I’m starting to get bruises

You know what happens when the world famous Zombie Killing Rogue Ninja (and First Knight of the Matticus Kingdom) tags you?

You get bruises.

Big ones.

Revis doesn’t have an “easy” setting.  He doesn’t know how to politely tap you on the shoulder and say, “Pardon me, good sir, but I do believe you are now ‘it.'”  No, no, no.  With him it’s all stealth mode, surprise attack, sword brandishing, mayhem bringing, full on ferociousness, without so much as a “How do you do.”

I was helpless to withstand that kind of onslaught…

So, I find myself “it” again…  (Oh, the horror, the horror!)

“And… here… we… go…:”

THE RULES
1. Post these rules.
2. Post a photo of yourself and eleven random facts about you. 
3. Answer the questions given to you in the tagger’s post. 
4. Create eleven new questions and tag new people to answer them.

5. Go to their blog/Twitter and let them know they’ve been tagged.

……….

1. Done, done, and done.

2. Photo?  No.  Facts?  Ugh, okay…
a. My lucky number is 13.
b. I have a Manchester United jersey that has my name and #13 on it.
c. I look forward to Friday’s that happen to fall on the 13th day of the month.
d. I’m pretty sure I’ve only seen the first of the Friday the 13th series of movies.
e. I got married on the … 18th day of the month.  (You thought I was going to say 13th, didn’t you?  Silly, silly.)
f. The little prince was born on the ….25th day of the month.  (Fooled you again!  Neener, neener, neener.)
g. I don’t have any other #13 stories, sorry.
h. I’ve climbed Mount Whitney 2 times.
i. I have a 35 mile (one way) commute to work.
j. I know why all the other numbers are afraid of #7.  (It’s because 7 ate 9.)
k. I like to stick with themes when answering things like this.  Had you noticed?

3. Questions from Revis and my answers.

  • What movie quote do you use the most?  Seriously?  Of all the movie quotes I use you want to know which one I use the most?  You are really asking me to go through them all and choose one?  I ….  I don’t think I can do that.  But, I’ll do this for you instead:  When camping or backpacking I use, “That’s not a knife,” from Crocodile Dundee the most.  When talking to my brother I use “It’s possible, pig,” from Princess Bride the most.  When trying to make sense of this world I use, “Deserves got nothing to do with it,” from Unforgiven the most.  When just being my silly Jester self I use, “May the Schwartz be with you,” from Spaceballs the most.  When I don’t know the answer to a question I use, “Who knows such things, only the Oracle,” from the Matrix the most.  When heading off on an adventure I use, “Now bring me that horizon,” from Pirates of the Caribbean the most.  I’m going to stop there… but, you get the idea anyway.  Plus, frequent visitors to the kingdom should already be familiar with my Friday Q and A movie quoting madness…
  • Will you go visit MissFourEyes and ask her about her bowel movements for me?  Done.  http://missfoureyes.wordpress.com/about/  But I have no idea why.
  • Did you actually read all of my answers up there?  Um…. no.
  • Did you actually learn anything about me from them?  Yes.
  • What should I know about you that you don’t think I already know? I forgot to mention in my list of geekiness that I won a science award and competed in math tournaments in junior high…
  • If you could pick a theme song for your blog, what would it be?  Depending on the day, I’d probably want to switch between Solar Stone – Seven Cities, Crystal Method – Name of the Game, Bruce Springsteen – Blood Brothers, and Foo Fighters – Home.
  • Did you like the picture of me that I put up?  Not really.
  • What’s worse: someone loudly telling you that they farted in public, or them not telling you and the smell blindsides you?  Being blindsided is always worse.
  • Can you start giving me money so I can quit my job and blog full-time?  No.
  • I know I asked this in one of my RTotD posts, but I really want to know: Why are Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands considered international even though they’re part of the U.S.?  If we knew the answer to that question they’d have to lock us up.
  • You’re walking with a friend at a local store. Your friend starts to scratch their crotch in a very obvious manner. How do you react?  Ask, “Hey, you need a hand with that, or do you have it under control?

4. Questions for the people I’m going to gentle tap on the shoulder… I’m too beat up to do more than that anyway:

1.  If the world were being overrun by zombies, what would be your weapon of choice, and why?
2.  Would you have rather been Butch Cassidy or the Sundance Kid, and why?
3.  Which superhero movie is your least favorite, and why?
4.  What movie can bring you to tears without fail?
5.  Have you ever said, “Oh captain, my captain” to someone?
6.  If you answered “yes” to #5, why did you do it?  If you answered “no” to #5, do you at least know the reference?
7.  If you answered “no” to #5 and “no” to #6, what is your favorite Robin Williams movie?  Otherwise, what is your favorite Mel Brooks movie?
8.  If you gave your favorite Mel Brooks movie in answer to #7, what is your favorite Robin Williams movie?  If you gave your favorite Robin Williams movie in answer to #7, what is your favorite Mel Brooks movie?
9.  Did you see what I just did there?
10.  If you were stranded on a desert island, with a movie player and a big screen TV, and you could only have one movie from each of the following genres, which ones would you want with you?  Drama?  Western?  Comedy?  Action?  Thriller?
11.  Have many of these questions had nothing to do with movies?

