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The Obligatory Forum Questionnaire

Discussion in 'The Games Room' started by bagpuss, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. ermintrude

    ermintrude Hinkypuff

    I think it should start in primary school and continue throughout eduation, teaching people to think for themselves and not always accept what theyre taught, (although that does sound like an oxymoron ;) ).

    Ah, Im just doing a Foundation as a starter so far. I still havent decided what Im going to study, I think photography alone is too limiting for me but then I think the same about Graphic Design but dont really know if Fine Art will take me anywhere. So as ever I will sit on the highest fence :(
     
  2. Hotblack

    Hotblack Dead Horse Flogger

    Been trying to come up with a witty response to this (which would make a nice change) and have failed miserably. I'm off to do some stuff and I'm going to listen to Marillion (the most misunderstood band ever!!) whilst I do it. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
  3. bagpuss

    bagpuss Well-Known Member

    :D

    Make sure you put the hoover on to drown out the racket then!
     
  4. Crunge

    Crunge Well-Known Member

    1. WHAT COLOUR ARE YOUR KITCHEN PLATES?

    White

    2. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson

    3. WHATS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?

    Tis a Lotus Notes one, nicked from work.

    4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BOARD GAME?

    Scrabble

    5. YOUR FAVOURITE MAGAZINE?

    PP

    6. YOUR FAVOURITE SMELL?

    Napalm in the morning.........oh alright bacon in the morning.

    7. YOUR LEAST FAVOURITE SMELL?

    A poorly maintained, pissy public khazi

    8. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING?

    Half an hour more please?

    9. FAVOURITE COLOUR

    Green

    10. LEAST FAVOURITE COLOUR?

    Manila

    11. HOW MANY RINGS BEFORE YOU ANSWER THE PHONE?

    As few as poss

    12. FAVOURITE CHILDS NAME?

    Clive of India

    13. WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IN LIFE?

    Health, Passion, a well monitored pension scheme, efficient boilers, cars that start first time.

    14. CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA?

    Choc

    15. DO YOU LIKE TO DRIVE FAST?

    Yes

    16. FAVOURITE TV SHOW?

    The Sopranos

    17. SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL YES OR NO?

    No

    18. STORMS - COOL OR SCARY

    Cool, but the REALLY cool ones are those that make you feel a bit scared.

    19. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR?

    VeeDub Beetle

    20. IF YOU COULD MEET ONE PERSON? (LIVING OR DECEASED)

    Grandad Jock

    21. FAVOURITE ALCOHOLIC DRINK?

    Winter: St.Austell Ales HSD
    Summer: Caipirinha (but only when the sun is shining)

    22. WHEN IS YOUR BIRTHDAY?

    January

    23. DO YOU EAT STEMS OF BROCCOLI?

    I eat everything

    24. IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE JOB, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

    Fighter pilot

    25. IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY COLOUR HAIR, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

    The blonde hair I had when I was a kid (it has got darker and more red as I've got older)

    26. IS THE GLASS HALF FULL OR HALF EMPTY?

    Half full

    27. FAVOURITE MOVIE?

    Big Wednesday

    28. DO YOU TYPE WITH YOUR FINGERS ON THE RIGHT KEY

    No

    29. WHATS UNDER YOUR BED?

    Shergar

    30. FAVOURITE SPORT TO WATCH?

    Female Beach Volleyball

    31. WHAT IS YOUR SINGLE MOST BIGGEST FEAR?

    The complete and utter breakdown of civilisation....who'd deliver the milk?

    32. KETCHUP OR MUSTARD?

    Ketchup on chips, mustard on hot dogs

    33. HAMBURGERS OR HOT DOGS?

    Hot dogs, specifically the Polish ones I had in Toronto.

    34. FAVOURITE SOFT DRINK?

    Tizer

    35. THE BEST PLACE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN?

    In this country: Dalehead in the Lake District
    Overseas: The backwaters of Kerala

    36. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF ENGLISH SUMMERS?

    They were always sunnier when I was a kid.

    37. WHAT COLOUR UNDER PANTS ARE YOU WEARING?

    Black! BLACK!
     
  5. Hotblack

    Hotblack Dead Horse Flogger

    Go HERE and at least listen to the first track 'Neverland' and if possible 'Fantastic Place'. If you don't like it, well fair enough.
     
  6. Nod

    Nod Well-Known Member

    1. WHAT COLOUR ARE YOUR KITCHEN PLATES? White.


    2. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING? Dragonsblood, Todd McCaffrey and Basic Photography as a "Bog Book"


    3. WHATS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? Nowt - Trackball!


    4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BOARD GAME? Backgammon (and a few variants from the normal one.)


