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BOKE
2004

no boundaries
NO BULLSHIT
DEADLINE ... change
23 FEB -> 09 APR (POSTMARKED BY) GOOD FRIDAY

BOKE's american candidate
[ANNOTATED/DEMOCRATIC!] APPLICATION

(NOTE: content & interactive design are evolving day by day)

WARNING: PARALOGIC RHETORIC!
IF YOU BECOME TERRIBLY OFFENDED, CLICK ABOVE TO POP OPEN WINDOW {smile}

The FEC has ruled that American Candidate
is "commentary." ...

Perfect. Let the commentary begin NOW
-- on the application process {smile} ...

... AND, on "how" political campaigns
are "boxed in" by continually being
forced to answer "the wrong questions."
I.E., SINCE AMERICAN CANDIDATE IS (BY LAW) "FICTION," WHY
MUST IT PRESENT TOY SIMULATIONS OF "THE SAME OL' POOP"?

AS WE BEGIN . . .

let us bear in mind that

leadership

is about asking

visionary questions

AND NOT

(despite current -- "unprofitable" -- rituals)

ABOUT answering

FLOW-BREAKING / MIS-FRAMING

poop-head
(i.e., past-focused/reinforcing)
questions

from journalists

who do not understand how

to MEDIATE rhetorical action...




In any case {smile} ...

LET US -- in adventurous spirit --

GIVE the kind producers what they think

they want (to process) . . . {smile}


Of course {serious grin} . . . anyone who

would expect "me" to spend

THIS much TIME

(while the world is going to hell)

to fill out an f'ing 120-item application

... JUST to mail it into the void

of an undemocratic,

black-box selection process

is, shall we say,

very _______ (fill in the blank)

{smile}

THEREFORE ...

Let us begin, oh my perhaps-supporters {smile}

to make the democratic future ...

SCROLL ON!


american candidate/ questionnaire instructions: legibly , dark colored ink

NOTE: RESPONSES IN
rhetorical verse
(WHERE APPROPRIATE OR BY WHIM)
NO TIME FOR SONNETS: HAIKUS & LIMERICKS


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(1) Your Profile / Relationship Status

N/A
[HAIKU]

If you asked "a priest" ...

his relationship status ...

what are you asking?

(2) In what U.S. City and State were you born?
[LIMERICK]

There once was a boy born Near Nashville

whose father wished he had a job-skill ...

that he understood.

He's sure that no good

can come of book-reading and verse drill.

(3) How would you describe your ethnic background?
[HAIKU]

English Horsethief Line ...

crossed with Hungry Scotch Irish ...

Black-Church-Welcome white

(4) Household Income Range:

(X)
[HAIKU]

It's flexibly low ...

leaving room for a big score ...

to spend on world peace.

(8-11)
YOUR POLITICAL PROFILE
[MONO-WORD PROSE]

yes

democratic
--
postmodern


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(12-13)
12. Have you ever run for office ...13. Tell us about it.
no

(14)
What's your candidacy's BIG IDEA/THEME?

[ON-THE-NOSE PROSE]
NO (MORE) BULLSHIT !

[HAIKU]

(POSITIVE VERSION:

A SHIFT TO rhetorical
education FORM)

(15) Why would you want to be president?
[LIMERICK]

To illustrate -- once -- what is missing

amidst all the journalist-hissing ...

and stupid campaigns

where those with the reigns

lack judgement to steer where they're pissing.

(16) Why would you be a good president? [HAIKU]

A "simple" answer ...

Rhetorical
Competence

(Different than you think)

(17) What would your campaign song be? [HAIKU]

"The Song Of The Week"

Chosen by
my supporters

by voting online.

(18) What would your campaign slogan be?
BOKE
2004

no boundaries
NO BULLSHIT

(19)
19. Who would you choose as your vice president?
[HAIKU]

BOKE-CLONE Number 5?

Another supporter
VOTE!

Moot : Boke's immortal.


[CHANGE / 20 FEB 2004]
Al Gore


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(20)
If not you, who should be the next president of the United States.
[HAIKU]   Someone who stood firm

against the tide of BULLSHIT.

NO ONE WHO BACKED BUSH!

(21)
Which person you know will you pick as your campaign manager?
[LIMERICK]

Get serious, folks, who could do it?

The strategy must be all BOKE-writ.

I'll pick some cute dame

who's desp'rate for fame ...

(Some black-dressed, pearled, ivy-trained nitwit?)



Subject:Application Update: Campaign Manager Change
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2004 12:23:18 -0800
From: American Candidate Admin 
...

