Liebster Award

Ok so I don't write about myself here, mainly because I'm an assassin for the League of Shadows and HR have told me it's a serious no no to mention anything about it but I've been given this Liebster thingy from Gabriel and Judka and have promised I will and a promise is a promise so here goes nothing.  Oh yeah there's rules as well, what's life without a few rules huh?  So here's the rules first...

 Following rules!
* Each person must post 11 things about themselves.

*Answer the 11 questions the person giving the award has set for you.
*Create 11 questions for the people you will be giving the award to.
*Choose 11 people to award and send them a link to your post.
*Go to their page and tell them.
*No tag backs. 

Me, me, me...this is my bit.
1. For twenty nine years of my life I had two different surnames, last year I changed it legally and gave myself two new middle names while I was at it.
2. I have to have my DVDs alphabetized at all times.
3. When I was a kid I was convinced my dad was Oliver Reed.
4. I was tattooed by a former Mexican gang member in Los Angeles (former gang member, not former Mexican – that would be weird).
5. I’m trying to wrestle my way out of the 9-5 slavery at the moment and get a literary agent who will pimp my book for me.
6. I’ve a pug called Molly who I let pick the ingredients of our breakfast every Sunday.
7. I play banjo.
8. I know every single word of dialogue in From Dusk Til Dawn thanks to a late 90s drinking game I created with friends.
9. I still think with enough money and training I could be Batman.
10. I spent a day with David Lynch smoking cigarettes and chatting about Twin Peaks.
11. I’m thirty-fuckin-one tomorrow…christ!

Super-Gabriel's Questions
What do you enjoy most about blogging?
The idea of sharing, I like sharing some of the films I’ve seen and there’s nothing better when you see a film or book or whatever on someone else’s blog that really speaks to you.

You're going to be shipped off to some deserted island. You can only bring 1 book, 1 movie, 1 music album, and 1 bottle; what are they?
Book- Bukowski’s Women
Album- Hayseed Dixie’s A Tribute to AC/DC
And a bottle of Zubrowka vodka

If you could download a great amount of information into your brain instantly, but only once, what would this information be about? (ex: a language, a martial art, a college degree, etc)
I was going to say literature but there’s something great about gradually discovering a story I wouldn’t want to lose.  Probably languages, language opens up the world to you.

What's your favorite color?
Either red or black…

 Favorite dead celebrity to have dinner and a couple of drinks with.
Oliver Reed of course, I think we could have a proper messy night.

 Suppose God exists and you can ask him/her/it one question, what would it be?
Can I have a photo for my Twitter avi?

 If you were given the chance to spend a month somewhere with everything paid for, where would it be?
Venice, CA baby!

 You wake up in a post-apocalyptic world. Everyone is gone. What do you do for fun?
Construct a trus with intricate levers and pullies string everyone up and recreate old episodes of Cheers…or not, you know whatever.

A time machine appears in your living room. Past or Future? When and why?
Straight to the past – two words “patent” “theft”

What's your favorite fictional character?
Batman…or Jack Bauer

Share a joke.
I only know jokes that are beyond filthy and probably shouldn’t be written down anywhere…ever.  Like this one.
Why do you wrap a hamster in cling film…

The Wonderful Judka's Questions

  1. Do You still live in a city where You were born?  Yeah for now, one day I will live on Venice Beach though…you’ll see, you’ll all see!!
  2. What trait in Your character You like the most?  I think I’m easy going but I don’t know.  I don’t know if anyone knows themselves well enough to be able to speak confidently about themselves.
  3. Your hobbies about which not everyone knows.  I play Irish traditional (4 string) and bluegrass (5 string) banjo.
  4. Your favorite cartoon series.  Either Visionaries or Centurions depending on which day you catch me on.
  5. Your favorite subject in elementary school  Art.  I always loved art until my GCSE teacher ruined it for me.
  6. Sport which You really hate...  Golf.  I mean really?!  What’s the bloody point.
  7. What do You do when you're drunk? : DDD  Usually cause injury to myself.  I have woken up with cracked ribs, dislocated shoulder and once with several cuts to my left arm from a replica battle sword…long story.
  8. Do you think you ever would like to come to Poland?  Absolutely.  I used to have loads of Polish friends and Knife in the Water is one of my favourite films I have a deep love for Poland…it looks beautiful.
  9. What do You think about modern popular music?  It very much depends on it’s intent.  It’s not healthy to draw a ring around a date and say “anything after 1972 is bollocks” but so much of what’s out there is substandard.  I’m a fan of art for arts sake, the compulsion to produce from the heart…so people like Simon Cowell make me want to kill things but then you find a band like Black Mountain or Bob Log III and everything is ok again.
  10. Your favorite actor.  Oliver Reed, he is the daddy – now and forever.
  11. Why in Your opinion snakes do not have hands? :c  Lol, because there’s nothing more disturbing than a cobra throwing up a gang sign…nothing.
My Questions

  1. What film do you tell everyone you hate but you secretly love?
  2. What would you rather have a tail or wings?
  3. Are you a watch the film or read the book first kind of person?
  4. If you could party with one band/actor who would it be?
  5. What job did you think you’d be doing at the age you are now?
  6. Is there anything worse than a Michael Bay film?
  7. What do you like most about blogging?
  8. Is there anyone on your blog roll you’d share a movie and a beer with?
  9. Favourite sport?
  10. Is there anything that makes you a little OCD?
  11. If we were in a band what would be the name?

My Eleven.
1. Comeuppance Reviews -
3. Inanity & the Girl -
5. Direct to Video Connoisseur -
6. A Hero Never Dies -
9. From the Depths of DVD Hell -
10. French for Cupcake -

The no tag back rule prevents me from saying how excellent both Judka and Gabriel are and how much better off your life will be online if you read their blogs...which is a shame as I'd like to make that known.


Karen O Rawe said...

Very interesting information. So I note you didn't pick a movie to take to the island...Is that because there are too many to choose from? Also what are your 2 new middle names? Happy Birthday!! Still not as old as me :-)

John Baxter said...

Balls. That's a copy and paste issue. The film would be either Don't Look Now! or something like The Switchblade Sisters... The middle names lol I'll tell you later. You still look in your teens you crazy lady.

Karen O Rawe said...


Judka said...

Żubrówka!!!!!!!!!! U are the boss! :D
Oh, this is so nice ^^

I know I'm little too late, but all the best Johnny! :3

John Baxter said...

Żubrówka is the bomb. I spent 6 years where I substituted it for worked pretty well for me actually. Love it, nicest vodka out there.

Gabriel said...

I just read Bukowski’s Women last year. Hell of a book and hell of a poet. Cool answers, although i would really like to know the rest of that joke. gonna google it.

Gabriel said...

and thanks for the nice words. cheers!

John Baxter said...

Bukowski is the man. Am reading Hollywood at the moment and I've John Fante's The Road to Los Angeles winging it's way to me.

The punchline for the joke is...


So it doesn't come apart in your hands when you're fucking it.

(I'm sorry)

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