Thursday, 23 August 2012

This 20 questions thingy

Thes 20 questions thing seems to be floating about the Bloggersphere about now. The style seems to indicate they come from the USA and a few of the questions are disturbing for different reasons- you'll see which . Some I've actually answered more or less seriously others not so. I leave it to you gentle reader to judge which is which
1/.Favourite Wargaming period and why? /. Probably English Civil War- though short term favourites change I keep going back to ECW. But really anything involving the British Army 2. Next period, money no object? Daft Question as I have all sorts but money no object is more to the point as whatever I chose I’d have them sculpted to my specification – in 40mm 3. Favourite 5 films? Difficult but in no particular order here goes . The Searchers, 84 Charing Cross Road, The39 Steps(Hitchcock). The Way to the Stars . Shakespear in Love. Ask me again in a year and they may have changed a little. 4. Favourite 5 TV series? Difficult as much TV is twaddle but again in no order Life on Mars, Lewis, NCIS, Pride and Prejudice, Deep Space Nine. 5. Favourite book and author? (let's make it a top 5) Anything by George MacDonald Fraser. But also Shakespear, Jasper Fforde, TS Eliot and Richard Holmes 6. Greatest General? Turenne- the man who taught Marlborough. Favouite ? Hmm Fairfax or Wellington 7. Favourite Wargames rules? They have not yet been written 8. Favourite Sport and team? Rugby Union England of course- or Newcastle Falcons when they use both hands 9. If you had a only use once time machine, when and where would you go? I’d give it to another sucker. “Use Once” is a one way trip. 10. Last meal on Death Row? The throat of the nearest guard so I go not alone into the long night !!! (We don’t have death row we are civilised here) 11. Fantasy relationship and why? Marilyn Monroe because Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and also Some Like it Hot 12. If your life were a movie, who would play you? Donald Sutherland or Laurence Fox. 13. Favourite Comic Superhero? You can tell these Questions originated in the USA(question 10 for a start) why comics are there no heroes in Literature? So D’Artagnan or Quentin Durward. If it HAS to be comics how about Steel Claw or the Wolf of Kabul or even – esoteric here Alf Tupper ! 14. Favourite Military quote? They came on in the same old Style we sent them home in the same old style 15. Historical destination to visit? Somewhere not full of tourists so you could get the feel of the place 16. Biggest Wargaming regret? Selling my Wellington In India Collection 17. Favourite Fantasy job? The Bloke who rouges the nipples of the Topless models !!! 18. Favourite Song Top 5? Times change moods change but here goes for now Fire and Rain- James Taylor. November Rain- Guns N Roses. Desperado- Eagles Waterloo Sunset- Kinks, Roll me away- Pete Seeger 19. Favourite Wargaming Moment? .Being offered Old Glory UK 20. The miserable Git question, what upsets you? Life the Universe and Everything and running out of single malt .
So maybe we need to call the Trick -Cyclist but possibly not. In 6 months I might answer some questions differently

8 comments:

  1. Great answers Andy, especially No 7. The 20 questions didn't originate in the US. They come from two lads in Kent. here's a link to their blogs.
    http://onelover-ray.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/20-questions-for-reject-ray.html

    http://theangrylurker.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/questions-and-answers-for-angry-reject.html

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    1. I stand corrected perhaps that merely demonstrates the pernicious pervasivness of Cocacolaculture. But hasn't the 20 questions thing been on TV - usually a supposed Robot asking brain dead Z list celebs ?
      What had death Row to do with Kent? They may not be civilsed down there but thats going a bit far???

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  2. The Wolf of Kabul (and his side-kick "clicky bah") ? You're alder than you look !
    Great answers Andy - you haven't changed that much over the years 0have you ?

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    1. Joe I merely wanted to avoid the endless parade of Underpant men Clicky Bah was the weapon of his sidekick - whos name escapes me but wasn't he supposed to be a Ghurka ? Gawd its a long time ago and in these unfree days lacking in the appropriate amounts of scum serving PC
      Andy's thought for the day .
      Save the Planet- Shoot a Politician !

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    2. His sidekick was called Chung. he was a Sepoy, but I don't think he was a Gurkha - and with a name like Chung, unlikely to be an Indian either. "Clicky-ba" seems to make him more oriental than that.

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    3. Thanks I had completely forgotten that. as for shooting politicians on reflection I'd use a bugsy Malone style "splurge gun" - filled with b******t. After all politics does stop us ending up like Syria or Libiya so it IS some use..... sort of...

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  3. 84 Charing Cross Road!

    Blimey. Now that is a point of agreement I didn't expect.

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    1. Mike If anything Helen Hanf's book is even nicer. I found a copy in a second hand shop about 10 years ago I probably re-read it about once a year . The exchange of letters is delightful . Man shall not live by wargaming alone.

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