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Capstan 02-10-2014 04:27 PM

A new week and it's time for a new VB Celebrity, beanspud! An honored member since 2012, he has stepped forward and volunteered to fill the hot-seat for the next week, and field questions from his fellow VBites! A rousing cheer for beanspud! Huzzah!

 

 

Here's how the interviews work:

 

-Please ask only a few questions at a time, so everyone has a chance to participate. (You can come back often to ask more questions!) Each interview runs for a week, typically from Monday to Monday.

 

-Anyone (and everyone) can be a VB Star. If you would like to be a VB Star, just send me or any of the moderators a PM, and we'll arrange to get you into the hot-seat! In the event no one comes forward, it will be up to our current Star to choose next week's victim, er, interviewee. If you're asked to be a Celebrity, but don't want to be one, you may take a pass; likewise, the current Star is free to pass on any questions they are not comfortable with answering.

 

-Please keep our posting rules in mind, and let's keep this PG-13 or better. And remember, if our current famous person expresses an opinion with which you disagree, please do not give an argument in return. This is an interview, not a debate!

 

NOTE- If you'd like to read about our previous Stars (they go back several years,) all of the interviews are archived in the Meet Outstanding Users forum, for your reading pleasure!

 

  Some vital information about our new Star of the Week:

 

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-Real first name?
I share the same name with an Angel, you may guess if you'd like.

-Age?
24

-Sex/Gender Identity?
Cisgender male

-Relationship status?
In a relationship with a wonderful girl whom I love.

-Location (as specific as you are comfortable being)?
Tampa Bay area, Florida, USA

-Religious beliefs (or lack thereof)?
Atheist. I am Agnostic about the possibility of a god existing, but it is not likely. I have ascribed many delightful concepts and feelings to a word 'God' in the past, but I no longer do due to the ambiguity of the word 'God' or 'higher power'. It makes more sense to describe what I see as my purpose in life in literary detail rather than such a vague, easily misinterpreted umbrella term as 'God'. I do not look down upon believers, and I still like to have a spiritual quality about my life.

-Political leanings?
Capitalist and leftist. Universal healthcare is a right, no one should be in debt due to a necessary medical procedure or have conditions fester to the point of having to go to the ER.

College and University education should be subsidized for those who seek a degree and maintain certain performance standards.

Soft drugs and prostitution should be legalized and regulated by the State.

Cycle infrastructure should be expanded, modeled after the Dutch cycle paths. Small mopeds, Rollerblades, electric and gas bicycles, and mobility assistance vehicles should be allowed on these cycle paths. Pedestrians should not impede cycle path traffic. Mass transit should have their own dedicated lines.

No one should be left hungry in the world, least of all one of the most prosperous nations on the planet. Food stamps, EBT, WIC should all be funded fully enough so no human cannot affort to eat.

Renewable energy should be emphasized, with a focus on solar technology.

The people responsible for misleading the American people to go to war over WMD should be brought to justice. Nation building, coup orchestration, false flag operations, proxy and religious wars should be terminated. The American people need to wake up to the horror that is war, instead of being compelled to march to a fetishized drumbeat of nationalism. Everyone should understand the suffering that accompanies war, and be reluctant to support war.

-Are you a vegetarian, vegan or raw foodist (or something else)?
Vegan.

-What is the meaning behind your username?
Nothing deep, bean and spud were already taken.

-Have you ever met anyone famous?
I've met Robert Cheeke, awesomely nice guy.

-Do you live with any companion animals?
I am taking care of two male rats at the moment.

-Do you live with any companion humans?
My girlfriend.

-Where is your favorite place that you have visited?
Camping in the Ten Thousand Islands and Anclote Key. I'd like to do it again.

-What do you enjoy most about being veg*n?
Having energy to do everything I'd like, sparing some animals from the knife, having a repertoire of inexpensive recepies, thriving, and educating others.

-With whom would you most love to have dinner?
All my good friends here on VB. It would be an epic feast.

-Do you have any secret talents?
I cut my own hair, but some people already know that. I can change the front gear on a bicycle with my toes in shoes while moving if the derailleur is missing.

-What dish/recipe can you make that knocks people's socks off?
I make a mean scrambled tofu.

-What's your favorite restaurant?
Chipolte has seen the most of my business lately, but I make a point of frequenting veg*n restaurants when feasible.

-What do you do to cheer yourself up when you're feeling blue?
Go for a run, cycle, gym, talk with some friends.

-What's your biggest cooking/baking disaster?
Burning fava beans, the smell lingered for days.

