What is the perfect way to stop the spread of the skobie spores?
Medical researchers and nuclear scientists have been working on this problem since late 1974 and the best they have come up with is to increase the Dole and Social Welfare. That of course has backfired and all those scientists were summarily executed in the mid 90’s. I personally feel a large scale direct action is needed at this point. It would require fleets of Humvees with twin Ma’Dueces mounted and then a large advertising campaign offering free beer and horrible dance music along with track suit giveaways. Once the majority of the chavs are rounded up into the stadiums then the Humvees would drive through…..and there you have it. The remainder of the skobies would then be hunted down utilizing 2 man Scout/Sniper teams.
And the people rejoiced!
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three CDs could you not live without?
Michelle Shocked; Short, Sharp, Shocked
Frank Zappa; Shut Up and Play Your Guitar
John Prine; Great Days
If you were stranded on a desert island, which of the following women would you want with you, why you take them, and why you would turn down the other two:
Amy Lee, Scarlett Johansson, or Jessica Alba.
(Yes, I’m well aware that those three women feature heavily on my Ten Hottest Women On The Planet list, but pick one. None of the above is not an acceptable answer.)
First off, my answer would be Gina Gershon aka the most beautiful woman in the world!
Amy Lee….kinda’ attractive. Jessica Alba…..I don’t think she is attractive!! She’s too skinny too.
So my answer would be the daughter of the lead singer of The New York Dolls, Scarlett Johansson. She is an actress who I look at some times and say, “Yea, she’s cute, kinda’” and other times I look at her and drop my jaw and say, DAMN!!! So yes, Scarlett Johansson wins.
What is your proudest achievement in life?
Can I say, my son? Is that arrogant of me to consider having and raising a son an achievement?
If you could pick one of the man, the legend, Rob O’Brien’s chat up lines to use on a night out, what would it be and why?
Aw, Man, he has so many great lines to chat a girl with that will guarantee I don’t get anywhere with her that it is almost impossible to pick just one. But….
”Man, I’m no Fred Flintstone, but I can make your bed rock!”. I think this one is just so funny that if I tried that one around here she would laugh and probably continue chatting with me just because I had the balls to use a corny line like that or I’d get a drink in the face and then she’d walk away laughing. There’s no middle ground with that line.
Well, my questions are.. what do you consider beautiful in a woman? And an example would be…
This is actually a tough question. I love women!!! Be they short, tall, fat, skinny, tomboyish, girly-girlish, blonde, brunette, ginger or any tone in-between. I find all kinds of women beautiful. The girls I have dated, loved, lusted, whatever has run the gamut of all kinds. I have never figured out a single category of woman that I prefer over another. One thing I know I do not like is a girl that wears a lot of makeup. My examples of beautiful women are;
Gina Gershon (as I stated above, the most beautiful woman in the world)
Maria Bartiromo, CNBC anchorwoman
Jennifer Love Hewitt, actress
Brittany Spears((pre head shaved)she’s looney but gorgeous)
Maria deMedieros, Portuguese actress
also, what are your publishing ambitions?
Someday in the distant future someone, hopefully a relative, will stumble upon my writings and publish them and they’ll become a worldwide best seller. They will disprove all the accepted theories on the early 21st century and send sociologists and historians into a frenzy of how to depict the state of the world before the great nuclear holocaust. Seriously I have no publishing ambitions. I am a literary hack. I have no visions of my writing being any thing more than my rantings, diversified.
What is your favorite handload for 223?
For short course I load……
LC case, trimmed and cleaned and decrimped.
75 grain Hornaday HPBT match bullet
24.5 grains of Varget
CCI BR4 benchrest primer
Loaded to mag length
For long range I load……….
Lapua case, trimmed and cleaned.
80 grain Sierra HPBTMK bullet
25.3 grains of Varget
CCI BR4 benchrest primer
Loaded for length to .002 off the lands
Would you rather be with someone to avoid being lonely or just be alone to avoid being with someone you didn’t really like?
I would definitely prefer to be alone. I like being singular.
franklin gothic or avant garde?
Definately avant garde!! I go to the National Gallery of Art occasionally and I try to time my trips there with modern art shows.
beer or cider?
A pint of Yuengling Premium Beer, please!
Were John Brown’s Army correct in taking their course of action in attempting to start an insurrection during the 19th century in America?
Harpers Ferry is about an hour and a half drive from here. I don’t think anyone other than John Brown and his 20 some odd followers consider his actions as an insurrection. He was an abolitionist, a religious fanatic and generally a looney bird. He suffered from delusions, self admittedly. His later life was quite violent. He and some of his sons are known, in Kansas, for executing pro-slavery farmers. No trial, no argument, these people were removed from their houses in the middle of the night and murdered simply because they were slave owners. He became know as,”Old Brown of Osawatomie”.
His attempt at taking the armory at Harpers Ferry would have put a lot of brand new rifles into the hands of an extreme element of the anti-slavery movement. Now the ends he was fighting for were noble and good but it was his tactics that made him a criminal.
The Civil War Museum here in Harrisburg has a rifle taken by John Brown at Harpers Ferry. The government kept very good records and all the serial numbers from all the rifles are known from the raid. The ones known about, that are not in museums, bring hundreds of thousands of dollars at auction.
What is the average airspeed velocity of the African Sparrow?
Phil, Just so I can be a bit more precise, is that with or without a coconut?
It is an unladen swallow.
My intense and in-depth research of this question(all ten minutes of it) has proven that this is a question that has been thoroughly studied since 1975. The best scientific paper I found on the subject is below.
The question of the identity of the ‘African Swallow’ referred to by King Arthur in Chapman et al (1975) is still unresolved.
Personally, I feel it is unlikely to have been the South African Cliff-swallow Hirundo spilodera as European knowledge of geography would not have spread as far in King Arthur’s time. It seems likely that only species breeding in West Africa or Ethiopia would be known to Europeans and perhaps Ethiopia, land of Prester John (who I’m sure would have been a close personal friend of King Arthur) is perhaps the best candidate.
I would propose that either Red-chested Swallow Hirundo lucida (which breeds in West Africa and western Ethiopia) or Ethiopian Swallow Hirundo aethiopica (which breeds in the Sahel and Ethiopia) and which both closely resemble European Swallow, are two likely candidates, although the widespread Lesser Striped Swallow Hirundo abyssinica is another possibility.
The problem highlights the problems of specifically identifying species from manuscripts and documents dating from pre-Linnean times, when there was no standard terminology.