    5. YOUR FAVOURITE MAGAZINE? AP, normally!


    6. YOUR FAVOURITE SMELL? Truly FRESH air.


    7. YOUR LEAST FAVOURITE SMELL? City Centres where busses pass through "Pedestrian" areas...


    8. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING? What's for brekkie?


    9. FAVOURITE COLOUR Greek Sky Blue (or Sea Blue!)


    10. LEAST FAVOURITE COLOUR? All Agro Beige...


    11. HOW MANY RINGS BEFORE YOU ANSWER THE PHONE? 4 (max - then the answerphone gets it.)


    12. FUTURE (OR FIRST OR FAVOURITE) CHILDS NAME? None - not a breeder.


    13. WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IN LIFE? Health and happiness.


    14. CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA? GOOD vanilla (if we're talking ice-cream) Chocolate if we're talking foodstuffs!


    15. DO YOU LIKE TO DRIVE FAST? Yes.


    16. FAVOURITE TV SHOW? QI or Blackadder.


    17. SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL YES OR NO? Better than a live one!!! (But no!)


    18. STORMS - COOL OR SCARY Cool.


    19. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR? Citroen Dyane 6.


    20. IF YOU COULD MEET ONE PERSON? (LIVING OR DECEASED) Either of my natural Grandfathers.


    21. FAVOURITE ALCOHOLIC DRINK? Ouzo.


    22. WHEN IS YOUR BIRTHDAY? 08.07


    23. DO YOU EAT STEMS OF BROCCOLI? Yes


    24. IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE JOB, WHAT WOULD IT BE? Work? How dare anyone suggest a 4 letter word...


    25. IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY COLOUR HAIR, WHAT WOULD IT BE? Anything but shiny scalp...


    26. IS THE GLASS HALF FULL OR HALF EMPTY? Who cares, as long as there's plenty still in the bottle?


    27. FAVOURITE MOVIE? Blues Brothers (or Top Secret)


    28. DO YOU TYPE WITH YOUR FINGERS ON THE RIGHT KEY Mist of the tune.


    29. WHATS UNDER YOUR BED? Carpet...


    30. FAVOURITE SPORT TO WATCH? Motor Racing.


    31. WHAT IS YOUR SINGLE MOST BIGGEST FEAR? Poor health in old age. (Let me die with dignity rather than rot in bed as an invalid.)


    32. KETCHUP OR MUSTARD? Ketchup on chips, mustard on meat.


    33. HAMBURGERS OR HOT DOGS? Neither, give me real food instead please!


    34. FAVOURITE SOFT DRINK? Water.


    35. THE BEST PLACE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN? Elafonisi (When all the coaches and cars have headed home...)


    36. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF ENGLISH SUMMERS? Unreliable.


    37. WHAT COLOUR UNDER PANTS ARE YOU WEARING? Black.
     
  7. TheFatControlleR

    TheFatControlleR :Devil's Advocaat: Forum Admin

    Obligatory Forum Questionnaire?

    I must have missed the memo.

    Who did you deal with when sanctioning this Obligatory questionnaire then? Was it the Editor or the Publisher? I think I should know, because if one of them questions it's validity I need to be able to point to the other with some certainty...
     
  8. geoid

    geoid Well-Known Member

    Played the Marillion track, a little cock-rockish methinks. :D But I saw Marillion back in the early 80's, thought they were a Genesis clone back then. But I agree, they are quite listenable. I haven't listened to rock music for donkeys years. Always preferred electronic ( even in the 70's), when guitars ruled the earth. :eek:
     
  9. alphanov

    alphanov Well-Known Member

    1. . WHAT COLOUR ARE YOUR KITCHEN PLATES?
    Boring white

    2. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?
    5th book in the "Hitchikers Guide"

    3. WHATS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
    ..... a mouse

    4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BOARD GAME?
    Monopoly

    5. YOUR FAVOURITE MAGAZINE?
    AP (of course) PS - Thanks for the £10 note Garry

    6. YOUR FAVOURITE SMELL?
    Freshly baked bread

    7. YOUR LEAST FAVOURITE SMELL?
    The dog's wind :eek:

    8. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING?
    Oh goody another day at work!

    9. FAVOURITE COLOUR
    Black

    10. LEAST FAVOURITE COLOUR?
    Yellow

    11. HOW MANY RINGS BEFORE YOU ANSWER THE PHONE?
    5

    12. FUTURE (OR FIRST OR FAVOURITE) CHILDS NAME?
    Martin

    13. WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IN LIFE?
    Health & happiness

    14. CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA?
    Chocolate

    15. DO YOU LIKE TO DRIVE FAST?
    No

    16. FAVOURITE TV SHOW?
    Spooks

    17. SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL YES OR NO?
    No

    18. STORMS - COOL OR SCARY
    Cool

    19. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR?
    Austin 1100

    20. IF YOU COULD MEET ONE PERSON? (LIVING OR DECEASED)
    James Clarke Maxwell

    21. FAVOURITE ALCOHOLIC DRINK?
    Real Ale - various types

    22. WHEN IS YOUR BIRTHDAY?
    October

    23. DO YOU EAT STEMS OF BROCCOLI?
    Broccoli - yukk (where's the smiley for washing mouth out?)

    24. IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE JOB, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
    Had my ideal job but it's changed!

