Saturday 6

Saturday Six – Episode 56

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Returning the “Saturday Six” to the AOL version of my journal made determining who answered the questions first much easier than it was the previous week. This time around, that honor goes to Amanda. Congratulations!

Last time was the first time to play for Jennifer, Angel, Nicki (Private Journal), Courtenay, and Sara. Be sure to stop by and say hello to them!

I somehow managed to miss Marti‘s first time playing two weeks ago. Sorry about that, Marti, and welcome.

And I’m not sure that I’ve ever welcomed Mortimer aboard, either. If I have, he just got an extra plug.

(If you are playing this week for the first time, please say so in your comment…sometimes I miss new players.)

Here are this week’s “Saturday Six.” Either answer the questions in a comment here, or put the answers in an entry on your journal…but either way, leave a link to your journal so that everyone else can visit! If you don’t have an AOL journal, you can still play, but of course you’ll at least need an AOL screen name, which you can get for free with AOL Instant Messenger, to be able to leave a comment here. To be counted as “first to play,” you must be the first player to either answer the questions in a comment or to provide a complete link to the specific entry in your journal in which you answer the questions. A link to your journal in general cannot count. (Again, if you’re playing for the first time, please be sure to say so in the comment!) Enjoy!

1. What is your single biggest frustration right this minute?

2. What classic television show would you most like to see made into a modern-day movie? What classic movie do you think you’d like to see remade?

3. How many people in your family are war veterans? Of those, how many have you actually talked to about their experiences in war?

4. READER’S CHOICE QUESTION #51 from COURTENAYMPHELAN: Who do you think is the best author in J-land for poetry? How about for prose?

5. READER’S CHOICE QUESTION #52 from COURTENAYMPHELAN: If you haven’t put your picture in your journal, would you consider doing so? If you have, what made you do so?

6. READER’S CHOICE QUESTION #53 from Nyuknyukpik2: What is your favorite black and white movie and why?

If you have a Reader’s Choice question you’d like to see asked (and answered), click the e-mail link on the About Me bar and send it to me.


MY ANSWERS:
1. “Angry Reader” will likely be upset to know that he/she doesn’t get the top honor. That goes to a legal dispute over a contract.

2. Oddly enough, I really don’t have an answer to the first question. I can’t think of an old show I’d like to see hit the big screen enough to shell out the money to go see it. I’m looking forward to what you have to say about this one. As for classic remakes, one of my favorite films is Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds.” I think computer technology would make a much more convincing film today, as long as the film was kept faithful to Hitch’s vision. (But I have a hard time admitting that I’d like to see anything of Hitchcock’s redone. That “Psycho” remake a few years back was awful.)

3. At least three that I know of. My dad is one, and we’ve never had a long discussion about it. My uncle suffered a shrapnel wound during World War II. We’ve talked about that before, but that’s about it. I tend to hate to ask about those things, because I don’t know how many painful memories there might be.

4. You’ll have to forgive me for whimping out on the prose part…I’m assuming that you mean prose to be fiction, and I don’t tend to read fiction-only journals all that much, though I know there are plenty of really good ones out there. For fiction, I’m trying to make myself work on my own as much as I can! When it comes to poetry, there are two very good ones that I visit from time to time and that I’ve read pieces that strike familiar chords: “The Falling Apart” and “Shijin-Ji.” There are many more out there that I consider very well-written, so it’s a tough question to answer fairly.

5. As a journal reader, I like to know who’s doing the talking (writing), so I thought the appropriate thing was for me to put my ugly mug right up front.

6. “Fail-Safe.” It is a very stark, cold picture…which is appropriate since it is about armageddon in the Cold War era. If I had been of voting age when that film came out, I’d have written in Henry Fonda for president. The original “Psycho” is an extremely close second…almost a tie.

1 Comment

  1. 1. What is your single biggest frustration right this minute?
    Inability to write good fiction.
    2. What classic television show would you most like to see made into a modern-day movie? What classic movie do you think you’d like to see remade?
    I think we should focus on new content and new ideas.
    3. How many people in your family are war veterans? Of those, how many have you actually talked to about their experiences in war?
    One. He rarely talks about it.
    4. READER’S CHOICE QUESTION #51 from http://journals.aol.com/courtenaymphelan/DISCERNMENT/: Who do you think is the best author in J-land for poetry? How about for prose?
    J-Land doesn’t exist anymore… But I like Arja Tiainen, a Finnish poet.
    5. READER’S CHOICE QUESTION #52 from http://journals.aol.com/courtenaymphelan/DISCERNMENT/: If you haven’t put your picture in your journal, would you consider doing so? If you have, what made you do so?
    I do have my pic up on my blog.
    6. READER’S CHOICE QUESTION #53 from http://journals.aol.com/nyuknyukpik2/Throwmeabone/: What is your favorite black and white movie and why? A Finnish detective flick called Kaasua, Komisario Palmu. It is well written, clever, and has stood the test of time in my opinion.

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Patrick is a Christian with more than 28 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.