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I'll take a meme from the back [Feb. 6th, 2005|08:45 pm]
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The Rules:
1 - Leave a comment, saying you want to be interviewed.
2 - I will respond; I'll ask you five questions.
3 - You'll update your journal with my five questions, and your five answers.
4 - You'll include this explanation.
5 - You'll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed

This set of questions are from Andrew odnopoliy:

1. If you could be of a different racial background, what would it be?

Oh, I'd be Japanese. Why? Umm, most appealing. Circular logic, I know.

2. Mac or PC? Why?

Well, if we are talking hardware, then PC. Cheaper per number crunched. If software, then linux :) Mainly because I've been dealing with the bastardity of x86 and Microsoft products for so long that I have had little [ encouragement | justification | advocacy ] to bother to learn much about apple products. I feel more at home on my Athlon running Debian :) Not that I'd say no to an iPod shuffle.

3. What is your favorite way to relax?

My favorite way to relax is just to go on walks and wander around and look at things. For example, to wander the rows of the library at my university. You can find the most outlandish books buried in the lower level. Favorite finds so far:

-The President's Commission On The Accident At Three Mile Island (5 volumes)

-Some book about how Bell is teh best 3v0r!!! written two years before the breakup of the monopoly into its component parts of AT&T, Bellcore, Pacific Bell, Southwestern Bell & etc. (now of course; AT&T, Lucent Technologies, SBC and Verizon) Great schudenfreude.

-Someone's master thesis, written in 1996, with about fifteen pages of rejection letters, followed by 10 pages of prose describing their project, and finally, five hundred pages of java source code, making it the thickest book on the shelf.

-A really sad short book about this english teacher who gets all the diaries of a former student who had died of AIDS.

Equally applicable to walks around malls, parks, defense installations, & etc.

4. You're overweight for the rest of your life, you have a major sexual dysfunction, or you become involved in an international scandal that makes you both famous and hated by 86% of the population. Which one and why?

So I get to pick between Anna Nicole, Bob Dole, or Bill Gates, eh? I'll go with Bob. I'd rather be skinny and limp than overweight and unable to see anything because of my belly. Famousness and people hating me don't really sound that motivating. I don't really care what people think of me; much to the chagrin of the people I hang out with. "Will you quit looking like a special person?! What the hell are you staring at anyway?" me: "Just counting the number of cameras in this store. Shoplifting is done best in that corner" *points*

5. Imagine that a close friend is describing your personality to a stranger… what might they say that you would disagree with?

The following would be good examples of statements I would disagree with:

"That motherfucker is crazier than a roomful of rhesus monkeys!"
"He's perfectly normal; you should call him!"
"Uh, yeah, he's kinda shy. And not like, quiet shy, more like the nervous cat who doesn't realize that there is a white stripe painted on 'em and gets stalked by Pepé le Pew and keeps trying to escape but never succeeds. That kind of shy."
"Some people might call him realistic, but I'd call him paranoid."
"He's a condescending asshole with no sense of humor!"
"He's a condescending asshole with a sense of humor!"

Just to be clear, I've been accused of the following:
-Being a condescending asshole.
-Having no sense of humor.
-Being certifiably crazy.
-Being "too shy."
-Being paranoid.

Also "too literal," but I agree completely with that. Sometimes that's half the humor.

Okay, you read about me, now comment and say you wanna be interviewed by the lovable whiz. I've got a meme to send around.

[User Picture]From: lalaith82
2005-02-06 09:46 pm (UTC)
I want to be interviewed.
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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2005-02-06 10:08 pm (UTC)
1. What piece of playground equipment is your favorite?
2. What have you lost that you would most like to retrieve?
3. How would you characterize your relationship with a Higher Power[tm]? (if any) (if not, talk about frogs for a bit)
4. Where on Earth would you like to visit during your lifetime?
5. What do you value most about your friends?
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[User Picture]From: chosen179
2005-02-06 10:07 pm (UTC)
I love interview posts...though I wonder, Should I? or Shouldn't I?

Oh what the hell...hit me!
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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2005-02-06 10:21 pm (UTC)
1. Whom is your favorite historical person? (ie, they are listed in wikipedia and are dead) and, of course, why?

