April 15, 2003

***SPOFI LOCKER ROOM INTERVIEW #7*** jennyb and corpse: "She's much more interesting than me." Ohmuhgawwww. Did you see what jacknose just added to the sidebar? Man! Where was the warning? So much for toiling in anonymity. (The name is lame, by the way. "InterFACE to InterFACE?" C'mon! What is this? A gathering of geeks? Ahem. "Locker Room Interview" just captures that sweaty, heavy breathing ambience so much better). OK. Guess I better do that interview with jennyb and corpse now. Our first talking twofer, a dream doubleheader, a perfect pairing ...

posted by worldcup2002 to navel gazing at 09:25 PM - 119 comments

Hello everyone. After much goading and foot-dragging, I am back with the latest instalment of my ground-breaking, shocking and awing interview series. OK, jennyb and corpse, thanks for allowing me to fashion my latest and greatest innovation, the first double-interview, not to mention only the second interview with a lady. (Where are all the ladies? C'mon out!) Here's how we'll do this (listen everyone!): Ten questions from me in Q & A format. I ask one, you both answer, then I ask the next one. I recommend everyone else hold off on comments until the completion of the interview, to help maintain the flow and integrity (ahem) of the conversation. We know who you are, thanks to your most open and well-designed profiles (I think corpse's must qualify for "most lovingly-crafted" and "best use of HTML tables"). I see from your profiles that you are SpoFi old-timers (corpse=user29, jenny=user70).

posted by worldcup2002 at 09:35 PM on April 15, 2003

Q1. How did you first come to SpoFi? What made you join?

posted by worldcup2002 at 09:35 PM on April 15, 2003

Q1a. Shouldn't our interviewer be able to spell "installment"? Q1b. Shouldn't Starfucker (and not me) be heckling WC2002? Sorry.

posted by Samsonov14 at 10:18 PM on April 15, 2003

See here, numbnuts. Now, keep quiet for a while, will you?

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:22 PM on April 15, 2003

Per your request, the geeky "InterFACE to InterFACE" title has been changed. Of course, maybe the title should include your name: "the worldcup2002 show" (ala Charlie Rose) or "Not So Live with worldcup2002".

posted by jacknose at 10:39 PM on April 15, 2003

Who knew. I always thought this was the correct spelling. Color me qwuieted. Or kuieted. Or something. Don't make me look it up. I'm pretty sure you spelled numbnuts wrong, though. No entry found for numbnuts. I'm just saying. Sorry.

posted by Samsonov14 at 10:40 PM on April 15, 2003

jacknose: Thanks for making the change. We could go with "Interview with worldcup2k2" (nice ring to it) but I still like Locker Room Interview. It's just so ... appropriate for this space. Besides, I'm not the only interviewer. Ufez did a superb job turning the "mike" on a reluctant subject: me. Samsonov: It's ok. That'll do, pig, that'll do. Now, where are jennyb and corpse?

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:32 PM on April 15, 2003

So am i supposed to wait to comment until the interview is over?

posted by StarFucker at 12:50 AM on April 16, 2003

What interview?

posted by yerfatma at 06:36 AM on April 16, 2003

Hi, you should start these things during working hours, I mean that's when the majority of corporate america does it's browsing. Enable us to slack off! I didn't find spofi, it found me. I believe it was jacknose, but I got an email telling me about spofi because I had discussed sports on Metafilter before. Great I thought, the format of Mefi sans the whining and the injokes, plus something I find infinitely more interesting than pancakes. Plus I'm all about jumping on low user numbers (mefi#204). One day I'm going to retire on my mefi and spofi numbers.

posted by corpse at 07:41 AM on April 16, 2003

I either saw SpoFi linked on Metafilter or corpse told me, I can't remember exactly. I joined because I was enchanted by the concept of sports discussion that didn't involve a lot of name calling. You jerks. Someday when MeFi user numbers are the new currency, I'm going to sell mine on eBay and become a wealthy gadabout.

posted by jennyb at 07:56 AM on April 16, 2003

I think I told you, because you know, two low user numbers in the household are better than one.

posted by corpse at 08:07 AM on April 16, 2003

Does that mean we get discounts on common household goods and services? Free steam cleaner rental with proof of two low SportsFilter user numbers!

posted by jennyb at 08:19 AM on April 16, 2003

I believe jacknose is working on that, jennyb. Sorry about springing the interview on you. I was moved by jacknose's Sidebar posting, what can I say. I came home, logged on to SpoFi, and, whoa, there it was. But, hey! Back to you two. Nice banter there. Good stuff. Q2. Tell us more about yourselves. What do you do for a living? We can kinda guess jennyb's from her site (tell us anyway), but not corpse. And what's up with the nickname, corpse?

