The Blogger Games is brought to you this week and every week by The Captain’s Speech. The Captain’s Speech melts in your mouth, not in your hands.
Paul is brilliant when it comes to finding new ways to bring us all together as bloggers in the blogging community. This time it’s with (I assume) an Olympics-inspired series of games that will carry us through the next several weeks. Follow that link at the top to see how the results were tallied for last week and to play along this week. Once again, I have nothing to brag about as I was just short of making it onto the podium. No new medals for Peckapalooza.
Each week, the Games will consist of multiple choice questions about Paul which follow specific topics. This week’s topic is Entertainment, a subject I like to pretend to know a little something about. Time, it seems, will tell.
For answering purposes, the answer I choose will be italicized. Or… actually… in the case of film or TV series titles, the unitalicized response… Is that gonna get confusing? I’ll just go with bolding my answers this week, how about that?
1. Which Toy Story movie did I like the least?
A) Toy Story
B) Toy Story 2
C) Toy Story 3
2. Which is my favorite TV Show theme song?
A) Family Matters
C) Saved By The Bell
3. The first CD I ever owned was of which genre?
4. I have never been…
A) On TV
B) On The Radio
C) In The Newspaper
5. Which famous person once liked one of my tweets?
A) Howie Mandel
B) Mindy Kaling
C) Jason Segel
6. I have never seen this movie series…
B) High School Musical
C) Harry Potter
7. Which show have I seen in-person?
A) Canadian Idol Tour
B) Disney On Ice
C) Disco Dogs
8. How many famous people have I met at an autograph signing?
9. Which reality show do I think I’d be best at?
B) Fear Factor
C) Big Brother
10. Which show did I not watch as a child?
A) The Brady Bunch
B) Leave It To Beaver
C) Murder, She Wrote
My turn to share…
Paul says: Tell me what you like/dislike about the entertainment industry. Any celebrity encounters? Have you ever been on TV? What was your first CD?
I love the entertainment industry because I love to be entertained. I love a good movie or TV show… But I don’t so much like the culture of self-importance or entitlement that feels like has been created by the perpetuity of reality TV. I don’t mean reality competitions like Survivor or The Amazing Race… I mean Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Jersey Shore… things like that. But it is what it is. If only all our entertainers could be as down to earth as a Tom Hanks or a Keanu Reeves, right?
I don’t recall ever really meeting a celebrity before. But my friends and I did see Gordon Ramsay and his entourage rushing through Heathrow airport while we were on a layover on our way to Istanbul. That was pretty cool. When I told the story later I said that I introduced myself and he told me that my risotto was *bleeping* disgusting.
I have been on TV once, if I remember correctly. It was soon after Princess Diana’s passing and Elton John released a limited run of the version of “Candle In the Wind” that he performed at Diana’s funeral. Coincidentally, I’d stayed home from school that day, not feeling well. No… really… I was sick that day. But my mom convinced me to go out and purchase a few copies of the song on cassette tape. So I went to Blockbuster Music (anyone else remember that being a thing?) and got three copies, one for my parents and one each for myself and my sister. Not sure why one copy wouldn’t have sufficed… Anyway, when I came out of the store, the local news station was set up doing quick interviews with people buying the single. And wouldn’t you know it, they used my interview on the 6:00 news. On a day I was supposed to be home sick. Thankfully none of my teachers saw it… or if they did, no one said anything the next day at school.
My first CD? That’s asking me to dig way back… Had to have been early 90s. If I had to guess, it was probably The Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. 1. Which I know isn’t a 90s release, but that was my favorite band growing up, so replacing the tape with a CD was the next logical step.
That’s it for this installment of The Blogger Games. Be sure to follow The Captain’s Speech to see how other bloggers respond to Paul’s questions and to follow along with each week’s medal ceremony.