17 October 2007

5 Things About Myself That Others Find Lame


I was tagged by Ms. Laaw-yuhr at Adventures in Self Loathing to reveal five things about myself that I take pride in, but others may find lame.

I personally find it rather improbable that any aspect of myself could be judged as anything but nigh-perfect, but I'll indulge the whims of the lovely lady from DC.

1. I love facts and information. I love learning facts and information. I really enjoy sharing facts and information. Imagine dinner parties with me. "Didja know that they call Beaujolais 'Poor Man's Burgundy'?" or "After the fourth member of Wire left, they renamed themselves 'Wir'!" Perhaps this isn't lame, just annoying. I'll try again.

2. One of my favorite movies is Return of the Killer Tomatoes. Not because it's bad, but because I think it is brilliantly post-modern. A decent chunk of my sense of my humor comes from this movie (which stars a pre-Facts of Life George Clooney, and apparently contains a cameo from Gary Condit, presumably before he killed Chandra Levy). As far as I'm concerned, no movie can be considered bad if a mad scientist (played by John Astin, aka Gomez from the Adaams Family, utters this line, "I'm not mad, I'm just very angry!"

3. Instead of purchasing a couple of dress shirts for work today (which I needed), instead I bought two cigars, a bottle of Pernod, a bottle of Bulleit bourbon, and a six pack of PBR. I'm not expecting company, I'm not planning on drinking or smoking any cigars tonight, I just felt that today was the day to stock up.

4. I used to have my tongue pierced. I didn't do it for any reason in particular, and I took it out for even less of a reason. Many things in my life occur this way. My vegetarianism, for one. I just decided one day to do it, and I did. Reasons are for suckers, I think.

5. The front wheel on my bike was stolen last week. I found this hilarious for two reasons. First, the bike is 40 years old. Second, the wheel was bent to the extent that it needed to be replaced. So someone stole my ancient messed up front wheel. I find that really funny. What are they going to do with it?

I'm going to do a no-obligation tag for the following five people: Katrocket, McGone (even though he must be stopped), Splotchy, The Ambiguous Blob, and The Guv'ner. No one is required by law to follow through.

17 comments:

Ms. Laaw-yuhr said...

God, I so love useless information! If we are ever at the same dinner party, I hope we are seated across from one another so that we can trade bon mots that no one else will give a damn about.

Your 5 things are far more interesting than mine, so thanks for indulging me.

The Guv'ner said...

Hahaha. If I ever enter the World Trivial Pursuit championships you are SO ON MY TEAM.

You know, someone else tagged me for this very meme yesterday and my answers are HERE. I do however, have so much lame to go around I could present you with another five but for now, for the sake of my dignity, I will save you the horror. :)

The Guv'ner said...

In case that link is yet another LAME thing (WTF with only opening in the comment box on my machine?) it is here: http://aeroplanicweb.blogspot.com/2007/10/five-lame-things-about-me.html

Bubs said...

There is NOTHING lame about your #3...I dig the way you stockpile.

katrocket said...

Only five lame things? Man, I'll need some time to think about it then. I realize this makes me SUPER lame, but I'm kind of competitve that way.

McGone said...

Damn you, you lame bastard.

Look for my post tonight.

Also... PBR? Really?

The Idea Of Progress said...

Guv'ner: I therefore exempt you from your obligations here.

McGone: Since I'm a wine snob and a liquor snob, I've tried very hard to not become a beer snob.

The Ambiguous Blob said...

Sometimes, PBR is the only appropriate beer to drink. Like when you're in a super seedy strip club.
However, I do not drink any kind of beer, as it tastes like what I imagine piss tastes like.

Chris said...

I'm with Bubs on #3. Not lame at all.

#5 is hilarious and sad.

Splotchy said...

I have answered your salute to lameness here.

Leonesse said...

I am so into #1. I am the Queen of Useless Information.

I do have to say that PBR is really piss. Like you have to be really, really pissed before you can stomach the stuff.

pistols at dawn said...

Are there people who are anti-information? I don't think that's particularly lame, I think that's universal - it's just that some people love learnin' about Larry the Cable Guy, and others love reciting the capitals of every country they can imagine. Now, holdin' with book-learnin', that's lame.

#2 - I love that movie. Every time I think, "No, it's not actually that good, I was just a kid with crappy standards," I go back to that scene where the mad scientist has a Pepsi logo on his jacket or the hand puts the box of corn flakes in front of the actors during a lengthy dialog scene, then gives a thumbs up...man, that is hilarious. "I will also ride my Kawasaki Ninja 340ZX, available from Tim's ATVs in the Valley..."

Grant Miller said...

Pernod? Oh dear God I hate that stuff.

The Idea Of Progress said...

Pistols: You've been fortunate to see one of the finest films ever created. Go forth into this world and spread the word.

Blowing Shit Up With Gas said...

Of that whole post (I have to agree with ambiguous, above), I just don't understand the PBR purchase.

Bubs said...

I'm here to defend the PBR purchase. I recently got a 12 pack for myself at a reasonable price of $6.99. How can you beat that? MizBubs demanded "better" beer that "tastes good" "not like piss" so i bought her some Bass Ale.

Let me tell you, that PBR was SO good that I drank it, and ended up drinking the rest of her Bass Ale as well. That's how good it was. So don't knock TIOP's PBR buying.

McGone said...

My post is done and done