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:02 AM on April 16, 2003

I am a freelance writer and editor, and for seven more days will supplement the freelance income by working in the administration department of a remote career counselling and outplacement services company. After the seven days are up, I will supplement the freelance income by waiting tables at a casual fine dining establishment, because the desk job was really getting me down. I am applying to law school for Fall 2004 and hope to someday save the world or be a high profile lawyer so corpse can stay home with the cats. I am currently enjoying that magical time between giving my notice and the last day of my job, when I'm free to train my more than capable replacement and fearlessly flaunt my web browsing.

posted by jennyb at 10:51 AM on April 16, 2003

I work as a web software developer/help desk/content editor/general office lackey for a law firm. Terribly exciting, but I do get big monitor. My days consist of constantly editing attorney bios, scanning photos, building pcs, swapping them out for broken ones, and working on a website that is always being pushed back indefinitely. The nickname just describes my sparkling personality and social skills. I got it in high school, partially based on a story I wrote for a literary zine that involved a fair amount of burning corpses.

posted by corpse at 10:59 AM on April 16, 2003

Good God!

posted by StarFucker at 11:11 AM on April 16, 2003

I just wanna say that corpse seems to have some good taste in the music.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:13 AM on April 16, 2003

So, jennyb wants to be a lawyer, and corpse makes his day to day living by grinding it out at a law firm. When jennyb gets her law degree, she can start her firm and hire corpse to be her manservant. Speaking of houseboys, it was jenny who so intimately disclosed that she lives with corpse, which allowed me to make the connection between the two and therefore set up this interview. Q3. How long have you been living together? What prompted that decision? How did you guys meet? And (sigh) how did you fall in love? (This is for the Cosmo-, Glamour-, People- and Style-reading sections of our viewership)

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:26 AM on April 16, 2003

(This is for the Cosmo-, Glamour-, People- and Style-reading sections of our viewership) Face it, you're a sucker for a good love story!

posted by jerseygirl at 11:36 AM on April 16, 2003

Yes. Guilty as charged. *sniff* No fair making me cry. And they haven't said anything yet. Where's the Kleenex? (ooh, product placement!) *brraaaaaaap* Excuse me.

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:01 PM on April 16, 2003

You Lifetime Movie of the Week watcher, you. :)

posted by jerseygirl at 12:25 PM on April 16, 2003

We met online. We've shared various online spaces since I believe 98 or 99, starting back when Lance started up the Glassdog message board. I was still living in a wheat field in eastern North Carolina and Jenny was in Delaware, but we basically bonded over our shared musical taste. Then after the Glassdog boards crashed and burned we moved onto Redcricket in January of 2000, where we continued to talk and message each other constantly. I got my current job through RC and moved to Greensboro, NC, and Jenny was moving to Atlanta to take a job, so the stage was set for continuing our relationship, only seperated by a 5 hour drive down I-85. I'll let Jenny tell the rest of story.

posted by corpse at 12:30 PM on April 16, 2003

After many more hours of honing our banter on message boards and via ICQ, I convinced corpse to come and visit under the facade of finding a job (as neither of us were ready to admit we had giant crushes on each other). We were both so busy trying to be cool that we missed each other's romantic advances until we got drunk enough that I just planted one on him in my kitchen. From there we embarked on a very frustrating long distance relationship for the next six months until, as luck would have it, the dot com bubble burst, I got laid off, and my cat and I moved to North Carolina to live with corpse. The arrangement was supposed to be temporary but turned out to be surprisingly agreeable so we got a bigger apartment, another cat, and two years later, here we are. So all you folks broswing the Yahoo personals, take heart. You can find love on-line.

posted by jennyb at 12:53 PM on April 16, 2003

ONLINE?!?! Stop the presses!

posted by StarFucker at 01:15 PM on April 16, 2003

Except don't look on Yahoo personals, special interest web boards are where it's at!

posted by corpse at 01:15 PM on April 16, 2003

Yeah, like SportsFilter!

