I was tagged by the not-so artful dodger a while back. I have a couple more to do later. But here goes...
If I were an animal/ bird: A bald eagle, the national bird of the United States. I absolutely love it. It’s a beautiful majestic bird. An interesting fact.. One of our nations founding fathers Benjamin Franklin was opposed to the eagle being our national symbol. Here is what he had to say as per Wikipedia.
For my own part I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen the Representative of our Country. He is a Bird of bad moral character. He does not get his Living honestly. You may have seen him perched on some dead Tree near the River, where, too lazy to fish for himself, he watches the Labour of the Fishing Hawk; and when that diligent Bird has at length taken a Fish, and is bearing it to his Nest for the Support of his Mate and young Ones, the Bald Eagle pursues him and takes it from him.
With all this Injustice, he is never in good Case but like those among Men who live by Sharping & Robbing he is generally poor and often very lousy. Besides he is a rank Coward: The little King Bird not bigger than a Sparrow attacks him boldly and drives him out of the District. He is therefore by no means a proper Emblem for the brave and honest country of America who have driven all the King birds from our Country...
If I were a vehicle: A hybrid, preferably a Toyota Prius. What the car says about me (and *A*)... it says, I don’t care for power, don’t mind paying more for technology that is a bit more expensive than a conventional car but which does reduce carbon emissions and is fuel efficient. When we first bought it there was a waiting period and the Prius was not that common. Now I see a lot more of them around. Our neighborhood has about 4 of them including a Honda hybrid. Toyota plans to up with a plug–in hybrid where you can drive the first 40 or so miles purely in electric mode. I get about 52-55 miles per gallon (mpg) in the summer on a mix of highway and local driving and less in the winter, around 42-45 mpg.
I am on this account not displeased that the Figure is not known as a Bald Eagle, but looks more like a Turkey. For the Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America . . . He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and would not hesitate to attack a Grenadier of the British Guards who should presume to invade his Farm Yard with a red Coat on.
If I were a comic character: Batman. He has no “special” powers it just his own abilities.
If I were a city: I would be NYC without a doubt. I love NYC, having lived there for a couple of years. It’s got people from all over the US and the world. It has culture, the arts, music, restaurants and things that are uniquely New York. There ain’t another place like New York period.
If I were an art form : I would be abstract. For, you do not always have to depict everything as it occurs in the natural world. I want at times to be reduced to my bare essentials. Is that a reduction? Now now.. bare essentials has nothing to do with clothing or lack of it ok? I guess it's a Victoria's Secret line of lingerie?
If I were a color: Yellow. It signifies warmth, caution and intellect. Apparently too much of yellow also cause exhaustion and ya too much mental activity. I can identify with that.
If I were a film star: It would be Matt Damon. He does not have great looks and he is very underrated as an actor . He just morphs into any role so effortlessly, it is amazing to watch.
If I were a vegetable: Potato. Simple, unpretentious and goes with anything. I can eat anything that has potato in it, and I never tire of it.
If I were a fabric: Cotton as that famous line from “fruit of the loom” goes... It’s the fabric of our lives.
If I were a gizmo: a computer that had broadband access to the internet. I can surf, read blogs, the news, bank, communicate, work and also make phone calls and of course play games online.
State Of The Union Address
I know some of you cannot bare to watch dear leader, so instead I present this video that I found at Atrios's blog. BTW he makes a a special mention of the blogosphere. :)
Well if you got a laugh out of it, thats good eh?