May 03, 2004

Q1. How did you come by that nickname? Is there a story behind it beside the obvious?

posted by worldcup2002 at 05:29 PM on May 03, 2004

I'll go tell him he's being interviewed. I'll probably have to buy beer too.

posted by 86 at 05:49 PM on May 03, 2004

Are you guys roommates? I don't recall. Either way, I can see this is going to be fun.

posted by worldcup2002 at 06:41 PM on May 03, 2004

It never occured to me there would be a -- and I highly doubt anyone "asked for" Garfield on DVD other than the voice actors who need whatever residuals they can get (ah, Leonard Music . . . ).

posted by yerfatma at 07:49 PM on May 03, 2004

Yeah, we're roommates. Just a guess, but you folks may start posting Ralphisms, haiku, and made up reasons as to why garfield is garfield.

posted by 86 at 07:57 PM on May 03, 2004

now we have to interview 86 after. a roommate back-to-back special. do you guys spend time talking about spofi over beers and pizza?

posted by jerseygirl at 08:33 PM on May 03, 2004

There's not much to the nickname, actually. First, its not really a nickname, its my middlename, and my grandfather's first name. I was always glad I had a different answer for whenever that "what's your middle name?" question would come up. Still am, which probably says alot. At the same time, the follow up "you mean like the comic?" question I wasn't so glad about. As for the Davis strip, I liked it as a kid, but I get more of a kick out of it now, because the wryness was wasted on my youth. There's another obvious story one could think of, but I don't consider myself a big fat pussy. Or at least not all three.

posted by garfield at 10:14 PM on May 03, 2004

garfield, who gets more excited when the cheerleader shots come on, you or 86?

posted by billsaysthis at 10:34 PM on May 03, 2004

I too was Garfield's roomate. The food comment is no lie.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 11:50 PM on May 03, 2004

So... This could be less an interview and more a roast. If we were so inclined.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 11:51 PM on May 03, 2004

*gives garfield a yellow card for giving us a poorly constructed link in his own interview*

posted by gspm at 01:15 AM on May 04, 2004

jg, we do end up talking about SpoFi from time to time. Sammy too, though he's a neighbor, not a roommate. We finish conversations started here, point the others to items they may have missed, and talk about you folks as if we knew ya. Beer is frequently involved, but that goes for just about everything in life outside of work. Work sucks.

posted by 86 at 07:58 AM on May 04, 2004

Wow....would that be a cloister of SpoFiers? A flock? A gaggle?

posted by smithers at 08:10 AM on May 04, 2004

a menage?

posted by danostuporstar at 08:23 AM on May 04, 2004

j-girl, we even steal each other's material from time to time. bill, we don't watch that type of footage together, but i imagine our reactions are similar. gspm, not sure how i could've improved the link....I'm really not that versed in the ways of the could i have better served the greater reading/posting public? Weedy, what was I? 3 for 3 during college; all veggies who later saw the light and returned to the glorious habit of eating flesh, only after I was no longer dating them. Good Girls gone better.

posted by garfield at 08:30 AM on May 04, 2004

whoa, whoa, whoa...vegetarianism is a hang-up?

posted by danostuporstar at 08:36 AM on May 04, 2004

not in each his/her own....but it makes going to restaurants alot more complicated with an omnivore. It also complicates making dinner. Maybe it's just me, but I like meat at every meal.

posted by garfield at 08:40 AM on May 04, 2004

garf, the link seems to have been fixed, there was a bracket or " in the wrong spot that gummed it up. at least the one time i checked it, unless i was seeing things, 'cause i didn't actually click on it since i could tell it was not going to go where you wanted it to and i wasn't gonna cut and paste and edit any gimpy links on my holiday monday no siree...

posted by gspm at 09:17 AM on May 04, 2004

has anyone here not lived with or in the immediate proximity of garfield? man, they've got a whole SpoFi neighborhood going on there. if i had any sports-inclined chick friends, i'd bring them here too. alas, i don't. Work sucks. amen.