posted by jennyb at 01:20 PM on April 16, 2003

I recommend everyone else hold off on comments until the completion of the interview, to help maintain the flow and integrity (ahem) of the conversation. Heh heh...

posted by StarFucker at 01:25 PM on April 16, 2003

Oh! Sorry.

posted by jennyb at 01:26 PM on April 16, 2003

No no, i don't mean you jennyb...i'm just laughing that no one is abiding by worldcup's suggestion.

posted by StarFucker at 01:30 PM on April 16, 2003

So uh, hey jennyb... Where do YOU live?

posted by StarFucker at 01:32 PM on April 16, 2003

North Carolina! Raise UP!

posted by jennyb at 02:00 PM on April 16, 2003

Oh crap, i just confused you with jerseygirl...

posted by StarFucker at 02:01 PM on April 16, 2003

Is someone going to take their shirt off and twist it 'round their head like a hella-copta or do I have to start?

posted by yerfatma at 02:04 PM on April 16, 2003

oh, my turn... Boston! Raise Up!

posted by jerseygirl at 02:14 PM on April 16, 2003

Argh! You guys are like a bunch of crazed monkeys. But what a *snif* beautiful story. *siiiigh* Q4. Can wedding bells be far off? If you do get married, which SpoFiers (ahem) would you invite?

posted by worldcup2002 at 02:20 PM on April 16, 2003

Despite my entreaties that we have a quiet civil ceremony so I can share his health benefits, there are no wedding bells in our near future. Or children, for that matter, but I think I'm close to convincing corpse that we should get a dog.

posted by jennyb at 02:23 PM on April 16, 2003

worldcup, i thought you were off watching the game?!

posted by StarFucker at 02:24 PM on April 16, 2003

Uhh, no, not in the foreseeable future. But if we do, everyone is invited. I'm all for big parties. yerfatma already wants to get drunk at our wedding.

posted by corpse at 02:27 PM on April 16, 2003

and no dogs, yet either! We have two cats that rule the house.

posted by corpse at 02:27 PM on April 16, 2003

Unless it's a small dog, that sort of looks like a cat.

posted by corpse at 02:28 PM on April 16, 2003

We'll see.

posted by jennyb at 02:29 PM on April 16, 2003

Of course, I also promised to dress sexy at your funeral, so I don't know that you should act on my promises. I do, however, have any number of character witnesses who can vouch for my ability to get drunk at weddings.

posted by yerfatma at 02:43 PM on April 16, 2003

That's two things you and corpse have in common! Note: I never ever call corpse "corpse" and find it strange to do so in this interview.

posted by jennyb at 02:56 PM on April 16, 2003

I had a girlfriend once that called me Corpse. I wonder if that's why I'm single?

posted by wfrazerjr at 03:22 PM on April 16, 2003

All girls who can appreciate Smog are attracted to corpses, it's common knowledge. I think worldcup is taking a game break.

posted by corpse at 03:53 PM on April 16, 2003

"I moved to North Carolina to live with corpse."

posted by vito90 at 04:08 PM on April 16, 2003

Feckin' Man U. *grumble grumble* Stupid Sol Campbell. *grumble* Almost couldn't eat lunch until Arsenal scored the equalizer. *grumble* Ahem. Well, then, you two, nice evading the topic there. Didn't get to offend any SpoFiers that way. OK. Well. Yes. Right. Q5. What's your media diet? What do you read, surf, watch, listen to? Why?

posted by worldcup2002 at 04:23 PM on April 16, 2003

According to my clock it is currently 2:29 PM PST yet vito90's post just preceeding this one says 4:08 PM PST. What's up with that?

posted by billsaysthis at 04:30 PM on April 16, 2003

And jennyb and corpse are not the only SpoFites to meet their mate online--I'm marrying mine, met in the MSN SF chatroom, in 24 days! Woohoo!

posted by billsaysthis at 04:32 PM on April 16, 2003

we are the goon squad and we're coming to town. beep beep! if you haven't read jenny's stuff, go do it. I'd link you all there, but I'm on a Mac and we don't work with Macs, apparently, which I'll keep bitching about until someone gets sick of it and tells me to f*** off.

posted by wfrazerjr at 04:59 PM on April 16, 2003

f*** off.

posted by yerfatma at 05:50 PM on April 16, 2003

Das Boot?...Grinch?...JennyBorg!!....oh god corpse, get out while you can...unless you've already been assimilated...