    25. IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY COLOUR HAIR, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
    If I had any hair..... brown

    26. IS THE GLASS HALF FULL OR HALF EMPTY?
    With me about .... totally empty!

    27. FAVOURITE MOVIE?
    Blazing Saddles - "More Beans?" <Parppp>

    28. DO YOU TYPE WITH YOUR FINGERS ON THE RIGHT KEY
    I always type with the correct key or else it would be mpmdrdr (nonsense)

    29. WHATS UNDER YOUR BED?
    Fluff

    30. FAVOURITE SPORT TO WATCH?
    MotoGP or F1 GP

    31. WHAT IS YOUR SINGLE MOST BIGGEST FEAR?
    I fear nothing except fear itself

    32. KETCHUP OR MUSTARD?
    Mustard

    33. HAMBURGERS OR HOT DOGS?
    Hot Dogs

    34. FAVOURITE SOFT DRINK?
    Ginger Beer

    35. THE BEST PLACE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN?
    Lake Como

    36. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF ENGLISH SUMMERS?
    Unreliable

    37. WHAT COLOUR UNDER PANTS ARE YOU WEARING?
    Blue
     
  10. bradalax

    bradalax Well-Known Member

    Got to agree to be honest (not about the Genesis Clone thing though!). It's a good track, but just doesn't have the atmosphere of the original stuff for me. My favourite album was The Thieving Magpie. From my dim and distant memory, can't remember a bad track from it.

    Sorry. :rolleyes:
     
  11. elenydd

    elenydd Well-Known Member

    1. WHAT COLOUR ARE YOUR KITCHEN PLATES?
    White with a blue pattern

    2. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?
    I don't read books!

    3. WHATS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
    British Seed Houses

    4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BOARD GAME?
    Scrabble

    5. YOUR FAVOURITE MAGAZINE?
    GQ

    6. YOUR FAVOURITE SMELL?
    Freshly stained oak doors

    7. YOUR LEAST FAVOURITE SMELL?
    Other people's B.O.

    8. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING?
    Get out of bed

    9. FAVOURITE COLOUR
    Blue

    10. LEAST FAVOURITE COLOUR?
    Red

    11. HOW MANY RINGS BEFORE YOU ANSWER THE PHONE?
    Depends how close I am to the phone

    12. FUTURE (OR FIRST OR FAVOURITE) CHILDS NAME?
    Sara

    13. WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IN LIFE?
    Health and Sanity

    14. CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA?
    Chocolate

    15. DO YOU LIKE TO DRIVE FAST?
    Yes

    16. FAVOURITE TV SHOW?
    Planet Earth at the moment

    17. SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL YES OR NO?
    No

    18. STORMS - COOL OR SCARY
    Cool

    19. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR?
    VW Golf

    20. IF YOU COULD MEET ONE PERSON? (LIVING OR DECEASED)
    Tony Blair - to punch his lights out

    21. FAVOURITE ALCOHOLIC DRINK?
    Becks Lager

    22. WHEN IS YOUR BIRTHDAY?
    August

    23. DO YOU EAT STEMS OF BROCCOLI?
    Yes

    24. IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE JOB, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
    Flux capacitor operator

    25. IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY COLOUR HAIR, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
    Brown

    26. IS THE GLASS HALF FULL OR HALF EMPTY?
    Half Full

    27. FAVOURITE MOVIE?
    The Italian Job (1)

    28. DO YOU TYPE WITH YOUR FINGERS ON THE RIGHT KEY
    No

    29. WHATS UNDER YOUR BED?
    Carpet

    30. FAVOURITE SPORT TO WATCH?
    Rugby

    31. WHAT IS YOUR SINGLE MOST BIGGEST FEAR?
    Rats

    32. KETCHUP OR MUSTARD?
    Mustard

    33. HAMBURGERS OR HOT DOGS?
    Hamburgers - but only freshly made by the butcher

    34. FAVOURITE SOFT DRINK?
    Lemonade

    35. THE BEST PLACE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN?
    College for three years

    36. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF ENGLISH SUMMERS?
    Don't know, but if they are anything like Welsh summers, then great!

    37. WHAT COLOUR UNDER PANTS ARE YOU WEARING?
    Chequered Black and White
     
  12. Hotblack

    Hotblack Dead Horse Flogger

    Cock-Rock!! No way. It's not 'immediate' music either. It took me quite a few listens before it grew on me. My first impression was 'Thats sounds OK'. These songs worm their way inside you if you give them a chance. 'Neverland' has some superb lyrics. I prefer this stuff to the Fish era stuff now. There's a track called 'Ocean Cloud' which has more atmosphere than you can shake a stick at.

