Saturday 7 August 2010

The Crafty Fifty Meme, Part One

Here's yet another meme from Sunday Stealing - it is two parter and for once I managed to catch the first part - so I don't have to bore you with all fifty questions.

Here we go:

1. Introduce yourself.

Hi – I’m Dave and my alias on this internet-type thing is “The Plastic Mancunian”. I am 47 years old in body and about 14 in mind. I am a strange man.

2. What happened to question 2?

The pixies came into the author's room in the middle of the night and napalmed it. They're violent those pixies.

3. What happened to question 3?

It was there a minute ago. My cat must have eaten it.

4. What happened to question 4?

It ran away to London to seek its fortune and become Lord Mayor - let's face it - it could do a much better job than Boris Johnson.

5. Did you ever get into a bar and drink before you were 21?

I certainly did. It is legal to go into a bar and consume alcohol at the age of 18 in the UK. That said, I actually made it into a pub at the sweet age of 16 and drank a couple of pints. How I managed that I have no idea because I looked about 10 years old. In fact, the last time I was asked my age in a pub was when I was 30 – I kid you not!

6. What countries have you been to?

England, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Holland, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Croatia, Malta, Greece, United States, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, The Bahamas, Barbados, South Africa, China, Russia, Thailand, Australia – and if we’re being pedantic, Vatican City and Hong Kong.

7. Do you watch MTV anymore?

No – I watch Kerrangg, Scuzz and sometimes Q. MTV simply plays crap music.

8. What do you think about Oprah?

I think she is quite a powerful woman and I wish I had her money. I’m glad she’s not English.

9. What happened to question 9?

It lost the will to live and threw itself off my roof. It is now in that great meme in the sky.

10. You need a new pair of jeans: what store do you go to first?

I would probably go to Next or Burtons – but then Mrs PM would drag me to a weird shop that sold weird jeans and make me buy them (citing them as being the height of fashion).

11. Did you ever watch The O.C.?

Absolutely not. I heard it was absolute bilge and several people who have actually watched it have confirmed it.

12. What kind of car do you drive?

I drive a clapped out old Ford Escort.

13. Honestly, is that car insured?


14. Do you like sushi?

I love sushi.

15. Have you ever been to Tiffany & Co. or Saks 5th Ave?

Nope. Why would I?

16. Did your parents spoil you growing up?

Not at all. My mother was very strict (she’s mellowed a little) and we had many clashes as we grew up because I am an anarchist. In the end I simply stopped listening to her. My old man’s plan was for me to make my own way with a little guidance from him – I thank him for that.

17. Do you like roller coasters?

I used to like them as a child but then something happened in America that gave me the fear – I would tell you the name of the thing but I have expelled it from my brain. All I can tell you is that it resides in Los Angeles and I am scared of it to this day.

18. What magazine(s) do you buy regularly or subscribe to?

I usually buy “Classic Rock”.

19. Do you remember the old WB show “Popular”?


20. When you go out do you prefer to go to a dance club or to a bar?

I prefer a bar but am frequently dragged to dance clubs by my dance music loving missus. She knows I hate dance music yet insists on going to these places “for a boogie”. I have to tie her up to get her into a bar that plays rock music.

21. What do you think about gay marriage?

I totally agree with it. I have two gay friends who live a couple of doors away who are very happily married. If it makes people happy, why oppose it?

22. Who do you think will be the next president?

Oprah Winfrey.

23. Are you registered to vote?

Of course I am – this isn’t America you know.

24. Do you own an iPad?

Yes – to cover my eye when its sore. Oh – iPad? I thought you said “Eye Patch”. No – iPad's are a complete waste of technology – an iPhone for people with big hands and bad eyesight. Mrs PM likes them though so she may end up with one. I will stick to my laptop thanks.

25. Is your bathroom filled with beauty stuff?

I live with a woman – what do you think?

See you for part two.


Mind Of Mine said...

You really don't remember Popular?