posted by smithers at 05:50 PM on April 16, 2003

Read: Currently I'm read Cormac McCarthy's Child of God, a recommendations of Jenny's. It's a southern themed gothic horror novel. Reminds me of my family. Other than that, I read a lot of pulp science fiction novels. Surf: My days are pretty much divided between PTTL, RC, MeFi, SpoFi, and ilXor. I'm a board whore. Watch: Film wise we rent alot, mostly from Netflix and Greencine, at any time we usually have 8 to 10 movies waiting to be watched. My favorites of all time are Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Fitzcarraldo, M, 8 1/2, Night of the Hunter, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The Tin Drum, The Seventh Seal, Gods and Monsters, Manhattan, Taxi Driver, Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Freaks, and God of Cookery. Recently I've enjoyed Roger Dodger. Music: Everything, really my tastes are very widespread I could hardly begin to list them here, but if I had to list a few bands/people that I pretty much buy everything they have ever released, they would be Smog, Guided by Voices, Palace/Will Oldham, Mountain Goats, Jim O'Rourke, Leonard Cohen, and Scott Walker. You can view my audioscrobbler page to see what I've been listening to recently. A label I've been obsessed with recently and have been aquiring releases from is Mego Records. I can't get enough of it. I love noisy electronic soundscapes. Our shared musical interest is the reason we started PTTL and the accompanying message board.

posted by corpse at 07:21 PM on April 16, 2003

and I think Jenny is going to answer this tomorrow. You will have to wait.

posted by corpse at 07:21 PM on April 16, 2003

Roger Dodger was good.

posted by jerseygirl at 08:27 PM on April 16, 2003

Nice cinematic palate.

posted by jacknose at 08:43 PM on April 16, 2003

Hey corpse, have you read the Tin Drum? If so, how does the movie compare?

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:00 PM on April 16, 2003

Haven't read it, has always been in my "going to get around to reading it one day" pile. The movie can be almost comic at times, almost campy. I'm sure the book is marvelous though, I'm assuming you've read it?

posted by corpse at 08:15 AM on April 17, 2003

Okay, sorry for the delay, but here goes: My web browsing habits are pretty boring. I pretty much alternate between SportsFilter, MetaFilter, Red Cricket, and You Are Talking Too Loud. Although I did find a really interesting link a few days ago to site about a woman who makes art out of dead animals. My film, literature, and art tastes run toward the macabre, and I consider myself a genre specialist in horror films with a concentration in Dargento, Grau, Romero, and my personal favorite, Hammer Films. The best horror movie I've seen recently is Odishon, the last 30 minutes of which I watched through a t-shirt with my fingers in my ears. But despite all that my favorite movies I've seen in the past year were probably Italian for Beginners and Spirited Away even though as soon as I post this I'll think of about sixteen other, better responses. Book-wise this is my year of Ne(i)(a)ls, since the best books I've read recently and the first in a long time that have engendered the feeling that I not only couldn't put them down, but that you can have my book when you pry it from my cold dead hands, or that maybe I could read at this red light up here or in the shower, are Cryptonomicon by Neil Stephenson and American Gods by Neal Gaiman. The Cormac McCarthy book Jeff mentioned was a close third. I've also got a predilection for crappy true crime novels, particularly books about serial killers, not out of any voyeuristic desire to find out more about the crimes themselves but because I'm really curious about what makes somebody that whacked. I've got pretty diverse musical taste (to quote my friend Armando, "I enjoy all kinds of music. (Yep, even that kind.)") so while it's more representative of a spring weather-induced need to listen to Reggae or annoy other motorists by listening to bratty indie/punk real loud with my windows down than my actual tastes, I'll tell you the six CDs I just put in the changer in my car: Rainer Maria - Long Knives Drawn, Le Tigre (self titled), Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come, Bob Marley - the blue CD from the box set, Tilt - Viewers Like You, and Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica, which doesn't really fit the theme of the changer, but I was running late after picking the first five and that was is centrally located on the CD rack. Also, thanks wfrazerjr, you are very kind. And I'm a Mac user as well (although use a PC at work), so completely empathize with your link-building-keyboard-shortcut-lacking plight. Oh and why? I don't know, I've just always been fascinated by things far outside the realm of every day human experience. I can't shake the feeling that one day, I'll get in the closet a secret door to another world really will open up behind me.

