1. What is your single biggest frustration right this minute?
Finding a pair of reading glasses with two good lenses and keeping my cell phone charged.
2. What classic television show
would you most like to see made into a modern-day movie? What
classic movie do you think you'd like to see remade?
Classic TV -- Pee-Wee's Playhouse. The backstory on that one would be worth the price of admission.
Classic Movie -- On the Waterfront with Russell Crowe in the Marlon Brando role
3. How many people in your family
are war veterans? Of those, how many have you actually talked to about
their experiences in war?
My Dad was in WWII. I lost an
uncle in that war, too. I lost another uncle who would have been
a pilot. Everybody in my generation missed Vietnam with school deferments.
In his seventies my dad, who was lucid for all practical purposes, started talking about his experiences in the
war, except that he made most of them up. He was a doctor who spent the
whole time stateside working with soldiers who came back with
"shellshock," but later he claimed he was in Europe. As part of the Airborne. Earth to Dad.
4. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #51
from COURTENAYMPHELAN: Who do you think is the best author in
J-land for poetry? How about for prose?
Poetry? I hate poetry. Unless
it's limericks or lyrics for a song. Poetry makes my eyes glaze
over. Never have so many people been so oblique for so little
reason. Get to the point already. So don't ask me about poetry.
Prose, hmm. I consider anything that isn't poetry to be prose. I prefer non-fiction. For that, we have lots of great
writers. For storytelling skill
I'll always go with Belfastcowboy75. For satire, ScreaminRemo303.
For daily life, I love Robbush6. In fact, everyone listed in my
Other Journals is there because I like how they write, no matter what
you call it.
5. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #52
from COURTENAYMPHELAN: If you haven't put your picture in your journal,
would you consider doing so? If you have, what made you do so?
Total vanity. I look pretty good for sixty-one years old.
6. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #53 from Nyuknyukpik2: What is your favorite black and white movie and why?
Dr. Strangelove. The quintessential
anti-war movie. Peter Sellers was a genius. I also had a crush on
Sterling Hayden who was Gen. Jack D. Ripper.