Friday, November 23, 2012

Me Meme

A. If you could get away with one murder in your lifetime without any legal, social, or emotional repercussions, would you kill someone?

Yes, but only if they were really bad and had it coming. I'd like to do some research and rid the world of a real scumbag.
B. What is your first thought when you receive a message on Tumblr, are you excited for the idea of someone from potentially the other side of the world wanting to talk to you or fearful that someone will criticize you?
I am lucky. I have only had a few people troll me and they usually give up after I don't engage them. I got over worrying what other people thought of me when I was six. No one likes to be put down but I would never let that keep me from doing something I enjoyed. I played football and did Drama in High School while reading comics and listening to the soundtrack from the movie and TV show, 'Fame' so I think criticism is the least of my worries. I am more mean to myself than anyone else could possibly be. If you hate me, at least be creative about it.
C. Have you ever looked down on someone because you thought your religious views were superior?
Only if their beliefs are goofy (magic underwear - 'nuff said). For sure I look down on those who think their religion gives them the right to judge people and deny them rights that their group already possesses - marriage equality for gay people, allowing minorities and women the vote ect. Life is about change and change comes through enlightenment. Those who refuse to accept that we are all the same and deserve the same consideration infuriates me.
D. Would you rather know everything the universe has to offer but in exchange lose all emotions or remain the way you are now?
I already made that deal with the Devil.
E. If you could live and be healthy without sleeping or eating/drinking, which would you cut out of your life?
Sleeping of course. I can write you volumes about the joys of insomnia.
F. If you could take on the exact body and form of anyone else on Earth, who would it be?

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine or Gerard Butler when he was filming 300. Those are a couple of good looking men and I am not ashamed to say that.
G. Would you rather burn or freeze to death?
According to Hans Christian Anderson in his horrific story, The Little Match Girl, before you freeze to death you just fall asleep and die without pain while having visions of a happy life. That's the way to go.

H. If it meant it would solve all world hunger, war, disease and bigotry, would you spend the rest of eternity in Hell?
I am already on a first name basis with all my demons so I would have the advantage of already knowing somebody when I got there. I'd make the sacrifice for you all (don't thank me all at once) despite the fact that I really don't like the heat.
I. Was the first crush in your life something you had or something someone had on you?
If anyone ever had a crush on me I certainly never knew about it. As for my part I adored Caroline Munro from the first time I saw the Golden Voyage of Sinbad and that feeling has never gone away.

J. Could you live without having sex ever (again) in exchange for eternal youth?
Eternal youth is a trap fraught with it's own kind of  misery.
K. Have you ever watched a full length pornographic movie?
Just for the story.
L. The Beatles or The Rolling Stones?

M. If you could have the ability to manipulate matter or energy, which would you choose?

 Energy - you can do so much more damage that way.
N. What was the worst nightmare you ever had?
I walk into my yard and there is a huge Jack-In-A-Box in front of me. The handle starts turning and I can hear the 'tink tink tink' sound. Suddenly the top pops open and the evil clown inside grabs me and pulls me back into the box, slamming the lid shut behind him.
O. Would you rather spend one year with your one true love just to never see them again or the rest of your life with second best?

Anyone who would have me would NEVER be second best.

P. All the sequels/remakes/adaptations/rip-offs in movies nowadays, good or bad?
It very difficult to remake something that people have an emotional attachment too - like a favorite film from childhood. Trying to live up to expectation and entertain a person with what is essentially the same story is a losing gamble most times. But then again there are examples like DUNE where I love both the 1984 movie and the mini-series on the SYFY channel. A great story can survive many interpretations in the way a bad story never can.

Q. Would you rather be dirt poor and emotionally fulfilled in life or be rich beyond imagination and emotionally dissatisfied for life?
I am already emotionally dissatisfied. If you want to give me a few bucks to soothe my ennui then who am I to turn you down?
R. Do you have any (secret) feelings of bigotry to any group of people?
Not for things that a person can't change like their sexual orientation or their race or their color. I do, however judge those who choose to remain ignorant and hide behind belief systems that only validate and encourage their hatred.
S. Would you rather be the only person in the world that can read minds or have everyone else in the world be able to read minds except for your own?
If they couldn't read my mind I would stand out from everyone else. You know what happens next -the society would either put me in a zoo for study or beat me to death with a pillow case full of hockey pucks.
T. If everyone in the world would automatically only know one language, which language would you choose?  Klingon - they have a hundred words for grumpy.

U. If you were old enough and not in a situation where it would be inappropriate, would you sleep with one of your (past) school teachers/professors?
Pam Sing taught French in college and never wore the same outfit or hairstyle two days in a row. She was Asian and had a love for knee high boots. She just dripped sexuality and moved around the language lab like a jungle cat.     

V. A world without religion, good, bad, neutral?
Faith is a beautiful thing but religion can so easily be used to justify really evil acts. Too many people hide behind a cloak of certainty that doesn't allow for any other beliefs or lifestyles.
W. The men's rights movement, legitimate cause or laughable, and why?
Men already have all the rights and white men have the most rights of all. I think we need to level the playing field for other groups before we start worrying about the rare rights that men may not have.
X. You can eliminate one of your five senses to substantially strengthen the others, which one and would you do it?
I would give up smell for the eyesight of an eagle.                               

Y. Do looks mean anything to you? Don't lie, could you fall in love with someone you thought was ugly?
I couldn't love anyone who was ugly on the inside regardless of what they look like on the outside. I find all kinds of women attractive and if they like me they instantly become gorgeous.
Z. Can you understand the mindset and logic used by the opposite spiritual opinion? An atheist understanding the belief in a higher power and vice versa.

I understand why human beings need religion to help give them guidance and put their minds at ease. They can't wrap their minds around the fact that life on Earth is all there is. I am actually happier that I know there is no magical sky god ready to smite us all with a global flood because, if we can be honest, the gods can be real dickheads sometimes.



Debra She Who Seeks said...

More people should think like you, Cal.

Kal said...

Welcome to my nightmare. I am totally unappreciated in my own time. I give the weighty questions of life a lot of thought but I sometimes think I don't express what I feel very well.