posted by jennyb at 09:02 AM on April 17, 2003

I forgot to answer why. Basically, I look for paths and connections in the media I digest. If a film inspired an album I love, then I will watch the film, and other films by the same director, and if I enjoy the actors, I'll watch every film they've been in. I'll read books that are alluded to in films and music, and then start trying to read everything by the author. Example, on Scott 4, the first track is inspired by Bergman's The Seventh Seal, so I immediatly begin to watch every Bergman movie, and then notice that in Mountain Goats songs there are allusions to Wild Strawberries, and later learn that John Darnelle is a huge Bergman fan. John also covered one of my favorite Leonard Cohen songs, "Memories", on the album he recorded as the Extra Glenns with Franklin Bruno. The cover isn't nearly as good as the original though. These things acutally form maps in my head. It's a neverending cycle of fun and madness, that i'm sure could be cured with proper medication.

posted by corpse at 09:24 AM on April 17, 2003

Cryptonomicon rules. Diamond Age was kinda funny, too, in a dystopian kinda way. But that's all of Stephenson's books, I guess. Seventh Seal? Damn that was a bloody boring, dark, austere movie. Totally Bergman. Poor frickin' Swedes, all locked up half the year with no frickin' sunshine. But wow thanks for that list. Whew. Q6. Aside from all this media consumption, what other fun stuff do you guys do? Do you create any media of your own? Do you have a band, corpse? I can't really tell from your site.

posted by worldcup2002 at 09:37 AM on April 17, 2003

I'm assuming you've read it? Yeah, I read it a little over a year ago and really enjoyed it (although it'll probably be a long time before I read it again). I've been trying to track down a copy of the movie ban't can't find it anywhere. NetFlix doesn't have it, GreenCine doesn't have it. I'm stymied. (btw, Mozilla users have to hand-build links too. It's not that tough!)

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:38 AM on April 17, 2003

Ufez, for those of us with absolutely NO experience in that, is there a tutorial to which you can direct me? Teach a man to fish, blah blah blah. I'd be happy to do it myself.

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:48 AM on April 17, 2003

The first time I saw it I had to special order it from a video store in Chapel Hill, i guess that was back in 98, the second time they had it on netflix, and I've tried unsuccessfully in the past to obtain my on copy. They turn up on ebay sometimes, espsically the vhs or dvds from other regions, but I don't have a vcr or a region free dvd player. One wonders where these things end up.

posted by corpse at 09:49 AM on April 17, 2003

(Ufez, I know how, I just like bitching about it. And NetFlix didn't have The Tim Drum? I think that's where we rented it.) To answer the question, I write but that's all the media creation I'm involved in. I think Jeff would make fantastic films so maybe one day when I'm a lawyer I can support him in that endeavor. Minor league baseball season just started, and we're stumbling distance from the ball park, so we've been attending a lot of Greensboro Bats games together. We try to attend some form of cultural activity each month, although we've not been doing to well this winter. Now that the weather's nice, my favorite joint activity is sitting on the porch and getting drunk on Saturday afternoons, which probably goes a long way towards explaining why we don't get out as often as I might like...

posted by jennyb at 09:51 AM on April 17, 2003

Oops, corpse snuck in on preview and answered my Tin Drum question.

posted by jennyb at 09:54 AM on April 17, 2003

Yes, also you could try Greencine's dvd request (just email them at dvdrequest@greencine.com if you're a member). Nice folks, and they did a hell of a job in finding me a copy of Salo to rent. Back to the interview. We go to shows whenever we can too, not many in this town, but Chapel Hill is a 45 drive away and the Cat's Crade and Go! usually have good bands and it's easy to ignore the UNC fans. I have no band, I'm pretty much musically retarded, I'm just a professional appreciator. I did recently buy an acoustic guitar though that just sits in the corner. Other than that, yeah, we drink a lot. We like bars, and all our friends seem to be bartenders. I guess it's because of the tips.

posted by corpse at 10:06 AM on April 17, 2003

junior, to build a link just type in ‹a href="http://www.sportsfilter.com"&rsaquoSp0rtzP4i|tr3!‹/a&rsaquo Obviously the http://www.sportsfilter.com is whatever URL you're linking to. The Sp0rtzP4i|tr3! is whatever text you want your link to be. If you want to do a title tag (mouse over this) then after the closing quote from the URL, put title="whatever your title is" before the > and your linked text. For bold, italics, strikethrough, underlined, or small, just to ‹x›your text here&lsaquo/x&rsaquo where X is b, i, s, u, or small respectively.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:08 AM on April 17, 2003

ugh, lack of freaking colons. Summary: Build link ‹a href="http://www.sporsfilter.com"›SportsFILTER!‹ /a› build other, ‹x› your text‹/x›

