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Re: Ten Things About You
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2011, 06:27:25 PM »
Some of these may already be known about me, but here goes anyway:

1.   I've fallen off a 40 foot bridge and stood up immediately after landing on my back.  My landing pad was a rock-strewn mud puddle, littered with railroad spikes.

2.   I was a Professional Wrestler on & off for several years - I never became famous and did not get rich.

3.   I've been married for 23 years.

4.   I held the Indiana State Benchpress Record (a long time ago) by breaking the record, set by Tom Zupancic, former strength coach for the Indianapolis Colts.

5.   I have an OCD-type deal where I sometimes, time stoplights, commercials, etc.  Plus, I sometimes count my steps as I'm walking.

6.   I once won a body painting contest, held at the Muncie Mall.  Garfield creator, Jim Davis, competed in it also.

7.   I have an unfinished tattoo of KING KONG on my right shoulder/arm.

8.   I love Mexican & Tex/Mex food.

9.   I don't really drink alcohol very often.

10. I've never seen a ghost - at least, I don't think I have...
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Re: Ten Things About You
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2011, 06:40:37 PM »
Let's see: Ten things about me.

 1. I am not overweight--I'm under tall.  If my height and weight were proportional, Id have to be
     about 10 feet tall.
 2. I have no musical ability.  This, despite my parents insisting on music lessons.
 3. I have no artistic ability.  I Cannot draw, sculpt, paint, or carve.  Im even lousy at connect the dots.
 4. I read a lot, but not as much as I used to:  I'm down to 75-80 books a year.
 5. Ridiculously over educated.  BA in History/anthropology. MA in History. 
      And I work in a plasma center.
 6. Lousy at math.  Loved science, but I could not figure out numbers.
 7. I wear trifocals. (Maybe related to #4)
 8. Amateur astronomer. (never a chance at being a pro--see #6)
 9. I have not seen a movie in a theater in years.  The last one: Troy
10. Really pretty boring.

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Re: Ten Things About You
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2011, 07:11:37 PM »
1.I'm right handed
2. I can do the Xena warrior princess call/which also Arabs do..
3.I collect Gnomes
4.I have Glaucoma
5. I hate cats
6.I'm a stoner
7.I'm double jointed in my left hand
8.I have had a gun pointed at my face(point blank)
9.I have seen some strange things, that some may call "Supernatural"
10.I play Text RPGs online

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Re: Ten Things About You
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2011, 08:23:13 PM »
1. I have been married to my wife for 26 years.
2. I listen to an old time radio show every night as I'm falling asleep.
3. I like to paint.  ;D
4. I'm secure enough in my manhood to cry when the occasion warrants it.
5. I try to read books that are way over my head, and then get frustrated that I can't understand them.
6. I hate my job, but am grateful to have it.
7. Usually have to take some assistance to get to sleep at night.
8. Treasure my family and friends.
9. Will usually get too vociferous defending my favorite artists, musicians, authors and actors.
10. Have trouble wrapping my brain around the fact that God found me worthy of saving.

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Re: Ten Things About You
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2011, 12:15:09 AM »
1. As a very small child held up in an uncle's arms, watched one of the first Earth satellites traverse the night sky.
2. Have worn one of William Gillette's "Sherlock Holmes" dressing gowns.
3. Have been involved with the woman I'm married to for 28 (!) years, and intend to keep going.
4. Love The Beatles, saw them on Sullivan, and feel the strongest kinship with George.
5. Honestly believe that Rabbi Yeshua ben Yosef from Nazareth was in a unique way the son of the living God.
6. Worked a graveyard shift one night at "The Pit" of Ground Zero, just a few days after 9/11.
7. First word I spoke after "Mommy" and "Daddy," was "Choo-Choo" (we lived by the tracks.)
8. Feel genuinely blessed to have performed the sublime words of such writers as William Shakespeare, Rod Serling, and Robert Browning.
9. Once got a small royalty check of Buster Keaton's to his widow.
10. (To be continued...)

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Re: Ten Things About You
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2011, 01:11:04 AM »
Firstly Craig, as an avid Keaton fan I'm begging you to expound on the check story.

1) I'm awed by Jesus Christ

2) I'm still passionately in love with my wife Nancy

3) I generally hate any movie made after 1985

4) I adore early film stars such as Laurel and Hardy, Buster Keaton, Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, etc.

5) I'm obsessed with Hollywood/Los Angeles history.

6) I despise peas, insects, eating outside (see "insects"), living in Florida, heat and humidity (see "living in Florida") and the Baltimore Ravens (Hi OG!!).

7) I want to own a Drive-In theater and show exclusively a mixture of classic films and schlock.

8.) I love classic American Muscle Cars.

9) There's no time or occasion where I feel it's inappropriate to eat a hot dog (and NO....I do NOT care how they're made, so don't bother telling me).

10) I don't belong in this era or place.






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Re: Ten Things About You
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2011, 02:01:51 AM »
 :D  The more I read here, the more I know that this is where I belong!!  See, ALL THE ABOVE! thrhrt
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Re: Ten Things About You
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2011, 09:03:03 AM »
Firstly Craig, as an avid Keaton fan I'm begging you to expound on the check story.

1) I'm awed by Jesus Christ


4) I adore early film stars such as Laurel and Hardy, Buster Keaton, Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, etc.


Scatter, I *knew* you were one righteous dude!!   ;D

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Re: Ten Things About You
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2011, 10:34:04 AM »
"Firstly Craig, as an avid Keaton fan I'm begging you to expound on the check story."

