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Saint Cad 10-14-2012 09:57 AM

Tell us one thing about yourself
 
I always hate starting these threads because apparently 40% of the Dopers don't know the meaning of the word "one" and by Post #7 there's "The top three I would pick ..."

So you're with a crowd and you're fairly anonymous. You could confess you killed the Lindburgh baby and they'd be like, "OK. Whatever. Next person's turn." Share one fact about yourself. Could be funny or poignant or interesting or unique. Just make it one (and yes this question is supposed to be hard so just pick one).

Mine? So many to choose from.
I was at John Denver's last concert. Mrs. Cad is a big fan and had never gone to one of his concert so I took her while he played at Cerritos. When I heard he died it made it very surreal.

saje 10-14-2012 11:20 AM

I prefer the company of animals and books to that of most people.

Lust4Life 10-14-2012 12:01 PM

I have been a prisoner in the M.E.

digs 10-14-2012 01:32 PM

I've figured out a way to doodle for a living.

HoneyBadgerDC 10-14-2012 01:35 PM

I was the guy who built the giant bow for the catapult on the discovery channels "Doing Da Vinci" Embarrassing show.

Scumpup 10-14-2012 01:36 PM

I loathe cats.

Baker 10-14-2012 01:47 PM

I'm three days younger than Denzel Washington.

MissSwitac 10-14-2012 01:56 PM

I talk to myself in my car a lot. I mean a LOT. Sometimes I do it when my 2 year old is in the back seat. He gives me looks of concern.

Cryptic C62 10-14-2012 02:00 PM

I killed a seagull with a kayak paddle.

Kenm 10-14-2012 02:08 PM

I rescued an injured seagull flapping futiley on the shoulder of a highway.

Spice Weasel 10-14-2012 02:21 PM

I've been a staunch supporter of immigrant rights pretty much my entire working life.

FloatyGimpy 10-14-2012 02:25 PM

I am able to hide my depression extremely well.

Ambivalid 10-14-2012 02:42 PM

I have a big heart.

Sahirrnee 10-14-2012 02:44 PM

I have flown a glider.
Won a free lesson and so I took it.
It was kind of fun, but once was enough.

Loach 10-14-2012 03:04 PM

I have green eyes but they sometimes look blue. Or grey.

Count Blucher 10-14-2012 03:11 PM

I saw Harry Chapin in concert less than a year before he died.

Bumbershoot 10-14-2012 03:18 PM

I was the first human to see a small section of a previously undiscovered cave.

interface2x 10-14-2012 03:19 PM

I'm pigeon-toed (i.e. my leg bones are slightly twisted so my feet naturally point inward instead of straight-forward). It's mostly self-corrected as I've gotten older, but you can tell when I'm walking on stairs.

-getitrite 10-14-2012 03:56 PM

I've driven more than 1 million miles in the US.

2gigch1 10-14-2012 04:05 PM

Given time I will forget most everything that bothers me because that was then and this is now.

Johnny L.A. 10-14-2012 04:17 PM

I can fly a helicopter.

Taomist 10-14-2012 04:20 PM

My ankles twist and give out on me so often that I have taken falling and recovering to an art-form.

Zsofia 10-14-2012 04:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by interface2x (Post 15589438)
I'm pigeon-toed (i.e. my leg bones are slightly twisted so my feet naturally point inward instead of straight-forward). It's mostly self-corrected as I've gotten older, but you can tell when I'm walking on stairs.

I, personally, am duck-footed. Most people don't notice it, though.

Alessan 10-14-2012 04:49 PM

My first real kiss was in Piazza San Marco, Venice.

Ethilrist 10-14-2012 05:09 PM

I found an ocelot in my attic.

Ambivalid 10-14-2012 05:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zsofia (Post 15589627)
I, personally, am duck-footed.

Just don't tell me you are ever duck-faced.

Musicat 10-14-2012 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ambivalid (Post 15589839)
Just don't tell me you are ever duck-faced.

