|THESE ARE MY HONORARY (HISTORICAL) PERSONALITIES OF THE MONTH:
7/04 - MARLON BRANDO
(6/04 - RONALD REAGAN)
(5/04 - INDIRA GANDHI)
(4/04 - DAVID LETTERMAN)
(3/04 - LOUIS PASTEUR)
(2/04 - JOAN OF ARK)
(1/04 - DICK VAN DYKE)
(12/03 - EZRA POUND)
(3/03 - 11/03 spent playing SOE games EQ, Planetside then SWG)
(2/03 - MISTER ROGERS)
(1/03 - GOD)
(12/02 - KING TUT)
(11/02 - ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON)
(10/02 - HUNTER S. THOMPSON)
(9/02 - NAPOLEON BONAPARTE)
(8/02 - ALBERT CAMUS)
(7/02 - ALEXANDER THE GREAT)
(6/02 - AMELIA EARHARDT)
(5/02 - FIDEL CASTRO)
(4/02 - MILTON BERLE)
(3/02 - HARRY HOUDINI)
(2/02 - CHUCK JONES)
(1/02 - CHARLES LINDBERG)
(12/01 - ST. PETER)
(11/01 - VLAD TEPES or "COUNT DRACULA")
(10/01 - SUN TZU)
(9/01 - KURT COBAIN)
(8/01 - CARROLL O'CONNOR)
(7/01 - JOHN LEE HOOKER)
(6/01 - MARTIN LUTHER KING JR)
(5/01 - STEPHEN CRANE)
(4/01 - HERNAN CORTES & THE AZTECS)
(3/01 - DALE EARNHARDT)
(2/01 - FERDINAND PORSCHE)
(1/01 - ERNIE DAVIS)
(12/00 - THE VIRGIN MARY)
(11/00 - MARIE & PIERRE CURIE)
(10/00 - SIR WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE)
(9/00 - GALILEO)
(8/00 - THOMAS ALVA EDISON)
(7/00 - JACQUES YVES COUSTEAU)
(6/00 - JOHN KEATS)
(5/00 - PERICLES)
(4/00 - CHARLES SCHULZ &
(3/00 - VINCENT VAN GOGH)
(2/00 - MUHAMMAD ALI)
(1/00 - ST. THOMAS AQUINAS)
(12/99 - JESUS OF NAZARETH)
(11/99 - QUEEN ELIZABETH I)
(10/99 - ERNEST HEMMINGWAY)
(9/99 - J. EDGAR HOOVER)
(8/99 - STEPHEN HAWKING)
I love to bowl, I play every sport imaginable (most in a competitive league setting) but more than almost anything else I love bowling!
Jesus Quintana [John Torturro] from a favorite movie, "The Big Lebowski"
**NEW!!** THESE ARE MY SOCIETY (SOCIAL) TOPICS OF THE MONTH. From now on, I'll only post 4 a year (1 per quarter) starting in 2002:
Q4 2003 - SOE'S STAR WARS GALAXIES
(Q3 2003 - SOE'S PLANETSIDE)
(Q2 2003 - THE GESTALT THEORY)
Map of Jacksonville, FL
(Q4 2002 - AFRICA'S NEW MILLENIUM)
(Q3 2002 - COSMOLOGY)
(Q2 2002 - KASHMIR)
(Q1 2002 - SCHOOL VIOLENCE)
(1/02 - RELATIONSHIPS)
(12/01 - POLLUTION)
(11/01 - HOMELESSNESS)
(10/01 - THE NEW BATTLEFIELD)
(9/01 - SPACE EXPLORATION)
(8/01 - GENETICS AND CLONING)
(7/01 - MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS)
(6/01 - ETHNOLOGY)
(5/01 - COUNTERTERRORISM)
OH, & don't worry about the site counter, this is indeed my personal website (Society homepage) and is listed w/over 20 search engines for things/words like WWII, Hawkeye Pierce, (M*A*S*H), philosophy, psychology and "Tommy" so many hits have therefore been recorded. I also once listed this as the homepage on the Yahoo IDs that I created for my father (williamcharles26) & 2 older brothers (christopherscott67 & stephenjames70). OK, here are some PICTURES OF ME BELOW, done the best way I can, (meaning I can only insert a sub-page link at this point, so don't laugh at my ignorance TOO much...smile):
This site is new, (initially built 6/99), and so am I to this whole "Internet Interaction" thing, so bear with me. This is my first stab at public communication via this medium. You may find, someday, that I've become famous, (whatever that may mean), and after reviewing this tacky homepage (smile) maybe you'll see how, (and maybe I will too, haha).