-What's the one food/product, that you'd love to "veg*nize"?
Filet Mignon. Seitan steak with portobello mushroom bacon perhaps.

 

Let the interview begin!


Werewolf Girl 02-10-2014 05:55 PM

Yay beanspud!

What kind of music do you like? smiley.gif

beanspud 02-10-2014 07:03 PM

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I would love to post music videos of my favorite songs from these bands, but I'd be up all night.

In no particular order:

3 6 mafia
Bass hunter
Flobots
S.O.A.D.
MGMT
Apocalyptic a
Kernkraft 400
Darude
Ramstein
KMFDM
Acid bath
O' death
Nirvana
Sparks
Infected mushroom
Pendulum
Knife party
Static x
Modest rat
Willie nelson
Johnny Cash
Death stars
Far East movement
John Williams
Barry White
Bastian Laval
R.A.T.M.
Korn
Anti flag
Rancid
Local H
Foster the people
Sleigh bells
Broken bells
X ray spex
The greencards
The birthday massacre
Katie melua
Rasputin
Evanescence
Zwan
Serj tankian
Dead can dance
The Beatles
Eisenfunk
Purity ring
Tonic
Moby
Tool
And one I got turned on to by you WG, Phantogram

One (and more) Music Video.

Capstan 02-10-2014 07:28 PM

As a resident of the Tampa area, have you been through any hurricanes?

 

Do your ratties have names?


beanspud 02-10-2014 07:39 PM

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As a resident of the Tampa area, have you been through any hurricanes?

Do your ratties have names?

Hurricanes have passed by, but no. Just tropical storms and depressions. I have witnessed some mild flooding, but nothing major. Some fallen tree limbs here and there when the wind shakes them out. Haha my friends and I used to go surfing during the tropical depressions, best waves on this coast then. Cocoa beach is much better though. I have also paddled a canoe in a bay during a tropical storm to board a boat at anchor.

Yes, although I did not name them. Milo and Otis. I have a hard time naming animals, it seems the names are too shallow for the depth of their personalities. I'd probably have given them more common human names.

*grammar

lavender phase 02-10-2014 09:09 PM

Heyz beanspud cute avatar! I lived in Florida when I was kid the Tampa Bay area too (Clearwater beach) smiley.gif I have a few questions ha! (not really, you don't have to answer all of them)
Do you like Hockey if so are you a TB Lightning fan?
I see you have Nirvana on your list of music any favourite song?
What is your favourite colour?
favourite video game?
Any animal you would like to be if you could?
Do you sing in the shower?
Drums or guitar?
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beanspud 02-10-2014 11:07 PM

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Heyz beanspud cute avatar! I lived in Florida when I was kid the Tampa Bay area too (Clearwater beach) smiley.gif I have a few questions ha! (not really, you don't have to answer all of them)
I passed by there recently, cycling on Pinellas Trail to Honeymoon Island. Have you been on the Pinellas Trail?
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Do you like Hockey if so are you a TB Lightning fan?
I've never played it, but I'd root for TBL before anybody else. Maybe one day I'll get more into sports teams. Biggest sport I follow is Tour de France, and even then I'm not up to date. I have ice skated before, and I like rollerblading.
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I see you have Nirvana on your list of music any favourite song?
Sliver, although. Where Did You Sleep Last Night remake gives me chills every time. I listened to the Greatest Hits album religiously during middle school.
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What is your favourite colour?
Green, like I aim to be myself. Emerald, reminds me of kale and yummy healthy plants.
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favourite video game?
Morrowind, PC or Xbox. Awesome game, disappointed with Oblivion. Skyrim is better, still seems to lack the depth Morrowind had though. The mud crab merchant has never returned. sad.gif
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Any animal you would like to be if you could?
I am an animal. wink3.gif The prospect of being any animal besides human is a little frightning. I'd like to be a dolphin. First vegan dolphin.
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Do you sing in the shower?
Sometimes, when no one is home. I improvise serenades.
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Drums or guitar?
Drums, I love playing my bongo drum. I never learned more than scales and a green day song on guitar. I have been in a drum circle or two.

leedsveg 02-11-2014 02:18 AM

Hi star beanspud.

 

Do you think you could live in another country, if so which one would you choose?

 

What's the daftest argument you've had that you can remember?

 

 

What was your favourite subject at school?

 

 

Good wishes

 

Lv


starman10 02-11-2014 05:16 AM

Hello Beanspud.