posted by jerseygirl at 09:23 AM on May 04, 2004

and what's a choon? a funky one, at that.

posted by jerseygirl at 09:25 AM on May 04, 2004

has anyone here not lived with or in the immediate proximity of garfield? *raises hand, whistles*

posted by rocketman at 09:34 AM on May 04, 2004

Ahh, the delightful exile in Wisconsin.

posted by rocketman at 09:35 AM on May 04, 2004


posted by 86 at 09:42 AM on May 04, 2004

I did not have cohabitual relations with that man, Mr. Garfield...

posted by MeatSaber at 09:59 AM on May 04, 2004

Erm, I think you guys have used up all my material. Nickname. Where you live. Food. College. Girls. Slang. Sex. Beer. Check, check, check, check, check, check, check, check.

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:20 PM on May 04, 2004

Q2. So, where DO you guys live?

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:23 PM on May 04, 2004

Jersey City Heights, NJ - Located directly behind and above lovely Hoebroken, NJ.

posted by garfield at 12:55 PM on May 04, 2004

Q3. Are you guys originally from there?

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:16 PM on May 04, 2004

(deep breath) I was conceived and born in Montreal and lived in a small development outside the island city for approx 4 years, then I moved to Calgary, Alta, and attended K-6. Next, the family moved to NJ b/c of pop's job, where I attended 7-12. After becoming americanized, I moved to Kingston, Ont, for 5 years to attend Queen's University, after which my pay-nothing degree led me back to NJ. Been here ever since. 86 has many more stops along the way, but i'll let him tell it.

posted by garfield at 01:25 PM on May 04, 2004

Hey, I was also at Queen's for 3 years ('91-'94)!! I don't understand the "pay-nothing degree" though, cuz I paid lots...

posted by smithers at 02:12 PM on May 04, 2004

'94-'99. I got me one of them 'honours' degrees. smithers, are you a canuck? If so, you didn't pay much in relation to american tuition. my freshman year I was paying less than $2,000 cdn. It more than doubled by the time I donned my gown. I majored in Philosophy, and as the horrible graduating philosophy student joke goes, "the major philosophy corporations just aren't hiring right now."

posted by garfield at 02:21 PM on May 04, 2004

yes, I am a Canuck, so I guess it was cheapER, if you want to frame it that way.....I've never heard that Philosophy joke before, it's pretty fucking funny to me. But this is your interview, I'm out

posted by smithers at 02:30 PM on May 04, 2004

btw, I'm a Canuck from Kingston, so all of your favourite Queen's stomping grounds are hometown landmarks for me. Really out this time.

posted by smithers at 02:31 PM on May 04, 2004

where in NJ did you attend 7-12?

posted by goddam at 02:35 PM on May 04, 2004

Why do I keep saying you guys?

posted by worldcup2002 at 03:21 PM on May 04, 2004

I wrote this response yesterday.... all time favorite - the Toucan. I love me some Kilkenny. close second - the Beer Garden during the summer, or the Shot before it gets busy. rounding out the top 3 - seeing Dan Akroyd, acting all creepy, trying to pick up 19 year olds with cocaine still his nose as he gets out of his limo. goddam, don't hold it against me, ok? My parents were freaked out by the American public school system when we first arrived, seeing news stories about drugs and abortion and whatever. so public school was not an option. my dad's company at the time was willing to pay some tuition, so I was very fortunate to attend Delbarton. It was definitely weird adjusting to the wealth most of the kids enjoyed, but the school afforded me opportunities I wouldn't have had otherwise. I probably wouldn't have made it to Queen's. Where did you go? But this is your interview, I'm out the more the merrier. (this error thing today is brutal - its not a request, its an command, muthafacka. it seems to occur with larger comments) as such, is it now 0-hour? is it time to start sending money somewhere?

posted by garfield at 09:16 AM on May 05, 2004

or can we google ad click click click our way to infinite database space? just keep it sfw, please.

