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I Was Behind a Tow Truck ...

... it was being towed.

Everything is just rolling along here so I am reduced to meming.

I was browsing my friend's friends when I saw this meme and it looked both interesting and short so here it is, gacked from some dude named princeofcairo:


Name a CD you own that you think no-one else on your friendslist does:

BERSERK - Forces - This is a mini-CD with 4 different versions of the song "Forces" from the anime Berserk. I really like that song and I wanted the long play version.


Name a book you own that you think no-one else on your friendslist does:

The slippery thing to do here is to pick something crappy but I will go with Maud, The Illustrated Diary of a Victorian Woman, adapted byFlora Fraser. It still has the Crown sticker on the front; shows how long I've had it. It is abridged from the diary of a middle class English woman living on the Isle of Wight and depicts her social life and eventual marriage through her sketches and the occasional photo. The drawings are not serious in the least. THumbing though it just now, for the first itme in a decade or two and I'm inspired to reread it.


Name a movie you own on DVD/VHS/whatever that you think no-one else on your friendslist does:

This is another instance where I could pick something that well deserves obscurity but I will go with the South Korean gangster comedy Kick the Moon. My review is on NotComingSoon.com but suffice it to say I gave it 5 stars out of 5 but, to the best of my knowledge, pilgham has never seen it.


Name a place that you have visited that you think no-one else on your friendslist has:

Hmmm, my friends are a well traveled lot and include my spouse so it has to be somewhere I went before I was married...

Fort Tejon, California. We (my nuclear family, back in the 60s) used to stop every trip north and look at what little was left. There really wasn't much to see but I guesss it made a good place to stretch. We referred to it as "the camel fort" but here's the lowdown.


Name a piece of technology or any sort of tool you own that you think no-one else on your friendslist has:

Again, a toughy with my spouse on my friendslist and a largely "what's mine is ours" marriage.

Multi-Edit, a text-editor designed for programmers. I use it when I want to do a file earch or work with HTML. I adore it but don't use it at home as much as I used to. At work I use Eclipse which is an IDE designed for java but I still have Multi-Edit open most of the time and I've just converted one of my co-workers.


NOTE: Of slight interest, while princeofcairo lives in Chicago and is an SF fan, I apparently saw his post because he's friends with some Brit I stalk.

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Name a CD you own that you think no-one else on your friendslist does:
Maynard Ferguson's Conquistador

Name a book you own that you think no-one else on your friendslist does:
The Dilbert Prinicple by Scott Adams

Name a movie you own on DVD/VHS/whatever that you think no-one else on your friendslist does:
Porky's

Name a place that you have visited that you think no-one else on your friendslist has:
Ashland, Ky

Name a piece of technology or any sort of tool you own that you think no-one else on your friendslist has:
a cordless battery operated massager. sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

please note that i had to exclude my wife and daughter

Dont think I own The Dilbert Principle but I think I read it from the library.

Your own personal copy of Porky's, you lucky dog. I've never even seen the thing.

Which category do your wife and daughter fall under?

my wife and daughter fall under all catagories, because the wife does not do her lj. saying it is to open and wants more privacy from me, and my daughter is on my buddy list so i can spy on her...the duties of a father
besides, i use the massager more than they do, they hate Maynard Ferguson, The Dilbert Principle is in the bathroom under the extra toilet paper and it has too many words for them to read (their answer, notmind) Boiler2 is too young to watch porky's and Vikings1 has never seen it and plays on her laptop whenever i put the movie in the dvd. (she perfers Lifetime Movie Network)

Name a CD you own that you think no-one else on your friendslist does:

Heh, this is easy. We seem to specialize in strange things.ACTION ACTION, don't cut your fabric to this year's fashion Kicky little album from a group that made only one CD and promptly went bust. Took my husband four months to find a copy.
Name a book you own that you think no-one else on your friendslist does: Most of them.



Let me see here...Haunted Britain Charming little travel guide written in the 1970's that takes you on a tour of England, Scotland and Wales; county by county, town by town with lovely little descriptions of the local haunts and folklore. Each little snippet has a key to what the legend is about and reading it is like eating potato chips. Or do I mean taking tequila shots, watch out they'll have you jumping out of your skin if you read too many.

Name a movie you own on DVD/VHS/whatever that you think no-one else on your friendslist does:

The BBC's The Chronicles of Narnia on VHS. We've had them since they came out in '88. That was a tough choice, you should see the weird stuff my brother has given us over the years.

Name a place that you have visited that you think no-one else on your friendslist has:



The Fortress of Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island. It's an amazing re creative site of an 18th century French fort way up of the tip of Nova Scotia. Very evocative. It took us two days to get through it all. You start at the full re-enactment at the fortress gates and town and wind up wandering through the original museum to the unreconstructed ruins and finally finish at the edge of the lonely Atlantic on a stony beach, very far from France.



The fort was destroyed by the British and Americans and the inhabitants shipped off to Louisiana to become the part of the Creole folk known today.




Coincidentally, I've been reading the history of Nova Scotia recently and enjoyed the bit about the connection to the 'cajuns' Louisiana. Lots of interesting tales, such as one where the Acadians who were forcibly shipped off to Boston (the article I read claimed it was around 60 families) actually walked back to Nova Scotia - some 1,800 miles. Apparently, when they arrived at their old homesites - now with British families living in them - they looked so bedraggled and awful that they frightened the English children. (I think this unfortunate group wandered the occupied areas looking for a place to settle and some ended up in Prince Edward and others were conscripted into dike maintenance)

Sounds like some of these families. There was a convent of nuns there and I know all those returned north.

Oops, I forgot the technology question. Hrmmm, I have a BetaMax and a ton of tapes for it. Including the rare and viciously funny Yellowbeard. Marty Feldman, I miss you.

We saw Yellowbeard in the cinema.

I don't remember any details but isn't it one where some parts are hysterically funny and others make you (meaning me) cringe?

I miss Marty Feldman, too.

Much is cringeful. But, it's so twisted that you can't quite tell what is making you laugh and what is upsetting to you.

I found a year or two between viewings would change the humor of the whole piece. I don't know how to typify it. I must be why it failed.

That and the hurried re-write when Marty had a heart attack and died. I wanted to say he fell of the rigging whilst playing his horn, but I can't prove it.

I forgot to include that one as well, but then I doubt there is anything I have that no one else does. But I think I scored on the other questions.

Ed found an old Atari at a garage sale once. It's now sitting in my garage. Does that count?

The Fortress of LouisBourg counds pretty interesting. I'm making a mental note.

A meme! How I love them. I'll try my hand at it but I doubt I have such interesting 'stuff'.