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This Week on NuTang
Friday. 3.27.09 4:32 pm
This week on Nutang, dave worked his magic and members' sites were brought back to life! Hurray for dave!
And longtime member ikimashokie was interviewed by randomjunk:
How long have you been a Nutanger?
Forever! maybe august 2003? Yes, august 2003.
What kind of blogger would you consider yourself?
The kind that tells you everything and absolutely nothing.
Have you ever been attacked by bears? What about other animals dressed up as bears?
No, I don't think bears like me all that much. Nor do other animals dressed as bears. Dogs seem to come barreling toward my legs, though.
1. What do you think is one good idea that has been corrupted beyond recognition?
Television. What was an awesome way to disseminate information has become a great way to watch people... be stupid. Or diversity. Diversity is pretty corrupt too. It starts off as "let's accept EVERYONE and all be friends!" and turns into "HAVE THIS MINORITY or else you are horrible and racist/discriminatory/prejudiced and just plain wrong!"
People just look into these things too much, it's ridiculous.
2. Do you believe there are any baked goods that should never have been invented?
Hrm. I think I like all baked goods. Though I guess if you mean just things that are baked, any casserole involving pasta or soup or mushrooms... :/ But as far as danishes and such, I don't think I've met a muffin I didn't like.
Heh... muffin... You know there are some pretty "interesting" doughnuts out there? I think I saw one with avocado on it the other day...
I don't think the doughnut shops around here like to do... edgy pastries. I haven't been to the local shop, but I'm certain they stick to glazed/crullers/boring.
Personally I think doughnuts can be disturbing enough without the exotic stuff.
It depends. Apple-filled doughnuts are the best, except for when they're sad and there isn't any apple. I was reading a review on Amazon the other day for the mini-doughnut maker, and apparently it's a horrible thing. Though there was this guy who decided he needed to hack the maker with a 555 timer and some other stuff.
I had no idea you could hack... doughnut-machines... :S
I would have just returned it like everyone else...
3. If you could become Supreme Ruler of Nutang (let's say dave is passing on the torch), what would your first course of action be?
Fixing the problem with me not being popular. And I guess giving the baboons jaunty top hats.
I really don't know why there aren't any baboons on the island. You'd think there'd be at least a couple, huh?
They're hiding behind all of the people. Some are in the trees, they're waiting for someone to step out of line so they can fling lemons.
And all this time I never knew...
Yeah... you'd better watch where you step. :/
4. What would you say are the craziest and most boring countries on Earth?
I guess North Korea could fit both of those. What with Kim Jong Il and his quirks, and then all of the pictures you see being brown and... occasionally fancy. I wrote a report on Namibia once, it didn't seem to be either crazy or boring. :/
And when I wanted to do one on Vatican City, my teacher told me there wasn't enough information.
It's got the Pope! How isn't there enough information? Surely the Pope must be a country in his own right.
I wouldn't be surprised if he was. He would be the only mobile country in the world... But I wonder who would live in....on? him?
Well maybe at least whatever is within a ??? mile radius would be his country. Or he could build a house out of bibles, and claim that as his.
Maybe all countries are equally crazy/boring. And since VC is the smallest, it has more crazy per sq. mi., and since the USSR is obviously the largest, it is the most boring, as it has less crazy per sq. mi. Though I guess once they broke up, the amount of crazy/sq.mi. would change, so the new countries would have the same amount of crazy.
Mathematical insanity... is... almost as confusing as plain old math.
It's what I do. :D
5. Do you think there are any words that ought to be pronounced differently? (Think weird spellings)
I once did a survey on how people pronounced "coupon"... kewpon or koopon. I don't remember which one. Dave makes fun of me, as my southern-ness gives me a hard time with pen and pin. Maybe pin should be pen, and pen should be pEEEHHHHn. That would help. There's a place near home called Powhatan, pronounced pow-uh-tan, but I call it po-what-an. And people glare at me. There's this crazy debate on whether the local expressway is Pow-hite or po-white. The black people call it po-white. The white people call it pow-hite. But I think most words are pretty straightforward.
In NJ, there's a place called Monmouth. Obviously it is mon-mouth, and not mon-moth. It has mouth in it! But Dave laughed at me when I read the sign. I'm not a fan of the phonetic spelling movement/joke, though.