posted by jerseygirl at 09:22 AM on May 05, 2004

Why do I keep saying you guys? they're from jersey, please adjust it to "youse guys"

posted by jerseygirl at 09:23 AM on May 05, 2004

Why do I keep saying you guys? Because we are many. Call us legion.

posted by rocketman at 09:42 AM on May 05, 2004

[from yesterday also] I used to work in Jersey City (202 Central Ave, if my memory and Google can be trusted) but that was before you three were in college, much less living there. Did not live there ever, would not live there ever

posted by billsaysthis at 09:44 AM on May 05, 2004

Delbarton? What a wuss! Real teenage men went to Newark Academy!

posted by billsaysthis at 09:45 AM on May 05, 2004

hey, I was at Queens' 91-95. and my brother in law graduated in philosophy from there but he's actually pursued it to the highest level and is now a leader in the field (bioethics/philosophy of science type stuff) and doing far better than people ever think philosophy grads ever do. is garfield the Kevin Bacon of SpoFi? - - - this comment was originally scheduled about 7 earlier

posted by gspm at 09:48 AM on May 05, 2004

Where did you go? went to Sayreville HS. and i won't hold the Delbarton thing against you.

posted by goddam at 11:33 AM on May 05, 2004

Q4. What's your work? Why does it suck?

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:05 PM on May 05, 2004

99.9% of work sucks. The .1% is the ten seconds when you open your paycheck envelope.

posted by dusted at 12:45 PM on May 05, 2004

Garfield said: ..then I moved to Calgary, Alta, and attended K-6. Having spent almost my enitire life in Calgary (other than a stint in Albuquerque, NM) I'm always interested to here what other people think of the city. I realize that you were what... 6 to 12 years old at the time, but hey even kids have cities they like and don't like. Have you ever been back?

posted by camcanuck at 12:56 PM on May 05, 2004

garfield: I would also add to your excellent list AJ's Hangar in its Singing Frog days. Toucan rocks though. gspm....I was supposed to stay until '95....but circumstances didn't work out that way....what did you take? -- I can't tell anything from your blog

posted by smithers at 01:01 PM on May 05, 2004

The .1% is the ten seconds when you open your paycheck envelope. speak for yourself, i'm going for 100%

posted by jerseygirl at 01:01 PM on May 05, 2004

hey, I have a calgary connection too (4-17) what an interview! if I said that my fave pubs were Clark, Clark Hall, Clark Hall Pub, and the Toucan would that help?

posted by gspm at 01:28 PM on May 05, 2004

that helps.....I am presuming you know Corcoran and the EngSoc crew?

posted by smithers at 01:50 PM on May 05, 2004

cam, I loved living there. I grew up in the SE, Lake Lucerne Road, in Bonavista. As a kid, I had everything right there, a lake to fish and swim in and to skate on, (what's the name of the huge park they found that crazy killer guy in? I used to go there all the time.) unknown named park, the Rockys, the migrating half-pipes, the wave pools, the construction sites to BMX in. The Stampede, complete with pancake breakfasts and everyone in stetsons. It was awesome. I've only been back once, and that was a year after I left. But I'd like to make it back soon. I hear the night life is pretty awesome. smithers, I never got to experience AJ's in it's 'Singing Frog' glory. What's with the frog? (I once saw the Bourbon Tabernacle Choir there. Great band.) And what's a weekend of drinking without a ride on the cocamo hobile....always good for a free cab ride. gspm, the padded head rests above the urinals were Clark's best feature. of course, I never used them. Why Work Sucks, by Jack Handey. Its work. The end. Actually, work has especially sucked of late, despite a guise of upperward movement. I manage two managers who are so incompetent, its truly amazing. I do half of one's job, the harder half. Oh, and did I mention I'm an insurance underwriter. And just like the philosophy grad joke, the not so funny joke on all who work in this industry is that everyone of us has uttered the phrase "I never thought I'd work in insurance." Which I guess isn't exclusive to insurance...but whatever. the point is that insurance is like paying taxes, and just like the IRS, its got its idiotic bureaucracies....and it sucks.