Dear American Candidate applicants:
 
We're writing to give you an update on the application process:
  
We have removed the "campaign manager" requirement (Question #21)
from the application. You will no longer be required to choose 
someone you know as your campaign manager.  If you have already 
sent in your application, please do not resend it. If you have not,
please skip the "campaign manager" question. There is no need 
to download a new application.

...
    
Thank you,

American Candidate Outreach
{smile} (no comment) {ewg}

(22) Which types of people/groups should support or join your campaign.
[TWO-BY-FOUR PROSE]
ANYONE who is not a deathworshipping bullshiteater.

(23) If you could pass any law at the moment, what would it be?
[COLD, PAINFUL, WRETCHED, WELL-DESERVED PROSE WHICH WILL
NOT BE REWRITTEN 'CAUSE IT WAS SUCH FUN TO WRITE "SO BAD"]

The Special Circumstances Presidential Punishment Act:

If a president of the United States should bullshit the nation
into internationally unsanctioned acts of aggression,
such president
shall have their genitals dampened and pressed against a liquid nitrogen-
cooled pipe until well stuck. Such president shall then be ripped from
such attachment. REPEAT for each bomb the United States dropped due
to their America-defiling bullshit.

(24) If you could repeal any law at this moment, which would it be?
REPEAL: The Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938 (FDCA),

[HAIKU SEQUENCE]

[1] END prescription pads.

Doctors just know bullshit

drug-hypers tell them.

[2] I am an artist.

I have no health insurance.

My info's better.

[3] THE COST OF BULLSHIT ...

... is HEALTHCARE can't be funded.

Cut bullshit, we can.

(25) If you could change one thing about our political system, what would it be?
[BILLBOARD PROSE]

ERASE THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE
(RETROACTIVE TO 1999)

(26) 26. What, if any, organizations are you opposed to, and why.
[PROPHETIC, JUST-WARMING-UP, STAY-TUNED PROSE]

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, AL QUEDA,
AND ALL OTHER PROPONENTS OF DEATH ...

WHY? Because they are blasphemers of God, i.e.,
minions of Satan. (The poor dears are bound for hell,
and out to take as many people with them as possible.)

[20 FEB ADDITION] ... kill-your-enemy
blasphemers-of-the-Holy-Spirit
SOUTHERN BAPTISTS
... who will find God's price for that
... eternity.


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(27)
Who is your hero?
[REPETITIVE, BUT MUST BE REPEATED, PROSE]

ANYONE who stands
against a tide of bullshit
...

E.G., Martin Luther King, Jr.

(28) If you could give a million dollars to any charity, which and why?
[HAIKU]

In countries which have
reasonable safety nets ...

... what's charity's role?

[PLAYFULLY SERIOUS PROSE]
BSS (Baby Swap Services) - Randomly swaps babies from rich
and poor households. Publishes reports on how things turn out.

FOR [SHOWTIME/PRODUCER] DONATION: Heifer International
SEE: New York Times [1/25/04] How a Goat Led a Girl Up the Path of Education

(29) If you were given a million dollars, what would you do with it?
[MEANINGFULLY NOISY PROSE]

That depends on
the current value of the
chaos/complexity machine
equations ... on day X

But... I would most likely
fund a nonprofit organization
with the mission/vision
to bring about a new
rhetorical revolution

Our democracy is dead.
This would bring about
"a revival."
{smile}

(30) 30. AS PRESIDENT ... is why I should be feared.
[WITHOUT-HESITATION-OR-ELABORATION PROSE]

... my heavenly assignment as special prosecutor on Judgement Day.

(31) 31. AS PRESIDENT .... is why I should be loved.
[HORIZONTAL HAIKU]

... the global respect ... for what America means ...

which I have restored ...

(32) 32. In my  whitehouse, there would be: pudding!
(an inside joke {g})

(33) 33. In my whitehouse, there would NOT be: cooties!
(nor cous cous!)

(34) 34. If you were president, what public holiday would you introduce?
Different Day

[HAIKU]

Celebrate it by

doing something differently ...

... than you always do.


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(35) Who is your favorite president and why?
[HAIKU]

Abraham Lincoln

self-educated master:

Rhetoric. / Honor.

(36) 36. Who is your least favorite American President? Why
BULLSHIT
(incarnate)

(37)
37. What recent political leader do you admire
[HAIKU SEQUENCE]

[1] All who opposed Bush
have my wholehearted applause....
But I admire none.


