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But seeing as it's riffing on whole Rza/Gza Wu-Tang thing, I'll go for something like 'the wuzza'. There are other TheWza's around, most notably on twitter. I am not he, or any other. Except maybe on Last, where it's down as my 'real name' cos I actually included my real name down as my Last username.
And by that I mean what in particular would you find the worst ailment to have?
That's right, I got dark. Merry Christmas.
The former being an inability, the latter being of different ability? </political-correctness-gone-mad>
The former (that I have): The power of invisibility.
The latter (that I have): Myopia.
I couldn't really comment on anything I've not suffered from, but seeing the degenerative effect (and eventual death) of my gf's bro from a cancerous brain tumour was pretty awful.
Merry Christmas to you too. But Happy Birthday woulda been more appropriate: I'm twentyeleven today.
Also you are now of an age where it's okay to like throw cushions.
Still. There's surely no shame in holding out and staying cushion-free for eight years. I did what I could.
when he got smacked in the face. Classic.
Three, by the looks of things. I don't mind him in films. His 'thing' works better in 'em than on TV.
Adulthood (2008) - decent enough sequel.
Severance (2006) - pretty good Brit horror comedy.
Human Traffic (1999) - not bad, but probably still paying off it's debt to Trainspotting.
Skins 'Cassie' (2007, S1 Ep2) - I watched the first two Eps of Skins so I would've seen this, too.
The Real Football Factories - parts of the Burnley one, which has cropped up twice during some channel surfing when nowt else was on.
I don't mind Human Traffic.
Not seen Severance, but I think my dad has it on DVD, so I might watch it.
I watched it again on TV and it deserves a better rep.
I'll try and answer everything that comes up.
Most learn the error of their ways. :-)
Possibly 'Gravel Pit'
I'm not massive on 'em, but 36 Chambers was a pretty big deal amongst me and my buddies when it came out.
Bonus Wu-Tang/TheWza fact: Cos I don't pay a whole lot of attention to song titles, and cos my original copy of 36 Chamber was a taped copy, I thought 'Da Mystery Of Chessboxin'' was actually called 'Da Mystery Of Cheeseboxin''. As in something akin to using a soapbox to stand on and shout out your thing. The fact that the first lines of the track are "The game of chess, is like a swordfight, You must think first, before you move" seemed to pass me by. Not all that surprising really. I've always been a bit crap at picking up on lyrics and their meanings. I obviously learnt the error of my ways a few years later, to much hilarity amongst my mates. It seems that the Wu are really quite keen on chess, with wuchess.com.
TV dramas about policing or hospitals are really not my thing. But, apparently, "she's later moved to Darwin as she believes Jac recognises something of herself in Penny."
Nothing lasts forever though, eh? So I hope it was good while it lasted. That's the most important thing. Better to have loved Penny Valentine and have lost her than to have never loved Penny Valentine at all.
Yeah, I can see your pain. I dig the ginger bob thing, too (see also: Cathy Dennis, during her classic Move To This era). But to be honest, I'm not sure you were ever serious about her if you didn't get her name right.
I call her Emma Catherwood when we hang out.
ask her if she minds wearing a Cathy Dennis mask and catching the train north.
She says that she was really disappointed when the wall came down because she was just about to graduate as a Pioneer (kinda like their version of our Scouts/Guides). :-)
Tallinn in Estonia seems nice now, but on balance, I'll go for Berlin/East Germany.
east germany is therefore invalid
are you happy for me to accept Estonia as your answer?
You're a harsh man, brusma. Harsh, but fair.
what would you do?
In terms of things I could realistically do, there's very little I could do that would be world-changing.
I guess most of the stuff I could actually do would be guilty-pleasures/general deviancy/naughtiness. But most of the pleasure of those things derives from their inherent forbidden nature. If there are no consequences then that disappears.
Hmmm. In truth it'd probably just be a case of take the day off work, go home on the train nekkid, then go out and get massively drunk knowing that there's no hangover waiting for me the next day. Summats like that. Sorry, this seems like my worst answer so far.
Would probably have been a better answer.
Walk home in shame.
*"Set yourself on fire and get punched in the face by a baggage handler on a sly fagbreak" is, I believe, the correct protocol.
My 21st and 22nd birthdays were pretty special cos all my buddies from various places all came together - something that's not been possible since.
But I think meeting my gf would be tough to beat. Soppy, but true enough. And a sufficiently humorous sequence of events for us both to enjoy recalling it.
Speaking to Jon Spencer might be a close third (even if he could barely muster a word in reply), recently matched my speaking to Lou Barlow.
who would win?
I kinda know about what I know, but Theo reigns supreme.
But I would be like Murray, all hopeful that it was going to pan out, and then he'd cripple me with two straight geek sets.
I'd be getting all Ivan Lendl with a powerful serve, but Theo would win out eventually with his 1337 all-rounder skillzorz when the game entered a rally and moved towards the net.
No-one could hope to control Foley. Even partially. In any case, partial control over the weather would be much more useful than total control over spiders.
Weather plays a part in all life.
I can handle the responsibility, if that's what you're worried about.
and down the line, at your wedding or a Michael Aspel intervention, you think 'ah God, I should have thought about my answer.'
I don't want to worry you. I'm just saying.
Thanks for looking out for me.
Though most people I've asked this question agree with you.
Is this your stock question?
It's more revealing about people than you might think
The people who go for weather tend to be more about grand gestures or force; those who go for spiders usually have elaborate but more low-key ideas of what they'd do with their power. Also, a lot of people concentrate on the partial vs. full power aspect - those who like to be in control go for spiders, those with more of a devil-may-care attitude for the weather.
I'm generalising from a sample set of about 20 here, so maybe don't read too much into it...
I was mostly thinking "Spiders, meh". But now you've made me think about it, the ability to make spiders weave whatever webs I so desire has some appeal.
Good to see you mooching around these parts again. Any questions?
Why should I hire you?
But you should consider breaking out the green, seeing as spring is around the corner and it's a good colour for fostering the creativity you crave.
You should hire me because I'm good value for money with a guarantee of a minimum level of service and maximum pricing that is favourable to over 90% of those who obtain quotes.
And what about the other 10%?
The other 10% were either from the opposition and checking out their own inferior competitiveness or they just had unrealistic expectations to begin with.
You're good kid, you're good :-D
I've been pwned at pool. If someone decent gets a lucky break there's very little you can do.
I think we know the answer to this.
But even if the last one was in Glasgow, I'm gonna stick with Glasgow, specifically WEST for starters.
Not sure I can haul my arse across the country to meat a bunch of randomers (and convince the gf that it's not some awful internet wrong thing).
Yeah much like yours my gf gave me a hard time for going to see young m-dizzles band.
Just imagine the abuse i'll get for going to edinburgh :)
She looked nice. Would that alone entice you in for a browse?
Katie Puckrick on an Oxfam leaflet would be a dead cert.
Lisa Rogers on an H&M billboard might also do it for me.
what is your favourite moby song?
what is your favourite ice cream?
what is your favourite alcoholic beverage?
-Of the ones I know the names of, 'Go'. But there's probably something on Play that I prefer.
-Mint choc-chip (I probably couldn't manage 2 pints of it though - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_meal#Famous_last_meal_requests)
-Stout or Red Wine, depending on the circumstance.
+ birthday presents foir my Dad:
Ukelele - £19.00
CDs/DVDs* (HMV - Jamie Cullum & Gran Torino) - £19.99
CDs/DVDs* (Fopp - Seasick Steve, Easy Rider & James May's Top Gear game & ) - £15.00