I am a poet and writer at heart, and have tried to be so since being 6 years old but am lucky enough to be a young professional in Human Resources and am now an HR Consultant working out of a firm in Cary (but, I would still give everything up in a heartbeat for writing, without a doubt). Mostly, I am a natural at not just Human Resources but Psychology. I have finally started college (@ 27) through work, attending North Carolina State University for my BA in Psychology w/HRD (Human Resources Development) then my PhD.
Go below to see that as of the last update I'm a 29 year old caucasion American (father is 100% Irish & his parents immigrated from Ireland to NJ in the 1920's RIGHT before he was born. He himself was 1 of 13 children, number 12, next to last)! At my worst I'm probably still just a normal/regular guy (whatever that means...lol) so that's hopefully as bad as it gets. That means I'm pretty lucky when I really think about it, which I should remember more often but don't. Especially when I realize how much I love and cherish my friends & family, including Emily whom I've spent the majority of my 4+ yrs with while here in Raleigh (I myself moved here 6/96 from Syracuse, NY after a year home there following the Navy).
The fast description of who I am is: "Irish Roman-Catholic, Dynamic Personality, Aries, born in the Year Of The Tiger (1974)..." (laughs). Also, if you use yahoo's instant messanger, I'm "hawkeye_pierce2" and if you use AOL's (AIM) I'm "tommy of NC" as you see it w/no underscore, just spaces. For ICQ users my # is 44845777 but I rarely log on to it and don't even have it currently installed.
Sign into my guestbook and leave me messages, search GeoCities and/or check out this site's hit-counter. All these items can be found at the very bottom of this. Also, directly below is a weather magnet, useful if you're not in my area and want to "see" what it's like here as you browse my page, and/or just enter your own zip code and get the scoop!
As you'll notice, I'm growing and this site is proof. So, we'll see. Hopefully people that see this site from today on are new friends, ones I find as I finally begin my exploration of those who live closer to me, something I should have done a long time ago. After 3yrs here, I'm just starting to find out how many very interesting things are here in the Triangle and North Carolina that I hope to get to know more as time goes on.
If you've come here, it is because I want you to know the person I've become so that you can understand that I am both real and hopefully worth knowing. My feelings and desires are sincere, honest and completely humane, though @ times (like most people) I say & do regretful things and make mistakes...lol.
Lastly, however, everyone must understand my ultimate reason(s) for being "here" (both online and real life). That reason primarily being a lifelong search for love, truth, justice, deeper meaning, cosmic possibilities and overall understanding. Of what you ask? Exactly...I don't know either! I had trouble at first w/this, both personally and technically, but ended up overcoming those challenges, including writing in HTML, and ended up designing this page from scratch. So again, please bare with me. Days, weeks, and even months down the road this thing could actually GROW! If you stick with it then so will I (6/99).
|Welcome to my Society homepage. The nation, the world and the overall universe as we know it have always been some of my favorite subjects and I've tried to collect a lot of stuff and tell a lot about myself, I think you'll be interested. So, please take a look around and enjoy yourself. I try to add new material regularly to keep my site fresh, so check back often. It's difficult because "real" life is so busy and demanding, (as it should be!)|
|My Hometown - A superficial web preview of where I'm from and what's happening there, (GO SYRACUSE ORANGEMEN!!!)
The Coolest/Greatest Band Ever - Here is my favorite band's website, (besides Pink Floyd) and it's really very enjoyable!
