1. Do you, or did you play a musical instrument?

2. If you could have dinner with anyone in the world tonight, who would you choose?

3. Do you believe we will have another world war in the next 25 years?


#1 I did try the guitar at one point (didn't everybody?) I currently play Ukulele wirh some success, and clawhammer banjo (strictly agony class). My principal instrument, until I had a stroke and was unable to stand, was the Great Highland War Pipe, aka bagpipes. I evem wrote a manual of sorts for the pipes which is still available on the internet.

#2 That would be Stephen Harper. I think I would find him much more interesting than he's been portrayed by the media; witness the fact that he has a reputation as a leading statesman pretty much everywhere but Canada. For those who don't know' he's the Canadian Prime Minister.

#3 I hope not, but I can see it happening. If Iran actually succeeds in getting a nuclear weapon, it's only a matter of time before some nitwit tries to use it, probably against Israel. Then it'll be Katie bar the door. Unfortunately, Obama has two more years to let it happen before the US can elect somebody with the backbone to standup to the Islamists.
Not really bothered about your first question, but I would have loved to had an invite to Chartwell and sat in on a dinner with Churchill and company, I cannot imagine any group being more interesting.

Another world war? I don't mind admitting the radical side of any religion bothers me to some extent, but Islamists frighten me to death. Oh! They would lose the war alright, but only after creating total havoc on the planet; then leaving it in a very unstable state, as new world leaders demanding (and probably receiving) a reduction in our civil rights and freedoms would immerge from all the chaos. Maybe that's what it will take to rid the world of religion once and for all.

How people in their right mind can believe there is somebody sat in the sky listening to their every whim and fancy bewilders me. They would be laughable would they not be so dangerous. And it's no use the Christians feeling all smug and content because their brand of deity worship is relatively benign; like the rest, it belongs back in the dark ages with a boogey-man around every next corner.
Excuse me Candlefish, but this is Griffith's week to shine.  If you want to be in the hot seat, put your name on as a volunteer and you will get your turn.

All you seem to do is "highjack" threads and throw out some bait hoping someone is stupid enough to bite.  I bit once for you, but never again!   I think you must be one bored old man.
Go argue with someone else. 
If I go on the hot seat, wait til ye read my answers,
My profuse apologies, I simply didn't know of the set-up in place. I took it that Griffith was asking (3) questions and answered accordingly...again, very sorry for any confusion.
Thank you Candlefish.  Apology accepted.  If you would like to be in the hot seat for a week so anyone can question you, please let me know and I will be happy to arrange that.
Griffith:

1.  Do you have an opinion about Rob Ford (Mayor of Toronto), if so, would you like to share it?
2.  Do you remember your first girlfriend and where you took her on the first little date?

3.  When you were a boy, what was you favourite toy? Did you have any siblings? 

1. Do you have an opinion about Rob Ford (Mayor of Toronto), if so, would you like to share it?
2. Do you remember your first girlfriend and where you took her on the first little date?

3. When you were a boy, what was you favourite toy? Did you have any siblings?



#1 Of course I have an opinion on Rob Ford. Who doesn't? I think he was an excellent mayor; he had the interests of the general public at heart, rather than the chattering classes. Which, by the way, is precisely the reason said chattering classes want ot get rid of him. If you remember, their preferred candidate in the last election was George Smitherman, who was a confessed drug addict. Now they want to turf Ford because he does drugs. Go figure.

#2 That's a long time ago. I don't really remember; I think her name may have been Gail. As to what we did, I don't have a clue, except that it probably involved large quantities of alcohol.

#3 Like the rest of my generation, it was a toy pistol. In my case, it was a full-sized replica of a nickel-plated Colt Peacemaker.
Everybody gets mad at me for liking Ford around here.  Haha, I like to hear what other people think of him.

1.  What is the most dangerous situation you have ever been in?

2.  During your teen years, did you play any sports?

3.  Who is your favorite late night funny man?  I'm sure you have one :) 

Everybody gets mad at me for liking Ford around here. Haha, I like to hear what other people think of him.

1. What is the most dangerous situation you have ever been in?

2. During your teen years, did you play any sports?

3. Who is your favorite late night funny man? I'm sure you have one :)


Rob Ford has gotten a lot of bad press. The mainstream media hates him because he turned the Toronto economy around using conservative principles instead of behaving like a good socialist and sinking the city farther into debt.

#1 I suppose that would be about twenty years ago, when we swamped our boat just coming on dark in late October. It was a couple of hours before someone heard us and came to our rescue. I was in the hospital for a day with hypothermia. The odd thing was, I wasn't particularly worried at the time. It was a couple of days later when it occurred to me that we could have drowned.

#2 I played centre on my high school football team. (I can't recall us ever winning a game.) I was a competitive paddler in the Carleton Place Canoe Club. I was a skip in the high school curling club, and in my late teens I took up golf.

#3 On the rare occasions when I watched late night talk shows (maybe a couple of times a year), I always preferred Jay Leno over David Letterman. Actually, my favoourite comedy show is CTV's Question Period.
Griffith, you have some great answers............thank you for participating.

I just wish more people would ask questions, it is very hard for me to do it all, but I love it because it helps me to know people better.

1.   Do you like pets?  Have any?

2.   Were you supportive in the United States' involvement in Vietnam?  

3.   Exactly what were you doing when you heard that Kennedy was assassinated in 1963?
1. Do you like pets? Have any?

2. Were you supportive in the United States' involvement in Vietnam?

3. Exactly what were you doing when you heard that Kennedy was assassinated in 1963?


#1 I like pets. I don't have any now because I can't get around to care for them. In the past I've had an Irish Setter (who abandoned me and moved in with my mother), a German Shorthaired Pointer, and a couple of black labs, one of which was an absolute horror. The other one was the best dog i've ever owned. I also had an assortment of stray cats.

#2 Supportive, yes. Mind you, my support didn't extend to the point of crossing the border and trying to enlist.

#3 I was at Teachers' College' and I had just returned from having a liquid lunch at the Lord Elgin Hotel. Classes had been cancelled for the day, and everyone was running around like chickens with their heads cut off. Let's just say I had a rather different opinion of the whole affair, and leave it at that.
1.  What do you consider an absolute no-no in a relationship?

2.  Would you like to share what the happiest moment of your life (so far) was?

3.  If you found a brief case full of money on the street, would you keep it?

 
What do you consider an absolute no-no in a relationship?

2. Would you like to share what the happiest moment of your life (so far) was?

3. If you found a brief case full of money on the street, would you keep it?



#1 Dishonesty. I can't abide lying.

#2 I'd like to, but I really can't think what it was. Maybe the day I walked out of a goverment building for the last time.

#3 I expect I wouldn't. I'd turn it in to the police. It wouldn't be much of a temptation; I can't spend all the money I have now.
Well Griffith, you are on your last day, tomorrow another new one will start if I get a volunteer.  I have contacted one friend to see if she would like to be here, but I haven't heard back yet.

Maybe summer, people are busy with their gardens, going out and having fun.........

So, I have been pretty easy on you Griffith, now I will make the last three more on the personal level.  Answer only if you feel comfy......

1.  If you were dating, how would you celebrate your first anniversary?

2.  What is/are the top three traits you like in a woman? 

3.  Do you think you would ever get married over the age of 70? 
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