[2] NONE had the "power"
to make America stop
gorging on bullshit.

[3] Bad MEDIATION
by worthless journalism
made the task harder....

[4] BUT one ORATOR
could have easily said: "NO!"
and made that word stick.

[5] No one in office
had that force of eloquence,
so I "admire" none.

(38)
38. Which political leader do you least admire?
[HAIKU]

See 36. [Duh!]

(And ALL "DEMOCRAT" COWARDS

who let BULLSHIT reign.)

(39)
What role do you think the media play in politics today.
spreading bullshit
without mediation...

The only reality
the bullshiteaters
know.

What role?
TOTALITY.

(40) What makes you proudest to be American? An accident of birth geography
is no basis for pride.

When America is restored to
honor, we will discuss pride.

(41) What angers or frustrates you about America?
It has erased its meaning,
and (too many are) proud of it.


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(42) What do you feel America's role should be in the global community?
An insane, violent force ... Proof that Jesus was right
about the rich...
. ROLE?: The Boogie Man

OR

The inspiring vision of the democratic possible ...

AND ...

... If monsters from outer space invade earth -- WE stop them!

(43) 43. Why should people follow you and your campaign?
[HAIKU]

Using fewer words

asking all the right questions...

Letting people SEE.
 


To hear themselves called bullshiteaters every week
and enjoy it. {smile}

signed, BOKE: Prophet of the Revival of Democracy


TRANSIENT, VERSE-FREE, HALF-ASS THOUGHTS
OFF THE RECORD {smile}

(44) Briefly state your opinion abortion.
A THOUGHT EXPERIMENT: A fetus is put to sleep in the womb with drugs.
Keep it asleep through birth. Keep it asleep for 30 years. Wake it up.
What wakes up?

A PRIVATE matter for the mother.
Human beings are made in interaction with human beings.

NOTE:I'm a Bible-believing "postmodern fundamentalist" Christian.

(45) Briefly state your opinion on gay marriage? I was baptized in a
Southern Baptist church ...

... and I could care less.
I understand that others do,
and will address their concerns
with the right questions.

(46)
As Senator Bulworth said ... the answer to the race problem
is that we should all just fuck each other until we are one color.
{smile} Who cares?

Oh yes, I know. I'm from the South. But those Republican-voting
deathworshiping blasphemers of Christ are all going to hell.
So, well, Fuck 'em. {smile}
Dear Democrats, I mean this.

NOTE: With Bible-thumbing righteousness, I will "convict"
the Christians of the South ... that to vote for that blasphemer
of the Holy Spirit in the White House ... will cost them
an eternity in hell... 'Is voting for Bush worth that?'

Um ... What was the question? {smile}

(47) What is your opinion on the death penalty?
Vile. Uncivilized.
And Un-Christian.

Ashcroft is going to be
SO surprised,
come Judgement Day.

(No Joke.)

(48) What is your opinion on legalization of drugs? Yes.
(and see #24)

(49) What is your opinion on gun control? An over-weighted issue.
Not of real consequence.

THEREFORE: No.

(Yes, I can make the case ...
that it's not important..)

(50) What is your opinon on immigration?
This is one of those rare issues
where the president can hardly avoid bullshit.

The truth is we must put up enough barriers to
make it difficult to get in... BUT let those
who are determined enough to get here, stay ...

... to do the work we don't want to do.

Presidents cannot talk like this. {smile}

BOTTOM LINE: The American People
need to have some straight talk about this
-- and truly face up to the questions we're
weighing ... not bullshit demonization.
EVEN MY POSITION needs to be negotiated
in conversation with America.


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(51) What is your opinion on the environment?
I'm in favor of having one. {smile}

(and all that that implies) {no joke}

(52) What is your opinion on the economy?
It ought to be painted a different color.

(RULE 1A: Every sentence spoken
about "the economy" by a president,
is -- in every instance -- bullshit.)

"The economy" is doing just fine...
without you. Oh, you mean jobs?


BOTTOM LINE: "The economy" is a
chaos/complexity machine
that presidents PRETEND to have
control over.

{smile} No cooties, no cous cous,
... and no economy ... in my white house.

(53) What is your opinion on education?
EDUCATION IS A KEY ISSUE

PRESIDENTIAL SALES PITCH FOR:
A New Rhetorical Education

Eliminate all federally mandated standardized tests ...

(all teachers will be replaced by clones of the president {smile})...

