Another 7.2 from a veteran Iowa Blogger for you QCI-ders (That’s what I’m gonna call you folks, ala Jim Rome’s clones). For those of you who were there at the beginning of the Krusty Kraze, you’ll know our interviewee today, the world famous Yoda.
I’ve known Mr. and Mrs. Yoda since I’ve been in the game. They’ve always been good to me. They even spent almost a full day making sure the Shark (one of the old Hoopty’s) got up and going when stranded in Cedar Rapids. Let’s welcome Yoda to the QCI stage! Here’s his 7.2:
1. Tell us your daily routine… what’s the play by play?
Fresh cup of coffee, take youngling padawons to daycare, Drudge Report, e-mail, return calls, train jedi, deal with the press, fix my son’s broken toy of the day, Repeat. I try to get as much quality time as possible with my padawon learners Aiden (3 ½) and Ainsley (6 months). The Force is strong with these two.
2. What’s the most rewarding part of your gig?
Are you kidding? If you ever had the chance to wield a green lightsaber you would never have asked that question. The Jedi mind trick thing doesn’t work nearly as well as it is believed to.
3. Give me a big prediction – ala Chris Mathew’s “Tell me something I don’t know.”
Two things: Mitt Romney will be the next Republican president of the United States and Krusty Konservative is actually the real Krusty from the Simpsons and not some Des Moines politico.
4. What are you listing to right now? What’s in your mp3 or CD player right now?
Van Halen, U2, Sonny Humbucker, Max Rebo Band
5. What’s your favorite hangout (bar, restaurant, etc.)? What do you recommend I get when I’m there?
The Mos Eisley Cantina sans the droids (trust me) where I recommend the Correlien Ale. Eventually I will make the pilgrimage to Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo Cantina and then that will be my new favorite. There I would suggest several rounds of Sammy’s very own Cabo Wabo Tequila.
6. What’s the last ball game you went to?
Cedar Rapids Roughriders vs. Ohio Junior Blue Jackets (Hockey)
7. If you were not in this current gig or career, what would you be doing?
I would be the endlessly returning champion on the World Series of Pop Trivia or maybe a movie critic. I guarantee the Oscars would be very different then. For instance, my nominees for Best Picture would be: The Bourne Supremecy, Casino Royale, Transformers, Live Free or Die Hard and Pirates of the Carribean – At Worlds End. Winner: Casino Royale
7.2 What’s with?
What’s with Hillary Clinton claiming she has extensive foreign policy experience because she traveled abroad with President Clinton on Air Force One? That is like saying Cheryl Crowe can win the Tour De France because she dated Lance Armstrong.