posted by garfield at 01:52 PM on May 05, 2004

The Frog was a smaller bar upstairs where you could watch the proceedings downstairs, before they converted it to the cajun restaurant. I was actually going to mention the Bourbon Tabernacle Choir myself...they were awesome. I have been able to stay remarkably Cocamo-free over the years, but when the taint of Stages is on you, that's not saying much.

posted by smithers at 02:02 PM on May 05, 2004

This has got to be the most audience-participatory interview of all time. Wow!

posted by worldcup2002 at 02:59 PM on May 05, 2004

I used to work in insurance two (or rather, as well) as a software developer in Manhattan. That almost didn't suck because I had a very cool manager who blocked almost all the corporate BS from me. Being an underwriting manager, though, I could see how that would pretty completely suck.

posted by billsaysthis at 03:06 PM on May 05, 2004

Q5. OK, then, what doesn't suck? What's your idea of fun? Besides beer, eh? And how much of it involves 86 or Sammy (I'm guessing you mean Samsonov) or any other SpoFier?

posted by worldcup2002 at 03:07 PM on May 05, 2004

What a freakin' small world. Would you believe I lived on Lake Arrow Way? Walked to school at Andrew Sibbald for K-4 which probably puts me there at the same time your were (early - mid 80's). The park you're thinking of is Fish Creek, and Charles Ng is the crazy killer who lived there for a few months. Glad to hear you enjoyed your time here. As for the the nightlife these days I'm sad to say I don't get out anywhere near as much as I use to. Okay... actually I never get out (kids do that to ya). But the TV highlights of 17th Ave they show after hockey games these days looks like a good time!

posted by camcanuck at 03:07 PM on May 05, 2004

cam, that's nutz. so you lived right by that little park? alot of firsts at that park. (sigh) I went to St.Phillips, and knew a kid who's older brother met Mr. Ng and hung out in the hole in the ground he called a shelter....or that's what he told me when I was 9. Ah, nightlife...I don't go out much myself anymore either, but I hear downtown with all the improvements from the Olympics is great. Best place to live as a young adult in the Canada. Did you participate in '88? I got to perform in the Opening Ceremonies, and the one event I went to was the crash of the Jamaican bobsled. The other competition going on that day was the jumping part of the nordic combined. It was pretty cool. Stages, home of the change booth. bill, I'm acutally just an underwriter who happens to manage his 2 managers and do half of one of their jobs; we're not talking high calibre talent, if you know what I mean. Fun. that's a tough one. gotta leave it for later. cinco baby, cinco!!!! Tequilla!

posted by garfield at 04:50 PM on May 05, 2004

so, what kind of performance did ya do at the opening ceremonies?

posted by goddam at 04:56 PM on May 05, 2004

1. OK, so i lived SE calgary too myself not too far from Lake Arrow Way or Lake Lucerne complete other end of the L Bonvasita Loop but - Lake Erie Place represent! oh, just me then? 2. I went to the same jr high as the girl, Robin Perry, that lit the torch at the 88 opening ceremonies. It was a real departure from the celeb lightings they always do so there was a healthy media presence at the school on following the Monday morning. 3. Let's pass up the chance to excitify SE Calgary by bringing up the notorious story of the sicko Charles Ng

posted by gspm at 05:55 PM on May 05, 2004

4. smithers, yeah, i've met corcoran but was a year ahead of him and never into the student gov stuff 5. headrests in the gent's urinal are really an under-explored area

posted by gspm at 05:59 PM on May 05, 2004

99.9% of work is tolerable, the .1% is when I open the paycheck. that's what you get for serving the public. I'm definitely votiing for the urinal headrests if it comes to a referendum. I've never lived in Calgary btw.

posted by squealy at 06:30 PM on May 05, 2004

late to the party but... i think there might be enough people from the JC/hoboken area to get a spofi meetup going... myself and samsanov14 represent many others are in the immediate area? who's down for some drinkin'?

posted by oliver_crunk at 10:10 AM on May 06, 2004

i'm in beautiful downtown Lodi and would be down for some drinkin'.

