September 14th, 2005

Axver For Dictator

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As I lack any real topics of conversation, I figured I would do this thing going around LiveJournal that I figure could result in an entry that may be semi-intelligent and semi-interesting. May be. We'll see.

Look at your LJ "interests" list. If you have less than 50 interests,pick every fifth one. If you have between fifty and seventy-five interests, pick every seventh one. If you have over seventy-five interests, pick every tenth one. If you have fewer than ten, pick all of 'em. List them on your LJ, and tell everyone exactly what it is about these things that interests you so much.

11 O'clock Tick Tock: My favourite song, and one of the three songs responsible for my conversion from lifelong casual U2 fan into dedicated fanatic. In 2002 I got the Best Of 1990-2000, and the New Mix of Gone hooked me straight away - I would repeat it multiple times in a row. That's when I knew I had to get all the albums U2 had released. Then a couple of weeks later, one of my mother's friends gave me the Under A Blood Red Sky and Rattle And Hum videos. Bad on Rattle And Hum left me breathless, and 11 O'clock Tick Tock on Under A Blood Red Sky well and truly blew me away. It became - and remains - my favourite song, and at that point, I knew I needed more than just mere albums.

All Blacks: National rugby team of New Zealand, so named for the colour of their uniform. If you haven't figured out that 1. I'm very patriotic and 2. I love rugby, just what journal HAVE you been reading?

Bono quotes: I divide these into two groups. The first group consists of insightful quotes, passionate speeches, protests against poverty, and the like. I very much admire Bono's stance on human rights and find him to be pretty quotable. The second group are the laughable, hilarious things such as statements about an upcoming album or the current tour - because every U2 fan knows to take such comments with a truckload of salt!

Coherent English: If there is one thing I loathe, it is people who can't speak or type properly - the kind of people who think the word 'you' consists of just one letter, do not appear to know what paragraphs or even sentences are, and generally have the communication abilities of a three month old babboon. There's a reason the English language has rules, and it's not for you to break them. Effectively communicating is a GOOD thing, folks. Though, if I may be a cynic, if you're going to type like that, maybe not being able to comprehend your thoughts isn't a loss anyway.

Eschatology: Defined as the study of prophecy and the End Times, this is an area of theology that I find to be quite intriguing. The only problem is that debates on it can be so divisive, and error so prolific. Do your life a favour and never read the Left Behind series unless you wish to read some of the worst Biblical interpretation on the planet.

God: Because every day, he serves me a bowl of ice cream at precisely 7:23pm. He always remembers to smother the ice cream with lots of chocolate topping too. Isn't God cool?

Internet: LiveJournal and Interference, need I say any more? Who's going to be first to say 'yes'?

Lord Of The Rings: J. R. R. Tolkien crafted one of the greatest works of literature ever written. I absolutely love the LOTR series - it is timeless art as opposed to the pop throwaway novels that crowd bookstore shelves.

New Zealand: Have a wild guess.

Pink Floyd: Amazing band that created music well ahead of its time.

REM: One of my favourite bands from the USA. Orange Crush is the first favourite song I can ever remember having. It's still one of my favourite REM songs today, and not just for the sentimental value.

Shakespeare: I absolutely delight in reading Shakespeare's plays - except Romeo And Juliet, which I rather dislike. I bought a book containing all of Shakespeare's plays while in the US and I can't wait to get stuck into reading it.

The Unforgettable Fire: I consider this to be the best album by any band. It is full of well-crafted, absolutely gorgeous sonic landscapes that create vivid images and a rich atmosphere in the listener's mind. I can't get enough of this album - especially live performances of the album's masterpiece, Bad. The amazing Bad that closed my second U2 concert had to be about ten minutes long and was one of the most magical musical experiences I have ever had.

U2 CDs: Have a wild guess.

Zinzan Brooke: One of my favourite rugby players and arguably the best person to ever play in the Number Eight position for New Zealand or any other country. I also think Zinny's name is extremely cool.

So, wasn't that fun? Now all I need is something worthwhile to write about ...
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