I’ve been tagged by MrMacrum to do the “Old Dude Strikes Again Meme.” Why it’s called that I have no idea, but here goes.
- What is your favorite quotable line from a movie?
“The innocent must die.” – Johnny Wong, in John Woo’s incredibly hardcore action film Hard Boiled. These words are uttered by the villain, leading into a 40-minute action sequence in a hospital including gunfights, fistfights, a fire, rappelling, and an ungodly amount of explosives. Yeah, it’s awesome.
- Who is the most famous person you have spoken to?
There have been a few, but I’m going to have to go with Charlton Heston, because not only did I speak with the man, I had dinner with him. This was back in my days working for the Northwestern Chronicle, the alternative (read: conservative) student-run weekly newspaper at Northwestern University. Heston went to Northwestern, and we asked him to come and speak on campus. He agreed, and the Chronicle’s editors and board of directors took him out for dinner afterwards. Over dinner we discussed various topics, mostly political. We saw eye to eye on some things and felt quite differently about others; it was a very animated discussion. Heston also told a great story about a foolish thief who tried to break into his daughter’s house, only to be greeted by Heston looming over him with a shotgun. Heston had a sharp mind, an imposing presence, and a firm handshake.
- How many bags/boxes of potato chips are consumed at your place in a month?
I’m not sure, probably 3 or 4. I eat some with my lunch most days, and so does Sarah. Although like MrMacrum, I am a Cheez-It addict.
- Who is your all time favorite cartoon character?
This is a tough one for me, as I’m not really a big fan of cartoons. I’ll go with Peter Griffin from Family Guy, but I’m not sure if he counts.
- What foreign food dish do you prepare from scratch and serve?
I don’t. Cooking isn’t my forte. The only thing I am good at cooking is steak, which I sear, then broil, in an iron skillet. I do help with the cooking sometimes, but generally I joke that if it’s my turn to cook, we’ll have mexican pizzas, or a Whopper.
- What is your favorite section of the supermarket?
By “supermarket,” I assume you mean “grocery store.” And since Crum stole my answer, I’m going to say my favorite section is the food section.
- What was your high school team’s mascot and what were the school’s colors?
The Cougars; maroon and gold.