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Interviewing the fora

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:21 pm UTC
by Gunfingers
Instead of just interviewing one person, in this thread you post an interview question, and the next person to post will answer the question and pose another for whoever posts next.

I shall start:
So, unknown next poster, how old are you?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:40 pm UTC
by Dream
I am 25.

Why do you keep up your membership/activity here?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:48 pm UTC
by Moo
Because I get a lot from the fora. It ammuses me; it gives me something to do when I'm bored; it educates me; I have made friends through it; I get a sense of belonging due to the great community.

Do you own a pet? If so, why? If not, would you like to own a pet? If so, why? If not, why?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:55 pm UTC
by pseudoidiot
Yes, my wife & I have two cats.

1. Dory is a domestic short hair (or some such). Very pretty fur, almost has a violet tint to it.

2. Kala is a persian/himalayan mix and has beautiful fur and the sweetest blue eyes I've ever seen (which makes her pure evil, since noone can resist them).

What's the one vice you just can't quit?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:15 pm UTC
by Izawwlgood
The internet.

When you look out the closest window, what do you see?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:25 pm UTC
by Sungura
There is no window here :( I see...walls.

When you walk out the door, what is the first thing that catches your eye?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:38 pm UTC
by Megatriorchis
The sky.

What's your favorite type of weather?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:44 pm UTC
by kellsbells
That crispy clear kind of autumn afternoon weather that usually involves walking through dry leaves.

Right now, would you rather jump through time one hour back or one hour forward?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:51 pm UTC
by telcontar42
One hour back. Having more time is definitely better than having less time. That way I could spend an extra hour procrastinating and not doing my homework. As a bonus, jumping back in time is a more severe violation of physics and therefore would be more awesome.

Describe your idea of a perfect meal.

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:10 pm UTC
by Zohar
Wow, that's a tough one. I'm vegetarian, BTW.

Anyway, it would start with a great salad with lots of tasty stuff in it - apples, raisins, nuts, cherry tomatoes, lettuce etc. Also, there'll be freshly baked bread with excellent room-temperature butter and incredibly stinky cheeses. Maybe some antipasti to go with it.

For the main course, I think maybe whole wheat pasta with an interesting sauce.

For desert, something that combines hot and cold. Warm cake and ice cream, for example. Apple cakes are always good, or gooey chocolate cakes. Cheesecakes are usually cold.

This would probably change if it were hotter. Also, I'm assuming zero calories and as much space in my stomach as needed. :)

Next poster, an OKCupid question - what's the most embarrassing thing you're willing to write here?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:38 pm UTC
by d33p
I once sharted during a rave.

What're your thoughts on cannibalism?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:23 pm UTC
by Megatriorchis
Humans probably taste gross because of all the inorganic and processed foods they eat, so I don't think I would ever eat them. Unless I was presented with a survival situation with no other solution.

Which shift key do you use more often: right or left?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:28 pm UTC
by podbaydoor
I use both equally, as I generally practice correct capitalization when I type.

Favorite article of clothing you own and why?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:47 pm UTC
by kellsbells
Right now it's probably one of the new Threadless shirts just delivered to me, because they're hilarious and I really wanted some new t-shirts. Otherwise, probably my big grey wool coat, just for practicality's sake. And it gives me +5 serious points.

Everything you had planned for today is suddenly canceled. What do you do instead?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:49 pm UTC
by Megatriorchis
Sleep and then maybe go to a friend's house to have some fun.

What's your favorite kind of pasta?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:55 pm UTC
by d33p
Homemade oxtail ravioli with yellow tomato sauce.

When was the first time you stuck your tongue to freezing metal?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:57 pm UTC
by kellsbells
I stuck my tongue to a frozen wagon on a dare from my best friend (later to become my worst enemy) when I was about six. :?

Is there one specific place that makes you feel better, no matter what's going on? Do you know why?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:19 pm UTC
by 22/7
My parents' house. I grew up there, and I doubt it will ever cease to feel like home.

When was the last time you specifically checked your post count for any reason?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:22 pm UTC
by pseudoidiot
Yesterday or the day before. Someone in the Fleeting Thoughts thread pointed out that I had 1000 posts, 700 of which were in general. I thought, "wow, when did I post so much?" Then went on about my business.

What's the one quality about yourself you love more than anything else?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:29 pm UTC
by d33p
My creativity and ability to think around corners. Close second, my lack of shame.

