Sunday Stealing, again:
1. Name someone with the same birthday as you.
Jenna Fischer, Pam on The Office. (Could have picked Willard Scott from the Today Show, which would have been more birthday appropriate.)
2. Where was your first kiss?
Under some mistletoe at someone’s house. A girl named Mary. Maybe it was Mary’s house, I’m not sure. I was 13.
3. Have you ever hit someone of the opposite sex? If yes, why?
No. Do you know what song I really hate that I just played this week? I know it’ll sound PC, but it’s The Crystals’ He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss), written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. It’s on a Phil Spector collection; his birthday is next week.
4. Have you ever sung in front of a large number of people? When?
My father, sister and I sang in front of some drunk VFW guys when I was 17.
Slightly off topic, there was a Red Cross training event at Manlius, NY. I played a blues comb. Got a standing O.
5. What’s the first thing you notice about your preferred sex?
Ratio of bust, waist, hips.
6. What really turns you off?
Generally, people who talk too much without saying anything.
7. What is your biggest mistake?
8. Have you ever hurt yourself on purpose?
Well, if you count drinking too much in college, then yes.
9. Say something totally random about yourself.
I fell asleep watching Citizen Kane on VHS.
10. Has anyone ever said you looked like a celebrity?
Yes, but I’m at a loss remembering who.
11. Do you still watch kiddie movies or TV shows?
I have a daughter who’s under six. I have seen, just this WEEK The Wonder Pets, The Backyardigans and The Fresh Beat Band.
12. Are you comfortable with your height?
13. What is the most romantic thing someone of the preferred sex has done for you?
I’m not going to tell you.
14. When do you know it’s love?
I don’t think you do except through trial and error.
15. What’s something that really annoys you?
I’m walking across the street with the light. Some driver will turn right on red, forcing me to wait in the intersection.
Art Clokey died this week at the age of 88. He created Gumby and Pokey. I actually HAD a Gumby toy, dammit. Really.
But the thing I remember more from Art Clokey is this really odd limited animation thing called Davey and Goliath, about a boy and his dog, put out by the Lutheran Church. There came a point where I found the moralistic tales too simplistic, but even in my cynical late teens, I would keep watching it. here’s but one example from YouTube; there are plenty more, including a commercial…for Mountain Dew?