Swamp bot for Sunday Stealing

early ecology

swamp botThe meme Sunday Stealing has More Swap Bot questions

-If you could witness any event from history, what would it be?

The excitement when World War II ended.

-What do you think about conspiracy theories?

Probably 0.5% of them are actually true.

-Do you like cartoons? Do you have /had a favorite one?

I love cartoons. I’m partial to the Hanna-Barbera ones I grew up with: Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, and Quick Draw McGraw. I also like the funny papers.

This reminds me of something I did when I was a kid. I would wrap presents with the pages of the Sunday comic strips. This made sense to me, rather than purchasing wrapping paper to use it once and then throw it away. I did NOT get any support for this idea, which was ecologically sound, before I knew what the word ecology meant.

-What did you most dislike in school times?

Arbitrary dress codes. When I was in high school, girls couldn’t;t wear culottes because they were considered pants, even though I’d think they would have considered them more modest. There was actually an in-school protest over that.

-How do you think the end of the world will look like?

I hope I’m not looking at it now. People have been predicting it for centuries, but with the climate crisis, this might actually be the trigger.

-What sounds are, in your opinion, relaxing? The sound of the sea? Traffic? Vacuum cleaner? Combine harvester on the field? Some kind of music? Birds singing? …

The sea, if it’s rhythmic. Some instrumental music. But when my wife vacuums, it DOES make me sleepy.

Which way?

-Which would you take: The well-worn path or the road less traveled?

Physically, the former. Emotionally/intellectually, I strive for the latter.

-What was the last thing you read?

Mark Evanier’s blog post about the late comedian Gallagher

-What is one thing that has stumped you so hard you won’t ever forget it?

It happens so often that I actually HAVE forgotten. It’s the belief by some people of some easily disproven idea. They hold onto the thought and just can’t let it go.

-What are you interested in that most people aren’t?

Doing square root by hand, keeping score in bowling by hand, multiplying by two to 16,384. Pretty much everything in this post 

-What’s something you really resent paying for?


-What did you think was cool when you were young but isn’t cool now?

Leisure suits

-If you could choose a different time period and place to be born, when and where would it be?

I don’t, actually. Though I’d love to be at gatherings of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, I wouldn’t want to be around that early.

-Do you think cats have any regrets?

No. They’re cats.

-What question do you hate answering?

Pretty much any insecure query. There’s a difference between when someone is interested (“Why did you do that?”) and derisive (“Why did you do THAT?”)

Author: Roger

I'm a librarian. I hear music, even when it's not being played. I used to work at a comic book store, and it still informs my life. I won once on JEOPARDY! - ditto.

4 thoughts on “Swamp bot for Sunday Stealing”

  1. Solving square roots by hand? When I was a kid, I used to love solving quadratic equations and playing with calculus. I guess ultimately that’s why I became an IT geek.
    I’m close to retirement so I might even delve into that sad past and start to revise all that fascinationg maths.
    What a nerd I am sometimes.



  2. When I was young, I didn’t realize my grandparents paid for water. I lived in a more rural area and our water came from a well (which is paying for it, too, only upfront all at once as they’re expensive to drill). I did not understand why I wasn’t supposed to flush the toilet at night when everyone got up to pee in the middle of the night. It was a horrid smell and I always flushed anyway, which earned me a scolding every time I spent the night. I was an adult before I realized my grandparents had to pay a water bill.

  3. For some reason, my husband came home with an actual paper newspaper the other day. I assume someone gave it to him. When I was cleaning up, I picked up the paper to dispose of it . . .and the funny papers popped out. I sat down and read them all!!

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