Greatest Artist Ever - An outstanding website devoted to the works of the master, Van Gogh
Poets/Poetry Organization Page - Poets.org, awesome
An AWESOME Independent Internet Movie Site - What a great, great site, try out some of the spoof shorts as well
You Want The Best Movie/Media Site? - Click here, you don't even have to register, I keep tabs on every movie ever made & every movie I've ever seen (it's totally free & includes a permanent personal archive w/voting history)
What Will Surprisingly Be My Collegiate Alma Matter - I always thought it'd be Syracuse University!
Speaking Of Syracuse University - Ahhh, I love SU & the Orangemen
Your Start Up Page - Go here to finally have what I found is the best page to have your internet open to when you start explorer or navigator! Personalize it like I did and you'll be very happy, (you have to sign up but it's very free!)
Alternatives - An alternative site for alternative alternatives
For All Federal Codes & Laws - From the university best noted for it's Athenian nature
To Hear It Straight - From the horse's mouth, PBS is a non-bias site w/just the facts, a perfect blend of spirtual hope and scientific wonder, (check out the history/info about the universe to gain proper perspective(s) on life!)
This Page - It is this very same page you're on now and will let you know more of the lighter/funnier side about me such as my DREAM GIRLS (most of them are listed below) see the next site listed to check any of my favorite ladies or my other interests out like sailing, flying, boxing, diving and driving.
Search! - Go to Google and search for my favorite ladies or other interesting people, places and things such as the country of Belize or a very pretty city I once visited for 4 days called Ponce, Puerto Rico (during the 47 days constituting my only sea time while in the Navy...a temporary assignment as the CMC's Yeoman aboard CVN69 [USS Eisenhower] during the 1st voyage of a combat vessel w/women aboard, 5/16/94 to 7/1/94)
Sports - The very best site for sports, sports & sports
Discovery - An excellent place to surf around
Cool Weather - The very best site for weather
World Time - To always know exactly what time it is, (and the site has more!)
News - A great, fast and easy online source for all around news
Games - For what I feel are some of the very best games
Entertainment - For the quintessential entertainment fanatics, (like me!)
Literature - The premiere place to find and buy books online
Internet Service Provider - Get what I know is the BEST internet service provider in the world!
Free & Shareware - To do as I do and always keep your computer system running finer than Jackie Joyner-Kersee!
Athens - Education, literature, poetry, philosophy (The geocity community in which I and my page "live")
Computer Graphics - For some excellent and free art work for your computer's desktop, (you WILL enjoy!)
|...meeting interesting people from any background imaginable. Social diversity is instrumental in my growing view(s) of the universe as we know it. I pride philosophy and psychology above all else as the master keys to life and its meaning.|
I am an avid sports fan, historian, entertainment buff (future mogul? haha) automotive buff and wannabe collector, athlete, and PARTY fanatic (I engage in physical and mental recreational activities of an interesting variety like all other red blooded young Americans, although with some proper and realistic limits)!
It should be obvious that I'm a socially dynamic personality of Irish/German descent from Upstate New York. I am 27 (as of this page's creation) and now live in Raleigh/Durham, NC w/my girlfriend and best friend Emily, working in Cary as an HR/Benefits consultant. I'm also an Aries and, believe it or not, a news, global finance and politics hobbiest!
By the way, everything I say, both in general and here, is true. There is no logical reason to do otherwise at this point. I, in all honesty, am doing this page today (6/17/99) because I'm home from work and it's fun. I have played in this medium for about a year or so and keep wondering when it's going to be as much fun as everyone says or thinks. This is one aspect, a homepage, that I've been interested in for some time.
THINGS I WISH I COULD DO: race and own cars and/or planes once I'm wealthy, (or right now if I could), snow-ski and scuba dive more and play golf & tennis better.
THINGS I'M GOOD AT: writing novels, poems, stories, racing/routine driving, swimming, football, BASEBALL...(had a scholarship to LeMoyne College in Syracuse for baseball but blew it because I loved the Navy and just HAD to go see what it was all about...what silly, youthful ideas...lol), basketball, boxing and Chinese Kung Fu (primarily Sticky Fingers and Bil Gee), volleyball, games, DARTS and POOL, CARDS (like pitch, spades, hearts, euchre, pinochle, POKER AND BLACKJACK) computer technologies, psychology (I have hard earned social & interpersonal skills), philosophy, social/business/financial/political analysis, cooking, public speaking (communicating in general) and criminal justice/law including civil rights.
