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I Answer My Own Questions of the Day

For a long time on my Twitter page, I posted a Question of the Day nearly every day, to which many of you responded.  Recently I’ve run out of questions to ask, so I’ve resorted to a Song of the Day on my my Blip.fm page

Whatever the case, I’ve saved up all my answers to all the most recent questions.  Here they are

Is Terra’s necklace in this photo: a) Completely fucking hideous, B) Pretty fucking hideous, or c) Rad?

The answer is b.  However, some of your answers for this were pretty funny, such as “it looks like one of those traps from SAW” or one of the 47 Stargate references.

What’s the most underrated thing of all time?

That would be Sweden’s the Second Band.  They ought to be enormous.

How many people have you said “I love you” to (in the romantic relationship sense)?

The average answer here was two or three.  My answer is 11.  I think the person who said the most, besides myself, was a woman with 7 (obviously a slut). I pretty much meant it every single time but in looking back, I think I was only really in love seven times (which many of you might disagree with as you have this "once in a lifetime" belief.)


Who is the most important mind of the past 150 years (examples: Freud, Darwin, Brett Michaels)?

The answer is definitely Albert Einstein. Darwin is supremely important, but he discovered things that would have been discovered eventually by someone else if he didn’t.  Freud is important too, because he really changed the way we think about ourselves as human beings (i.e. we now walk around believing we have this thing called an unconscious mind, that influences our choices, thoughts, and desires).  But, again, other people were skirting around those types of thoughts.  But Einstein came up with the theory of relativity out of seemingly nowhere – without him, there’s a good chance that it STILL wouldn’t be defined.

What was your worst injury ever?

When I was a very young man I got into a fight with a guy on the streets of downtown St. Louis.  I ended up getting dragged down a brick road alongside a car, and landed on my face.  My two front teeth were broken in half, and burst through my lip.  I had a concussion and completely fucked up my right hand.  I looked like the elephant man.

That said, I also tore a disc in my back – and that was probably worse, as it caused more long-lasting problems.

Me, Jane Jensen, Stevie Blackehart at the Cannes Film Festival about ten years ago!

Did you do anything yesterday you wish you hadn’t done?

Yes.  I went to eat lunch with my old friend Jane Jensen, who played Juliet in my first film, TROMEO & JULIET. We wanted to eat somewhere along Sunset Boulevard where she was staying, and we decided to grab a bite at the Saddle Ranch.  That’s the first thing I regret.  The second thing I regret is that I ordered the tuna wrap, which was a sort of very fishy tuna floating in some sort of mayo water soup.  It was horrible.  I regret not just getting the pancakes that I actually wanted, and trying to make the healthy choice.

How often do you poop?

Once a day (your answers ranged from two or three times a day to once every four days.)

Have you ever walked out of a movie theater in the middle of a film and, if so, what film?

Yes, 1998’s GODZILLA.  I’m not sure if I’ve ever walked out of another movie, but there are some I wish I did.  I turn off DVD’s 20 minutes in all the time, however.

Would you punch a penguin in the face for 5,000 dollars?

Absolutely not.

Would you personally slice an innocent stranger’s throat to save the lives of the 2 people closest to you?

Yes, in a heartbeat.

Would you slice the throats of TWO innocent people to save the life of the ONE person you love the most?

Harder to say (and do), but probably.

Does the recording of Christian Bale yelling make you less likely to run out and see his next movie?

Yes, although it wouldn’t STOP me from seeing his next movie.  I thought Bale’s apology was classy, and that helped as well.  That said, I was rather disgusted by the amount of people who responded that Bale’s rant was “justified.”  Frankly, I wouldn’t want to have to work with any of you.  I don’t give a shit what someone has done, nobody has the right to act like that on set, which is an assault not only on the intended person, but the entire cast and crew as well.  There are many, many better ways to handle things.  (And I’m not saying never yell – God knows, I yell on occasion.)

What is your least favorite food?

Black licorice.  Root beer comes in second.  Anything is delicious compared to those two feces-foods.

If a 190 pound adult human male and a full grown badger were put in a pit and forced to fight to the death, who would win?

At first I thought it would be the human, but many of you informed me that badgers go straight for the ‘nads, which made me reconsider.  Still, I think if a man went in knowing something about badger behavior, he’d be able to gouge that fucker’s eyes out and win the fight.  He’d be permanently mauled, though.


What’s your earliest memory and how old were you?

I liked reading the answers to these: supposedly your first memory tells you a lot about how you see the world. 

Me, I was under two years old.  I had opened the cabinet in my kitchen, and was stealing Bacos off the lazy Susan.  I was also turning the lazy Susan as fast as I could because it looked magical when it revolved.

What’s your favorite novel?

I can’t pick one.  The Last Gentleman, by Walker Percy, Ask the Dust by John Fante, Arthur Rex by Thomas Berger, and Flaubert’s Parrot by Julian Barnes are a few.

Choose ONE superpower – either invisibility, flying, superstrength, IQ of 1,000, stretchy power, telepathy, or laser-blasting eyes.

Invisibility is tempting.  But I’d have to go with super-strength.  A billion of you said you’d choose the IQ of 1,000 and give yourselves those other superpowers.  That seems unlikely.  People with extremely high IQ’s usually just seem lonely and fucked up and perhaps even more confused than the rest of us.  Bad choice: you get to scribble, alone in your room, while someone else is flying around over the Grand Canyon, stupid and happy as fuck.

What would you rate your job from 1 to 10?

You fuckers all made me feel like an ungrateful piece-of-shit.  I would say 8 today.  I think back a month ago when I posted this question, it was 7.  I’m not the most easily satisfied dude in the world, but at least I’m on the upswing.




