|Steve, E.D., and Brian|
Where did you grow up?
Steve: "Well, I was born in Algona, Iowa and grew up in North Central Kansas outside of Abilene."
Brian: "Massapequa, New York. I have grown so much I am still there today."
Your favorite author? Book?
Steve: "M. Scott Peck's The Road Less Traveled."
E.D.: "Stephen Ambrose."
Brian: "I can't reveal my favorite author because it would make all the others feel bad. Okay, if you must know, John Adams by David McCoullough. I also read the Harry Truman book he penned. How impressed are you?"
Name one thing you absolutely could not live without.
Brian: "A shower. I tend to be smelly without constant lather. I would have few friends, and E.D. would take even more sick days."
E.D.: "My family."
What was your first car?
E.D.: "An old VW convertible."
Steve: "A 1963 Rambler station wagon."
Brian: "A '69 Mustang. After years of body work and pouring years of hard-earned dishwashing money into this American classic, the chasis cracked. I have neither sat in nor used a car since." (sniff)
What's your favorite movie of all time?
E.D.: "Like Water for Chocolate."
Brian: "It's a tie between Rocky 1 and Rocky 3. I'd include Rocky 2, but Adrian spent way to much time in a coma."
Steve: "My Favorite Year, Chinatown, and Annie Hall."
Is the glass half empty or half full?
E.D.: "More than half full."
Steve: "If it's my glass...it's half empty and looking for a re-fill."
[Ed.note - Strangely, Brian didn't answer this question.]
Do you have a pet?
Steve: "We have a golden retriever named Charlie."
Brian: "No, I still haven't housebroken my kids. See, it really goes back to my dad. I wanted an iguana. He said, 'Raise this salamander. If he lives six months then you can get the iguana.' After two weeks the salamander took its own life. I call it the first known case of lizard depression. Years later, they came out with cold-blooded Prozac. Not in time for me to convince my dad to shell out 25 bucks for an iguana which more than likely would have suffered the same fate."
E.D.: "Snowball, a dark gray cat."
Who's had the greatest influence on your life?
Brian: "It was Hans Blix, until he called Pentagon officials 'bastards' on Monday. A distant number two: character actor Charles Durning. Oh, and Sally Struthers."
Steve: "My parents, my wife, my kids...Mylanta!"
E.D.: "My father."