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:12 AM on April 17, 2003

Thanks, Ufez ... I think. My brain is now muddled, but I'll try it out here in a little bit. :)

posted by wfrazerjr at 11:36 AM on April 17, 2003

This interview is turning into a book club, movie geek convention and HTML 101 class. wtf. I mean WTF! Sheesh. Amateurs and dilletantes. Assmonkeys. Q7. What about the sporting life? Do you actively play any sports? What was your favorite sport to play growing up?

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:57 AM on April 17, 2003

wfrazerjr, Here is some more help if you need it.

posted by pfuller at 12:31 PM on April 17, 2003

I didn't play any sports growing up. I tried out for field hockey and softball in junior high and my subsequent rejections led me to pursue other, more nerdy interests. For I time, I was the game announcer and official score keeper for my high school's baseball team, but I quit when the coach decided taking home and washing players' uniforms was part of my duties. I was in band all through school so attended an awful lot of mediocre high school football games (we didn't win a single game my junior year). So I've never quite gotten over the geek's fear of team sports that was instilled deep within me by my early failures (and one stereotypically evil gym teacher) but I do like solitary pursuits like walking and biking and hiking (although I haven't gone in a long time) and various fitness related activities. I'm very good about getting up every morning and getting my recommended 30 minutes of cardio, and usually do some form of formal exercise 6 days a week. I'm also a very good swimmer, but went to a school without a swim team. Jeff tries to make me play tennis with him sometimes, but it's unbearably frustrating for both of us. However, I am much better baller than he is and can consistently kick his ass at horse. (If this interview didn't turn into a book club, movie geek convention and HTML 101 class, I just wouldn't feel like I'd done a good job.)

posted by jennyb at 12:59 PM on April 17, 2003

Yeah, tennis is the only sport I've ever played competitivly, which I played in tournaments throughout the state. Haven't played in nearly two years though. I can still beat all of you. Favorite sport to play growing up was always baseball, never very good at it though, I was always stuck in right field in little leauge, where no one ever hit the ball, because everyone was right-handed. We play putt putt sometimes too, but Jenny always wins at that too. I do better at the batting cages though.

posted by corpse at 01:13 PM on April 17, 2003

Oh and I lied about the CDs in my car. I realized when I drove at lunch that I don't have Tilt in the changer, it's Old 97s Too Far to Care.

posted by jennyb at 01:21 PM on April 17, 2003

I am much better baller than he is and can consistently kick his ass at horse. I need someone to translate this sentence to me, because as a poor ignorant Brit, it sounds very rude. ;-)

posted by squealy at 01:35 PM on April 17, 2003

I've got a timebomb in my mind. Thought it was worth mentioning. I would have simply called the local constabulary, but we're not on speaking terms.

posted by yerfatma at 02:10 PM on April 17, 2003

Translation for Squealy: "I am much more skilled at the subtle, street-related arts of basketball than corpse. I, consequently, have the ability to beat him in a shooting competition where one person attempts a shot and, if that shot is made, the other competitor must then match that shot as closely as possible. Should that matching attempt fail, the failing person receives a letter in a designated word, such as "HORSE." The first competitor to fully spell his or her word is declared the loser."

posted by wfrazerjr at 02:16 PM on April 17, 2003

Yeah, tennis is the only sport I've ever played competitivly, which I played in tournaments throughout the state. Haven't played in nearly two years though. I can still beat all of you. I bet i would kick your ass 6-1, 6-2.

posted by StarFucker at 02:24 PM on April 17, 2003

Very healthy, both of you, and in a disciplined and fun way. Q8. Still on sports ... corpse is a player along with a few SpoFiers in the SpoFi EPL Fantasy League. Altho he has acquitted himself quite favorably, his recent performance has deteriorated. To what do you attribute this, corpse? What's your strategy? What do you think, jenny? Does corpse spend a lot of time figuring out his picks? Does he cry like a girl every week when he sees his score?