(Much more to say, and I will... Concisely, of course. {g})

(54) What is your opinion on social security?
Americans have never really understood it
-- I mean, not really. {serious smile}

(Americans -- it would appear -- are too hard-hearted
to help those who need help ... unless they can
frame it as everybody saving up money for their old age.)

BOTTOM LINE: I'm raising taxes on THE RICH
and cutting off their social security checks.

(55) What is your opinion/position on terrorism?
"WAR ON TERRORISM" is MISFRAMING the problem.

"WAR" means it's OK if innocent people are killed.

BUT police do not have license to kill innocent people to catch perpetrators.

(There is, of course, the broader/harder issue of not inspiring hatred.)

BOTTOM LINE: "The War on Terrorism"
even more than "The War on Drugs" ... is vile bullshit.
IT SHOULD BE FRAMED: LAW ENFORCEMENT.

(56)
What is your opinion on the war in Iraq
"The lie is in the noun."

What "WAR"?

When a superpower stomps a country which
cannot meaningfully defend itself. That is not "war."

The U.S. perpetrated an unlawful act of aggression.
A nicey-nice phrase for mass murder.

Those who "engineered" this monstrous act with
bullshit should stand trial for their crimes.

(57) What is your opinion on welfare? Only for those who make
less than $100,000/year.

(58) Move Israel to California.

(59) What is your opinion on Taxes? As in democratic Athens,
paid only by the wealthy.

(60)
"PROMISES, PROMISES" / VERSION 1.0
(ALL PRESIDENTIAL PROMISES ARE BULLSHIT, SO ...)

As president I promise to (1):
1. Teach the West Wing to flap in unison with the East ... and so

clear out the stench of BULLSHIT

from the White House.


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As prsident I promise to (2):
2. REVISIT MARBURY VS MADISON ...

-- and, after proving it is lawful & just to do so --

remove the 5 supreme court judges

who defiled democracy and the law

... exile them for treason by executive order.

And make that stick.

As president I promise to (3):
3. Teach all children to spell & pronounce "BULLSHIT"

-- how to recognize it ... And that they should never eat it.

Knowing full well most will anyway ... But a few

will never go to school again. They will save the world.

As prsident I promise to (4): 4. Only sleep in the Lincoln Bedroom

... and only in the nude.

As president I promise to (5):
5. Send Charlie Rose to Mars ...

... and while he's gone ...

Move earth where he cannot find it.


THE WAY IT WORKS: You can promise to focus your attention in certain areas

once you are president. But you must be president before you can see

the possibilities within the flows... and judge the probabilities.

(62) How do you define your religion/spritituality?
postmodern fundamentalist CHRISTIAN


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(63) Describe yourself as a competititor?
(When I find a rival, I'll let you know.)

(64)
What is the biggest secret you've ever kept from your parents, friends, or immediate family?
I have no secrets. (But I'm a mystery to all.)

(65)
Who in your life do you most want to be proud of you?
I am only concerned with amusing God

-- "everyone else can go to hell." {smile}

(66)
What one thing about you would no one ever guess just by looking at you?
Everything (that matters).

(67) What are your three best qualities?
Hearing exactly what you meant to say...
whatever angle you're coming from.
(unless you wanted it to go over my head --
then I let it, so you'll be happy. {smile}) I.E., ...

(1) EMPATHY

(2) DISCIPLINE

Seeing all things in the balance ...
wise in the weighing...
an artist of probabilities.

(3) JUDGEMENT

(68) What are your three best qualities?
Without the constraints (including limitations),
there is no art.

Without my "worst qualities, " the best" would not exist.

Now I'm thinking ... What the fuck is a "quality?" {smile/no joke}

OK THE STANDARD INTERVIEW GAMBIT (BUT TRUE ENOUGH):
(1) Too much EMPATHY -> CAN CONSUME YOUR LIFE.

(2) Too much DISCIPLINE -> PERFECTIONISM.

(3) Too much CARE IN JUDGEMENT
(I.E., EXCESSIVE DELIBERATION) -> CAN INHIBIT ACTION.

I.E., Each individual is an orchestration of qualities.
As an artist ... I've trained my best & my worst
to fly in formation ... like the Blue Angels. {smile}


[TAKE 2]

Nothing necessary... can be "worst."
I.E., NONE.

(69)
Do you consider anyt topics to be off-limits in conversation?
It is a matter of taste.

Unnecessary offense is usually avoidable.
But there are times it is unavoidable...
This is one of those times.

I.E., NO.