 Arrow in the Head just named Starla Grant from SLiTHER the number two best horror girlfriend of all time.  You can check out the fun list HERE.

We’re going to be having more contests coming up here at JamesGunn.com, including giving away SLiTHER scripts signed by the whole SLiTHER cast, including Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Rooker, Jenna Fischer, and Gregg Henry.  BUT you have to be signed up at the site so you can comment in the blogs to win.  So if you want to win one of those suckers GO SIGN UP NOW.  


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  • tonicat

    My first memory is pretty awesome; I remember sitting in front of the TV, my uncle actually sitting down next to me and telling me that I’m the smartest person he knows.. I was 4!! And he was completely serious! Maybe that’s why I scored a 27 on Dr Drew’s narcissist test! Ha!

    And I can believe you don’t like black licorice if all you’ve had is crappy American licorice.. Swedish black licorice, however, is the awesomeness!

    And I’ve never walked out on a movie… I’ve been bored as fuck though and almost fallen asleep…

    and my superpower would have to be Telekinesis because then I could move shit with my mind and then just make myself fly too!

  • ynkegrl27

    I would rate my job at a 2. I work at American Eagle, and it is obsolutely ridculous. I have an overly hyper supervisor constantly yelling in my earpiece to ‘Make them try on shorts! Make them get a credit card! Go bring them more clothes to try on!’ Makes me want to kill a bitch :) .. Not really, but ya know..

  • I walked out of The Majestic, terrible movie, and I should have waled out of Flight Plan and Stepford Wives.

  • I can’t either,it’s so weird. now I’m not going to say I haven’t wanted to. there where two movies I wanted to walk out of the theater, for two different reasons, but couldn’t. the first was “Darkness Falls” I,and my friend, knew going in that it was gonna be dumb, and was perpared for it, we just where not prepared for the obnoxious tweens that filled the theater 5 seconds before the movie started an didn’t stop talking through the whole thing. all of them. we should have, but didn’t. the second was Spiderman3. I couldn’t becuase everyone else I was with liked it. :(

    my earliest memory is actually 2 things, and both involve my little sister as a newborn and I was almost 2. the first was my mom changing my sisters diaper and my sister just projectile vomited and my mom couldn’t handle it and ran to the bathroom. my dad thought it was hilarious. I didn’t find out till later that my sister was born sick. the second is around the same time and I got a hold of baby powder in the baby room whith my sister in her crib, and just covered the room, and her, in it.

  • quinngq007

    Maybe I’m crazy, but I can’t walk out on movies. I can’t even turn off dvds. It’s a sickness and I have seen some pretty terrible movies because of it.
    My earliest memory…I think I was about 4 or 5 and I just remember hanging out in our living room with my Dad listening to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. I still love that song :)

  • I just remembered. I can’t stand black licorice either. that’s why I puked the first (and only) time I drank a shot of J├Ągermeister *YEIAKKEK* the sad thing was, they warned me ahead of time, and I was like “oh well, I’ve never had it before, it won’t be so bad.” HAHA!!

  • Bill Pardys Doppelganger

    But what if the penguin was being a dick?

  • TromeoLover

    I took a break from your myspace for a while; too much Von Spears overdose. My apologies.
    Penguins are adorable. Badgers are badass motherfuckers. A few years ago this crazy guy threw a badger under my old neighbor gent’s porch. It took quite a few people to extract that little bitch. Us city fold had no clue what the hell that demon with fangs was. Oy.

  • lol, well,then, sir. I guess if you are a slut then that makes us complete opposites. :) you’re a guy, I’m a girl. you’re cool, I’m not. you’re a slut and I’m…well, the opposite.

  • Tricialew

    Yay for Elizabeth!!! I switched to L’oreal hair color because of her but I still look nothing like her damnit!
    Only movie I remember walking out of was Children of the Corn. Liked the book but the movie sucked worse than getting your fingers pushed through a deli slicer.

  • JCinPBC

    Starla (Elizabeth) is one hardcore bitch!

    P.S. Moviegoer for me.


  • I would knock that Penguin straight the fuck out.

  • I think sluts are cool too, d, as I am obviously also one.

  • Hello sooo_yeah, I swear I didn’t steam my nick here from you, this is my twitter name too. :)

    back to this blog, anyway, I was amused to think that I mighta been the slut James was referring to in one of the QOTD twits, I had to go back and look and see.

    If I was any good at math, my number might have worked out to 11, but I’m not.

    I do remember thinking, right after I hit “send” on my tweet responding to that question that it made me sound really slutty. And then I thought, fuck it. and I remembered that nobody gives a flying fuck how many fucking people I’ve fucking fucked.

    I’m very swear-y at the moment.

    Thank goodness me hubby thinks that sluts are cool.


  • lefreke

    I don’t twitter so I missed these first go ’round also. I’d rate my job a 3 on the happiness scale and my first memory is of my Dad lying to me about how to spell my name.

  • I would hit the penguin and feel really bad about it, if I didn’t need the money I wouldn’t but 5k is quite a lot, if it was less than that I’d definitely reconsider…

  • I guess I wasn’t on Twitter when these where being asked. I only recently joined twitter to follow someone, who happened to be following you, so then I started following you too. you know, I just realized how creepy that sounded. yes, I’m following you right this very second! I wouldn’t be able to rate my job, seeing as I don’t have one at the moment. :) but if I could choosemy job I’d wanna do anything related to making movies. everything about how they are made facinates me to no end. if I wasn’t broke, I’d say I’d do it for free too.

  • I also strongly dislike black licorice, and anything that even has a hint of its flavor.

    “supposedly your first memory tells you a lot about how you see the world.” – Great! My first memory was of the first time my Mom yelled at me, and made me sob. What does that tell me?! It also entailed the memory of loving music, so that part’s good.