Despots, toast and our first guest post
Guest posts are the new black. In an incredibly lazy attempt to publish another post in the lead-up to Christmas without actually doing much work, I’ve asked Adrienne over at healthytakeover to come up with 5 random questions for me to answer. Let’s call it a quasi guest post. I’ve sent back a few questions of my own, so expect to see them on her blog sooner rather than later. See, I’m not the only one who tends to be lethargic at this time of year.
Question 1: Single malt or a blend?
I’m a single malt guy through and through, but I discovered a triple malt last year called Monkey Shoulder. While it is technically a blend, the three malts that they combine are single malts, which means I’m still a single malt boy. The way I see it, by drinking Monkey Shoulder, I’ve just tripled my ability to enjoy single malt Scotch.
Monkey Shoulder: it’s cheap, and it’s good.
Question 2: What are you wearing right now?
I’d like to freak everyone out by saying that I’m sitting here typing in a Donald Duck outfit sans pants, a la Peter Griffin. But I’m not. I’m naked. Come on, stop trying to gouge out your mind’s eye.
Author’s note: if you are contemplating seeking restitution for the psychological trauma caused by the answer above, I wish you luck: the $7.85 I currently have in my wallet won’t divide well between a few thousand people.
Question 3: In light of the recent passing of Kim Jong-il, and the impending succession of his youngest son, do you think North Korea may finally start to emerge from the curtain of isolation? (A note from Adrienne: the questions can’t all be softballs)
While I – along with the rest of the world – would love the death of the “Dear Leader” despot to signal change for North Korea, I can’t see it happening. Kim Jong-un is cognizant of the fact that the entire planet is watching and waiting. The problem is, I believe that instead of trying to forge his own identity as a leader in order to better the lives of the North Korean people, he will see this period as an opportunity to flex his muscles and demonstrate that he truly is his father’s son.
Question 4: What’s a perfect day off work for you?
I’m not entirely sure how the day would pan out, but it would definitely involve Eggs Benedict, several affogatos and a 30-year-old bottle of single malt. There could be some reading, or I could just plant my ass on the lounge and watch DVDs until I ran out of snacks. Zooey Deschanel bringing me the snacks would be better, but that scenario is unlikely, given that she seems to have lost my number.
Question 5: What’s the best way to eat Vegemite?
While there is no bad way to eat Vegemite, my preferred method is with butter on thick, fresh white bread from the bakery. Oh, Vegemite, how I do love thee.
So here we are, at the conclusion of the first ever guest post on The Dissemination of Thought. However, before I leave, I want to test a theory that Marc Schuster has about what making vague references to Mr T will do for your view statistics. Since we all know I’ve got a wee problem with checking my view stats every twenty-four seconds, I couldn’t resist seeing if his hypothesis works. It also goes without saying that I couldn’t make a totally irrelevant reference to Mr T without the obligatory accompanying photograph of Mr T.