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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Left-handed QUESTIONS

Communist, 'cause I'm left-handed.
That's the hand I use, well, never mind!
-Paul Simon.

Anyway, my wife is left-handed, my sister Leslie, whose birthday is next week, is left-handed, and it may be surprising to find out that Lefty Brown, whose birthday is today, is not only political left-of-center and from the left coast of the US, but also left-handed, as well. Since it's the middle of summer, and since he's stolen questions from me, I thought I'd return the favor:

1. (From March 10, 2006): What was your favorite fast food happy meal or movie tie-in product growing up? Bonus points if you still have the product. Extra bonus points if you didn't purchase said product on eBay.

2. (From April 7, 2006): Who are your top five favorite dead rock stars/icons?

3. (From April 21, 2006): If there is intelligent life on other planets, do you think they would have similar social structures (i.e. governments, houses of worship, entertainment)? As a follow-up what do you think a popular alien name would be?

BONUS QUESTION: Apparently, something significant is happening today in Harry Potter land. Were you staked out at the bookstore at midnight or do you say, Hairy who? From "Seriously, I read an article yesterday about this couple that will be leaving their wedding reception and going straight to the bookstore to get their copy of Harry Potter. Now, I'm no expert or anything, but I'm pretty sure that this is not what you're supposed to be doing on your wedding night."

Which reminds me: last Saturday, these two young women, probably of South Asian ancestry (based on looks, dress, and language) were walking down my street. One had a T-shirt on with a man making a clay pot. The shirt read - and I swear to Rudy this is true - Hari Potter.
Bush colonoscopy leaves Cheney in charge for a couple hours today. Anything I could add would be too obvious.
If Barry Bonds hits his record-setting* homers this week, it'd be interesting if he hit #755 in Milwaukee this weekend, where Hank Aaron started (with the Braves) and ended (with the Brewers) his career, then hit #756 sometime between Monday and Thursday in San Francisco against the Atlanta Braves, Aaron's team when he hit #715, breaking Babe Ruth's record. Incidentally, Hank Aaron hit #755 and last on July 20, 1975.

Can Transformers do THIS?



Roger Green said...

1. The only fast food tie-in I can recall is my Willie Mays glass from McDonalds, which I still have.

2. j. Lennon, G. Harrison, J. Hendrix, M. Gaye, J. Phillips.

3. Well, no, because if we know about them, they'll probably have functional forms of govt and could care less about their equivalent to L. Lohan, e.g., if they even have one. On the other hand, I think faith in a higher power may be a universal trait.

B. One of these days, I'll have to read a Harry Potter book. I saw the first movie.

Nik said...

1. Never been a big fast-foodie, but movie tie-in would have to be the original Kenner Star Wars action figures, which I was duly obsessed with from age 9-13 or so.

2 Johnny Cash, Ian Curtis, George Harrison, Kurt Cobain, Keith Moon

3. I'd have to say alien life is either far stranger than we imagine or far more mundane than we believe.

B. Fortunately the book went on sale in NZ at 11:01 a.m. Saturday so it wasn't quite so traumatic to wait in line (see today's post for more - end plug).

Scott said...

Finally catching up to this post.

1. It's funny, but I don't ever remember getting anything from a Happy Meal or equivalent. I sure had them growing up, but just don't remember. But it was baseball cards or something from Star Wars.

2. Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Jeff Buckley, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughn.

3. I agree with Nik. And names surely would be beyond our comprehension, I'm sure.

B. Nope. But I pre-ordered the set in hardcover from Amazon. I will eventually read them, and hope that my son will want to read them one day. Not that I want him to be a fan of Harry Potter, but a fan of reading.

Chris Black said...

The "Deathly Hallows" is the best of the lot.

Pretty gruelling though - Chapter 1 has Voldemort killing a helpless prisoner in cold blood, and that's only the start...

Chapter 34:

" 'It's all right' Ginny was saying 'It's OK. We're going to get you inside'

'But I want to go home ' whispered the girl ' I don't want to fight any more !'

'I know' said Ginny and her voice broke"