posted by goddam at 10:21 AM on May 06, 2004

If you remember the ceremonies, there was a performance by several thousand children running around and forming the stick-figure sport symbols. I think I was in the ski of the ski jumping symbol....near the foot. My spare time has been filled by hockey the past few months. I try and catch atleast 5 games a week. Keeps me feeling Canadian. I also play video games quite a bit(CS, HALO, SplinterCell, ProjectGotham, Tony Hawk series, soccer or hockey games). 86 and Sammy partake in this as well. We've been playing various team sports games together for a few years now(FIFA and EA and/or ESPN Hockey), and we've become very proficient. Music is another hobby, which has taken a back seat for a while, but the new Beastie Boys choon might just get the turntables dusted off. I also enjoy watching documentaries(Nature and NOVA on PBS, All the Discovery Channels, History Channel) and comedy (you name it). My guilty tv pleasure is Survivor. And recently I've been playing Texas Hold'Em a fair bit, though my face betrays me constantly. Sadly, I'm not doing much in relation to sports. We had a crew of guys renting ice time and playing midnight hockey, but that was too difficult to organize, so it fell apart. I'd also include reading philosophy and wearing black, just for effect, but there's a reason I didn't continue studying philosophy; after five years of papers and debates, I'd argue about everything, and I figure life is too short to nitpick the virtues of -isms. Besides, being right and winning a debate are two completely different things. I try to continue to remind myself of that as often as possible, but nobody's perfect. I could be persuaded to embibe with some fellow spofites.

posted by garfield at 11:12 AM on May 06, 2004

I almost double-majored in Econ and Philosophy, but thought one insane theoretical pursuit was enough. So I settled for Econ with a marketing minor (just to up my employability, ya know). I'm so boringly practical it makes me cry.

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:25 PM on May 06, 2004

Q6. Tell me 'bout them funky choons! Which ones do you dig?

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:26 PM on May 06, 2004

Crunk - Just shoot one of us an e-mail. I'd definitely be up for a few beers.

posted by Samsonov14 at 12:13 AM on May 07, 2004

Samso, why don't you shoot garfield an email. Or just shoot garfield. And get him to answer my questions!

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:11 AM on May 07, 2004

sorry, I had to watch Friends last night. I wouldn't want to make a laundry list, but generalizing about music into categories is annoying. Sure there are basic genres, but the niche genres don't last longer than a carton of milk. So here are a few places I check out tunes. Ubiquity is an old favorite. Ninjatune has led me to some great artists, like this guy (check out his 'old site' and then try the supermodifier - that tune is actually in a BMW commercial at the moment.) The stuff that I enjoy spinning I get here. Then there's this monthly periodical, that comes with a new mix cd, that has really opened my eyes to alot of stuff I missed growing up, wasn't born yet for, or just haven't discovered yet. I highly recommend it if mainstream music is all you seem to come in contact with. Nothing wrong with mainstream music, but its everywhere, and is unfulfilling to this music fan. Since I'm not content to digest what is served, but I don't have the time to comb through music stores anymore, I try and mine wherever I can....I found out about 'Soundtrack of our Lives' and 'Rooney' just watching some saturday afternoon 'buzz tracks' show. Oh yeah, I really like 'Jett' and have been pushing them on my friends for a long time now. What is going on with the Australian invasion? My tastes span almost all genres, with funk being a central element in most of my favorites. And the funkiest band I've ever heard is the Meters. No other 4-piece ensemble can groove as well.

posted by garfield at 09:12 AM on May 07, 2004

Thank you: I couldn't place the song in that BMW spot.

posted by yerfatma at 10:10 AM on May 07, 2004

admittedly, I like alot of music in commercials nowadays. (Its an odd feeling, as 'selling out' was frowned upon for much of my youth. Then came Blur's 'Wo-Hoo' song.) mitsubishi, vw, ipod have done a great job of late picking tunes.

posted by garfield at 10:19 AM on May 07, 2004 may be right for you.

posted by jerseygirl at 10:21 AM on May 07, 2004

right on.

posted by garfield at 10:24 AM on May 07, 2004

Q7. So, let's get funky. How's the love life? Do you have a woman friend? If not, maybe we can help: Tell us how you look, and what other qualities make you irresistible to women?

