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The Interview Meme - The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
The Interview Meme
1 - Leave a comment, saying you want to be interviewed.
2 - I will respond; I'll ask you five questions.
3 - You'll update your journal with my five questions, and your five answers.
4 - You'll include this explanation.
5 - You'll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.

Answers to Misty's Questions

1. Are there any CDs in your collection that you're sort of embarrassed to admit that you own? If not ('cause I know what you're like), what are the best 5?
There are probably a couple of CD's I own that are embarrassing. The worst would have to be the 5 Star CD. I would like to say I didn't actually buy it - it was sent to me in error by a CD club and I never got around to sending it back. I would like to say that - but it would be a lie... I actually ordered it.
I have a couple of "Joke" CD's I've picked up over the years that could be considered embarrassing, (like the Wombles greatest hits for example) but I feel as I intentionally got it as a joke, there should really be nothing to be embarrassed about!
I would have a hard time picking my 5 best CD's, I have a hard enough time picking 5 favourite artists!

2. If you could re-do anything from your past, what would you change?
Changing things you've done (even just a simple thing like tying your shoelaces properly that time... etc etc) could have a major impact on the rest of your life, like killing your grandfather and all that jazz. As I am happy with how my life ended up (so far), changing things I've done would seem to be a bad idea.
Perhaps if we ignore causality for a moment, I would like to have studied. I left school half way through my 'A' levels, ending hopes of going to university. I have always wondered if I could have passed a degree course.

3. We're having a dinner party for 10. You can invite anyone you'd like, dead or alive. We'll assume that if they're dead, they'll be alive, and there'll be no zombie-like, holy-shit-you-used-to-be-dead creepiness about it. Who would you invite & why?
hmmm... I would have loved to have met my grandfathers... especially my father's father who died shortly before I was born. I think Douglas Adams would come next, along with Pterry (Pratchett), and Isaac Asimov. I would love to be in the same room as Vince Clarke and Mozart (we'd need a couple of keyboards for them to play with) just to hear them discus music, and for Vince to show Mozart what is possible now with regards to instruments. In another bizarre partnering I'd like Einstein to meet Stephen Hawking for some light after dinner conversation. To be sure all uncomfortable silences were filled Eddie Izzard would be there... probably the only comedian smart enough for the company he'd be keeping.

4. Where do you see yourself at 40?
I have no idea. I have a terminal case of the here and now. I play everything by ear. I rarely plan further than a week away. Now if you'd asked me where do I *want* to be when I'm 40, I'd say I'd quite like to be working from home. I'd quite like home to be some nice house by the sea, or in the country, or perhaps both! Perhaps I'd be working for myself, making my own schedules, doing work I really enjoy.

5. When is it okay to kill a spider?
Almost never. The only exception I can readily think of would be when the spider is 18' tall, with a 12" poisonous spike and it's just incapacitated your life long buddy and travelling companion with the intention of eating him.

Answers to Minxee's Questions

1) if you had to live without one of the following which would you choose.. love or money?
As I've managed to live without money before - I'd take that option. Being broke is nothing compared to being lonely.

2)what's the most bizarre thing to ever have happened to you?
I was in the planning stage of the first London Loft meet when I arrange to meet a Lofter to "Reccy" some pubs around Leicester Square. His online handle was "Maniac" We arranged to meet "under the clock" at Leicester Square station... which is a tad foolish as there are 3 clocks. Not knowing what he looked like, or indeed his real name, and after waiting for 30 minutes after the designated meet time, I decided on the only logical action I could take. I asked someone at the station to make an announcement. I explained that I had not met this guy before, and only knew him by a "CB" handle, which was "Maniac". I also explained that he only knew me as "The Paranoid Android." One of the two people in the observation room left stiffling fits of giggles as the other made the following announcement. "Is there a maniac in the station. A Paranoid Android wants to know where the Maniac is." I watched a sea of people stare at the various loud speakers around the station as if that held the answer to the puzzling announcement as "The Maniac" approached the information point.