THINGS I WANT TO DO: write successful novels, commercials, movies, guest-write some favorite tv shows, newspaper/magazine articles or stories and then use that publicity to publish material that matters most. This includes religious and political analysis, financial and sociological material and most of all, breakthrough methodologies in psychoanalysis.
THINGS I WANTED WHILE GROWING UP: to be a lawyer after attending Harvard and living in Boston, to be a writer and live in Vienna or Munich, race cars, play baseball, sail ships, fly planes, write history, find God and figure out the meaning of life, (I had a moment of clairty that will shape my life for all eternity when I was 8 years old about life, God and the meaning of the very Universe itself).
THINGS I WAS: A National Champion speed skater (roller skating) from 4 to 16, (when I quit because it wasn't cool anymore & I finally had a driver licencse,) a Yeoman in the United States Navy, an All Star shortstop starting in Little League at 10 all the way through graduating high school, a terrible student through school since I missed exactly 29% of my attendance from 4th grade through 12th, (I NEVER ONCE did home work grades 10-12 and missed over 80 days out of 181 day in 11th grade alone, ugh)! I'm forced to admit, I scored an even 1400 (800 English plus 600 on the CRAPPY SUCKY MATH part) and better yet, I DID at least score nigh 100 on all my tests, ones that I wasn't even in class for but please understand that this has not helped one bit, since I screwed so much up by hating and skipping school. Don't think I'm bragging because I have almost no right to now, looking back, and what I did was next to pathetic.
OVERALL I AM: a great person and friend, dedicated professional, (whether in HR now or someday as a communicator via writing or speaking), Caucasion heterosexual 27 year old male that is 69in tall weighing ~135lbs with brown hair and brown eyes of slender but athletic build. I can dunk basketballs once in a great while and seemingly run faster than most human beings, which is something I've only recently learned, heh. I smoked 2+ packs a day of regular Marlboro soft packs from 16 to 24 but quit forever on 12/20/98 by accident, (I had strep throat). I also drink "whenever it's available" and am therefore a quintessential pure Irish born Aries (March 24th) born in the Year of the Tiger (1974) teehee.
MY CURRENT FAVORITE WOMEN (or "HOTTIES" as the case may be): AVRIL LAVIGNE!!!, Evan Rachel Wood, Anna Kournikova , MISCHA BARTON, BRITTANY DANIEL , HILARY HAHN (incredible concert violinist with a combined physical beauty that's unsurpassed), STACY DASH (from Clueless, both the movie & TV show), Sumi Das (TechTV), DENA CALI, Jennifer Connelly (Requiem For A Dream, A Beautiful Mind), Jessalyn Gilsig (Fox's Boston Public), Thandie Newton (The Truth About Charlie), Jamie-Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos), Ali Larter , Aaliyah, Shannon Elizabeth, Naomi Watts, Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen (thank God they're now 16), Michelle Branch, Scarlett Johansson (Horse Whisperer, Ghost World), Keira Knightley , Alicia Keys, Amanda Peet (The Whole Nine Yards), Marla Sokoloff (Dude Where's My Car?, Sugar and Spice), Tara Reid, Piper Perabo, Cate Blanchett, Claire Forlani, Lacey Chebert (once Claudia from Party Of Five), Alyson Hannigan, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Sky (Cleopatra: 2565), Lexa Doig (Andromeda), Gwyneth Paltrow, Kristen Davis (Charlotte from Sex In The City), Fairuza Balk, Denise Richards, Christina Aguilera, Erika Christensen (Traffic, Swimfan), Katie Holmes, Jennifer Lopez, Fiona Apple, Natalie Portman, Bridgette Wilson, Rebecca Gayheart, Tara Lipinski, Britany Spears, Atomic Kitten, Nellie Fertado, Jerri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager) and Kirsten Dunst. Also Portia da Rossi, Lucy Liu & Alicia Witt (all from Ally McBeal), Michelle Trachtenberg & of course Sarah Michelle Gellar!
