Damnations! I’ve been harassing Roger Ailes since forever to put me on his inglorious “Enemies List”, and somehow he pays me back by sending me that damn Meme of Fours list that’s going around like the plague. I guess now that everyone else has already been sullied by the damn thing, I was the last blogger left. And just so you know how I stand on these things, when I saw it at Digby’s, I composed a fairly nasty comment about how silly these things were and compared it to the typical sorority shenanigans we hear so much of (I believe the line was: What is this a blog, or a damn sorority). The message was so nasty and anti-fours, in fact, that I decided to not post it, lest I offend the great Digby (who was kind enough to add me to his blogroll).
And so what do I do when it comes my way? Well dammit, I fill it out and pass it on. Here goes, though there are few surprises here:
Four jobs you've had in your life: Golfcart Driver (for restaurant), Beercart Vendor (for sports team), Furniture Deliveryman (for furniture store), CPA
Four movies you could watch over and over: Boogie Nights, Snatch, Elf, Arsenic and Old Lace
Four places you've lived: (very Tex-centric) Corpus Christi, Austin, San Antonio, Houston
Four TV shows you love to watch: (the only shows I watch) Daily Show, Colbert Report, SNL, Simpsons (not the newer ones)
Four places you've been on vacation: Branson MO (hated it), Washington DC, Sodus Point NY, Myrtle Beach SC
Four websites you visit daily: Digby, Legal Fiction, Carpetbagger, Roger Ailes
Four of your favorite foods: Cheesecake, Shrimp Romeo (w/ pesto cream sauce), Beer, Chocolate
Four places you'd rather be: Amsterdam, Outer Space, The Moon, Mars (I’m a sci-fi nut)
Four albums you can't live without: (Not withstanding the “can’t live without” melodramatics) Stereolab – Sound Dust, Chet Baker – The Best of Chet Baker Sings, Frank Sinatra – The Very Good Years, Peggy Lee – You Give Me Fever (the first three are must-haves, and the last is a drunken must-have)
And just to add a category I like:
Four Favorite Writers: HG Wells, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Winston Churchill
Now I’m going to have to search all the blogs to see who hasn’t gotten this damn thing yet (lest the poor sap realizes that I don’t read all of their ramblings). Ahh, I found one. I’m sending it to Neural Gourmet, co-creator of the Carnival of the Liberals (which is still accepting entries by Jan 3). Welcome to the sorority, Neury. Good luck.