Scat-

I met Patty Tobias at a FILM FORUM Keaton fest years ago, when she was just starting her fan group, "The Damfinos." Hearing that I was a classic radio fan, she asked if I knew of copies of Buster's rare radio appearances. I didn't, but said that as a member I'd call AFTRA and see if they had any record of it.

They didn't - but said, "Hey, do you know how to contact Buster's widow? There's a small residual check here for him." Through Patty, I got that to Eleanor (who has since died herself, I think.)

Best,
-Craig

P.S. - And just recently, I finally found the radio show itself for Patty!


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Re: Ten Things About You
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2011, 10:45:42 AM »
1. I'm biracial, usually labeled as "other" growing up in the 70's/80's

2. I have been married over 2 years to my beautiful wife, although we've been together for over 7 years (took me awhile...)

3. We have a beautiful 5 month old daughter...she is Daddy's Girl!

4. I enjoy DIY projects and building my tool collection (just an average family handyman though...)

5. I have been teaching elementary school for 15 years. Met First Lady Michelle Obama and First Lady of Mexico Margarita Zavala when they came to my school and participated in my class to promote healthy eating.

6. I love reading: fiction as a kid, race and gender issues in my 20's and military history, history, philosophy, DIY books in my 30's (not much time anymore)

7. I enjoy studying and playing old Avalon Hill /SPI wargames. It's kind of like military chess, set in a historical period. Love chess as well (again...time is limited)

8. I like to write and enjoy spoken word performances

9. Love drinking wine with my wife...used to swim in Remy when I was partying hard, but wine is more my speed now. Malbecs, Shiraz, Bordeaux, Cabernet...

10. Love to travel (again, pre baby days!)
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Re: Ten Things About You
« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2011, 11:08:31 AM »
1. I'm presently a youth counselor.

2. Oklahoma born, U.S. Army (Cold War) veteran

3. I'm a spiritual, bleeding heart,  tree hugging wacko who believes Divine Love is the only real power in the Universe.

4. I love animals, but partial to cats.

5. Predisposed to love horror/fantasy/sci-fi. Enjoy monster & imagi-movies from the silent era to the 1980's.

6. Love classical, jazz, blues & rock music.

7. Divorced, but still love my ex, who passed last year.

8. Sing in public occasionally, sang lead vocals on rock CD for a friend/local Chicago artist in 2001.

9. Dallas Cowboys & KC Royals fan for life.

10. Hate ham & most red meat (baggage from childhood), unless it's in chili.
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Re: Ten Things About You
« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2011, 02:03:34 PM »

5. I am distantly related to Randy Bachman of Guess Who/ BTO fame, though I've never met the man

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Years ago, we were on vacation in Winnepeg. My mom broke her glasses, we found the nearest optometrists, & were waited on by Tim Bachman! I still have his autograph. I think they're brothers...
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Re: Ten Things About You
« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2011, 02:27:42 PM »
This has been very interesting reading! I'd love to follow up on some of these items with some of you. But I figure I need to contribute first, so here we go:

1. I enjoy writing, have had articles on comic books published in Back Issue magazine, co-author a blog on comics and 70s pop culture (see my signature) with a friend, and just started my first fiction project in 15 years. I can't say much, but it involves the Frankenstein Monster, zombies, and alchemists...

2. In college I worked as a veterinary assistant. This was the most interesting and enlightening job I've ever had. it also made me a firm believer in the existence of the soul.

3. I met my husband playing an on-line game called City of Heroes.

4. Despite my blue eyes, brown hair, and light skin, I am one-quarter Native American (Sac and Fox).

5. I am co-inventor on a patent for a synthetic DNA probe.

6. I have a competitive streak: Many years ago, after breaking a bone in my foot, I went out and bought larger cleats so I could play in a softball playoff game.

7. I haven't traveled a lot, but I've been to both Iceland and Australia.

8. I'm a fairly talented mimic and can do a variety of accents and impersonations.

9. I would eat BBQ and/or Mexican food every day if I weren't concerned about my health.

10. I love dogs but haven't been able to bring myself to let another one into my life since I lost my last two a few years ago.

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Re: Ten Things About You
« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2011, 04:02:46 PM »
1. I've been married to my darling wife 41 years this comming 2/14. Yea Valentine's Day.

2. Worked 40 years at the New York Stock Exchange, retiring 2 1/2 years ago.

3. Had long hair, wore bell-bottem pants in the 60's. Kind of hippie looking.

4. Entered the 1964 FMOF make-up contest, didn't win. Val Warren won and I believe Rick Baker came in second.

5. Made 8mm monster movies with friends on the block in the early 60's. Showed them in someone's basement and charged admission.

6. Wanted to be a monster make-up man in the movies.

7.Always wanted to get the Don Post Calendar masks when they first came out in the 60's but could not afford them then.

8.Wish I still had all the monster stuff that I had when I was a kid.

9.Pulled a windowwasher hanging by only one of his straps back into my office at work. Close call.

10. Very glad I found the UMA website.







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Re: Ten Things About You
« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2011, 04:39:30 PM »

5. I am distantly related to Randy Bachman of Guess Who/ BTO fame, though I've never met the man

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Years ago, we were on vacation in Winnepeg. My mom broke her glasses, we found the nearest optometrists, & were waited on by Tim Bachman! I still have his autograph. I think they're brothers...


Yep Tim left the original BTO in 1974. Left Randy and Robbie as the Bachman parts of the band-btw if you're interested, Randy Bachman and Fred Turner have released a new album just called "Bachman and Turner", if you like classic gear-head rock  ;D
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