Saturday, November 11, 2006

MeMe Me! Me Too! Two.Twuw.

I've recently been tagged by the beautiful and talented and annoying Jemima to complete this online questionnaire, known as a 'meme' to those in the know. Generally, I hate doing the bloody things, because deep down, I know I'm dull and boring, and I don't want anyone else to find out!
The questions are all to do with the number four, so guess how many questions there are- Four, Fourteen, Forty? No, there's nine.

a) Four jobs I have had in my life:
International jewel thief, Formula one driver, stuntman and soldier of fortune.
Not really! I've been a hairdresser's assistant, a power press operator, a formed coil manufacturer and now I am getting bits of paid work, I can say comic artist/illustrator. I think the second lot of options are far more exciting than the first.
b) Four movies I would (have) watch(ed) over and over again:
If I like a movie, I'll tend to watch it loads of times anyway, but I'll whittle it down to four, (although by tomorrow the list will change completely):
Raiders Of The Lost Ark- I've loved this film ever since I first saw it when I was eight or so-sheer entertainment, and it ages better than some of Lucas' other efforts, probably because he's let it grow old gracefully, and not keep fixing it 'til it's broke.
Enter The Dragon- Watching Bruce Lee fight people on screen is more rewarding and artistically valid to me than any poxy ballet. Plus, all the dialogue is fun to copy at home-"Boards ...don't hit back."
"It's like a finger pointing to the moon. Don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss all the heavenly glory"
Also, making Bruce Lee fighting noises is enormously rewarding.
The Producers- The original one, not the musical remake. Kenneth Mars pisses on Will Ferrell.(Not literally. Well, I hope not, anyway) Zero Mostel puts in probably the best comedy performance of all time as Max Bialystock, and him and Gene Wilder make a brilliant double act. It's a shame Mel Brooks has made so many shit films recently because The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein are all classics.
Last but not least is Goldfinger. The best Bond (Shir Shean) in the best Bond movie. The best villain, the best henchman, the best car, the best Bond girl rude name ("Pushhy") and the direction (Lewis Gilbert) , music (John Barry) and set design (Ken Adam) are all top-notch.

c) Four places I have lived:
Latveria, Wakanda, Gotham, Metropolis.
Not really. I've never lived anywhere but Birmingham, but I have moved around within its borders.
d) Four TV shows I like to watch:
Generally, I think all modern telly is rubbish-especially the faeces ITV excretes into my eyes lately, but I'll watch Doctor Who and most things football-related. I like shouting "Dion Dublin" at the telly when it's mystery guest time on Question Of Sport, irrespective of who it actually is.
I'll also watch Porridge whenever it's on (frequently) because Porridge was the best sitcom of the 70s (bollocks to your Fawlty Towers.) and Lennie Godber was a Villa fan.
e) Four places I have visited:
Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield,
Royal Victoria Park, Bath,
Villa Park, Witton, Birmingham,
Ray Park, Darth Maul.
f) Four websites I visit daily:
I like Progressive Ruin, it's probably the best comics blog out there. I visit b3ta quite frequently. There's always stuff on their 'popular links' page that makes me laugh. I check out everyone's blog that's in my sidebar. I also like Dark Horizons, an Aussie site that keeps me abreast of movie stuff. It's far less geeky than Ain't It Cool News, and number four is probably The Beeb's Villa mini-site which doesn't try to flog you a load of shite every five minutes, unlike the official site.
g) Four places I would like to be right now:
Latveria, Wakanda, Gotham, Metropolis.
I don't care where I am as long as I'm around the people I love.
Sounds wanky, I know, but it's true.
h) Four of my favourite foods:
Seconds! Only joking.
I love hot buttered crumpets with marmite. I love Northern Indian Garlic Chilli Chicken Curry from my local takeaway. Tastes better than Senokot, anyway. I love crisps with houmous (doesn't matter what flavour crisp; only Prawn Cocktail ones taste horrible with houmous) and I love bacon but some cow won't let me have it, because she thinks eating pork is evil.

i) Four bloggers I'd like to respond:
I'd like Jonni to do something other than write about the bloody Green Lantern Corps, Steve is always writing good funny stuff, and he's been quiet for a while, as well. Ian, a proper comics professional, has also been under the radar a bit, I'd like to hear what he has to say. And I'd like to hear what my secret reader in Norway has to say, as well.

Fuck me! Didn't that take forever? satisfied now, Jemima?


steve said...

yes its true i have been quiet, as the deadline to get my comic finished rolls towards me like a moss covered boulder. im finding it hard to put anything else other than "ive got another page finished today" . as i have already mentioned, i am your reader in norway. can i have my rucksack now?

mick said...

Getting a page done is news in my house! I'd probably spend as long scanning it all in and posting it on the blog as I did drawing the fucking thing in the first place.

If you really are Norse, what's the norwegian for rucksack? (Putting them O's with the lines through them into the word or using umlauts doesn't count!)

jonni said...

It'd probably be something like rucksack - bearing in my mind it's German for errr..., literally back-pack.

I done a blog! and yes, it's about the bloody Green Lantern Corps. Last one though!

Cheers for the tag...