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(70)
What kinds of subjects do you talk most about around your friends
World (ideational) domination!
{inscrutable smile}

(71) What kinds of subjects do you talk most about around your family?
POLITICS & RELIGION,
e.g.,
How many demons are dancing on Dubya's head?
Could the Antichrist really be that ridiculous?
Is there enough room in hell for all the Southern Baptists
who are blaspheming the Holy Spirit ... etc.

(72)
Do you ever feel intimidated by other people? In what kinds of situations?
I experience stress (perhaps more than most people do) when
interacting with "intimidators."

Powerful people who are wise and gracious cause me no stress.

"Power-mad" people who live by intimidation take force of will
to deal with. I have it.

I.E., I experience stress, but am never "intimidated."

(73) What do you do for fun? Do you have any hobbies?
Artists are blessed that their work is their fun.

(Except for this. {smile})

(74) Describe the best day of your life thus far.
IN RETROSPECT: The day I got frustrated enough with the dynamics
of online group converation (i.e., forums) ... that I was "inspired" to
"make my case" in Shakespearean sonnet form.

I.E., It was a vile day, but (ultimately) the best in my life.

(75) Describe the worst day of your life thus far.
It's all in the screenplay...

As for this application? Not on your life. {smile}

(76) What's the craziest thing you've ever done?
Much of what I do appears crazy. (e.g., this application)

(77) What's the biggest scam you've ever pulled?
(Open your eyes. {smile})


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(78) What's your most humbling moment?
Would you ask a slave of humility?

(79)
What action(s) or accomplishment(s) in your life are you proudest of?
PART 1: REFUSING everything that is "NOT BOKE" ...
... no matter what the cost. (Which is very high.)

PART 2: Open your eyes. {smile}

(80) What is your greatest regret?
The time I've spent answering these questions
when there are young people waiting to be able
to vote on their rhetorical verse...
and I haven't had time to write the code...

{smile/no joke}

By what other path
would I have reached this point?
Who knows.

I.E., No Regrets. Period.

(81) Describe a major event or issue that's affected you personally
If America had not been destroyed in the 2000 Election fiasco ...

and Satan had not succeeded in raising BULLSHIT to holy writ in 2001...

... I would never have written a thousand sonnets.

(82) What is the most important issue or problem facing you today?
Weighing the decision of whether America is or is not
-- given all the givens -- beyond salvation ...

If it is: Leave.

If it's not: Fight.

OF COURSE: Devoting this much of my time to

american candidate...

sounds like I'm leaning

toward "Fight."

Hmmm... WHY NOT ... let America

vote vile BOKE out of the country!

"Send that bastard to France!"

Surely that will get millions of conservatives
to tune in.... and vote that vile BOKE out! ...

... and millions of angry liberals to subscribe just to
vote to keep brave BOKE here!

Sounds like a story -- with umph -- to me. {smile}

Sounds like fun.

(Finally!)


PROMISES PROMISES (TAKE II):

CAMPAIGN PROMISE: If I am NOT elected as the last candidate standing...

I will leave America ... give up politics ... and dedicate my life completely

to satisfying the desires of beautiful French women.

(Just remember what I said about campaign promises. {smile})

(83) What is the biggest obstacle you've had to overcome in your life?
a middle-class upbringing

(84) If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
It would be nice to have a smile as radiant as Sophia Bush ("One Tree Hill")
Like Bill Clinton's -- her smile seems to have sufficient force to lift
the spirits of everyone in the room. (Not flirting. {smile} Just fact.)

(85-86)
Do you smoke cigarettes? Do you drink alcohol?
Never.

On occasion.


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(87-88)
Have you been treated for a serious physical illness in the past 3 years. Mental illness?
No.

No.

(89)
Highest level of education (degrees).
[HAIKU]

MS, BFA ...

... teacher-pleasing exercise

-- nice as framed objects.

(90)
Name and location (city, state) of your high school and year of graduation.
[WEB PRIVACY VERSION]

Attended three or four typical southern high schools in the deep south...
skipped senior year to enter college in 1971.

(91)
Name of academic/trade institutions(s) attended and # of years completed.
[WEB PRIVACY VERSION]

Of no consequence. All I know, I've learned since.

(92)
LIST AND INCLUDE ALL AFFILIATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS ...
[this space intentionally left blank]

(93)
Have you ever served in the military?
No.

High draft number in Vietnam conscription lottery
meant I didn't have to decide whether to go to Canada
or to prison... or -- out of cowardice -- go to kill on command.

I would never -- as John Kerry did in February 1969 in the
village of Thanh Phong --
have been willing to slaughter
a village of men, women, and children -- because they might be
supporting "the enemy." Vietnam was that kind of moral horror.