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:25 AM on May 07, 2004

I just discovered Ubiquity's "Luv n Haight" imprint, and I'm really impressed with their quality control. And, it goes without saying, the Meters are fantastic. Lately I've been listening to Eddie Bo and Betty Harris. Wanna trade tunes sometime, garfield?

posted by rocketman at 10:25 AM on May 07, 2004

i'd suggest a SpoFi cd swap, but I am listening to a lot of junk lately and wouldn't inflict that on anyone.

posted by jerseygirl at 10:28 AM on May 07, 2004

I'd organize a spofi cd swap, i've done it before for my own site and other message boards, if everyone one is down with that.

posted by corpse at 10:29 AM on May 07, 2004

jerseygirl: well, then don't sign up for it. Or sign up anyway. Sometimes junk is good: we've all got a little sweet tooth.

posted by rocketman at 10:29 AM on May 07, 2004

SpoFi: Sometimes junk is good.

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:32 AM on May 07, 2004

I'd be down for a swap, although last time I did one, I only rec'd 1 out of 4. Hope you all don't mind geeky instrumental rock and psychobilly.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:39 AM on May 07, 2004

i think i could swing it, without inflicting pop music on you.

posted by jerseygirl at 10:42 AM on May 07, 2004

I'm down for a swap. wc2k2, I guess I set myself up for this one. as you might surmise, I have alot of bachelor time on my hands. My love life had been put on hold after a couple of train wrecks in quick succession, but its spring again, and I'm starting to get alittle frisky. I look like someone everybody seems to know. At least I get that alot. I'm not a dude who 'macks' on chicks, cause I think trying to impress is unimpressive. I'm hardly irresistible, except when I have a girlfriend. What's with that shit? And, oh yeah, I got rhythm. Honestly, I'm not a good self-promoter, so this question is a tough one.

posted by garfield at 10:43 AM on May 07, 2004

Garf, you should check out forksclovetofu's site. He posts some weird and interesting tunes there. I've been listening to "I-Hi" by Devin the Dude for days now. I'd be interested in a CD Swap, too. Oh, and for the record you look like Joaquin Phoenix had a baby with Skippy from Family Ties.

posted by Samsonov14 at 11:17 AM on May 07, 2004

two dudes can't have a baby, unlike two women.

posted by garfield at 12:35 PM on May 07, 2004

Who are you, Dr. Science all the sudden?

posted by Samsonov14 at 12:51 PM on May 07, 2004

nah, just droppin some.

posted by garfield at 01:14 PM on May 07, 2004

everyone, say 'hi' to, I mean Napolean.

posted by garfield at 02:19 PM on May 07, 2004

wow. strange flashbacks on this interview. I grew up in Montreal, also went to Queen's, and now live in Calgary. I have also vacationed in New Jersey ;)

posted by sauril at 03:17 PM on May 07, 2004

vacationed in New Jersey Really?

posted by 86 at 03:26 PM on May 07, 2004

i always noticed a rather large number of cars from quebec down the shore.

posted by goddam at 03:32 PM on May 07, 2004

Once again, we are at risk of getting bumped off the main page.

posted by worldcup2002 at 03:58 PM on May 07, 2004

You'll have that.

posted by rocketman at 04:03 PM on May 07, 2004

Q8. You obviously have fond memories of Calgary. You say work brought you back to NJ. You also say work sucks. What keeps you in NJ? Parents? Friends?

posted by worldcup2002 at 04:04 PM on May 07, 2004

Parents and Friends. Having gone to highschool here, I still have a lot of buddies around, and given my current situation, buddies are even more important to have around. My parents are local, which is good and bad, but mostly good. But I always keep the thought in the back of my mind to go back to Calgary, reacquaint myself with college friends in and around Toronto, or just go for the gold and head out to B.C. venting: has anyone ever dealt with workplace jealousy? it sucks, even more than work, because your co-workers turn on you, and all that's left is management, and that isn't exactly what I'd call a reliable partner. promotions have alot more strings attached than just new business goals. TGIF.