FAVORITE WOMEN (ALL TIME or PAST HOTTIES) ARE: Nikki Taylor, Christina Applegate, Peta Wilson, Elizabeth Hurley, Kelly Ripa, Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star), Traylor Howard (TV shows Boston Common + Two Guys & A Girl), Rita Hayworth, Grace Kelly, Natalie Wood, Heather Graham, Audrey Hepburn, Nicole Eggert, Vanessa Marcil, Debbie Gibson, Nicole Kidman, Mariah Carey, Naomi Campbell, , Kristy Turlington, Alicia Silverstone, Jewel, Soleil Moon Fry (currently...NOT as Punky Brewster...lol), Bridget Fonda, Oksana Baiul, POE, Amanda Coetzer, Liz Phair and Kim Bassinger!
MY MAJOR SPORTS, PEOPLE, MISC & OTHER FAVORITES ARE:
NFL: Dallas Cowboys
MLB: New York Mets
NBA: Detroit Pistons & NY Knicks
NHL: Detroit Red Wings & Carolina Hurricanes
NASCAR: Bobby Labonte & Tony Stewart
COLLEGE sports: definitely the SYRACUSE ORANGEMAN (both football & basketball) & the Kansas Jayhawks (in basketball only).
(Also like the Indianapolis Colts, NY Yankees, LA Lakers [Shaq & Kobe!] and the NY Rangers. While in college football, like The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame and Texas A&M).
SPORTS INDIVIDUALS: Bobby Labonte! Tom Landry, Willie Mosconi, Toots Shor, Red Auerbach, Jim Boeheim, Steffi Graf, Anna Kournikova & Amanda Coetzer, Bill Elliot, Ayrton Senna, Boris Becker, Ivan Lendl and Andre Agassi, Sam Snead and Ben Hogan, Tom Watson, Nick Faldo, Minnesota Fats, Monticelli (the pro bowler), Sugar Ray Leonard, Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Lewis, Julio Cesar-Chavez, ISIAH THOMAS, Shaquille O'Neil & Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, Jerry Stackhouse, Pau Gasol, Alonzo Mourning, Grant Hill, Troy Aikman, Emmit Smith and Michael Irvin, Darryl "Moose" Johnson, Tony Dorsett & Danny White, Roger Staubach, Ernie Brown, "Pistol" Pete Marivich, Donovan McNabb & Marvin Harrison, Darryl Strawberry, Doc Gooden, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Johnny Bench, Thurmon Munson, Dizzy Dean, Mike Schmidt, Joe Montana, Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan, John Madden, Jimmy Johnson and my favorite all time NFL player NOT on the Cowboys (not to mention the best DB ever)...Dick "Night Train" Lane.
GENERAL PEOPLE I LOVE: Jackie Gleason, Jimmy Stewart, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, John Keats, Vincent Van Gogh, Edgar Allan Poe, Gwentyth Paltrow, JFK Jr, Gregory Peck, Cary Grant, Stanley Kubrick, Charles Lindberg & The Spirit of St. Louis, Ferdinand Porsche, John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, David Duchovny as "Special Agent Fox Mulder" on the X-files, Alan Alda as my nickname's namesake "Captain Hawkeye Pierce" on M*A*S*H, Dean Martin, Phil Hartman, Chris Farley, Mel Brooks, Ronald Reagan, former president George H.W. Bush, current president George W. Bush, Ernest Miller Hemmingway, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Alva Edison & any (good/special) republicans in general like Rush Limbaugh, Colin Powell, Dick Cheney & Bob Dole. Let's not forget Aristotle, Alexander the Great, Abraham Lincoln, Plato, Pericles, Socrates & Augustus Caesar.
Love WWII and war history but mostly the entire story of Germany's greatest battleship, The Bismarck, as well as it's tragic British battleship victim H.M.S. Hood. Use the search utility as well to find out more about this, if it catches your fancy
MY TOP 10 favorite people in history are:
*) Jesus Christ
1)artist Vincent Van Gogh
2)poet John Keats
3)composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
4)Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
5)Former President Ronald Reagan
6)pioneer Charles Lindberg (then next, the man who played him in the movie...)