Vietnam -- and Iraq -- are not World War II. Let us get that very clear.
There may be times so desperate that there is nothing to do but crank
up a ...killing machine to counter another one. When national existence is
in the balance. When the ideals of justice and freedom may be snuffed
out ... THEN -- and only then -- is such sacrifice demanded.

World War II demanded honorable sacrifice to stop Hitler's vision.
The meaning of America was made manifest in the actions it took then.

Vietnam and Iraq are another matter. They defile the meaning of America.
They prove to the world, America means nothing.


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(94) What is your current occupation?
Open your eyes.
[Not a joke -- the job description... for a prophet]

(95)
Briefly describe your work history.
Artist. Forever. (Previous lifetime, forgotten.)

(96)
If you could hold any job other than your current position other than president what?.
Angel.

(97)
Tell us about your immediate family.
[PRIVACY] No member of my family will be participating in "American Candidate."


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(98)
What were your family's economic circumstances whe you were growing up?
Secure but constrained.

(99)
Describe your childhood
Rocking horse ... Mules. Pigs. Chickens. Pond. Cow pies. Stream... Town ... Playing army ... Moving ...
Draw bridge ... Hurricane ... The woods ... Turtle ... Bicycle ... Weeping willow ... Snow ...
Moving ... moving ... moving ...

(100)
If you currently have a significant other, tell us about him/her...
N/A

(101) Do you have any children? No.

(102) Do you have any grandchildren? No.

(103) Tell us about your two best friends. N/A


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(104) Tell us about your two best friends. N/A

(105) What bothers you most about other people?
George W. Bush and Osama bin Laden are agents of Satan --
which bothers me.

"Others" I take on a case by case basis...

But it is fair to say "tribal tendencies" bother me ...

Loyalty over justice.

Going along with the crowd....

Hitler could have done nothing without "others" who went along.

The Jews were slaughtered by sheep.

(106)
List 4 people who have known you for a ling time and will tellus what a 
great person you are (excluding relatives)?
N/A


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(107)
What is your favorite - Newspaper - TV Show - Music - Movie - Magazine - Book - Food - webite?

NEWSPAPER: New York Times (mostly online these days)

TV: Fragments of beauty wherever (No favorite show now)

BAND/MUSIC: Whatever fits my mood (and I compose my own)

MOVIE FIC: "The Matrix" (Part 1 only ) DOCU: "The Fog of War"

MAGS: I've cancelled all my subscriptions. (The web.)

BOOK: No one book (my shelves hold 3,000). Let's say The Bible.

FOOD: Steak. (Recent change from pasta.)

WEBSITE: www.boke.org.uk

(108)
Are you or have you ever been a member of SAG/AFTRA, WGA, or DGA etc?
[Yes/No] Long ago I paid to join AFTRA (before merger with SAG) for a TV project that fell through.
Kept the card awhile, but let it lapse. (No union earnings.)

(109)
Have you ever previously applied to appear on a reality tv show? If yes, how far did you get?
YES. [Just barely.] Survivor. Waited in line all night for a "show up and be taped"
event at CBS. Filled out the application while waiting.

Had a "journalistic" interest in seeing the collection of people who showed up
for this "cutural phenomenon." Did not expect to be selected, and wasn't.

NOTE: My "pitch" to the camera was that I was going to play the game
in a way to demonstrate you could win without colluding in social skulldugery.
{smile} Of course, that's the nature of the show. It's not mine.

What I wanted to try out for was not a "social dynamics" reality series
but a rhetorical reality series. ... Hail "American Candidate." {smile}

(110)
Have you or any of your family members ever been directly involved in reality tv or docu?
No.

(111)
List all TV game or contest shows on which you have appeared?
None.


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(112) have you applied or auditioned to be on any TV shows in the past year? No.

(113)
Are you currently being considered for any other reality shows. etc.?
No.

(114)
Will you be appearing on any TV shows that are scheduled for the next year?
No.

(115)
Do you know anyone else who is applying to be on American Candidate?
No.

(116-117)
116. Are you a legal resident of the United States? 117 Ever a party to a civil lawsuit?
Yes.

No.

(118)
118.Have you ever been arrested or had a restraining order taken out against you?
Yes. Once, due to a mistaken report amidst a night of chaos. Dismissed.
(For full details, read the screenplay. {smile/no joke})


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(119)
119. Have you ever been charged with a misdemeanor?
No.

(120)
120. Have you ever been charged with a felony?
No.

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