May 17, 2007

Thursday Three Season Finale!

Yes, it’s time once more for the cast, crew, and writers to take a well-deserved summer hiatus, but before everyone clears out, they’ve left you with a THRILLING, ACTION-PACKED edition of the Axis of Weevil Thursday Three!

Okay, it’s not thrilling.

Nor particularly action-packed.

In fact, there’s really not much of a theme. But that’s what you get when you assemble your program from stuff you find wadded up in the trash can.

But it’s the only thing we got, SO--

1) If you could hang out with a famous living person for a day, who would it be, and why?

2) What sort of plans do you have for summer vacation?

3) Blake or Jordin?

Okay, all of you get to work and let’s send out this year’s final episode with something resembling enjoyment! Leave your answers in the comments below or a link to your own blog.

As for my answers…

1) When I pulled this one out of the circular file, I thought it would be pretty simple, but it's really a bit too open-ended, and let's face it--why would someone famous want ME hanging around with them all day!?

If they're doing the stuff that made them famous, you probably won't be able to get too close to them, and if they're just chillin', well, what would you have to talk about?

Then again, some people have a pretty fun life--I sorta think it would be neat to hang around with Paul Newman for a day during racing season. Lots of stories in that guy, and he seems pretty normal for someone famous. It might also be fun to hang around with someone such as automotive writers Peter Egan or Denise McCluggage. Again, lots of stories, and there's the option of going off driving if you run out of stuff to talk about.

If not swapping lies and driving, the other alternative would be to combine food and feminine pulchritude, so maybe a day with Nigella Lawson. Or Paula Dean.

2) We're going to rent a cabin up near Mentone for a few days in June. It's closer, it's quieter, and it's cheaper than where we stayed last year in Pigeon Forge.

3) Jordin. Blake annoys me with that weird way he holds his mouth when he sings, and the gimmicky beatbox noises are annoying when he does them on every song. It's sorta like the first time you heard Michael Winslow in Police Academy and thought it was pretty cute how he could sound like a siren and a telephone and all that. But after Police Academy 2, Their First Assignment, the novelty had worn off. A lot.

Anyway, Blake's a good singer, and he'll do fine in some niche, but Jordin is a good singer and can sing a wide variety of things well, without relying on a gimmick. And she's pretty, and her dad played in the NFL.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at May 17, 2007 08:02 AM

First! And not having to compare my answers with the AoW Grand Poobah himself too!

1. My first inclination is to say Terry O., but he would not claim to be famous, and, I mean, would we do ALL DAY?!? Type out posts and comments next to each other on computers at the library? (Actually it would be good to meet and greet you. Someday I hope.) Most famous people would probably find me boring, so it's difficult to say. Guess I'd like to see what the President really does for a day, and I'm still on the favorable rating side for GWB.

2. Heading for the beach soon, and then to Washington DC in July with only my oldest son for a father-son getaway, God willing.

3. Jordin, of course, as I've been predicting her crowning as champion since early in the competition.

Posted by: Marc V at May 17, 2007 08:53 AM

What do you mean season finale? Its a sham!

Anyway, I'm playing this week.

Posted by: Nate at May 17, 2007 09:36 AM

1. Bill O’Reilly I think. He can a an ass but the day should be enlightening and entertaining.
2. No plans—perhaps a long weekend somewhere but no real vacation.
3. Who? You need to talk to my wife.

Posted by: jim at May 17, 2007 09:46 AM

I'm up too...too many decisions!

Posted by: Diane at May 17, 2007 09:59 AM

I'll be up in just a sec. Like Nate and Diane BTW I looked blankly at #3 till I read your answer Terry. I'm so 20th century. Oh yeah, Diane what part of cheesehead land are you in, I'm going to Madison next weekend and would love to say Hey FtF. I'll even bring the cookies...

Posted by: Chef Tony at May 17, 2007 04:48 PM

1) Mr John Howard; or if he was busy, Queen Elizabeth II.
2) Blairgowrie.
3) I've no idea who they are, but I'll say Blake, but not that Blake; this Blake.

Posted by: kitchen hand at May 17, 2007 07:05 PM

Are there any points for being last? I'm up, finally.

Posted by: skinnydan at May 17, 2007 09:25 PM

Ha! No I'm the last up!

I'm the queen of last up and don't you forget it.

Posted by: Sarah G. at May 17, 2007 11:07 PM