6. What song(s) do you think will live on forever, regardless of quality?
At this point, I guess Never Gonna Give You Up will live on, just as one of those VH1 "back in the day" sorts of things. Though I totally thought it was a decent song before Rick Rolling. I guess at some point they will do away with Xmas songs, for the sole fact that everyone knows that Xmas is the most awful holiday ever, and excludes so many people. Fame! It's going to live forever. It's gonna learn how to fly.
I've never actually heard the Fame song.
Neither have I...
I'm perfectly fine with that. I don't much care for musicals.
7. Has being a Nutanger for such a long time taught you anything?
Well I guess that instilled a "if I don't want anyone to know it, don't post it" policy when it comes to the interwebs.
Perhaps that favicons rock? Or if you change your appearance, people will not recognize you.
I learned my lesson the first time i took advantage of the loophole, and discovered something scarring. There's a reason entries are password protected. They are very emotional/controversial/messed up/whatever.
Hence dave's oh so helpful warning!
Yes! Take heed of it. Then again, those holes have been closed for quite some time.
8. What is the strangest first impression you have ever gotten about somebody?
Strangest, hrm. I usually get negatives as opposed to strange. There was that reeeeeaaallly creepy guy that I walked past in a shop, that was traumatizing. I've met people who say like every other word, and like, it like gets annoying, you know? I tend to write them off as possibly well-meaning people, but I should be wary of them.
Haha, I say 'like' a lot. Not so much online, as you may have noticed, but in speech it does come up a lot.
Yeah, it's a habit that gets picked up. I think it's from talking to people and needing something to break up your speech so they don't zone out. There are some people you talk to, and they say like every second, and their eyes are vacant, and it's really weird. It seems like those sorts of people are trying to be cool or cute or something.
Around here we say 'like' when we're trying to think of what to say next. At least, that's what I do... sometimes...
Yeah, there's the "like, you know....." think, and then there's just saying it to say it. I guess I picked up on it after living in an all girl dorm for too many years, and going to a high school full of people that liked to drop "like". Kinda like when you have a teacher with a quirk, and they say "y'know" or "essentially" every five seconds, and you get distracted.
9. Best slang term ever is...?
Duuude! I don't know. I'm certain there's one I use like it's going out of style, but I couldn't tell you what it is. I think I go through phases with them. Older ones tend to be more entertaining. Like throwing the baby out with the bathwater, and crazy like a bedbug. Bedbugs are quite insane, you know.
I use "small town feel" to make fun of places that want to expand, but whine about their small town feel (insert tons of stipulations) and then cause craziness when they let the expansion happen, but it is poorly planned, and makes the small town more like a half-town/half-cityish area.
Or maybe my ideas of slang are old and outdated.... I tend not to keep up with these new, hip, sayings.
10. Who do you think deserves to be interviewed next? And why?
Since you've interviewed yourself... I guess that won't work. I guess ranor would be someone to interview. He seems like an interesting guy. Or maybe helena or elessar. Or perhaps find someone that hasn't been on in forever. And interview them. You could use a random number generator, and go by usernumber. Though last I knew it stopped between 10300 and 10700. My cousin that I haven't spoken to in years, but has invited me to his wedding is number 1000.
Wow. Early signup.
Eh, I was 996 originally. >.>
Maybe you could find dean. He should be interviewed. Maybe you could find dean. He should be interviewed. Or marcmang, or monkeymeister!
Hey, I actually sort of know monkeymeister. That would work, if I could somehow contact him.
Though maybe some people don't want to be reminded of their 'tang. :/
You could do whoever the newest member happens to be.
Thanks for answering my totally-irrelevant-to-anything questions.
No problem. Thank you for asking them.
Who do YOU think should be interviewed next?
Always remember: Nutang is run by one person. Cut dave some slack!
This is a blog signature. Tell all your friends to join NuTang!
The part where I discussed why I would fix the popularity issue was totally left out! >.>
Oh well. I'm alright with everyone thinking that I am somewhat self-absorbed. :D
» ikimashokie on 2009-03-27 09:34:08
for getting the interview on the official NT blog. ^_^
I like iki's idea of interviewing an oldie like Dean or monkeymeister. It might help if they were around when she was, though, so it wouldn't seem *totally* random...
» invisible on 2009-04-10 01:19:14
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