The World's most expensive remote-controlled toy car is currently sitting on Mars. Operators at NASA are wondering if the tyres are strong enough to withstand contact with any rocks beneath the sand. I'll keep you posted on progress.

 

Whats your favourite Toy and would you like a one way ticket to Mars.

 

STAY HAPPY :vebo:


beanspud 02-11-2014 08:11 AM

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Hi star beanspud.

Do you think you could live in another country, if so which one would you choose?
Netherlands, even though I have not been there. I watch YouTube videos of the cycle paths and daydream about being able to commute without being so close to automobiles. Colorado and Oregon have cycle infrastructure that beats anything Florida has, so I would look into those areas before leaving the US.
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What's the daftest argument you've had that you can remember?
In 2008, that Obama was going to confiscate everyone's guns and put political opponents in FEMA concentration camps. This person had very unsafe gun handling practices, and had no business with a firearm. Interestingly enough, firearms were what he was most passionate about. That, drugs, and Ron Paul.
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What was your favourite subject at school?
Ceramics. I experience a focus when attempting to finish a piece that is unique. Ceramic sculpture is my favorite. Unfortunately I don't have immediate access to any pictures of my work.

beanspud 02-11-2014 08:27 AM

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Hello Beanspud.
The World's most expensive remote-controlled toy car is currently sitting on Mars. Operators at NASA are wondering if the tyres are strong enough to withstand contact with any rocks beneath the sand. I'll keep you posted on progress.
Please do, I hope something exciting is discovered.
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Whats your favourite Toy and would you like a one way ticket to Mars.
My smartphone. It's amazing to have access to information, maps, GPS, and a link to the world fit within the palm of my hand. I am excited to think of the possibilities a decade from now.

No, I would be quite lonely by myself. I like solitude, but only with the anticipation of future human interaction. I don't anticipate enough people visiting Mars to fulfill this expectation.

60225 02-11-2014 08:53 AM

Being a cyclist in the Netherlands is awesome, there are so many cycle paths and right of way :-) Being a pedestrian isn't quite as good, you get mown down by everything (cars, bikes, trams).

 

What names would you have given Milo and Otis now that you have got to know them, also how did you end up caring for them?


beanspud 02-11-2014 09:36 AM

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Being a cyclist in the Netherlands is awesome, there are so many cycle paths and right of way :-)
When I scrape enough cash together, I will be over there. The airfare is too expensive at the moment.
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What names would you have given Milo and Otis now that you have got to know them, also how did you end up caring for them?
A friend allowed their parents to copulate, and did not have the resources to keep the entire litter. My girlfriend took two of the children, and that is how they came to be.

I would have named them William and Joseph. It is interesting how intelligent they are, and how our perception of others intelligence may change. I think people may be afraid of recognizing others intelligence out of fear it may lessen the appearance of their own intellectual standing among their peers.

lavender phase 02-11-2014 10:41 AM

hi beanspud! Thanks for taking the time answering my questions! You mentioned that you are named after an angel hmmmm would it happen to be Gabriel your name? smiley.gif

beanspud 02-11-2014 10:46 AM

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hi beanspud! Thanks for taking the time answering my questions! You mentioned that you are named after an angel hmmmm would it happen to be Gabriel your name? smiley.gif
Nope. smiley.gif

lavender phase 02-11-2014 11:07 AM

Michael? smiley.gif

lavender phase 02-11-2014 11:28 AM

I just spoke with my mom on the phone and mentioned Pinella trails/honeymoon island because I was very young when we lived in Florida and she would know better if I went there Lol and she said yes! I remember clearwater beach seeing Santa waterskiing and palm trees everywhere with
Christmas lights and flamingos with Santa hats! &
Disney world Lol I'm going to bug my parents next
time I see them to watch family videos smiley.gif

ilikekale 02-11-2014 12:59 PM

Rocking the All Star, brother! wink3.gif

No questions but I always enjoy your posts..
Keep 'em coming.

Ken

beanspud 02-12-2014 11:55 AM

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Michael? smiley.gif
You got me. I figured I wouldn't last too long with the hint I gave.

beanspud 02-12-2014 11:59 AM

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I just spoke with my mom on the phone and mentioned Pinella trails/honeymoon island because I was very young when we lived in Florida and she would know better if I went there Lol and she said yes! I remember clearwater beach seeing Santa waterskiing and palm trees everywhere with
Christmas lights and flamingos with Santa hats! &
Disney world Lol I'm going to bug my parents next
time I see them to watch family videos smiley.gif
Sweet! The trail is huge, one of the longest in the area. I can only imagine Santa waterskiing, that would be a unique way of delivering presents here. Haven't been to Disney world in ages.

beanspud 02-12-2014 12:16 PM

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Rocking the All Star, brother! wink3.gif

No questions but I always enjoy your posts..
Keep 'em coming.

