So this Friday Funday Challenge thing apparently originated with A Guy Called Bloke. Here are the rules to play:
- Thank the nominator — Thank you Kristian
- Answer Q1 – Q19 — See below
- Nominate three bloggers of your choice and notify them. — At the end of this post
- Each selected blogger MUST answer 16 of the asked 19 questions, but also insert 3 new questions to make up the 19 complement. Every time a new blogger is selected, he or she MUST only answer 16 of the asked 19 questions as well as answer their own 3 new questions. And then they should choose 3 new bloggers.
- Questions 14 and 20 must always remain intact.
Below are the 19 questions that Kristian included in the post in which he tagged me, along with my answers. Based upon the nature of most of the questions, that Bloke guy and Kristian seem to be preoccupied with detectives, crime, murder, and some kinda macabre stuff.
1] If you were facing the death penalty what would be your last meal choice?
Oysters on the half shell, miso/soy glazed Chilean sea bass, and key lime pie. Yum!
2] Have you ever whispered Candyman five times in front of a mirror?
No, but I did say “Beetlejuice” three times and then I clicked the heels of my ruby slippers three times and said, “There’s no place like home.”
3] Have you ever had your tarot read?
Nope. No tarot cards, no crystal balls, no tea leaves, no Ouija boards, no palm readings, no gypsy fortune tellers, no magic 8-balls, no soothsayers of any sort.
4] What unsolved murder unsettled you the most?
The one in the movie “A Fish Called Wanda.” Oh wait, that was a heist, not a murder. Sorry, my bad.
5] Would you sleep inside a coffin underground for a night?
Sure, if someone paid me a million dollars and I was able to keep my iPhone with me.
6] What is your best detective series?
I’m showing my age, but I loved “The Rockford Files” with James Garner and “Columbo” with Peter Falk.
7] Is there a horror movie you simply could NEVER watch because of the advertising hype?
These days, I don’t go to see horror movies anymore. I get my fill of horror by watching the news.
8] What is the worst nightmare you have ever experienced? – Describe.
This is the first of the three questions I’m going to drop in favor of this question:
8] What did the president know and when did he know it?
He knew it all and he knew it from even before he announced his candidacy. He’s guilty of collusion, of obstruction of justice, of treason, and of high crimes and misdemeanors.
9] Are you afraid of clowns?
I’m ambivalent when it comes to clowns. I can take ‘em or leave ‘em.
10] Would you agree to take part in a seance?
I don’t believe in an afterlife, so it’s all a bunch of crap in my opinion. But maybe, for shits and giggles, I’d sit in on one.
11] Of all the ways a person could commit murder which do you think is the worst? Why?
Death by a thousand cuts (i.e., a slow and painful death). Do I really need to explain why?
12] If you were a detective investigating a murder, what would your first steps be at the scene of a brutal death?
My first step would be to see if I could find some good fodder for a post or two for my blog.
13] Hanging, Injection, guilotine or firing squad what would you prefer?
That’s a hell of a choice. I would prefer not to have to make that choice, but if I had to make it, I guess lethal injection would be like going to sleep…for a long, long time.
14] Which 3 questions will you be deleting to add your own in?
Questions 8, 18, and 19.
15] What time of the day is the best time to commit a murder?
Upon a midnight dreary.
16] Do you look guilty?
Only when I feel guilty.
17] Uh oh, you have witnessed a murder, and you think the killer may have seen you but you are not sure, what would you do?
I would fake my own death, then skip town, change my appearance, and assume a new identity. Easy peasy.
18] You are a suspect in a murder enquiry that you “know about,” what is your alibi to throw them off your scent?
This is the second of the three questions I’m going to drop in favor of this question:
18] Are you religious? If so, how religious and why? If not, why not?
Oh, right, I have to answer this. Me? Religious? Ha! I’m a pragmatist who believes in logic, reason, and rationality. That said, I believe each to his or her own, and if religion helps people and works for them, that’s great for them. Just not for me.
19] While gardening, the body of a neighbor is discovered in your back yard that everyone knows you had a feud with, what are you going to do to prove your innocence or?
This is the third of the three questions I’m going to drop in favor of this question:
19] What is your favorite way to spend your discretionary time, and why?
Okay, as a retiree, I have an overabundance of discretionary time. I spend it eating, sleeping, walking my dog, reading, and writing and reading blog posts. I lead a very exciting life.
20] The three bloggers you are nominating are:
Guys, participation is optional. If you don’t have the time or the interest, feel free to pass. Or tag someone else in your stead.