Icebreaker: What’s Your Favorite Place You’ve Ever Visited?

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What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited?

Secret volcano lair.

OK, less secret now. I’ll have to kill you since you know too much.

Also, Hong Kong’s Repulse Bay. Somewhere I have a picture of me sitting on the dragon.

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Icebreaker: Seen Anything Lately That Made You Smile?

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Seen anything lately that made you smile?

The Olympics are mostly boring and too full of commercials, and I hate that it’s impossible to find a broadcast schedule so that I can just tune in to watch the good stuff.

That said, I accidentally watched the women’s snowboarding half-pipe competition. You get three runs, and only your highest score counts.

Chloe Kim (an American) had the gold locked up after her second run. All she had to do was slide down the middle of the pipe for her third run as a formality.

Instead, she pulled out all the stops, popped her best tricks, and beat her own medal-earning score.

She didn’t have to, but she did it anyway, because it’s fun.

That made me smile.

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Icebreaker: What’s Something You Want To Do in the Next Year That You’ve Never Done Before?

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What’s something you want to do in the next year that you’ve never done before?

Watch Republicans pass a second round of tax cuts because last year’s just weren’t big enough.

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Icebreaker: What Was the First Thing You Bought With Your Own Money?

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What was the first thing you bought with your own money?

Death ray. I used it to take over Cleveland. It was in all the papers.

Wait… no, it was a Hershey bar.

Figured I’d need something to celebrate taking over Cleveland.

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Icebreaker: Who Had the Most Influence on You Growing Up?

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Who had the most influence on you growing up?

The inventor of the cardboard refrigerator box.

I spent half my childhood playing with those, because I lived across the street from a Montgomery Ward, so I’d steal them out of their trash whenever I could.

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Icebreaker: What’s Your Favorite Family Tradition?

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What’s your favorite family tradition?

When we all get together as a family and oil our guns with Liberal Tears (now with bacon!)

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Icebreaker: Been Anywhere Recently for the First Time?

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Been anywhere recently for the first time?

Yes.

Stockmarket-wise.

Thank you, President Trump and your non-anti-capitalist ways.

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Icebreaker: What’s Your Earliest Memory?

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What’s your earliest memory?

Saying “hold my beer and watch this”.

Technically, it’s the last memory from a previous life, but it’s chronologically the earliest.

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Icebreaker: What was your favorite band 10 years ago?

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What was your favorite band 10 years ago?

Glenn Miller. I even owned a 78 of “In the Mood

Or possibly Nickelback, but only for that one video.

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Icebreaker: Been Pleasantly Surprised By Anything Lately?

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Been pleasantly surprised by anything lately?

Yes. The movie “Sing”. Unlike every other movie I’ve ever seen, the lowest point in the “hero’s journey” takes place on a sunny day, surrounded by bright colors. No darkness. No rain.

I rather liked that.

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Icebreaker: Got any favorite quotes?

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Got any favorite quotes?

Not wanting to incur a copyright suit by copy/pasting the entire Princess Bride script, I’ll go with “You’re gonna need a bigger boat“.

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Icebreaker: Seen Any Good Movies Lately You’d Recommend?

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Seen any good movies lately you’d recommend?

Yes, the Rankin-Bass animated “Return of the King” movie circa 1980. It gave the original Lord of the Rings trilogy story the same respect that Peter Jackson gave “The Hobbit“.

Also, you’ll never get the song “Where There’s a Whip, There’s a Way” out of your head.

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Icebreaker: Who’s Someone You Really Admire?

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Who’s someone you really admire?

As I was descending Mt. Everest, I passed Sir Edmund Hillary on his way up. Guy paid me $500,000 to keep my mouth shut about him not getting there first.

I deeply admire anyone who gives me a lot of money.

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Icebreaker: If You Could Pick Up a New Skill in an Instant What Would It Be?

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If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be?

I would learn piano for the specific purpose of playing “Believe Me, if All Those Endearing Young Charms” badly and tricking my enemies into blowing themselves up.

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Icebreaker: What Are You Reading Right Now?

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What are you reading right now?

I’m still reading the Constitution. They haven’t written anything new in the series since 1992. It’s worse than waiting on George R.R. Martin.

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