Thursday, May 08, 2014

Why Not Ask Me Anything?

Alright, well... I'm going to do an Ask Me Anything. Since I'm not reading Fifty Shades anymore and, well, I'm not doing anything, really, I'm going to just put this out here: Ask Me Anything.

Roger got the ball rolling on this post, so I'm just going to call for questions. Ask me anything, people. Anything you want. Anything you ever wanted to know about me, were curious about, or demand an answer for, go ahead and leave your question here in the comments of this post or email me at with the subject line "Ask Me Anything." Let me know in the email if you'd like to remain anonymous or anything like that.

I don't anticipate much response to this. But any topic is fair game. My disorders, my beliefs, my politics, my fetishes, my favorite Muppet: it's all up for discussion. Polite questions would be nice, but we'll see what happens. I'll answer them. If I get a good amount, I'll start answering questions as thoughtfully as I can on May 17, a week from Saturday. This way you guys can have time to think of something, anything, and I can consider them thoughtfully and not get reactionary and defensive.

Let's see how this goes.

And hey, if you can't think of anything to ask or just aren't into it, no worries. Just trying this thing out.


Sam G said...

Have you seen "Orphan Black"?

Nik said...

Describe one perfect day?

What are your top 5 desert island albums?

You can revive ONE classic TV show for one episode.. What and why?

That should keep you going.

Yasmin said...

I know I will have additional questions, probably related to depression, but before I forget: Have you read the VM novel? What did you think? (I listened to it because Kristen Bell narrated it, which was really great)

The Pretentious Know it All said...

If you could greenlight a movie with endless resources and money, what movie would you greenlight? Basically--what do you want to see?

James said...

I'm sorry if I add this little preface, but I feel like a dick otherwise. I've been following your blog since... like college. I'm not sure what year, but I know I've always enjoyed it, and know that when you express your anxiety and stress, I wish I could do something to help alleviate that. I identify so much with the feeling you've expressed here. You're the everyman to me. And sometimes I read about your stresses related to money and work (and I have had that too, and some extent, still do), and I wonder idly sometimes if you could have one job, or one career, where money essentially became a moot point, what would you choose to do?

Roger Owen Green said...
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New York Erratic said...

- If you could have the superpowers of any character, which character and why?

- What is the best thing that has happened to you in the past year?

- What is your dream vacation? No rules on place/ time/ whether it's real

- What is the worst movie you've ever seen? Really terrible; they'd-force-you-to-watch-it-on-repeat-in-Gitmo bad. What's the best "bad movie" - super awful but wonderfully awful. Piranhas II awful.

- Have you ever wanted to be a villain? Which villain(s)?

- What hero have you wanted to be? Any hero, any genera.

Kelly Sedinger said...

Are we in the "Golden Age" of fan negativity? Or has it always been this way, and it's just easier to notice since fandom interaction is so much easier nowadays?

I also have a hypothesis that fandom is a lot more fractured nowadays because it's so much easier to find the fan communities that are centered on what you like, and little else. Does it seem to you that there's less crossover these days?

Even given the fact that the Congressional opposition has made enacting his agenda far more difficult than it's been for most Presidents, how disappointed are you in President Obama? (I remember you were never particularly enamored of him.)

Do you feel we're making progress in getting people to see depression as a real thing, as opposed to just something you can just "choose happy!" your way out of?

Would you be willing to summarize a Nicholas Sparks novel in your 'smartass' persona? They're a lot easier to read than that 50 Shades crap, from what I can tell....

Someone from some other place comes to you and says, "Take me to see the most awesome thing in Chicago." What do you take them to see?

Roger Owen Green said...

1. How would you define your politics, and what circumstances or which people most had an impact on this?
2) You know more about music before you were born than anyone I know, so this will be tough, but listening to various years of music, are there periods you feel you know better first hand, from, say hearing it on the radio. I was born in 1953, and Id say 1956-1959, then a drought (when I went to school), then 1963-1975, then 1978-1987, much more spotty (Nirvana, Johnny Cash) after that.

Roger Owen Green said...

If you had a record of 30 years of not picking the Playmate of the Year, then finally picking one - see
Dustbury - would you continue on or retire with the victory. And what's your record on these picks, if it's easily retrievable?

Roger Owen Green said...

I just noticed that one William Martin Joel just turned 65 this spring. So can you provide your list of your 5, or 10, or 25 favorite Billy Joel songs? (If you have done this already, you can just point to that.)