posted by garfield at 04:50 PM on May 07, 2004

venting: ANY type of workplace politics, jealousy or infighting sucks ass. I've worked in a corporate environment a few times and I'll never do it again. The backstabbing, cliques and mismanagement drove me nuts. Now I work for a smaller company where I have one boss and my colleagues are actually collegial. There are no promotions to fight over because there are no promotions - we all have equal status (and fairly equal pay, with annual raises). Now if we could just find some different clients... I almost fired a couple of them on Monday.

posted by dusted at 05:22 PM on May 07, 2004

Q9. Why do you consider moving to BC "going for the gold"? Why not just go now? What would trigger you to go for gold?

posted by worldcup2002 at 05:53 PM on May 07, 2004

vacationed in New Jersey Really? posted by 86 at 3:26 PM PST on May 7 really. Down in the Cape May area every summer after a soccer tournament in Connecticut. I have some fond memories of that place.

posted by sauril at 06:18 PM on May 07, 2004

Cape May is really more Delaware than NJ. Real Jerseyans don't count it. So you weren't really vacationing in NJ, sorry sauril. Now Bradley Beach in the 60s, that was vacationing in Jersey. Booya!

posted by billsaysthis at 12:31 AM on May 08, 2004

OK, that's two people on Earth that say "Booya!"

posted by dusted at 02:30 AM on May 08, 2004


posted by Samsonov14 at 04:13 AM on May 08, 2004

little known fact about bill: besides being a writer, journalist, husband and sportsfan, there was a brief period where he was the backup for Flava Flav.

posted by jerseygirl at 06:30 AM on May 08, 2004

I might have met him backstage.

posted by rocketman at 08:21 AM on May 08, 2004


posted by worldcup2002 at 11:35 AM on May 08, 2004

I got the clock to prove it, jerseygirl! And rocketman, I only take backstage meetings with the girlies, okay?

posted by billsaysthis at 01:20 PM on May 08, 2004

Cape May is really more Delaware than NJ. Real Jerseyans don't count it i'm gonna have to disagree with ya there billy. it's a regional thing. north jerseyans would tend to go to seaside and above. central jerseyans to LBI. and south jerseyans to wildwood/cape may.

posted by goddam at 02:09 PM on May 08, 2004

Uh huh-huh. Let's just say, I might go and start a farm.

posted by garfield at 06:01 PM on May 08, 2004

Good one, garfield. You're anticipating a lot of weeding?

posted by worldcup2002 at 08:31 PM on May 08, 2004

Q10. Awright. What brought you to SpoFi? What made you join? Any favorite moments? What keeps you comin' back? Has anything made you wanna leave?

posted by worldcup2002 at 08:33 PM on May 08, 2004

And who should I interview next?

posted by worldcup2002 at 08:33 PM on May 08, 2004

It was beginning. It was the end. It was a suggestion from sammy or 86, not sure who, about this new site about sports. I joined because I was getting in early. Most sites I try to register 'garfield' at already have a user with that name, so I was psyched I could use it here. I stay because I enjoy the discourse, the humor, the battles, grum's dancing Krusty, and I'm learning about footie. My personal favorite moments include the shrieker, the U.S. doping scandal, the symmetry of baseball, why the Stanley Cup is the coolest trophy and tournament, showing up the refs, the stupidity of pro athletes, and various Anna posts. My least favorite moments include the Bertuzzi fall-out, and my stupidity on St.Patty's day. Next up should be lil_brown_bat.....and the first question should address her nickname. Thanks for your patience with the longest interview to complete, ever.

posted by garfield at 09:24 AM on May 10, 2004

Thanks, garfield. It was my pleasure. And I think many other SpoFiers enjoyed it to. Seems like we have a Jersey/Canada get-together brewing.

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:44 PM on May 10, 2004

Good ideas!

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