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0944 - 25 more questions meme

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1.Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4.
"Standing rules, as understood in this book except in the case of conventions, are rules (1) which are related to the details of administration of a society rather than parliamentary procedure, and (2) which can be adopted or changed upon the same conditions as any ordinary act of the society." (Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, 10th edition.)

2.Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What do you reach?
My pilot's logbook, which was sitting on top of the copy of RONR I just quoted from, in turn sitting on top of a truly massive pile of paper I need to clean up.

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
Last night's tribute to George Carlin on PBS.

4. Without looking, guess what time it is:

5. Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
Birds chirping.

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
1700 or so yesterday, bringing the recycle barrel back in from the car after taking it to the trash contractor for Fairmont.

8. Before you started this survey,
Catching up on the Pilots of America web forum.

9. What are you wearing?
Animaniacs T-shirt and blue jeans.

10. Did you dream last night?
Yes. Do I remember? No.

11. When did you last laugh?
During the Carlin special last night.

12. What are on the walls of the room you are in?
Three Animaniacs original production cels, a technical excellence award for Hercules from NASPA, a drawing of Vakkotaur and Sheilataur I commissioned from kinkyturtle before he decided I was a nasty eeeeevil person, a collection of Animanics pins, vakkotaur's diploma from college, a chipped 78 RPM record of Glenn Miller's Moonlight Serenade, another piece of furry art, a Dot Warner iron-on patch in the package, a Rand McNally road map of the US, a sign: "to err is human, to really foul things up requires a computer", a Sky & Telescope 2009 stargazer's atlas, and my completion certificate for the Zero-G flight I took on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

13. Seen anything weird lately?
Weird? In Fairmont?! That would be "no".

14. What do you think of this quiz?
Not unusual...

15. What is the last film you saw?
Hm. I think it was Caddyshack, over Christmas at my dad's place.

16. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
After getting myself and all of my close relatives out of debt, I'd probably get a few avionics upgrades for the Zodiac, and build a house on the property I own in Texas - but aside from those, I've already got pretty much everything I want.

17. Tell me something about you that I don't know about.
I went to my high school senior prom with a camera in my hand instead of a date on my arm.

18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
I'd wipe out the notion that it's ever legitimate for government to take one's property involuntarily in order to give to someone else.

19. Do you like to dance?

20. George Bush:
The guy did a great job in tough times, and will be judged much less harshly by history than it's currently fashionable to think of him.

21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
What child? I don't do children, and never will.

23. Would you ever consider living abroad?
No. For all of its faults (and those about to be visited upon us), the US is still the freest country in the world.

24. What do you want God to say to you when you reach the pearly gates?
I'd like him to explain why he never made his existence known in a way nobody could argue. Since I don't expect this to actually happen, I'm not worried about it.

25. Tag six people who might also do this in THEIR journal:
No tags here, but if you think this is interesting, go ahead.

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3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
Last night's tribute to George Carlin on PBS.

Me too, and it's also the answer to #11, which was the last time I cursed out loud at the TV. Fuck you, Bill Maher, and others: you were supposed to honour Carlin; not bury Bush.

"We finally have someone in the White House who can speak the English language." ?? Sure, as long as there's a teleprompter; otherwise it's all a mass of "word whispers" like: Um, err, oo, eh, ah, uh, duh, ...DOH!

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1. Wow, I keep finding more things we have in common, being a long-time Toastmaster myself (of almost 20 years now) I'm quite familiar with Roberts Rules, don't own a copy like you do, but I have read it several times and am familiar with the subject matter.

13. What? After 12.'s answer that is still a "no"? I suppose 12. is weird by Fairmont standards ... ;)

20. Somewhat agree, actually. Still no fan of Bush by a long shot, but I know how history works, it's always the last guy (or the last bad guy) to get the press. The next bad president to come along (whether it's Obama or someone else) will make the people forget about Bush. Remember when everyone was ragging on Nixon as the worst president? Ever since Bush-bashing became popular we don't hear that! (Strangely, up here in Canada, Mulroney-bashing became like what Nixon-bashing was or Bush-bashing is in the states for a long while, but has faded out and, interestingly, hasn't really been replaced by bashing of anyone else. (There's dislike for Steven Harper in several quarters, but it isn't to the same scale as Mulroney-bashing was.)

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