You can tell me. It’s bugged me for four decades now. How did you really do that card trick? A magician is honor bound to never reveal the secret to a successful illusion. I’m not a magician, however. So I’ll tell you. First, some unnecessary backstory. In the latter part of the 1970s, an accident […]
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I borrowed this questionnaire from julienleyre.me. Mr. Leyre says that this questionnaire represents a set of standard interview questions used by American angel investor, entrepreneur and business podcaster Tim Ferriss. I have no reason to doubt him, even though I was unfamiliar with Ferriss before today. I like the questions, though, and thought I’d make […]
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I’m a sucker for a good questionnaire. It’s like being interviewed by Johnny or Dave, only with the time to think about your answers. This one came from Nova Namasté via Sadje@Keepitalive. Growing up, what did you want to do professionally when you got older? The phrase “growing up” is key here. I remember being […]
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I brazenly “borrowed” this one from one of my friends. You can read Maddalena’s responses here. I know you can read. But, only you know if you’re a Reader. We are a curious breed Do you have a certain place at home for reading? The short answer is “No.” I read in our home office, […]
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James Lipton, the longtime host of Inside the Actors Studio, passed away in early 2020 at age 93. I never considered myself a regular viewer of his television show, but I would watch it if it was on and the guest was someone interesting. Lipton was an interesting cat himself. The son of a Beat […]
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After watching Stephen Colbert interview Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, using this same list of questions, I decided to attempt to answer them myself. What is the best sandwich? Without a doubt, it is the Reuben. Corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, Thousand Island salad dressing (should be Russian dressing, I suppose, but this is fine), […]
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I don’t normally participate in these things, but I liked reading Derrick’s responses. I thought I’d give it a try. 1. Do you put ketchup on hot dogs? Sometimes. I’m more a classic mustard, onions, relish guy.2. Choice of soda? Coke is it!3. Do you put salt on watermelon? No, but my wife does.4. Can […]
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