Post details: Random Tag - Dang that Blandly Urbane Guy!

06/22/07

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Random Tag - Dang that Blandly Urbane Guy!

Ouch!

With sincere apologies to Gary Larson...

That bugger! I tagged him and what did he do...??? TAGGED ME RIGHT BACK!

Yup, another dreaded meme... by way of DeMediaCratic Nation...

The deal is, apparently...

Here are some questions and answers. The questions can be changed (Matthew's Note: I'm not changing them...) when you "tag" some other blogger. If you’re tagged, answer the questions on your Blog.

Well, since I tagged people earlier, I'm only tagging THREE people this time... so here's the questions...


1) Name your favoUrite band and singer. (The singer can’t be from the band)

My favourite band would be The Clash and my favourite singer is Diana Krall... although Frank is a VERY close competitor... it depends on my mood.

Heck, somedays my favourite band is any fife and drum band and my favourite singer is Nivek Ogre... so it's a tough call.

...then there's Tom Waits...

OF COURSE, however, Lionel Jeffries is a GOD always.


2) FavoUrite historical politician (domestic)? (Historical = Dead)

William Lyon Mackenzie


3) FavoUrite historical politician (International)?

Ooo... hmm... probably Abraham Lincoln.


4) You’re giving a Hollywood pitch (25 words or less) about your Blog — GO

Two paranormal investigators and their kid have a dream... to get and restore a dusty old green bus which means a lot to them on many levels.


5) Other than where you live now, what city do you like?

London, England.

...although I could add DOZENS of great cities aside London... London is my fave.


6) FavoUrite modern politician? (In office now)

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, because she's a "New Democrat" (NDP) candidate, my local member of Provincial Parliament is now a Goddess in my eyes... and this coming from someone who considers themselves a "Red Tory" or more aptly, a "Blue Liberal"... Cheri DiNovo ran a good, clean campaign, actually gives a damn about her constituency, and the latest thing totally won me over...

Recently, our MPPs gave themselves a little raise... a HEFTY raise in fact. Some, like Cheri, didn't like this as it was money better spent elsewhere.

Well, an old movie theatre nearby was being sold as it's owners shut down the business... and it was snatched up by two investors who know NOTHING about running a movie theatre, but realised the old place was a landmark. They held a meeting and fifty people showed up... they were looking for investors and Cheri invested her entire "raise" to get the theatre back up and running.

She wins right now... even if I'm not too fond of all her party's platforms.


7) Are you a Wilsonian Idealist or Nixonian Realist in foreign policy?

Neither... but this is also because I'm Canadian.

I'm a Trudeau-ist in that Canada is "cool"... a Pearson-ist in that Canada should try to remain the strong, intelligent, silent type that's respected... and other than that, I'm okay with our current policies SO FAR...


8) Favorite (change spelling in honoUr of my favoUrite American) obscure movie?

This is a tough one... because your definition of "obscure" and mine could be different...

Not Seen By Many but Mainstream*: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Not Seen By Many but Mainstream*: My Favourite Year

* - Not a "blockbuster".

Independent Film: Bubba Ho-Tep

Foreign (Not North-American, Aussie/Kiwi or British) Film: La Cage au Folles (GET THE SUBTITLED VERSION!)

(I would have said "Das Boot" for the above, but most folks have seen it... and if you haven't GET the subtitled version to rent!!!)


Now... to choose my three victims tagged folks...

Well, of course Sue... and I haven't pestered ThreeCollie in a while... and lastly, I'll snag Candy Minx...

Now, I admit... the last two posts you see were "time stamped"... while sick last night, I wrote them up and "post-dated" them for when you've seen them... so I will be by later (once I recover enough) to comment and alert the TWO victims tagged bloggers to let them know that I've ruined any "blogging-roll" they may be on with a DREADED meme tag!

Oh, and Blandly... you MUST learn more about French Taunters sir...

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Comments:

Comment from: Blandly Urbane [Visitor] Email · http://demediacraticnation.blogspot.com/
4 would be a great one for TV traveling cross country to the various locations....you could sell brats on the side of the road along the way too.

Movie selections are very, very good, although I've never seen Bubba but have heard great things about it.

La Cage? Oui, oui that and 2 beat the remakes.

I have no luck viewing YouTube here, so I'll have to skip Python for now.

Run away, run away! Why do you think i have this outrageous accent you silly king!
PermalinkPermalink 06/22/07 @ 09:24
Comment from: Admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/
Hey Blandly Urbane... Me? A KING!?! Well, it would go to reason since Sue is a self-proclaimed Queen... although I think she sees me simply as a trusted exchequer.

...and no talk of bratwurst today thanks... I'm still coming down from some NASTY tummy issues from last night that have (once again) robbed me of my voice.
PermalinkPermalink 06/22/07 @ 13:26
Comment from: Candy Minx [Visitor] Email · http://gnosticminx.blogspot.com/
Oh this is a tough one...but I'll do it. I'm two tags behind...so I'll do a major catch up sometime in the next day or so okay? Thanks so much for thinking of me very nice of you!
PermalinkPermalink 06/23/07 @ 13:32
Comment from: Admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/
Hey Candy Minx... I visit once or twice per week to your blog to catch up! I was there earlier, but you beat me to the punch! Thanks as always for stopping by!
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