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Complete breakage of rules

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 30, 2009, 11:02 AM
My answers to the quiz of 8 things about me, for which I will not post the rules, as the rules require posting of the rules and this is uncivil disobedience.

1. I may have been an eyewitness at some of the events described in Sylvia Nasser's A beautiful mind, though according to my memory they would have occurred slightly differently.

2. The first typeface to attract my attention -- when I was a teenager reading science fiction books borrowed from the South Brunswick Public Library -- was Electra.

3. But real interest developed in graduate school in the late 1980s, when I discovered laser printing, troff, and TeX.

4. I once either amused or confused Bill Murray, the comic actor, by wearing a name tag that said my name was "Amy".

5. I once walked a banana on a leash in a city park. I wouldn't do it again, mainly because there was almost an automobile accident due to rubbernecking.

6. My family and I went and saw Robert F. Kennedy's funeral train as it passed through New Brunswick, New Jersey.

7. I was at the Paul Wellstone memorial in Minneapolis.

8. Ebenezer Britton, a New Hampshire representative and member of Continental Congress during the American Revolution, is my great great great great great great grandfather. (The number of people who can claim this is, no doubt, astoundingly great.)

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nymphont Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Interesting stuff, nice to share. I do have to admit the banana incident or accident, is quite amusing :P he he
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chemoelectric Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
That and the 'Amy' were homemade psychotherapy. With a correct diagnosis (obsessive-compulsive disorder) and real therapy I wouldn't as likely have showed up at each Saint Paul Saints home game hours before they opened the gates, to ensure I was first in line. Therefore I wouldn’t have been the guy at the front of the line as Mr. Murray (one of the owners) snuck in without being seen, except by we front-of-the-liners who weren’t inclined to make things difficult for him.

He is the most mob-attracting person I have seen, although I suppose Bill Clinton would attract a bigger mob if I saw him in that sort of situation. He might welcome it, however.
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nymphont Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Possibly, but I think I would much rather an encounter with Mr. Murray, I would generally consider him much more interesting than Mr. Clinton. He's intriguing simply for who is is, rather than predominately for a title once held. Still, a former president... that's a tough one. Must have been an electric moment nonetheless.
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chemoelectric Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
I don’t think Bill Murray is very talkative, and Bill Clinton seems too volatile, so it would be like walking on eggshells. Now, Jimmy Carter, that would be an interesting person to talk with.
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nymphont Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
For sure. :)
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Aspartam Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
I am sorry your banana has an accident. Very infortunate.
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chemoelectric Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
The banana had no chance, anyway, because it couldn’t keep its belly off the asphalt.

A policeman on a bicycle going the other way merely greeted me with a nod. That was good luck.
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Aspartam Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
Bananas should be held on the right ear. DO YOU HEAR ME ?
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chemoelectric Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
The right hand hurts more, I rarely hold the phone with it. I don't remember how much that mattered back then (the mid-1990s), however.
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Aspartam Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
Free hand phones are better anyway.
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