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05 June 2004 @ 09:24 pm
Interests Meme  
From _megalomania_

1. Pick one thing from my interests list that you like, and explain why.
2. Pick one thing from my interests list that you don't like, and explain why.
3. Pick one thing from my interests list that surprises you, and explain why.
4. Pick one thing from my interests list that you don't understand, and I'll tell you about it.
5. Tell me one thing that's not on my interests list that should be.
 
 
 
hastursdaughter on June 5th, 2004 06:32 am (UTC)
1. Pick one thing from my interests list that you like, and explain why.
David Bowie. Though, I think I’ve left comments about him before. Without fail, his albums and films leave in a better mood; I think that’s the best explanation and compliment I can give.
Then again you have many, many interests that I can relate to. Even ‘Dune’ is on there! Also I’d like to say I miss the Thin Blue Line. < Nods >

2. Pick one thing from my interests list that you don't like, and explain why.
Cthulhu, because my fictional daddy is better. Also, the Blues Brothers. Simply because I couldn’t see what was funny whilst 9 blokes sat nodding, crooning and raising their fists with delight all around me.


3. Pick one thing from my interests list that surprises you, and explain why.
The Beatles. You have Coldplay, Blur, David Bowie, for which I have at least two albums released from each, and yet I’ve never been able to stomach the Beatles despite having a Liverpudlian mother (wasn’t sure if you’d understand the term Scouse?) and so I seem to think that it’s not possible for anyone else to like them.

4. Pick one thing from my interests list that you don't understand, and I'll tell you about it.
Snood?

5. Tell me one thing that's not on my interests list that should be.
Easy: Vampires. You have fantasy, dragons and even Buffy… I get the impression you could learn to love my fangéd fiends friends.
Or you could just put Hastur down < Grins >
Jacob: badgeyak_boy on June 5th, 2004 09:02 pm (UTC)
Sure I know what a Scouse is. I even know what a Geordie is.

"I seem to think that it’s not possible for anyone else to like [The Beatles]."

This despite them being the single most popular band in the entire world. How strange that nobody likes them.

Snood is a game similar to Bust-A-Move (or Puzzle Bobble), but much better in that there is no time limit. I am even a member of snoodists.
You can download it here.
hastursdaughter on June 6th, 2004 12:12 pm (UTC)
I get the strong impression that you’re an Englishman cum Australian, given the strong like for British humour and music. Am I close? There is many an American who wouldn’t know what either colloquial term is, you see…

> This despite them being the single most popular band in the entire world <
That’s exactly what brought about their downfall, however. They knew that they were popular, and began to walk around with the egotistical attitude.

LOL ~ Snoodists. I’ll be sure to swallow my laughter, though, when I get hooked. I loved Bust-A-Move, was rubbish at it, but rubbish with a passion. ^.~
Jacobyak_boy on June 6th, 2004 03:31 pm (UTC)
"I get the strong impression that you’re an Englishman cum Australian, given the strong like for British humour and music. Am I close?"

I'm third-generation born in Australia. My great-grandfather was born in Ireland. I just pay attention.

My love for British comedy merely comes from the high quality. I recently heard the theory that the reason British comedy is so much funnier than American or (shudder) Australian, is because you only have a few episodes per season as opposed to 23 or whatever. It's hard to be funny for that many episodes.

As for British music, I'd never considered it. I consider music one band at a time. However, it was interesting that in the battlepoll battle-of-the-bands final, the four finalists were all British.

"They knew that they were popular, and began to walk around with the egotistical attitude."

I have no idea where you're getting that from. Maybe you're thinking of Oasis, who thought they were the "New Beatles".

Towards the end (and indeed after) there was a lot of in-fighting, but The Beatles were, if anything, too nice to their fans. They let their fans hang out with them at their Apple Corps office, which led to quite a lot of theft in the end.

Really the only Beatle who ever had what you might call an "attitude problem" was John, and that's mostly because he had become a heroin addict. Anyway, John was a lot of things, but he wasn't egotistical, quite the opposite, John was quick to pour scorn on much of The Beatles work (although not just his own stuff).