    But thanks for trying anyway :D :D :D
     
  13. bradalax

    bradalax Well-Known Member

    I'll probably still try one of the new albums. I tend to go through phases of buying DVDs or CDs. Not many DVDs I want at the moment so it's coming up to a serious acquisition of CDs! :D
     
  14. BiroMan

    BiroMan Well-Known Member

    I applied to study philosophy alongside some other courses when I went to college and it was all ok'd right up to the last minute when they suddenly pulled the course telling me it was too difficult for A-level students or some such rubbish! :mad:
     
  15. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    TOFQ - Answers

    Right.

    I've taken all the answer people have given and submitted them to the appropriate agencies for you to be contacted with the correct advertising material.

    You should expect it soon through your email and postal addresses.

    Many thanks for your time :)
     
  16. ermintrude

    ermintrude Hinkypuff

    Eh? :D :D Thatll be why they teach it at, uh, A level then... :D
     
  17. BiroMan

    BiroMan Well-Known Member

    Those were my exact thoughts at the time too, amongst other less polite ones :rolleyes:
     
  18. mertonia

    mertonia Well-Known Member

    I think it should start in primary school and continue throughout eduation, teaching people to think for themselves and not always accept what theyre taught, (although that does sound like an oxymoron ;) ).



    I think you are right, the earlier the better. Schools are in danger of turning out automotons.

    I just read one of the articles by AC Grayling 'Gotta have faith? a lesson in semantics' on one the sites and i must admit was rather appalled at the sloppiness of research. I must read on...

    peter
     
  19. bob58

    bob58 Well-Known Member

    1. WHAT COLOUR ARE YOUR KITCHEN PLATES?
    yellow and green

    2. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?
    I don't read books!

    3. WHATS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
    havnt got one

    4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BOARD GAME?
    risk

    5. YOUR FAVOURITE MAGAZINE?
    photo mags

    6. YOUR FAVOURITE SMELL?
    food i like to eat

    7. YOUR LEAST FAVOURITE SMELL?
    roast lamb

    8. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING?
    cup of tea

    9. FAVOURITE COLOUR
    yellow

    10. LEAST FAVOURITE COLOUR?
    blue

    11. HOW MANY RINGS BEFORE YOU ANSWER THE PHONE?
    let answer machine cut in first

    12. FUTURE (OR FIRST OR FAVOURITE) CHILDS NAME?
    diana

    13. WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IN LIFE?
    being happy

    14. CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA?
    vanila

    15. DO YOU LIKE TO DRIVE FAST?
    depends on mood

    16. FAVOURITE TV SHOW?
    none


    17. SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL YES OR NO?
    no

    18. STORMS - COOL OR SCARY
    cool

    19. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR?
    ford anglia

    20. IF YOU COULD MEET ONE PERSON? (LIVING OR DECEASED)
    myself in my second life

    21. FAVOURITE ALCOHOLIC DRINK?
    lager and bitter mixed

    22. WHEN IS YOUR BIRTHDAY?
    may

    23. DO YOU EAT STEMS OF BROCCOLI?
    no

    24. IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE JOB, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
    pilot

    25. IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY COLOUR HAIR, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
    blonde

    26. IS THE GLASS HALF FULL OR HALF EMPTY?
    half empty

    27. FAVOURITE MOVIE?
    black hawk down

    28. DO YOU TYPE WITH YOUR FINGERS ON THE RIGHT KEY
    No

    29. WHATS UNDER YOUR BED?
    nowt not a big enough gap

    30. FAVOURITE SPORT TO WATCH?
    footy golf

    31. WHAT IS YOUR SINGLE MOST BIGGEST FEAR?
    snakes

    32. KETCHUP OR MUSTARD?
    Mustard

    33. HAMBURGERS OR HOT DOGS?
    hotdog

    34. FAVOURITE SOFT DRINK?
    orange and lemonade

    35. THE BEST PLACE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN?
    home

    36. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF ENGLISH SUMMERS?
    ok if it aint raining

    37. WHAT COLOUR UNDER PANTS ARE YOU WEARING?
    stripey maroon grey black
     
  20. BiroMan

    BiroMan Well-Known Member

    Having just read an article about prescribing drugs to any child who shows any signs of expressing themselves differently from other children then I don't think that teaching them to think for themselves is high on the government's/school's/drug companies' list of priorities!

    It was an article in Ecologist magazine about the way a child who wants to run around all the time instead of sitting quietly is regarded as having ADHD, or a shy quiet child is seen as being introverted and needs medication or counselling to bring him out of his shell :D
     

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