Ken
Thanks. I try to keep my posting informative, entertaining, supportive, or constructive. If I nail one of those, I am on the right track.

Something I've been thinking about lately. The rodent food section at supermarkets. All this processed foods, yogurt candies, fake logs of wood chips and honey, ice cream cookies, nutritional pellets... why?

My rats hate nutritional pellets. I found out why. I ate every piece of food I give them, the nutritional pellets taste the worst. They always eat the pellets last, and for good reason. They taste like crap.

Why do we give our pets crap like this? They love real food, like us. The seeds, oats, peas, corn, barley... Why give our rats or pets dairy or processed crap?

I think it may be about the money. There's profit for selling us crap just as with the rats. Insidious, and they trick us into thinking it's what we want.

leedsveg 02-12-2014 03:19 PM

Beanspud, I'm so glad somebody nailed you as Michael before I came up with the name of the fallen angel, Lucifer. :D

 

 

Anyway, the mods have had a collection and we're going to send you $10m. How will you spend it?

 

What was your favourite tv programme when you were a child?

 

If you became famous for something, what would you like that "something" to be?

 

 

Lv


ilikekale 02-12-2014 04:07 PM

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Why do we give our pets crap like this? They love real food, like us. The seeds, oats, peas, corn, barley... Why give our rats or pets dairy or processed crap?

I'm with you, brother. I make 80% of the food we feed our dogs. We do give them TOTW dry as a components. Pretty good from what we can tell (but who really knows?)

Ken

beanspud 02-12-2014 04:14 PM

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Beanspud, I'm so glad somebody nailed you as Michael before I came up with the name of the fallen angel, Lucifer. grin.gif

There is a list on Wikipedia that makes Lucifer sound almost normal.
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Anyway, the mods have had a collection and we're going to send you $10m. How will you spend it?
Pay my capital gains tax, or whatever other tax I am required to pay for having received the money. Get a nice little sailboat geared up, spend this coming summer in the Caribbean then take the gulf stream up to visit you generous mods in the UK. Figure out some way to bring awareness to AR issues during this voyage. I will buy a common Dutch commuter bicycle and cycle all over Utrecht and Amsterdam once arriving in NL. Visit Germany, France, Spain, and UK at a minimum.

Once I get back to US, I will fund the rest of my education and make sure my family has what they need. I will organize a media campaign for a free spay and neuter service I will have funded.
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What was your favourite tv programme when you were a child?
Adult Swim, which included; cowboy bebop, outlaw star, and other anime I can't remember at the moment.
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If you became famous for something, what would you like that "something" to be?
Having my own ideas, literature, and lifestyle that resonated with people even though some might consider them wrong or controversial. Somebody in an position of power has always had it in for anyone attempting to make a substantial change. I hope I come to know humans well enough to resonate with a large segment of them.

lavender phase 02-12-2014 05:25 PM

Yay ! Michael my brothers middle name He is Joseph Michael smiley.gif its funny you chose the nirvana video sliver I loved Kurt Cobain 's shirt he was wearing in that video I found something similar to his at The saints lounge in New York City 2 years ago I just thought hey cool smiley.gif


lavender phase 02-12-2014 05:31 PM

What is your astrology sign?
Would you rather go back in time? Or way ahead in to the future?
What was one of the happiest day in your life you can remember?
What does REM mean to you? smiley.gif

Capstan 02-12-2014 06:11 PM

What would be the ideal length for your sailboat?


beanspud 02-12-2014 06:43 PM

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What is your astrology sign?
Sagittarius, I generally dislike astrology. To base success of relationships on birth dates alone seems a little silly.
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Would you rather go back in time? Or way ahead in to the future?
Way ahead. Although there have been points in time there have been nothing more I wanted to go back and change things, dwelling on these things are draining. The future holds true potential, I am eager to see how far we will come.
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What was one of the happiest day in your life you can remember?
My mother taking me surfing.
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What does REM mean to you? smiley.gif
Rapid eye movement, ah how I love sleep. The band is OK too.

beanspud 02-12-2014 06:45 PM

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What would be the ideal length for your sailboat?
26 feet.

Capstan 02-12-2014 06:58 PM

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26 feet.

 

What sort of rigging would you like?



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