It was brilliant, it was an ironic take on the high-school sitcom, but by the second season it became just another high-school sitcom. It was a shame.

Sheila said...

Hahaha I love the 14 in mind. Im like 25 years old hid the 8 years but feeling 12 both in mind and body lol. My first time joing sunday stealing. its fun fun

Kath Lockett said...

Who knew that pixies were so vindictive and deadly?

And Dave - do you really mean 'anarchist' or do you mean 'atheist' ?

Tarunita said...

Enjoyed reading your answers....Loved your blog too :)

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Mind of Mine,

The words "high school sitcom" would have put me off I'm afraid - had I heard of it.

Sorry about that ...




Plastic Mancunian said...

G'Day Kath,

No - I mean "Anarchist". I have a a post all about religion due for publication in a day or two. I am not an atheist as such but I do have a massive issue when it comes to authority - and it all started with my mother - and my school.

I shall stop now before my soap box comes out and I turn this comment into a rant ...




Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Sheila,

Yes - Sunday Stealing is a good little diversion to pass the time with a little fun ...




Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Tarunita ... and thanks.




An Eerie Tapestry said...

Good answers. Nice to finally find out what happened to the missing ones. Like Kath, I was also tempted to ask if you really meant anarchist, though I thought it was supposed to be antichrist. Wow, you've got an eyepatch? How cool and piratey. Have a great Sunday!

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Mark,

Sadly the eyepatch looks daft with glasses.




admin said...

ironic and fun answer.. kept me entertained... :) your answer about the rollercoaster got me so curious that I googled it and saw the Xcelerator accident at Knott’s Berry Farm...that's scary especially that i love rollercoaster rides...

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Rache,

I'm not sure that the rollercoaster is still there (it was in 1989). I've genuinely forgotten what it was called.

Poor memory you see.




Debster said...

Really enjoyed my visit to your blog. Great answers.

The last time I was asked to show ID was a few months ago, but I think the guy was just being kind. Still, it made me smile.

Enjoy your day!


I am Harriet said...

Oprah Winfrey- good one. Loved your 2,3 and 4. Some people actually had questions there which I don't fully get where they got them.

Have a great day!

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Debster,

You must look young - I still do in fact (sadly not that young these days :-( )




Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Harriet,

Yes - I made them up but I have read "the real ones". Shame because I liked my own answers.




Wendy said...

Pixies, the cat, good excuses, I'll have to remember those when I want to get out of something. Classic rock? what groups? Perhaps"Kiss"? And wait a min. I know a lot of people think all Americans/Yanks are "ugly" and we don't allow the vote, but we have come a little bit, even though you beat us at Maggie and the Queen running the country, Barack is rocking! Not an old geezer like some of you would say ;)

A Blog In The Rough said...

Dearest PM -

What is with guys called Dave and driving Ford Escorts? Do you all go by the same rule? (my ex named Dave, drove one too)
I think you should start a cool new trend with an eye patch and eyeglasses and make ppl wonder...

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Wendy,

Classic Rock - We're talking Led Zep, Aerosmith, Deep Purple (et al e.g. Whitesnake, Rainbow), Rush, Metallica, Dream Theater, and Kiss (although I am not a huge fan I like a lot of their stuff) - I could go on but I would be here all night.


I love America and have been there loads of times so I know enough to have a laugh at your expense. But, of course, I laugh even more at the expense of Great Britain - don't get me started on the Queen ...

And I agree with your views on President Obama - he is the coolest politician on the planet.




Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Lynette (aka Lady from Delaware),

Yes - all Dave's drive Ford Escorts. It's the Law according to the Book of Dave! You should read it.


I think I'm going to market my eyepatch as an iPatch - Apple lovers will buy them in their droves - particularly if they wear specs!

Great suggestion.




Mr. T said...

Reading this on my iPad, but taking no offence. I wear glasses, after all :) Each to his own!

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Mr T and welcome,

I can't interest you in an iPatch then?