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14 April 2006 @ 09:17 am
01. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
02. I will respond by asking you five questions of a somewhat questionable nature.
03. Update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
04. Include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
05. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

If you'd like to be interviewed but don't want to post this in your own LJ, you can always answer in another comment. Take that, meme!

Interview from lukeii.

1. How do you go about controling your temper?

I guess I try to internalise it. I certainly have the occasional verbal outburst, but it's pretty easy to control any violent urges. I guess I just grit my teeth. Anyway, I don't think I am actually all that good at controlling my temper, but I just get frustrated at different things these days, so most of my outbursts occur at home.

2. "Atheism" denotes an absence of belief in gods. Are you an 'Agnostic' atheist, or do you actually deny the existence of God/s?

I don't completely discount the possibility, as I think it would be foolish to say that anything is impossible. However, to me, it's no different to how I feel about pixies. I won't say that it's impossible that pixies exist, but I'm pretty sure they don't; there's simply nothing that indicates to me that they really exist, apart from the fact that some people claim that they do. Every religion is simply based on a story that a person has told - and whilst they claim that they have a divine source, there's never been any direct evidence that this is the case. For something that supposedly affects everyone on a daily basis, it just seems completely incongruous that the only evidence that anyone has is secondary - or at the very most, highly subjective (like claims of personal religious experiences). To my logical mind, that means that all signs point to no.

3. How effective do you think viral marketing is?

Like any form of marketing, it's not necessarily about making a direct sale. You're not really expected to see an ad, get straight up, go out and buy the product. It's really about planting a seed, making you think about the product, so that when you happen upon it at a later date you are just that much more likely to hand over the cash. In that regard, I think viral marketing has a massive potential. The Hoff is a perfect example. He is so much in the public consciousness, despite it being 6 years since Baywatch. And, looky looky, he's going to be in a Knight Rider movie. I'd say that's been pretty damn effective for him.

4. What do you consider to be the most heinous crime an organisation can commit, and why?

Um, genocide? Whether it's likely an organisation would commit genocide probably depends on your definition of "organisation". I mean, the Nazi party was an organisation. If you mean like a commercial organisation, or a company, it's less likely they would commit such a crime. In that case, it would be anything that knowingly contributes to human death or suffering. I'm thinking in terms of James Hardie and asbestos. And why I think that all comes back to my classification of myself as a humanist.


Well, it looks to me like he's picking on the fat kid, but maybe that's my own biases coming through. As to my own scouting experiences, I really liked Cubs, but once I got to Scouts it just seemed like it was a breeding ground for the worst kind of meat-head jocks, and being the weedy little un-co that I was, I really didn't enjoy myself all that much. Which goes some way to explaining why I didn't last very long. As for the Boy Scouts of America, it's probably worth watching season 4 of Penn and Teller's Bullshit for the answer to that one.
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Jacobyak_boy on April 15th, 2006 12:59 am (UTC)
1. What's the strangest outfit you've ever worn?

2. Do you have any prejudices that you wish you didn't?

3. Using the term in the broadest sense, who is your faavourite artist and why?

4. You claim to be a pacifist. What, if anything, would it take to make you resort to violence?

5. If you could know the answer to any one question, what would that question be and why?
finfin on April 16th, 2006 06:09 am (UTC)
Interview me. I double dare you.
Jacobyak_boy on April 16th, 2006 01:23 pm (UTC)
1. What's with the bendy paddle-pops? I mean, really.

2. As a person from a "culturally diverse background", how do you view your cultural identity? Do you relate well to both cultures, one more than the other, or neither?

3. The internet: tool or toy?

4. What will be the biggest issue facing the human race this century?

5. Have you ever had what you would describe as "an epiphany"?
Kittymoorekittie on April 15th, 2006 10:34 am (UTC)
Just because I'm having one of those moments where I'm missing people from TAFE, interview me... please. =)
Jacobyak_boy on April 15th, 2006 01:37 pm (UTC)
1. What do you consider your best quality?

2. What is your favourite book?

3. If you had the power to commission new episodes of a cancelled TV show, which show would you bring back?

4. Do you think the world is a good place, or are the evils of the world too great?

5. Your house is on fire. All the people and animals are out safely. You've got time to retrieve one item, and one item only. What do you save?
Kittymoorekittie on April 17th, 2006 03:24 am (UTC)
1) What do you consider your best quality?

Um, I really don't know. I guess I would say my patience. Almost everyone I'm close to is impatient, including my family, they never have enough time for anything, never time to wait. But, I'm one of those people who lets everyone else go before me in the isle at the supermarket, just because they look like they're in more of a hurry than I am.
I always get told that I'm kind though, so perhaps that's my best quality?

2) What is your favourite book?

Growing up, my favourite book was always The Babysitter, it was so scary, I just loved it. I borrowed it from the library at school so many times that they ended up giving it to me.

These days, I don't really have a stand-out favourite, and I don't read nearly as much as I should. But, I guess, The Pact by Jodi Picoult is up there on the list.

I also just read The Colour of Walls by Janet Kelly. It's about incest and really quite disturbing but I read the whole book in one sitting, couldn't put it down.

3) If you had the power to commission new episodes of a cancelled TV show, which show would you bring back?

Can I pick two shows? The Smurfs and Full House. Two shows that I loved as a kid as was absolutely devestated when they cancelled them.

4) Do you think the world is a good place, or are the evils of the world too great?

In short, yes, I do think the world is a good place. In the last four or so months I have seen a lot more of the 'bad' side of the world but, I'm an optimist, I always will be, and as far as I'm concerned, the world is a good place.

5) Your house is on fire. All the people and animals are out safely. You've got time to retrieve one item, and one item only. What do you save?

A box full of old notes, letters, photos and trinkets. I think if I died it would probably be the first thing that people would throw out because it looks like a heap of junk, but it's the most important thing in the world to me. That box is so crammed full of memories, I'd be lost without them.