What's a "deal-breaker" for you in a potential significant other?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:43 pm UTC
by podbaydoor
Already having a significant other (whether in spirit or in fact). :evil:

What's your strategy for dealing with the need to fart while in a quiet public place?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:21 pm UTC
by apeman5291
Ooh, tough one. I clench, and try to release it in a slow, controlled manner, while moving. That accomplishes three things: 1) people are less able to pin it on me, 2) over more area, the smell is less concentrated, and 3) hopefully I have enough ability to control the noise factor by controlling the speed of release.

How much pleasure do you get out of discovering something that nobody else around you has?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:16 pm UTC
by Sungura
Discovering something new makes me really excited, it is the coolest thing, and I always want to blabber about it to anyone and everyone who will listen (or not, if they will pretend to listen at least! heehee)

Hot chocolate or coffee?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:22 pm UTC
by cin[em]atic
Hot chocolate. The smell of coffee nauseates me.
What not-necessarily-gross thing nauseates you?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:29 pm UTC
by apricity
Yogurt. I cannot STAND yogurt. The smell, the taste, the texture, it all revolts me.

What is the one song that you are most embarrassed to love? It doesn't count if you just love it for nostalgia's sake, it must be something you just discovered and love without reason.

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:31 pm UTC
by Dream
Ninja'd.

I don't find liking songs embarrassing at all. Nothing wrong with liking Wham! for instance.

How long do you regularly go without eating? How long is the longest you've gone?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:13 am UTC
by cin[em]atic
Funny you should ask. Regularly I don't go for too long, I forget lunch a lot, but even then I snack. But yesterday I just didn't eat at all, so unless there was a longer time that I don't remember, it would be 31 hours.

Is there any movie or band or book that you love so much that if someone said they hated it, not just didn't like it, but absolutely couldn't stand it, that you would have a hard time having a relationship with this person? Either romance or friendship.

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:23 am UTC
by Meowgan
Doctor Who. Lord of the RIngs. Luckily, my boyfriend loves LOTR and will let me indoctrinate him with Doctor Who.

If you had one last post ever on the Fora, what would it say and where would you post it?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:29 am UTC
by Steve Zissou
I would probably make some sort of post alluding to an easy method with which to enlarge one's penis. Or how to procure cheap and authentic Rolex watches. Since, you know, it just so happens that the last post quite a few members make here is exactly this.

BUT THAT'S NOT ALL, FOLKS! I would subvert the genre by backing up my claims with sweet, sweet truth! Essentially, my absence would be a small price to pay for a fora full of well-endowed, rolex-wearing gentlemen.




If a naked Karl Marx appeared at your door, what would you do?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:31 am UTC
by poxic
Give him a blanket and call the police.

If you could do anything for a living and not worry about money, talent or ability (assume all three would be plentiful), what would you do?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:14 am UTC
by Dream
I'd be an author. Nothing lasts through history like literature. I'd feel like I was advancing the human race.

What would you not do for anyone, ever, under any circumstances, that you might one day actually have to refuse to do?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:57 am UTC
by Pizzashark
Get in the van, no matter how much candy is offered.

What would you do for a Klondike bar?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:03 am UTC
by poxic
Go to the store and pay a small sum of money.

If you could pick one human trait and erase it from the planet, which would it be? Greed? Self-interest? Sentimentality? :)

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:19 am UTC
by d33p
Superstition, which leads to religious explanations of otherwise rationally-explicable phenomenae.

What would the movie version of your life be titled?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:44 am UTC
by poxic
d33p wrote:Superstition, which leads to religious explanations of otherwise rationally-explicable phenomenae.

Awesome answer. Like a built-in scientific method. :D

The movie of my life would be called "Well, it was a good idea."

For what one technology -- computer, aircraft, firearm, etc. -- would you like to be the world's foremost wizard?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:20 am UTC
by Pizzashark
Electricity. Nearly everything in fully developed and developing countries relies on it.

What kind of person annoys you more than any other?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:06 am UTC
by roc314
People who respond to questions like that by saying "you".

What do you think of moral relativism?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:08 am UTC
by d33p
I think relativism of any sort leads to an inevitable stalemate, where no objectivity or empiricism can be agreed upon. Which eventually makes any sort of communication irrational, unstable, and valueless.

What was your favourite childhood game?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:10 am UTC
by Meowgan
The Lion King for Sega Megadrive.

What is your favourite colour and why?

Re: Interviewing the fora

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:15 am UTC
by poxic
Probably blue. It makes me feel peaceful.

If you could order up a dream for tonight, what would you want to dream about?