7)actor Jimmy Stewart
8)auto engineer/pioneer Ferdinand Porsche
9)actor Cary Grant
10)architect Frank Lloyd Wright
Most Honorable Mention: Edgar Allan Poe , Jackie Gleason, Former President Thomas Jefferson, Queen Elizabeth I, Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Michalangelo Bonarote, Albert Camus , blues musicians Stevie Ray Vaughn & John Lee Hooker, Thomas Alva Edison, Jacques Yves Cousteau, Ernest Hemmingway, Sir William Shakespeare, Danny Kaye, Former President George H.W. Bush, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, JFK Jr, Muhammed Ali ("the greatest"), author Stephen Crane, Gregory Peck, Pink Floyd + Syd Barrett & Roger Waters, Jackie Robinson, Antonin Dvorak, Alfonse Mucha, Napoleon Bonaparte, Josef Haydn, Richard Wagner, Franz Schubert, Frederic Chopin, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Gene Roddenberry, General Ulysses S. Grant, 1st President George Washington, Tony Dorsett, St. Thomas Aquinas , Joan Of Ark, Hank Aaron, Billy Martin, Orville & Wilbur Wright, Vince Lombardi & Tom Landry, (the two best coaches in football ever), General Erwin Rommel, Dean Martin, Clint Eastwood , John Glenn, Chuck Yeager, John Wayne, Sammy Davis Jr, Sergio Leone, Carol O'Conner, Catherine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Ricart Wagner, Tchikovsky, Bach, Strauss, Mendohlsen, explorer & conquistador of the Aztecs Hernando Cortez, George Bush Jr, German Chancellor Bismarck, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Winston Churchill, Mohatma Gandhi, Sun Yet Sen, Mao Tse-tung, Confucious, Budha and St. Thomas The Doubter...which is me, I fancy!
WRITERS: DAN SIMMONS (maybe, secretly, the best author in human history...you MUST read Hyperion, Fall of Hyperion, Endymion and Endymion Rising...really EVERYTHING by Dan Simmons), Ann Rice (you must read the original vampire chronicals ESPECIALLY because of Memnoch The Devil and its storyline on God/Jesus, fallen angels (the devil), heavan/hell, etc...GREAT reads), Tom Clancy (you must read all his books with Jack Ryan and/or John Clark), "Papa" Ernest Hemmingway, Victor Hugo, Edgar Allan Poe, John Steinbeck (you HAVE to read his Tale Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table), William L. Shirer, Albert Camus (EVERYONE should read The Stranger), Leo + Nikolai Tolstoy, Rudyard Kipling, Richard Adams (Watership Down is a superior novel), Stephen Crane (Red Badge Of Courage), Tennesee Williams, Daniel DeFoe, F.Scott Fitzgerald, Emily Bronte, St. Teilhard, Virgil, Prince Machiavelli, Kurt Vonegut (Jr.), Carl Sagan, Isaac Asimov, Dr. Suess and Stephen King, (The Gunslinger series and The Stand are essentials).
BOOKS: The Bible, Diary Of Anne Frank, The Sinking Of The Bismarck (by William L. Shirer), Hyperion/Fall Of Hyperion/Endymion/Endymion Rising (greatest books EVER & written by Dan Simmons), BEOWULF, Dr. Zhivago, To Kill A Mockingbird, Moby Dick, Horatio Hornblower books, Lord Of The Flies, Catcher In The Rye, Of Mice And Men, Treasure Island, Flowers For Algernon, The Grapes Of Wrath, Tom Sawyer, War And Peace, Red Badge Of Courage, Watership Down, The Pearl, Albert Camus' The Stranger, Old Man & The Sea, Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles (especially #5 Memnoch The Devil for great perspective on life, death, God/Jesus & all things unknown), Beneath Still Waters, Gunslinger Series (King), Brave New World, Wuthering Heights, Crime And Punishment, The Magician, Red Storm Rising, Panama (by Eric Zency) & then every other book written, ever, (wouldn't that be nice? There's just too many to even attempt a list, let's move on to poets...)
