The Blogger Games II – Week 4

Welcome back for Week 4 of The Blogger Games II, hosted by Aaron at The Confusing Middle. Last week, I received a silver medal, which was fine since I already had two gold medals.

However, I can’t get complacent. This week we’re striving for the top of the podium once again.

The topic this week is: Entertainment.

As a reminder, all of these questions are about Aaron.

1. As a trumpet player in the 7th grade band, I once suggested to our band director that we play the score from what movie, based on the trumpet part alone?
A) Superman: The Movie
B) Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
C) Back to the Future

I don’t remember Back to the Future having a trumpet part. That doesn’t mean it didn’t have one, I just don’t remember it. I haven’t seen the other two movies, but Robin Hood feels more trumpet-y.

2. My favorite book of all time is…
A) The Stand by Stephen King
B) The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
C) A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

I seem to recall you being a fan of Stephen King, so let’s go with A.

3. When it comes to vampire slayers, which one to I prefer the most?
A) Kristy Swanson as Buffy Summers
B) Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers
C) Eliza Dushku as Faith Lehane

If this isn’t Sarah Michelle Gellar then I apologize. I swear, you’ve probably mentioned your admiration of her at least 23 times on your blog.

4. My favorite film directed by Alfred Hitchcock is which of the following?
A) Rear Window
B) Psycho
C) Vertigo

I haven’t seen Vertigo, so even if that’s the answer, I can’t pick it. I think Psycho is too dark to be your favourite. I saw Rear Window at school in Grade 7 and loved it, so let’s go with that.

5. Which mainline Final Fantasy game is my favorite?
A) IV
B) VII
C) XII

I have no idea. The entire Final Fantasy thing has evaded my attention. Let’s go with XII just because it would, seemingly, be a lot more developed than the earlier ones.

6. With which book to film adaptation did I actually prefer the movie to the book?
A) The Shining
B) A Walk to Remember
C) The Hunger Games

I didn’t even realize A Walk to Remember was a book? The Shining was incredible, I can’t imagine the book being better. Fun fact: I actually saw The Hunger Games in theatre and thought it was good. So, is this a trick question? Wait, I just re-read the question. I got it backwards. This further complicates things. Geeze. B, I guess.

7. I am being followed on Twitter by an actress who had a part in which Will Ferrell movie?
A) Blades of Glory
B) Step Brothers
C) Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

I did the research. Basically, I scrolled through your followers until I found someone with a blue checkmark.

8. Which of the following couples do I think have the most believable on-screen romance?
A) Rocky and Adrian
B) Han and Leia
C) Neo and Trinity

Only went with A because I had to Google the other two couples. No idea.

9. In 2011 I won tickets to the Greenbrier Classic, a golf tournament that included three nights of concerts. Which concert did I not attend?
A) Black-Eyed Peas
B) Tim McGraw
C) Miranda Lambert

Me being me, I looked up the schedule. Tim McGraw was the first concert on the Thursday. Black Eyed Peas were on Friday and they aren’t a band you just say, “Meh, no thanks” to, especially in 2011. Miranda Lambert was Saturday. Maybe by then you were a bit tired of concerts and felt like you could skip hers? Or, maybe you didn’t go to McGraw’s because you got in late on Thursday and didn’t feel like it? I don’t know. Let’s go with C.

10. In college, my friend Andy and I toyed with the idea of becoming a comedy duo that would perform parody songs. The only song we completed was to the tune of “Superman” by Five for Fighting. We changed the lyrics so that the song was now about what television icon?
A) Steve Urkel
B) Samuel “Screech” Powers
C) Angus MacGyver

Out of these three, MacGyver is the one I know the least about. The line in the song that goes, “It’s not easy to be me” could easily be changed to “It’s not easy to be Steve” and “It’s not easy to be Screech”. I’ll go with Screech.

My Turn To Share
Tell me what you like/dislike about the entertainment industry. Any celebrity encounters? Have you ever been on TV? What was your first CD?

Off the top of my head, I don’t really have strong opinions on the entertainment industry. I think the people in the industry have to constantly worry about their image and how they are perceived. I feel a bit bad for them, in that respect, because they have to be on all the time.

They can’t have a bad day and then go on a talk show that night and let the audience see they’ve had a bad day. They have to perform. They have to smile and entertain. They have to constantly worry about their brand.

Maybe they enjoy it, but I imagine it can feel like a burden at times.

I haven’t had any celebrity encounters. The only famous people I’ve met have been television broadcasters.

I have been on TV. I was in the audience of a MuchMusic show about 15 years ago. It was a field trip for my Media Studies class. MuchMusic is/was the Canadian version of MTV, basically.

Apologize by One Republic was the #1 song at the time.

It was fun, but eye-opening. One of the hosts wasn’t having a good day. They were sick and probably had a fever and requested the windows be opened because they were hot. It was the middle of winter.

The minute the camera turned on, they were a different person. The audience at home had no clue they were struggling that day. I’ll never forget that experience.

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