I'm always game for something new and cool, but there's pretty much TV on almost any topic you could imagine. Not to be obsessive, but we could perhaps use a nightly show about Sinead O'Connor. Like Pete Townshend's "Pictures of Lilly," that would probably help me sleep at night.
If you could, would you swap sexes for a week?
I don't particularly have any special burning desire to do so, but I'm pretty infophilic, so I'd be inclined to try it out just on general principles.
What do you think you'd learn if you could swap to the opposite sex?
I doubt it would teach me that much. It would be perhaps more educational, more outside of my experience to be black or Asian, but I've lived intimately with womenfolk all my life. I suspect that I mostly pretty much get it. I suppose I'd get to learn first hand about the unpleasantness of menstrual cycles. I'm sure that'd suck. But overall, women and men are mostly pretty much alike. Obviously there are some significant differences, but I think they're overemphasized.
What sports team will you love until the day you die?
Team America. Looking at my referrer logs recently, I was surprised to see traffic coming in from a page of sports team fan page links. Turned out they were linking to my Team America stuff.
I so much do not give a rat's ass about competitive sports, though I've come to appreciate a bit of some women's athletics as an aesthetic display of the beauty of God's creation. I'd MUCH rather watch a Williams sister demonstrating what her body and spirit is capable of than some empty cokehead runway models strutting their emaciated forms.
What's one sign that you're a total nerd?
I got the email with these questions about 3:00 am on Saturday night. Twenty years ago about this time of week, I would most likely have been tripping my nuts off with a couple of college buddies, inflicting Prince records on them — perhaps doing celebrity impersonations in the place where God shows up at the end of "Temptation." Imagine me as Dylan wheezing "Oh say man, that's not how it works."
Whereas when I stopped to look at this email, I was sitting at my desk excited about having just discovered the use of the ID tags on .jpg picture files, and was in the midst of an all night non-chemically enhanced eight-hour round of eagerly editing and re-loading bunches of image files 'til well past the crack of dawn.
What's the first book you recall reading?