Real Neat Blog Award

Lashaan tagged me last month and since my well of inspiration was running dry this month, I figured I’d play along. Plus, after my last abysmal bad attitude tag, it just seemed right to do one wholeheartedly.

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1. IF YOU COULD DO SOMETHING BETTER THAN YOU’RE ALREADY DOING RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Well, my record of getting caught while robbing banks is spotless. I have NEVER been caught while carrying out a bank heist. To improve on that, upon consideration, would be to actually carry out a bank heist. Of course, maybe I need to work on my mystical kung fu skills if I’m going to try this:

No one ever tried to rob the Samurai Bank.

 

2. WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE THIS NEW DECADE (2020-2029) TO BRING TO YOUR LIFE?

The Rapture. Seriously. While I don’t actually believe in the Rapture (being a 7th Day Adventist), it is one of those theological issues I would love to be wrong about.

 

3. IS THERE A SEQUEL TO SOMETHING THAT YOU LOOK FORWARD TO?

The movie John Hobo 2: Chop (Stick) Suey. While the first John Hobo movie I ended up calling a total piece of trash, I think this second movie might be able to pull the franchise out of the gutter and at least into a low income housing strata.

 

4. WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITE STORIES IN ANY MEDIUM (COMICS, BOOKS, SHOWS, MOVIES, VIDEO GAMES, ETC.)?

I think the book Way-Farer has almost all of my favorite storyline tropes in it. Hero Quest, The Chosen One, One Man holding the fate of an entire world in his hands, Training Scenes, a Tragic Love Story. Yep, this book encapsulates them all!

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5. WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR LEAST FAVOURITES STORIES IN ANY MEDIUM (COMICS, BOOKS, SHOWS, MOVIES, VIDEO GAMES, ETC.)?

Deconstructionism. Where the authors take an already existing story, character or idea and destroy it. Is something noble, is something good, is something pure? Let’s twist and bend and break until it stands for everything opposite it was originally meant to. The very idea simply disgusts me and can get me on a soapbox quicker than you can say Jack Sprat.

A good example of this is Frank Miller’s graphic novel Batman: The Dark Knight and his treatment of Superman. You don’t mess with my Superman like that!

 

6. WHAT DOES BLOGGING BRING TO YOUR LIFE?

A much needed outlet for words. I talked about this very thing in A History of ….. Journaling post a couple of years ago. Blogging also gets me all the socialization I need and can handle. As a misanthropic introvert, the internet gives me just enough space so I deal with everyone and not completely be a hermit.

 

7. IF THERE’S SOMETHING YOU COULD CHANGE OF THE WORLD, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

If former President Obama had Nationalized Subway instead of doing that stupid healthcare thing, I think the world would be a much better place. Just walk in and order a free sub. Imagine how America’s Morale would soar if every American knew that each Friday they could look forward to a free tasty sub. I like a good spicy italian while Mrs B always gets the veggie delight.  We’re happy now, but free subs would make us even happier.

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Make it so, Number One!

 

8. WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU COULD EAT RIGHT NOW?

I’m going to give you ONE guess ….. and caviar is not on the list.

 

9. IF THERE WAS ONE MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURE THAT COULD EVER EXIST IN THE WORLD, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

I was going to go with “An Intelligent Human” but decided I’d try to be more down to earth. No need to go that far astray from reality!

I think that Basilisks would top my list. Here’s an Old School magic the gathering card that portrays it well and gives me nostalgia vibes.

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10. DO YOU THINK THERE’S A CURE FOR STUPIDITY?

You’d think that I’d say “no” because of certain comments I made in the questions above, but the truth of the matter is I do believe there is a cure for stupidity; it’s just not palatable to most people.

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That was good fun. If you ever feel dry feel free to give this to yourself and use Lashaan’s questions. I’m not going to bother making up 10 questions of my own.

 

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33 thoughts on “Real Neat Blog Award

    1. Nahhh, given California’s record of lack of rainfall, I would qualify that as gambling! And it wouldn’t surprise if the bookies in Vegas in the next state over got in on the action 😀

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  1. Death cures most of human afflictions, I’d say – though that’s a rather pessimistic outlook in the long run, Bookstooge 😉
    And walking with a mirror everywhere would be a pain, so I’m happy without any basilisks around! 😂

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    1. Wow, I find a universal solvent for all of humanity’s ills and of course somebody has to go poking holes in it! Thanks a lot Ola! Scyenze will remember you for holding it back!!!!!!!
      😉 😉 😉

      Can you imagine if we actually lived in a world with creatures like that? Our real world is tough enough…

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    1. Subway is a franchise of sub shops, but I’m assuming you mean you’ve never had a sub sandwich? I know here in the US subs are called a lot of different things based on what part of the country you are in. Do they have a different name in the Netherlands?