posted by worldcup2002 at 02:44 PM on April 17, 2003

I started out just picking people randomly. That worked well enough, so I started to look at the fantasy points they were accumulating, which seemed to work better. I vaulted myself all the way into second place behind the fucker himself. Then I screwed myself, I started to read the indivudal names and teams instead of the numbers they were producing. I started to add lots of Aresnal players because it seemed they were doing good at the moment. This is when my current downfall because. I don't even know what half the stats mean! PKG MWG SPG SOT SC FW CW GIVE PKM? I predict I'll finish in 10th place, but I had a good run. Maybe next week will be my week. I actually sign up for every damn fantasy leauge posted back here, even the Nascar one (i'm in second), baseball is by far my favorite though. Unless soccer, the numbers actually sense to me, and i'm more familar with the unknown players, and call-ups from the minors.

posted by corpse at 03:54 PM on April 17, 2003

PKG = Package MWG = Masturbating Without Gloves SPG = Spying SOT = Shit Out of Tuck SC = South Carolina FW = Forward, collect 200 dollars CW = Can't Win Give= Self explanatory PKM = Penalty Kicks Made

posted by StarFucker at 04:13 PM on April 17, 2003

Ta wfrazer. That's actually weirder than what I was thinking.

posted by squealy at 06:27 PM on April 17, 2003

Looks like corpse and squealy are drunk.

posted by worldcup2002 at 07:26 PM on April 17, 2003

I encourage Jeff's involvement in fantasy sports teams, because it frees up the TV and I can watch what I want for a change. Besides last year he had four fantasy football teams, so at least this year he's diversifying. There are no tears; he just drowns his sorrow in gin. (squealy, what on earth were you thinking? and StarFucker, that was fucking hilarious.)

posted by jennyb at 08:02 PM on April 17, 2003

Shit Out of Tuck What the Tuck?

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:58 PM on April 17, 2003

Someone is definitely drunk out of their tucking mind.

posted by grum@work at 09:05 PM on April 17, 2003

Q9. Back to consumption ... What do you guys like to eat and drink? Why?

posted by worldcup2002 at 09:37 PM on April 17, 2003

I'd assume why is because they want to continue living.

posted by therev at 10:24 PM on April 17, 2003

Tuck off, therev.

posted by therev at 10:25 PM on April 17, 2003

This thread needs a tuck rule.

posted by yerfatma at 06:59 AM on April 18, 2003

Ummm... I'm a pretty adventurous eater, so I like to eat things I've never tried before. I really like the flavors in Asian food. I like real Mexican food, like goat meat tacos and mole poblano. We finally assembled the grill we got for Christmas so we've been experimenting with that. I like fish a lot. I'm glad it's almost summer because I miss good vegetables. I don't like to eat animal species that I've had as pets. Beverage-wise it's either water, coffee, or booze. I take my coffee with just milk, and I hate Starbucks. I *heart* beer. I'm on a big wheat beer kick because it's getting warm out, but my standard favorites are pub stouts and IPAs. I aspire to one day be a scotch drinker, but right now I can't stand the stuff.

posted by jennyb at 08:53 AM on April 18, 2003

Oh man...a girl who eats fish! That is a rarity. And now she is trying to drink scotch...corpse, you are a lucky man.

posted by StarFucker at 09:06 AM on April 18, 2003

Eat: Thai, Indian, sushi when eating out. Lately though I've had a craving for Chik-Fil-A. Also the glory that is chili burgers and beefmaster hotdogs. I like stadium and bar food. Like Jerseygirl I did the low carb thing at the end of last year, which helped me drop 40 pounds, but then I discovered that I like beer too much to keep it up. Drink: My everyday beer is usually Sierra Nevada, or whatever IPA I can get at the grocery store. The more bitter the better. Oh! and wheat beers, Blue Star and one with a long name that I can't remember how to spell. A hefeweizen I believe. Hard liquor, I like gin, I could drink gin every day, gin & tonic, gimlet, martini. I don't eat much on weekends so bloody marys make up my liqued diet from saturday to sunday. I love a nice sipping tequila. Jamesons! good straight up, or in several car bombs.

posted by corpse at 09:08 AM on April 18, 2003

Yeah, and scotch. Still aquiring the taste for it. So far I like it just fine on the rocks. preferably after I've already been drinking.

