March 29, 2004

To Tell The Truth

I thought I'd get interactive on you again. Two of the following six statements are false. Its your job to tell me which ones. Your prize? The satisfaction of being correct! And I'll tell everyone how cool you are too.

1. Ever seen the movie The Sting? Its based, in part, on various true stories one if which involved my great grandfather. A character modeled after him actually makes an appearance in the movie.

2. I used to make cowboy hats. And top hats. And fancy hats. One of my first jobs was making hats for a company in Texas. It didn't last too long. I didn't like measuring guys' heads.

3. German, while not a pretty language, was the only way of getting out of a drama class in junior high school. I just stuck with it through high school and was eventually fluent. Odd, since I was born in South America.

4. Despite the fact that the college radio station had a broadcast area of about twenty square feet, I pulled a DJ gig a couple times a week. I enjoyed doing things like playing Prince and Metallica back-to-back. It drove everyone (or the three people on campus who could pick up the station) nuts.

5. In high school, I held the record for the fastest 440 time for a year.

6. When I was in London last, I saw Cats. It was okay. What most impressed me though was who I ran into afterwards. Riding in the back of a cab, I looked to my left and there sat Yul Brenner. He was sitting in the back seat of a maroon and gray Bentley. His driver's outfit matched the car.

Posted by Chris at March 29, 2004 7:10 PM

I say that 2 and 5 are the falsies.

Posted by: Amy at March 29, 2004 7:23 PM

If you met Yul Brenner, I want to be you.

I'd pee myself. He was my biggest crush for such a long time.

Was he all Yul Brenner-ish? Sounds like it, in his Bentley and matching driver.

Posted by: Anne at March 29, 2004 7:51 PM

I'm guessing 2 and 6.

Posted by: feisty girl at March 29, 2004 7:58 PM

I guess 2 and 5. Although really no, I guess 1 and 5.

Posted by: Coleen at March 29, 2004 8:42 PM

1 and 5 are false. :)

Posted by: emily at March 29, 2004 11:46 PM

At the risk of being utterly and completey wrong in my knowledge of "Mr. Rude," I'm going to say 3 and 5. I don't think that you're fluent in German, and I pick #5 because I don't know what the hell the "fastest 440 time" is. Though that could just be me...if I DID know what it is, maybe I would agree. :)

Posted by: Zandria at March 30, 2004 12:22 AM

I'm going to guess 1 and 5. If not, your grandfather must have been a wicked-cool guy. Or not. Thanks for making homework night just a little more entertaining. =)

Posted by: Jennie at March 30, 2004 1:37 AM

Um. I so scared to do this. Okay? I know what a 440 is (I ran track, woo!), and I think you DID have the fastest time b/c I know deep down inside you are really Chris SpeedRacer not RudeCactus. Right? And, I totally think you made hats b/c that? Would be fabulous to say you had done. So, I am going #3 and #6. Amen.

Posted by: Zoot at March 30, 2004 7:14 AM

Do I get to play? ;)

Posted by: Mrs. Cactus at March 30, 2004 8:05 AM

I'm going to go out on a limb and say 1 and 4 are incorrect.

Posted by: Dawnie at March 30, 2004 8:16 AM

I say 5 and 6 are false...

Posted by: Dana at March 30, 2004 8:22 AM

Isn't the 440 a relay race? So you couldn't hold the record ALL by yourself - you'd have to share, and share the credit.

Posted by: Lee at March 30, 2004 9:21 AM

I'm saying 3 and 6. Not because I don't believe you saw Yul Brenner, but because I'm amazed he'd take the time to make sure his driver's outfit matched the car.

Posted by: Beth at March 30, 2004 9:39 AM

3 & 5 aren't true.. maybe

& where the crap have you been? i've missed you around my blog lately. get back there, woman.


Posted by: Marie at March 30, 2004 10:37 AM

I'll go with 2 and 3 being false.

Posted by: Oliquig at March 30, 2004 10:51 AM

I'm going to guess...#3 and #6. But dude? That was hard.

Posted by: Lauren Brady at March 30, 2004 11:10 AM

i want to say 2, but it's so ridiculous that it's probably true. but i'll be a sucker anyway and say 2 and 5.

Posted by: laura at March 30, 2004 11:22 AM

I thought Yul Brenner was dead?

Posted by: Casey at March 30, 2004 11:23 AM

1 & 2? That would be my guess anyway :)

Posted by: Connie at March 30, 2004 11:36 AM

Ah Herr Cactus! Great contest :)

I think 3 and 4 are false. I think 3 because I think you'd like drama class more then German. I WOULD ha ha :)

And because I think the rest is true.. 4 must be false :)

Posted by: Sweety at March 30, 2004 11:59 AM

i'm gonna say #1 & #5.

Posted by: Judy at March 30, 2004 12:02 PM

I'm going to go with 3 and 6....


Posted by: Tjej at March 30, 2004 12:33 PM

I say 2 and 6 are false.

Posted by: Mala at March 30, 2004 12:33 PM

What the heck is 440?

I guess One and Five.

Posted by: Shiz at March 30, 2004 3:07 PM

#2 & #6

Posted by: Cassie-b at March 30, 2004 4:42 PM