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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Q&A: Justin, Resident Phanatic

Name: Justin

Nickname: JuTMSY4 or Justin...a lot of people ask me where i got "JuTMSY4." All I remember doing is making it up as an AIM screen name over 10 years ago...since then, it's lost all meaning. I really have no idea. Since then, I've managed to use it over and over again...mostly because I remember it

Favorite Sports Team: I bleed green. Its the Philadelphia Eagles. But I'm a Philadelphia fan through and through

Favorite Player of All Time: He may be displaced in 10 years, but right now its Brian Dawkins. The guy's a consummate team player, a leader on the field and a tough motherfucker.

Favorite Food: Either Spaghetti and sauce (Cheap noodles and some Ragu is fine by me) or German Potato Salad...extra vinegar please

Favorite Drink: Yuengling Lager

If you could take three things with you on a deserted island, what would they be:

I would take The DaVinci Code... so I could burn The DaVinci Code.
Dwight: Okay. Great, that's going to keep you warm for like 7 seconds. Question: is there fire wood on the island?
Jim: I guess.
Dwight: Then I would bring an axe, no books.
Jim: Uh, it has to be a book, Dwight.
Dwight: Fine. Physician's Desk Reference.
Jim: Nice. Smart.
Dwight: ...hollowed out, inside: waterproof matches, iodine tablets, beet seeds, protein bars, NASA blanket, and, in case I get bored, Harry Potter and Sorcerer's Stone. No, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Question: did my shoes come off in the plane crash?
Oh, you meant seriously? I'd take a Volleyball. Because you can use it for anything...Soccer, basketball, bouncing up in the air...And I don't even like Volleyball...but its the most versatile of the balls.
I'd actually take a bible...its the most famous piece of literature in the world and is incredibly long. If there's something I'd be doomed (did I say that?) to read for the rest of my life, I guess I'd have to go with that...maybe I could be all philosophical...
The third is my Reggie White jersey. Because I wouldn't want to be rescued by a Cowboys fan.

Favorite Word: "Antidisestablishmentarianism" Its the longest word in the dictionary

If you could be an animal, what animal would you be and why: Human's an animal right?

Favorite Sporting Moment of All Time: I don't really know how I could pick one. Living in Boston at the time, I'll could say the Combo :Aaron Boone to the Red Sox Comeback a year later (it was really fun and I didn't hate the Red Sox then) or Philly staples iIenjoyed (or have gotten over) like Joe Carter's game 6 blast, the Eagles getting taped by the Patriots in SB 39 or the Flyers '97 drubbing by the Red Wings.
In the end, I'll go with three other options and a final choice. 2000: Eagles Vs. Cowboys and in the infamous Pickle Juice Game. On the opening kickoff the Eagles faked a regular kick and went on sides, recovering and proceeding to blow out the Cowboys. 2002: Brian Westbrook's miracle return against the Giants. But the winner is 4th and 26. If you need to look it up, then you probably don't miss Freddy Mitchell and his hands as much as I do.

What do you bring to the table: Honestly, I'm a Philly fan stuck in Boston, which is something like the 8th circle...the only advantage being its a pretty nice city. I'm also opinionated as hell and I will defend my favorite teams to the grave. Any Eagles fan can rip the Eagles, but another fan, you can forget it. Otherwise, I'm an eclectic style. One day I'll write a serious piece questioning a style of blocking by an NFL coach (which I've done...Shanahan you dick!) and another day I'll sit down and as an American Gladiator some questions, like why he howls (also done...His name was Wolf).
Oh and if you say I can't do it...I'll do it

What do you take off the table: Motivation. When the Muse inspires me, I can catch fire, but if I get bogged down, it could take a while to get out of a funk.

If you could have lunch with any three people in the world, who would they be and why:

For Sports: That'd be Buddy Ryan. The guy's on of the strangest heroes in Philadelphia. Never won a playoff game for the Eagles but is revered and arguably more respected than current Head Coach Andy Reid (who is the most successful Eagles coach). To pick Buddy's brain would be a treat.
For the World: There's three choices for me. 1) Hu Jintao, the current leader of China, 2) Vladimir Putnin, the leader of Russia. But in reality there's one guy who I feel would be the ideal lunch partner.
Henry Kissinger is so savvy, so well connected and so wise on practically all matters, that to sit down with him and grasp just one aspect of his presence, authority and understanding would take a series of lunch dates lasting well beyond a decade. Without a doubt, we'll disagree on issues, but amongst his experience would be so much to learn.
For me: This one's a no-brainer and it doesn't happen as often as it should any more. But the person I respect the most in this world is my father and to enjoy another sandwich across from the old man is always an awesome treat (and generally he buys!). But I love and respect my dad more than anything and our conversations are always a treat.

Describe Yourself in one word: Relentless

Favorite Sport and Why: Its a tough spot to pick between Football and Baseball. Baseball was my first love, but football has always echoed as the ideal struggle and provides the opportunity to always have a shot (you're never out in football). It's the buzz of September in Philly that seals the deal. Just the excitement and momentum no matter how bad the team is. When its football season, all is right.


Crackajg said...

Definitely one of my top 3 all time favorite Office moments.. classic!

Good stuff!

Crackajg said...

Also, I think your the first person besides me to ever publicly admit to liking Ragu. And this has always puzzled me, since Ragu is fucking delicious.

falcon02520 said...

Resident Phanatic?!?! What purpose do I now serve?

You can't go wrong with B-Dawk...

Two-thirds of the world is covered by water, the other third is covered by Brian Dawkins...

Can never go wrong with a quote session...

Do you know the meaning of antidisestablishmentarianism with out looking it up?

No Michael Irvin crying on the field as a favorite moment?

You can't give me one-hundred dollars!

So where is my money?

I still take offense to that Resident Phanatic thing (because it is with a "ph" like the Philly Phanatic). I'll get over it though :)

Glad to hear move from you JuT...

Dumont J. Walker III said...

Hold on we have two Philly guys and a Boston guy walking around here? Who the hell set this Northeast Bias crap up?

falcon02520 said...

hey hey hey, slow down there bub...

There are two guys currently located out in Arizona...

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