Friday, August 17, 2012

20 Questions: The Uber Geek Version

Like a lemming, I'm following Fran and Ray's example and answering the 20 questions.  I warn you, this foray into the very essence of the Uber Geek isn't pretty - you've been warned!

1.        Favourite Wargaming period and why?
1/1200 Napoleonic naval - all those pretty Langton models and not that many people to compete with

2.       Next period, money no object?
This is a tough one, but I'd have to say the Seven Years War / French and Indian Wars.  All the pretty uniforms and varied terrains make for a big investment

3.       Favourite 5 films?
- Seven Samurai
- The Searchers
- Young Frankenstein
- The Producers (the one with Zero Mostel)
- Inception (ohhh, I feel so trendy now)

4.       Favourite 5 TV series?
- The Wire, Season 1
- The Wire, Season 2
- The Wire, Season 3
Have you figured out the trend yet?

5.       Favourite book and author?
- The Odyssey, Homer

6.       Greatest General? Can’t count yourself!!
- Davout

7.       Favourite Wargames rules?
- Hail Caesar

8.       Favourite Sport and team?
- American Football, The New Orleans Saints!

9.       If you had a only use once time machine, when and where would you go?
- Back to meet Thomas Jefferson

10.   Last meal on Death Row?
- Something with lots of beans so I could get one last parting "shot" on the way out

11.    Fantasy relationship and why?
- My wife, 'cause she reads this blog

12.   If your life were a movie, who would play you?
- George Clooney.  Well George Clooney if he looked like Roger Ebert

13.   Favourite Comic  Superhero?
- Iron Man

14.   Favourite Military quote?
"Courage is fear holding on a minute longer" George Patton

15.   Historical destination to visit?
- The Pryramids

16.   Biggest Wargaming regret?
- Not getting started in the hobby earlier

17.   Favourite Fantasy job?
- Charter Sail Boat Captain

18.   Favourite Song, Top 5?
Everday, BoDeans
Comfort Eagle, Cake
This is Us, Mark Knopfler & Emmy Lou Harris
Hurt, Johnny Cash (well just about anything for Mr. Cash)
Toledo, Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach 

19.   Favourite Wargaming Moment?
My first game of 28mm Napoleonics.  I quickly found out that marching British infantry, in column formation, into French guns equals disaster and I spent the rest of the game cowering behind hills.  Despite that, the whole spectacle on Ernie's table top had me hooked!

20.   The miserable Git question, what upsets you?


Ray Rousell said...

Gotta agree with you about Mr Cash! And a very strategic answer for No 11. Nice one Miles!!!

The Angry Lurker said...

Nicely done and we both see George Clooney in the mirror or in our imaginations anyway!

Ian said...

Nice answers