Friday, March 7, 2008

Hell hath no fury like a meme scorned

Screaming up from the bloodstained abyss, conceived in a cavern of burning sulfur, the floor strewn with failed alchemical experiments and the bones of the sinful dead, comes another one of those diabolical memes whose only purpose is to strike with pain and terror at our pitiful mortal realm, this time thrown with demonic accuracy by Marjorie, who's not even in the same ballpark as evil (that I know of), but I needed to riff on something for this introductory paragraph and you did mention black metal in your post, even if just in passing. Anyway, the rules:

List 7 random things about yourself that people may not know.

Link the person who sent this to you, and leave a comment on their blog so that their readers can visit yours.

Post the rules on your blog.

Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, linking their blog. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Seven more completely uninteresting facts about yours truly:

1. Old Van Halen may have been my official entry into the exciting world of crushing power chords, but my first experience with anything remotely rocking was probably Tenderly, performed by Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, on my vinyl copy of The Muppet Show when I was a wee lad way back in the late 70s.

2. I love Cadbury eggs and Totino's pizza rolls, but not at the same time.

3. I do not love liver.

Is it that obvious I'm straining for stuff?

4. When I was a slightly older wee lad, I wanted to be an F-14 pilot, and I spent all kinds of time building scale models of said aircraft plus Nimitz-class carriers, A-6 Intruders, even some old school A-5 Vigilantes and F-8 Crusaders and even older school WW2 stuff. Who knew that kid would grow up to be an angry lefty jackass. Must've been the fumes from the Testors glue.

5. Once upon a time, in a galaxy classroom far, far away, we students were directed to create dioramas -- given what I ended up making, it must've been a history class -- and, using Legos, fashioned a 'working' guillotine. A stack of blocks with grooves in them provided the perfect structure for a masking-taped cardboard blade, a radar dish was the perfect catch for a bunch of decapitated Lego heads and a red magic marker was the blood. It was *sniff* beautiful. Vive la France ! Vive la révolution !

6. Summer is my least favorite season.

7. For multiple reasons, my all-time favorite piece of music is the allegretto from Beethoven's seventh symphony.

Those condemned to an eternity of taggery: Candace, Dean Wormer, Dr. Zaius, dguzman, Angie, Snave and b. Standard caveats apply: do it now, do it later, do it never, it's a semi-free country, mes amis!


okjimm said...

6. Summer is my least favorite season ?????????????


YOU like WINTER in the MIDWEST!!

Boy and Howdy, do I have a truck load of snow and ice for you!!

dguzman said...

Damn you, damn you to hell!

okay--I'll try to think up some stuff...

b said...

Mmmmm... pizza rolls! I too wanted to be a fighter pilot when I was younger. My father had worked on aircraft carriers and my uncle was an Airforce pilot. He used to send me all these posters of fighter jets and I was so into it.

Nice diorama! Your parents must have been so proud! ;-)

Thanks for the tag. I'll post mine over the weekend!

astarte's student said...

Oh man I live for Cadbury Eggs...I've had one 4-pack so far and will hopefully have more!

Love the nice cup of shut the fuck up. ;D

Dean Wormer said...

Perhaps you haven't tried the new cadbury egg flavored pizza rolls.

I took the tag and ran with it.



Angie said...

I'm always impressed with what my family is building with Legos, but a guillotine... I'm very impressed if not a bit frightened. :)

Thanks for the tag. I had no idea what dribble I was going to post tomorrow. Now I know. Well, almost. I'm going to go get good and drunk tonight and make up some interesting stuff.

The newest snow system almost completely missed us here. Thank goodness. My shovel is in bad shape. How are you fairing?

Anonymous said...

5. you should be very proud because that is kick ass.

6. I like Fall the best.

Fade said...

lego guillotine...

(standing ovation)

Distributorcap said...

randal --- always amazing and random

Dr. Zaius said...

I built exclusively WWII aircraft models, and a few monster models too.

Randal Graves said...

okjimm, sure do! I loathe the humidity and overcast is better than sunny!

dguzman, ha ha ha ha! But no rush, it's harder than it looks, believe me!

b, really? Small world! Do you know what kind of plane he flew?

astarte's student, they're almost TOO good! You can easily eat too many and get sick real quick.

dean, now that sounds absolutely grotesque.

angie, my theory was that no one else would make one and I was right. ;-)

Oh, you should post while drunk! I shoveled about a foot and a half this morning, and we've gotten nearly a foot since then. Even work was closed today, and it's still snowing. Thus, laundry day!

fot, oh I am, my finest hour, probably. I haven't had many finest hours. And I'm with you, give me twelve months of autumn.

fade, thank you, thank you.

dcap, I don't know about the former, but probably the latter!

dr. zaius, I never could find a good set of an F8 Bearcat. Damn you, Revell!

Betty C. said...

I got to refuse this one because I had already done it, but even better -- 10 random facts! 10!

Angie said...

Tag done. Finally. And I didn't even have any snow to shovel. But I did have a seven year old child's room to clean (think spring cleaning). The storm completely missed us. Sorry, you got hit so hard. Be safe.

My Inner French Girl said...

Ooooo, Randal, you ROCK.

In high school AP English, our class celebrated the end of the first semester with a "medieval feast," using Canterbury Tales as our inspiration. I think I dressed up as a village wench. Anyway, one of the smartest and funniest guys in our class dressed us as an executioner, complete with a real wood axe that he brought from home.

Mrs. Martin shut the door and pulled the shades, we giggled and passed it around, pretending to decapitate each other (very carefully, of course), and then we devoured all the potluck dishes. A merry ol' time was had by all.

Can you imagine doing something like that today? He would've been expelled, probably even charged. Ah, the bloom of youth.

By the way, I love Totino rolls, too! But not Cadbury eggs. Just the chocolate bars.

Merci for participating in the meme! It's really just an excuse to delve deeper into your twisted soul.


Randal Graves said...

betty, oh, that meme is old hat! ;-)

angie, thanks, but it really wasn't that bad. Lots of snow, but that's winter for you.

marjorie, oh jeez, you all would've been sent for counseling, he would've been expelled, and your teacher suspended without pay.

Delving within reason though. I'm not sure any of us want to put up our hearts of darkness on here, muahahahahahaha, etc.