2. What was the best 80's cartoon show? Why the hell did you pick that?! :)

3. Which celebrity would you most like to slap upside the head?

4. Is it acceptable for aliens of superior intelligence to eat and experiment on lowly Homo Sapiens?

5. Spit or Swallow? heh, just kidding. What is the meaning of life?
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[User Picture]From: chosen179
2005-02-08 03:02 pm (UTC)
since I have crappy answers...I decided just to leave them as a comment on your page. Happy early B-day!

1. My favorite historical person would have to be Jesus. Only for the simple fact that thousands of people are killed and discriminated against in his name. Not to mention he's one of the few people who had a small cult successfuly grow in to a grand scale religous insitution thats one of the 3 biggest religions on the face of the planet...but beyond the self-proclaimed "christians" I honestly believed that Jesus was an enlighted person that had the potential to lead humanity towards a greater era...had he not succombed to his own delusions and think himself to be the son of god. In this aspect he reminds me of Micheal Jackson...both were young and talented when their followers grew, and since people praised them soo much that they fell victim of their supposed "greatness" and thought themselves to be more than what they were. In the end, the majority of their followers turn their backs on them and publically crusified them...well, Michael Jackson is on his way.

2. The Smurfs..I loved them as a kid...maybe it had to do with the fact that there was only one girl-smurf and she had the rest of the village to herself, hehehe. Wait, that could be one of my roots!

3.Which celebrity...Paris Hilton, that rabid whore.

4.Yes, but I would recommend some and then have to approve which ones they end up taking...

5.In both cases, Rhetorical Nonsense. I prefer the question what is the meaning of MY life...in that case, only as a get older ::cough:: 23 in 4 months ::cough:: do I get clearer picture of what its all about...this question is better answered when I'm prepared to pass
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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2005-02-08 06:15 pm (UTC)
Wuss! You so should post that on you lj! Jeez, if everyone were like you how would these memes spread?! Take that to your thesis advisor! :)
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[User Picture]From: chosen179
2005-02-08 07:00 pm (UTC)
lol take what part?
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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2005-02-08 08:11 pm (UTC)
Livejournal memes are similar to herd immunity (5th para). They are able to continue only as long as people are willing to post them. This weeds out the crappy ones (no one wants to look stupid), but can result in a tragedy of the commons whereby a person reads about memes but never contributes. By not contributing, you risk not having memes in the future, once enough people act the same way you do.

This so could be a good psychology paper :)
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[User Picture]From: chosen179
2005-02-08 03:07 pm (UTC)
oh oh...i forgot to mention that both Jesus and M.J. were Jewish :)

the end.
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[User Picture]From: babyofthegroup
2005-02-07 09:29 am (UTC)
Alright, hit me up!
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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2005-02-07 03:23 pm (UTC)
1) Would you be willing to spend a week in a remote, abandoned, supposedly haunted house for ten thousand dollars?

2) Do you think the world is generally becomming a better place, or do you beleive it is slipping into the very mires of hell itself? (Damn global warming!)

3) If you could wake up tomorrow having acquired any skill or trait, what would it be?

4) Do you squeeze the toothpaste tube, or roll it?

5) How often do you doodle? What do the doodles look like?
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[User Picture]From: jensenpoet
2005-02-07 01:09 pm (UTC)
interview me!
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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2005-02-07 03:53 pm (UTC)
1) Would you give the police greater power in exchange for a lower crime rate?

2) Do you save old greeting & birthday cards, or throw them away?

3) What (when?) was the last picnic you went on? Describe in detail.

4) Whose autographs have you collected?

5) Would you prefer a day of swimming at the lake, or a day of hiking in the snow?
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[User Picture]From: libran24
2005-02-07 06:06 pm (UTC)
hi! :)

me next!
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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2005-02-07 06:31 pm (UTC)
1) In Star Trek, the Prime Directive dictates that advanced technology must not be leaked to races which do not posses faster than light propulsion (if you're a total trekkie geek, understand that I'm paraphrasing). Why don't you compare and contrast this concept with the U.S. Strong Cryptography laws, which prevent advanced cyphers from being exported to rogue states? (I had to turn it into a question :)

2) What are your feelings on american materialism and groupthink as applied to popular clothing brands?

3) What's under your bed right now? (check to be sure!)

4) What year in history would you most like to live during?

5) How do you feel about PDAs? (both public displays of affection and personal digital (or data) assistants)
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