posted by corpse at 09:11 AM on April 18, 2003

Hardcore. Especially corpse. Remind me to give you a headstart if we ever have drinks together. Q10. I think there's a pic of corpse on his site. But tell us what you both look like. Take us out on a high note. (Especially you, jennyb. heehee.)

posted by worldcup2002 at 09:51 AM on April 18, 2003

That's not me, that's Bill, nice guy though. I'm 6', and weight considerbly less than I did 6 months ago, still have 15 more pounds to go though. I wear green shoes most of the time. Jenny's much better looking that I am, so I'll let her leave you with the pleasant imagery.

posted by corpse at 10:25 AM on April 18, 2003

I disagree, but here:

posted by jennyb at 10:35 AM on April 18, 2003

Well, ya got nice teeth!

posted by StarFucker at 10:38 AM on April 18, 2003

jenny, do you have extra teeth or what?

posted by billsaysthis at 11:17 AM on April 18, 2003

Well, I think jennyb is cute. That's a happy picture. Thanks for being such gracious guests, you two. Oh, btw, before you go, answer this ... Bonus question: StarFarquhar: Rabid dingo baby or Demented assclown?

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:17 AM on April 18, 2003


posted by StarFucker at 11:19 AM on April 18, 2003

Is that a booze bottle behind ya in the picture? What are you drinking? It sure doesn't look like a wheat beer.

posted by 86 at 11:22 AM on April 18, 2003

JennyB gots a great smile. Corpse is lucky to get to see it daily. And jennyb is lucky to be living with a corpse who plays on 17 fantasy teams. I am more hopeful than ever about meeting my love on the internet. bah.

posted by vito90 at 11:41 AM on April 18, 2003

I think that's Bombay Sapphire in the background... How come liquor bottles end up in all our pictures? Thanks vito! Bonus question: StarTucker: Rabid dingo baby or Demented assclown? Little from column A, little from column B.

posted by corpse at 11:45 AM on April 18, 2003

Thanks, ya'll. This was fun. And I choose not to answer the StarFucker question on the grounds that I'm a little frightened of him.

posted by jennyb at 11:54 AM on April 18, 2003

well, i thoroughly enjoyed reading this interview. you guys seem like really great people. thanks jennyb, corpse, and of course SpoFi's own Barbara Walters, Worldcup2002! Ok, who is next!? I still say Squealy.

posted by jerseygirl at 11:55 AM on April 18, 2003

And I choose not to answer the StarFucker question on the grounds that I'm a little frightened of him. SF, you're now 2 for 2 on the 'Scaring Chicks from SpoFi" thing.

posted by jerseygirl at 11:59 AM on April 18, 2003

I also like jennyb's button nose and glasses and the way her hair falls across her forehead. But I'll have to stop there. Journalistic objectivity and all that. ;-p 108 comments! (This one's #109, I think.) Is this a SpoFi record of sorts? Pantheon? Whooooo!

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:59 AM on April 18, 2003

Chicks dig scary guys...

posted by StarFucker at 12:01 PM on April 18, 2003

Toothless chicks, I'm guessing, SF.

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:05 PM on April 18, 2003

Oh, btw, I still smile everytime I scroll down here and see jennyb's pic. It is such a happy pic. And ... OI, SQUEALY! You're next on the interview list. You could possibly my first international interview. Wow. Let me know when we should start.

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:09 PM on April 18, 2003

Thanks for the assclonwy ending, folks ... I just peed my pants laughing. Did I say that out loud?

posted by wfrazerjr at 01:31 PM on April 18, 2003

assclowny ... I can even tuck up words that don't exist.

posted by wfrazerjr at 01:33 PM on April 18, 2003

"...you guys seem like really great people." So naive...

posted by StarFucker at 01:56 PM on April 18, 2003

rabid assmonkey! no wait, what was it? *scrolls up* uh, rabid dingo!

posted by jerseygirl at 02:13 PM on April 18, 2003

Is it time for audience participation questions? If so, here is mine: If both of you wanted to watch a sporting event on the same TV, who wins the battle for the remote? Are there specific sports that trump other ones, or do you play by the old fashioned "possession" rule (who ever holds the remote decides the show)?

posted by grum@work at 08:40 PM on April 18, 2003

Start any time you like worldcup2002, although I'm just recovering from a Fat Buddha-style exploding computer experience, so fingers crossed I'll be around.

posted by squealy at 07:58 AM on April 19, 2003

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