POETS: John Keats, Robert Frost, Ezra Pound, E.E. Cummings, Emily Dickinson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Homer, Edgar Allan Poe, Shakespeare, Thoreau, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Byron Shelley, of Gawain, Geoffrey Chaucer, E.A. Robinson, Walden, and Walt Whitman.
MUSICIANS AND ARTISTS: as I mentioned, Vincent Van Gogh, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ernest Hemmingway and John Keats are my favorite human beings in history. Also like Michelangelo, Claude Monet, Rembrandt, Renoir, Da Vinci, Jackson Pollack, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Alfonse Mucha, Bernini, Salvatore Dali, Andrew Wyeth, Picasso, all members of the Hudson School and all of art history, not to mention virtually every great classical composer, (all of which I LOVE)
MUSICAL GROUPS (in order until the bold text ends): Pink Floyd, The Black Crowes, Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble, The Eagles, Allman Brothers, The Who, Led Zepplin, Stone Temple Pilots, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Eric Clapton, Van Halen, Rolling Stones, RUSH, Smashing Pumpkins, The Grateful Dead, The Cure, Journey, Foreigner, Creedence Clearwater Revival, INXS, George Michaels, (yes, he IS awesome no matter what...lol), Metallica, Beck, Collective Soul, The Black Sheep, Guns 'N Roses, Mazzy Star, Glen Miller, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, LL Cool J, Oasis, George Thoroughgood & The Deleware Destroyers, The Gin Blossoms, Muddy Waters, Alice In Chains and Soundgarden. Also love Boston, Patsy Cline, Def Leopard, ZZ Top, AC/DC, Lynard Skynard, Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds, Garbage, The Beatles, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Madonna & Michael Jackson, (you know they've got the full industry gifts, why deny such all-around saavy and talent, I can't), Blue Oyster Cult, Woodie Guthrie, Buddy Holly, Dire Straits, Al B. Sure, The Cranberries, Motley Crue, Bush, Sheryl Crow, Steppenwolf, The Jayhawks, TLC, Aerosmith, Dizzy Gillespie, KISS, Santana, Bobby Brown, Fleetwood Mac, Chicago, Green Day, Lenny Kravitz, Simon & Garfunkle, Duran Duran, Kid 'N Play, Jethro Tull, Mamas & The Papas, Will Smith, CAT STEVENS, Queen, REO Speedwagon, Jefferson Airplane, Frank Sinatra, STYX, Moody Blues, Prince, Heart, (DID like Iron Maiden, but only recently, used to only like/have the posters...), Les Paul & his Trio, Miles Davis, Vanessa Williams, Twisted Sister, Benny Goodman, Grand Funk Railroad, YES, The Guess Who, Molly Hatchet, Dave Matthews Band, Four Tops, The Fugees, Beastie Boys, Quiet Riot, The Carpenters, Jackson Five, NIN, Temptations, The Bengals, Sting & The Police, John Coltrane, Gorillaz, Richard Marx, (every single of his was a top-10 hit), R.E.M, Otis Redding, Cool & The Gang, James Taylor, Jim Croche, Air Supply, The Commodores, Maxi Priest, Seal, Kenny Rogers, Ella Fitzgerald, Johnny B. Goode, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, some of Manhattan Transfer and many more that I can't think of now!
FAVORITE "SLEEPER" BANDS: Gin Blossoms, The Jayhawks, Black Sheep, US3, Veruca Salt, Letters To Cleo and The Outhouse Poets.
