songs of Stage and Screen. I third that emotion.