I've been shit-faced.

Lanzy 10-14-2012 06:29 PM

I have been in an active space shuttle.

Sudden Kestrel 10-14-2012 06:42 PM

I once owned a monkey.

Napier 10-14-2012 06:48 PM

I saw Tracy Chapman perform in October 1986.

Silver Tyger 10-14-2012 06:51 PM

I was born the same day as Alan Moore (although obviously not the same year).

GuanoLad 10-14-2012 06:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ethilrist (Post 15589735)
I found an ocelot in my attic.

I think that's a Dr Seuss book.

I am making a Steampunk short film.

FloatyGimpy 10-14-2012 06:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sudden Kestrel (Post 15589989)
I once owned a monkey.

Hey, me too!

Ambivalid 10-14-2012 06:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Silver Tyger (Post 15590009)
I was born the same day as Alan Moore (although obviously not the same year).

Umm...:confused: Demi Moore's dad?? :confused:

Kenm 10-14-2012 06:55 PM

Umm...:confused: Roger Moore's dad?? :confused:

Ambivalid 10-14-2012 07:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kenm (Post 15590024)
Umm...:confused: Roger Moore's dad?? :confused:

Sorry, never heard of him before this thread. (Alan, not Roger).

Palo Verde 10-14-2012 07:06 PM

My husband, kids and I are very active in the build-a-device-to-fling-a-pumpkin world.

Stendhal Syndrome 10-14-2012 07:08 PM

I am dreading the holidays. It's the first one since my husband's death.

mascaroni 10-14-2012 07:13 PM

I once had tea with Brian Eno in his back garden.

running coach 10-14-2012 07:16 PM

I coach high school cross-country and track(distance events).

cmyk 10-14-2012 07:47 PM

Michael Madsen was brought into my office for a potential scifi film we were in preproduction on. I had no idea he was coming to the studio, and I didn't know exactly how to maintain my cool. I showed him some of the concept work we were working on for a character he was considering playing, and after pointing out some boring details, I pointed out a vague area in the art, and said we imagine this is the bathroom, in case your character needs to take a dump.

Got a fucking awesome burst of laughter from him. Great guy, cool as a cucumber, shorter than I thought, alas the film was never produced.

It was pretty surreal. I immediately played Stuck in The Middle With You for the rest of the CG guys as soon as he left the department.

phouka 10-14-2012 08:24 PM

I've written more than one million words of fiction. According to Stephen King, my writing is no longer necessarily crap.

Silver Tyger 10-14-2012 08:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ambivalid (Post 15590017)
Umm...:confused: Demi Moore's dad?? :confused:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kenm (Post 15590024)
Umm...:confused: Roger Moore's dad?? :confused:

Alan F'ing Moore. Writer of Watchmen, V for Vendetta, The League of Extraodrdinary Gentleman, etc. Worshipper of a fictional Roman snake god. Well-known freak and gentleman. I'd like to meet him some day, but he scares me, even if people say he's really nice.

Bumbershoot 10-14-2012 08:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Musicat (Post 15589905)
I've been shit-faced.

I've been shit-canned.

MsWhatsit 10-14-2012 08:49 PM

John Scalzi gave me a lift to the airport once.

blondebear 10-14-2012 08:53 PM

I've been to Yosemite at least once a year over the last 25 years.

monstro 10-14-2012 09:03 PM

I once sat on Danny Glover's lap.

Miss Woodhouse 10-14-2012 09:11 PM

I grew up in the northwest. When I was 13 I had been to Florida and all along the East coast and back home again, however, I had never been more than 30 miles west of my home.

I have fixed that though and have been to both coasts and the Gulf of Mexico.

Pixel_Dent 10-14-2012 09:14 PM

I was nominated as an elector for a presidential candidate. Sadly he lost our state so I can't say I was a member of the electoral college.

Cold Dish 10-14-2012 09:15 PM

A hot air balloon landed in my yard.


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