3) if you had to live with 5 ppl(famous or irl) for a year in a big brother kinda environment in order to win alot of money..who would you choose and why?
I'd choose Mum, Dad, Misty, Jo and Bianca. This may seem a strange choice at first... but we've actually all lived together (for a month or so) and although tensions ran high, we survived. You are a lot more forgiving of family... and we could probably share the money at the end anyway! :)

4) if you could change one thing bout yourself what would it be?
I'd instantly be able to speak any language.

5) I'm not gona lower myself to a dreaded sex question as the last one like you :P If you could choose the perfect fantasy woman whose bits would you choose and why ?
hmmm ... Any way I answer this could get me in serious trouble... but here goes.! As to the reasons ... they should be obvious!
Starting at the top...
Hair: the original timotei girl
Brains: Dana Scully (The character - not the actress!)
Eyes: Michelle Pfeiffer
Body: Elle McPherson
Arse: Kylie
Legs: the wife.

Current Mood: contemplative contemplative
Current Music: Dido - White Flag

14 comments or Leave a comment
teya_uk From: teya_uk Date: January 29th, 2004 06:12 am (UTC) (Link)
lmao re when it's ok to kill a spider! As for 5 star .. you could always say you were just supporting the local bands? them living not a mile or so away from you (or used to in any case).

btw ... do me?
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: January 30th, 2004 08:08 am (UTC) (Link)


1) You are going to be trapped on a *small* desserted island for a year or more... pick 10 friends/aquantences to join you, and the reasons why you picked them. There will be no escaping these people for the whole year as the island is that small!

2) What is on your "must do before I die" list?

3) Your life is about to become a musical(!) - write the tag line...

4) Career wise: What did you want to be when you was a child... what would you like to be now?

5) What is the daftest thing you've done?
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: January 30th, 2004 08:56 am (UTC) (Link)


...plus you have to ask me questions now too!
tweezlebum From: tweezlebum Date: January 29th, 2004 07:20 am (UTC) (Link)
You know you have to do me. :P
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: January 30th, 2004 07:33 am (UTC) (Link)


1) They are going to make a film of your life (so far)... who would play the main characters?

2) What is your earliest memory?

3) Have you had (a) "I want the ground to open up and swallow me" moment(s)? If so what was it/Which was the worse?

4) What is your proudest moment?

5) Summarise yourself in a sentence. (Run on sentences are cheating!)
tweezlebum From: tweezlebum Date: January 30th, 2004 08:02 am (UTC) (Link)


No fair. I gave you easy ones. :(
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: January 30th, 2004 08:09 am (UTC) (Link)


These are easy too! :-p
tweezlebum From: tweezlebum Date: January 30th, 2004 08:15 am (UTC) (Link)


Are not. I can't even figure out who the "main characters" would be.
dissolved_girl From: dissolved_girl Date: January 29th, 2004 10:31 am (UTC) (Link)
i dread to think.. but go ahead ask me some lol
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: January 30th, 2004 07:44 am (UTC) (Link)


1) Change one thing about your looks *OR* your character/personality... which would you choose and how would you change it?

2) Describe your perfect job.

3) Name your five best characteristics - as you see yourself... in order!

4) You can send a short message to yourself aged 16... what would you say?

5) and because you dreaded me... Describe your best/worse sexual experience! :-p - That'll teach ya!
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: January 30th, 2004 08:58 am (UTC) (Link)


.. plus you have to ask me some questions now too!
admiralmemo From: admiralmemo Date: January 31st, 2004 04:05 am (UTC) (Link)

Oh sure...

Might as well interview me... I love the shower meme...
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: February 4th, 2004 06:52 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Oh sure...

1) In your opinion, what is the best Star Trek Spin-off (Next Gen not included - it's a continuation, not a spin-off!)? What makes it the best?

2) Your life (so far) is made into a musical... what would the tag line be?

3) What game could hold the title of "Best Game Ever!" and why.

4) You have a button that will kill someone (in a far away place) when pressed. You are offered money to press the button... would you have a price? (If so ... what would that price be?)

5) If you could live in any era... which would you choose?
admiralmemo From: admiralmemo Date: February 14th, 2004 07:13 pm (UTC) (Link)


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