NEWER MOVIES (in somewhat of an order until past the 1st 5 or 10): Craddle Will Rock, Moulin Rouge, Elizabeth (w/Cate Blanchett), Requiem For A Dream, Gladiator, Magnolia & GREAT EXPECTATIONS (w/Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow & Robert DiNiro) are tops. Then, Empire Of The Sun, The Last Temptation Of Christ, Shakespeare In Love, The Day After, Seven, The Big Lebowski, Shawshank Redemption, Rain Man, The Fisher King, every Star Wars & Star Trek movie, RUSH, Jennifer 8, X-Files: Fight The Future, Tombstone, Palmetto, SERPICO, Meet Joe Black, Cowboy Bebop, Full Metal Jacket, 2001 (2010 too), A Thin Red Line, Amistad, Chicago, The Usual Suspects, L.A. Confidential, Jackie Brown, As Good As It Gets, Adaptation, Donnie Darko, All 3 Indiana Jones movies, Amongst Friends, Blazing Saddles, EVERY 007 movie, (except any w/Timothy Dalton), My Life, Mutiny On The Bounty (w/Mel Gibson), Pirates of the Caribbean, The Wraith, Spaceballs, The Mother Lode, Gattaga, Mr. Holland's Opus, Mr. Mom, Caddyshack, Spies Like Us, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, Minority Report, Spider Man, We're No Angels, Close Encounters Of the Third Kind, Runaway Train, The Hunt For Red October, Glory, Apocolypse Now, Rushmore, Waking Ned Divine, Pleasantville, Colors, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, Bulworth, An Officer And A Gentleman, Das Boot, Romeo Must Die, Buffalo 66, Easy Rider, Dog Day Afternoon, Braveheart, Pink Floyd: The Wall, Diabolique, (90's version), Wargames, Fargo, A Clockwork Orange, Contact, Red Dawn, House Party I & II, Cannonball Run, Stargate, Smokey & The Bandit, The French Connection, Starship Troopers, Groundhog Day, A Christmas Story, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Blues Brothers, Reality Bites, Animal House, Sling Blade, Legends Of The Fall, The Getaway, Tommy Boy, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Pulp Fiction, Angel Heart, Risky Business, Tombstone, A Perfect Murder, History Of The World Part I & II, Fletch, Superman, Batman (1st one) and Batman Forever (w/Val Kilmer), Nat'l Lampoons Vacations, Donnie Brasco, Red Rock Murders, The Full Monty, Dirty Dancing, Deer Hunter, Airplane!, Trainspotting, Natural Born Killers, The Hitcher, The Hitchiker, Mad Max, Conan The Destroyer, Krull, Clash Of The Titans, Princess Bride, the first Terminator, The Lost Boys, The French Lieutenant's Woman, Blade, Boogie Nights, The Goodbye Girl, Men At Work, Stripes, Who's Harry Crumb, There's Something About Mary, Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil, M*A*S*H, Jaws, Top Gun, Stripes, Mrs. Doubtfire, From Dusk Till Dawn, Point Of No Return, World According To Garp, Star Man, Out Of Sight, Nobody's Fool, The Sting, Moulin Rouge, The Natural, Shcindler's List, Shine, The Piano, Diary Of Anne Frank, Beaches, Brewster's Millions, Intersection, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Boys In The Hood, 48 Hours, Trading Places, Beverly Hills Cop, Hear No Evil See No Evil, Rocky I through IV, Roots, Blue & Grey, Godfather I & II + Goodfellas, (though not as much as everyone else seems to like these two) and The Thorn Birds. ALL John Cusack movies like The Grifters and Better Off Dead + any good horror movies like The Exorcist, The Omen, Phantasm I & II, Precinct 13, Down With Love, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Creepshow I & II, Twilight Zone Movie, Tales From The Crypt's Demon Knight and Bordello Of Blood, Christine, Gangs of New York, Amittyville Horror, Oh Brother Where Art Thou, Friday The 13th Part I, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Halloween, Carrie or Rosemary's Baby. Lastly Aladdin, Beauty & The Beast, Lion King, and much, much more!
OLDER MOVIES (also in somewhat of an order): Dr. Zhivago, Rear Window, Spirit of St. Louis, The Egyptian, The Good The Bad & The Ugly, Three Little Words, Papillion, The Philidelphian, The Hustler, The Big Red One, Three Days of Condor, Seven Samurai, The Sound Of Music, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Casablanca, My Side Of The Mountain, Lawrence of Arabia, Wings Of Eagles, Long Hot Summer, Bullitt, Gigot, Wizard of Oz, The Dirty Dozen, Wuthering Heights, