Friday, April 20, 2007

I've Been Tagged.

Lisa tagged me with a meme, and so now it's my turn to filter this cultural nugget and perpetuate it.

Three things that scare me:
I was tempted to post some ancient Celtic motto, as I identify readily with my ancient ancestors in their ferocity. I'm reminded of this passage from the Táin Bo Cuailgne: "Heaven is above us, and earth beneath us, and the sea is round about us. Unless the sky shall fall with its showers of stars on the ground where we are camped, or unless the earth shall be rent by an earthquake, or unless the waves of the blue sea come over the forests of the living world, we shall not give ground." But for this exercise, I will keep it simple. :)
1) Unbridled greed
2) Apathy
3) Blind dogma (of any stripe)

Three people who make me laugh:
1) Hans
2) Steve
3) A host of comics from classic Steve Martin to Dane Cook, Patton Oswalt, Jim Gaffigan and Sarah Silverman

Three things I love:
1) My tribe
2) The act of creation - as in art
3) The act of aesthetic appreciation

Three things I hate:
1) Cancer, and being made a widowed father of two at age 36 by it
2) Violence toward the innocent
3) Hate

Three things I don't understand:
1) Willing ignorance
2) The cancer industry
3) How we are still alive as a species

Three things on my desk:
Too much to really go into, so I randomly choose...
1) The new Sarah Shannon CD
2) A stack of papers with copious phone notes
3) A couple computers

Three things I'm doing right now:
1) Assembling all sorts of financials for our D Constructed CFO
2) Listening to 8mm
3) Typing

Three things I want to do before I die:
1) Build an artist community on the Olympic Peninsula
2) Watch my children become happy adults
3) Find out if my theory on soulmates is true

Three things I can do:
1) Write well
2) Pick up almost any instrument or artistic medium and intuitively know how to use it
3) Raise two preteens without going insane... at least not too much

Three things I can't do:
1) Bear children (thank GOD)
2) Fly without mechanical aid
3) Look at the back of my head without a mirror

Three things I think you should listen to:
1) Peter Gabriel - Security
2) Zero7 - When it Falls
3) Tina Dico - In the Red

Three things you should never listen to:
1) Political pundits (of any stripe)
2) Radio and/or TV talk show hosts
3) Government officials (at any level)

Three things I'd like to learn:
1) Scots Gaelic
2) The reason we're here
3) More history

Three favorite foods:
1) The beef ravioli at Pegasus on Alki
2) Tie: the shepherd's pie at the Celtic Swell; the Guinness ice cream at the Celtic Swell
3) Venison pie with a pint of bitter and baked cherries for dessert

Three shows I watched as a kid:
1) Star Trek
2) The Six Million Dollar Man
3) Bugs Bunny

Three things I regret:
I have a fundamental problem with this one, as the implications are rather harsh for someone who has gone through the loss of a spouse and the survivor's guilt that goes with it. But anyway...
1) Not going public about my grandmother molesting me as a kid sooner (might have saved my brother that indignity)
2) Not having the opportunity to grow old with Samantha
3) Allowing the golden handcuffs of the videogame industry to lead me on a decade-long detour away from filmmaking

Three people I tag:
1) Beth
2) Andrew
3) Lotti


Darth Jim Scott IV said...

Dude why dis "Religious dogmas"? Dogmas rule! They provide structure, certainty and lots of cool theology books. Not to mention the capacity for Mysticism is enhanced.

But hey that's just my opinion.

tbone said...

Ah, Jim, you know I would never dis another man's dogma. But as a Deist, I personally cannot abide a codex of belief that limits that which is limitless.

But that's just MY opinion. :)

tbone said...

How about this, bud? I changed the wording to read "Blind dogma (of any stripe)", which I think is more inclusive and gets to the root of the concept for me. It's not necessarily the dogma itself - it's how it's used and how it's acquired.

Make sense?

Darth Jim Scott 4th said...

First Todd, You Da man!

>But as a Deist, I personally cannot abide a codex of belief that limits that which is limitless.

I reply: Well naturally God by nature can't be completely explained or understood(else He wouldn't be God). Though my teachers taught me that dogma is merely a revealed true of religion. For example if you say there is only One Ultimate God by definition you are asserting a Dogma. But I believe Dogmas are a good thing even some Dogmas of other religions I disbelieve in since the mere assertion of something a ultimatly true it the ultimate cool thing to do IMHO.

>changed the wording to read "Blind dogma (of any stripe)", which I think is more inclusive and gets to the root of the concept for me.

I reply: As a Thomist & neoMannual Theologian I approve of even more precess theological & metaphysical definitions. Because they are "Way Cool Junor".

Makes perfect sense & on that I agree. Now I have to sign off & spot my kids from destroying my house.

Cheers brah!

Anonymous said...

I've been tagged? What does that mean and how am I supposed to respond! (and how dare you keep blogging while I'm not reading it...I drop off radar for a couple weeks, and CHAOS!) ;p

Seriously, do I just copy the same questionnaire thingy, answer in my way and then tag others? How can I do that when I only have like 3 people I COULD tag and you and Lotti count for 2 of them? lol

tbone said...

Yes, you copy the text into a blog post, alter the answers and tag 3 more people (if you want). You don't HAVE to pass it on if you don't wanna. BREAK THE CYCLE, BETH! BREAK THE CYCLE!