Friday 5 for April 20: Vive la Différence

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  1. What’s a food that tastes completely unlike anything else you can think of?
  2. What’s a movie that’s completely unlike any movie you can think of?
  3. Who’s a musician or band you consider completely unoriginal but whom you still like?
  4. Who or what are two people or things you keep mixing up with one another?
  5. What’s something you’ll do this weekend that’s different from your normal weekend activity?

Thanks for participating, and have a stupendous weekend!

Friday 5 for April 13: Aloon Again, Naturally

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  1. With which Looney Tunes character do you have the most in common?
  2. Who or what are your metaphorical Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote?
  3. What’s up, doc?
  4. When did you last hear some opera music?
  5. What’s a good life lesson you learned from Looney Tunes?

Thanks for participating, and have a thhufferin’ thhuccotash of a weekend!

Friday 5 for April 6: Welcome to the Terrordome

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A string walks into a bar and asks for a beer.  The bartender says, “Hey buddy, can’t you read the sign?”  He points to a hand-carved, wooden sign above the bar that reads, “No Strings!”  Dejected, and not just slightly thirsty, the string hangs his head in disappointment and leaves.  He gets about a block away when he has an idea.  He unravels himself at one end, and tangles himself at the other.

Returning to the bar, he asks again for a beer.  “Aren’t you that string who just walked in here?” demands the bartender.

“No,” replies the string.  “I’m a frayed knot.”

  1. What’s the scariest movie you’ve seen?
  2. What most recently startled you?
  3. What’s something in your residence that’s frightening?
  4. What kinds of social settings cause you anxiety?
  5. What’s something you are no longer afraid of?

Thanks for participating, and have a courageous weekend!

Friday 5 for March 30: Waste

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  1. What’s something you unintentionally threw away?
  2. What disgusting memory of garbage do you have?
  3. How are you about deleting emails?
  4. What do you treasure that someone else considers trash?
  5. What’s the litter like in your neighborhood?

Friday 5 for March 23: The Shine of a Thousand Spotlights

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I was nine kinds of skeptical about The Greatest Showman, a movie musical starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, and Zac Effron.  During the months it stuck around in theaters, though, friends and coworkers kept telling me how great it was.  So I took a day off from work last week and saw it, and although there’s much to criticize about it, I bought everything the film was selling, and I was all in within a few minutes of the opening number.  I’ve since purchased the soundtrack and pre-ordered the Blu-Ray (which drops April 10).

This week’s five questions are inspired by this movie, which I recommend strongly!

  1. What physical trait are you (or have you been) self-conscious about?
  2. When did you last do something risking injury?
  3. Why do critics and the general movie-going public never seem to agree?
  4. How do you feel about Hugh Jackman as an actor?
  5. Who is the best singer you’ve seen in live performance?

Thanks for participating, and have the greatest weekend!

Friday 5 for March 16: Mist It by That Much

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  1. What did you most recently spray out of a can?
  2. What’s your favorite food (or food product) that’s sprayed from a can?
  3. When did you last spray-paint something?
  4. What’s something that’s not sprayed from a can but would be pretty cool if it were?
  5. What’s conceptually the oddest thing sprayed from a can?

 

Friday 5 for March 9: Aroma

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  1. What’s something you enjoy that contains garlic?
  2. What’s something you enjoy that contains ginger?
  3. What’s something you enjoy that contains cloves?
  4. What’s something you enjoy that contains cinnamon?
  5. What’s something you enjoy that contains celery?

Thanks for participating, and have a aromatic weekend!

Friday 5 for March 2: Games People Play

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Hey, I’m posting at 9:19 a.m. in Honolulu, so I’m still on an upward trajectory, I guess?

  1. How good are you at word games, and what’s a word game you really enjoy?
  2. How good are you at trivia games, and what’s your strongest category?
  3. How good are you at spot-the-difference or what’s-wrong-with-this-picture games?
  4. How good are you at memory games, and have you ever played Simon?
  5. What’s your favorite party game of all time?

Thanks for participating, and have a woooooooonderful weekend!

ps:  Question for the comments section.  How do we feel about the new A Wrinkle in Time film?  The source novel is my favorite book ever, and a friend of mine attended the premiere this week and says it’s slightly disappointing.  I’ve decided I’ve been so connected to the novel that no film could ruin my love for it, so I might see it no matter what.  Has your favorite book been made into a movie?  How did that work out for you?

Friday 5 for February 23: Korea Guidance

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I’m up late again, but it’s fifteen hours earlier than last week, so baby steps.  Right?

  1. What would be a better name for the color of goldenrod-colored paper?
  2. Where did you get your silverware?
  3. It is a weird tradition in America (and possibly elsewhere) for parents to have their children’s baby shoes bronzed.  What artifact from this past week would you have bronzed as a keepsake and heirloom?
  4. What was the most recent ceremony you attended?
  5. What east Asian cuisine is good for your Seoul?

Thanks for participating, and have a pleasant weekend!

The timing of these things is weird sometimes.  The link goes to a baby-shoe-bronzing company that went down in late January after bronzing 14,000,000 pairs of shoes since 1934.  Stuff goes out of business all the time, but this is probably the one and only time in my life I ever thought about what (and why) this tradition exists, and it comes a few weeks after this company shut its doors.

And sorry I’ve been late on this stuff.  I still haven’t decontaminated my own personal online journal, and I think it’s making online tasks less urgent.  I really need to get on that!

Friday 5 for February 16: Dog

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Darn it!  I totally forgot to post these!  It’s 5:41 PM here in Honolulu, which means it’s barely still Friday on the U.S. East Coast, and it’s already Saturday in the next time zone east.  Sorry!

  1. What doglike traits do you possess?
  2. What’s your favorite dog movie?
  3. When did you last have a hot dog?
  4. Who is (or was) a good celebrity dog?
  5. What are you doing for chow this weekend?

Thanks for participating, and have a ruff! weekend!