5.  I will accomplish this task through the magic of pingbacks.  Look out, you’ve been tagged!

These first three I’m tagging because they tagged Revis, who in turn inflicted this pain on me, so I’m holding them responsible:

Twindaddy
Alice
Miss Four Eyes

The rest I’m tagging because they are awesome and I want to see their answers to my silly questions (Okay, okay, Twindaddy, Alice, and Miss Four Eyes are all awesome too, and I want to know their answers too, but I wanted to point out that all of this is their fault.  So feel free to blame them as well in your posts.):

Moi
Kim
AR Neal

TAGGED again

KnowledgeKnut tagged me!  We are back in the schoolyard again.  And I’m okay with it.  I always liked tag.  In the scouts we played a slightly nastier version of the game called “Ditch-em.”  In the polite versions of that game those who weren’t “it” just completely disappeared making it impossible to be found and tagged.  In the less polite versions of the game we set up tricks and traps for those chasing us.

A visual representation of the current game:

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For some reason I feel like Uncle Sam is pointing in my direction…  Anyone else feel that way?  Hmm, either Uncle Sam or maybe Smokey the Bear.  Speaking of scouts I can’t remember how many times we almost burned down something…  but, that’s another story altogether.  Let’s get on with the game, shall we?  We shall…

Rules:

  1. Post these rules
  2. Post a photo of yourself (if you want to) and eleven random facts about yourself
  3. Answer the questions given to you in the tagger’s post.
  4. Create eleven new questions and tag new people to answer them.
  5. Go to their blog/twitter and let them know they have been tagged.

– 2 – Eleven random facts about me:
1. I’m feeling a bit odd today.
3. Did I mention the scouts?  Yeah, I’m an eagle.
5. I definitely think rules are meant to be stretched to the limits.
7. I only almost accidentally burned down my house once.  It involved fireworks.  I was in junior high.
9. I’ve posted a few pictures of me in some of the previous games of tag I was pulled into.  If you are feeling less lazy than me, you can search for them and, er, um, check me out.
11. It’s not that I’m lazy so much as that I’m not getting a lot of sleep these days.  The little prince isn’t yet on any sort of discernible schedule.

– 3 – Questions from KnowledgeKnut and my answers:

1.  If you could spend time with someone who inspired(s) you, who would that be?
My maternal grandfather.  (Mom, I’m not just saying that to see if I can get you to cry.)

2.  Why?
He was an amazing man… and if half of the memories I have of him, and half of the stories I’ve heard about him are true at all, he was more than an amazing man.  I never got to spend much time with him when I was old enough to appreciate the wisdom and experiences I could get from him.  I’d love to have that opportunity now.

3.  If you could be the opposite sex for one week, what would you do?
I plead the fifth.

4.  What is your dream car?
I’m not really a car guy.  If had the money I’d probably buy a corvette…

5. What is something you’ve always wanted to say to someone but never had the nerve?
I’m sure there have been things, but I don’t remember them.  For the most part I try to speak my mind.

6.  When you forgive someone, can you forget?
Yes

7.  If you could be any Royal (dead or alive), who would you be?
Me.  The Jester of the Matticus Kingdom.  Duh!

8.  Why?
Because being the Jester is total awesomesauce.

9. Your favorite movie has became your reality, what is the movie and what part are you playing?
Too many choices…. too many…. too… *beep* sorry, you have fried the Jester’s brain (nice going there wiseguy), please bear with us as we try to get things up and running again…. *beep*

If they ever make the Dark Tower series into a movie (or 7… or 14…).  I would be Roland Deschain of Gilead. 

10. Your goal is to become famous, how do you plan to do that?
With the wordiness of my wordy words, of course.

11.  When you are gone (dead) what is the one thing that you want to remembered for?
My wordy words.  Didn’t we just cover that?

– 4 – Questions and people I’m tagging:
1. Coke or Pepsi?
2. Why?
3. Mac or PC?
4. Why?
5. Tastes Great or Less Filling?
6. Why?
7. Why is the answer to life, the universe and everything “42?”
8. Pen or pencil?
9. Why?
10. Manual or automatic?
11. Why?

(Thanks to my brilliant wife who helped me come up with this list of questions.  She is AMAZING.)

You’ve been tagged:
1. Jon
2. Jen
3. MerBear
4. Steph
5. Tony
6. (Aunt) Princess Rosebud
7. The Imaginator
8. The Scribbler
9. Mr. Atheist
10. Matrone Bell
11. Rara
12. Jenn
13. The Foodie Farmer

Each of these wonderful bloggers has guest blogged for me in the last couple of weeks, picking up the slack around the kingdom while my efforts have been focussed elsewhere.  And how do I repay them?  I tag them, of course!  Don’t you wish you had guest blogged for me too??!!

Of course you do!

and the winner is…

On 2/22/2013 we asked you to play a game of Tug-of-War with us to once and for all determine which came first: the chicken or the egg.

And play along you did!

Thank you all for the great support and great responses. I think we will have to have another round of tug-of-war sooner rather than later. If you have questions you think would be good for future games you can leave them as a suggestion in the comments or host your own tug-of-war.

But, to business.

The Egg team quickly and efficiently came out strong, and while the Chicken team mounted a late charge, the egg team pulled the chicken team into the mud:

Not exactly what I'd call a mud bath.

Final tally:
Chicken team: IIIII I (6)
Egg team: IIIII IIII (9)
“42” team: I (1)

Plaudits abound to those who chose Eggs over Chickens.  Your victory will go down in the tomes of history for all time… or until the next game of tug-of-war depending on what you choose then and how the results turn up.

Go show the winning team some love:
Spunky Wayfarer
Blog of the Imaginator
SenorPez
JC
UndercoverL
dmaudlin53
Kim
The Phoenix
Mr. Atheist

Okay, okay, go show the chicken team some love too (we are all winners here):
rommel
Steph
Tammy Gardner
Rara
fibot
Jon

And the 42 team (since 42 is the the answer to life, the universe, and everything):
DesertRat

Thanks again for playing!  Check back next week (probably) for the next installment in this new game that is taking the kingdom by storm.