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        1. Where my parents live they do have a subway but none of the other franchises because they have the reputation for being a green city, and everything needs to be healthy. And where I live we do have McDonalds and KFC but no subway (though I just checked and we can get it delivered, but it takes an hour). They are on all major train stations though, so I’ll give the veggie one a try for sure! Don’t think we have the same menu over here, but they will have an option for me these days.

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            1. Had one last night, washed it down with rum… It was great🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻. They have everyday specific deals. I went fir the Sunday, it had steak in. A definite winner for me

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  2. I initially read your first sentence to #1 completely backwards and thought you had a spotless record of always managing to get caught when you robbed banks, until the second sentence set me straight! I’m very impressed at how you’ve never been caught doing something you haven’t done. 😉

    My favorite Subway sub is also the Spicy Italian. If I order a sub, that’s always what I order. I usually try to be healthier and get a chopped chicken salad, though. I like their salads because of how nicely everything is chopped and mixed together, as opposed to salads you get in some places where you might put your fork into the salad and come up with half a head of lettuce on it.

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    1. Hahahahaa! Well, I am glad you are impressed with my skillz. Of course, nobody is as impressed about it as me, but that is to be expected 😀

      When I go on weight watchers I usually get the veggie delight and just let Mrs B do all the ordering. She grew up vegetarian and has good taste buds for making things tasty. At about 1/3 the points of the spicy italian, it makes a huge difference in the long run.

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  3. Two questions: 1. Is that you on the cover of the paperback? Lookin’ good, by the way!
    2. When did your ship fly through that giant apple? And is it tasty? Oops, that’s three questions!

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    1. While I wouldn’t mind, it isn’t 😀 Shall we say I’m a big stouter than that, hahahahaha!

      And you know, I have looked at that cover since the early 90’s and NEVER thought that. But since I looked again, now I’m never going to un-see it. Great, now I’m going to think of James and the Giant Peach every time I look at it 😀

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    1. It is a two handed sandwich, that is for sure! Thankfully, the bread is pretty pliable so you can really tighten it all up. but I always use a plate, because inevitably, some stuff does get away 😀

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  4. Hahahahha of course you had to twist this award around and give us a dose of your own sublime personality throughout these questions! 😛 Thanks for doing it; I can officially say I had a good laugh today! 😀

    I actually love seeing your reaction to authors who twist certain classic ideas around hahahah Your frustration makes me cackle so much. 😀

    Oh man, death would give us a nice purge right now! Although COVID has probably done a lot of that lately too.

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    1. I simply can’t seem to do posts like these without indelibly stamping my personality onto it. It’s like a challenge to me or something 😀

      There are times I wish I was more of the stoic mold, able to weather all and sundry without reacting. However, I have come to accept that that simply isn’t me and I had better not try to fight it 🙂

      I actually wonder how many deaths have occurred. I know China lied their asses off but here in the US almost anything due to sickness gets classified as a covid death. I’ve talked with one guy at church who’s grandmother died while having the covid19 virus. She was 99 and had been bedridden for the last 5 years. And it was classified as a covid death. Nursing homes are being scythed, as the stuff spreads like the plague. So while it pushes people over the edge, they were already at the edge. So calling it covid deaths while technically accurate, is really misleading.

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  5. A free Sub whenever I want it…YUM! Cheese, ham, red onion, maybe tomato, mild BBQ sauce would be lovely! And I would NOT be messing with those guys at the Samurai Bank! I wish there was a cure for stupidity. I get tired of snowflakes being offended by everything!

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    1. I too am tired of so many self-absorbed jerks being offended and making ME change instead of just shutting up and moving along with their lives. I have some very uncharitable thoughts about those people right now!

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    1. Deconstructionism is easy to see in comics and it really bothers me. Maybe because comics are aimed at a younger audience and I don’t like the idea of those kinds of ideas getting into their heads just yet.

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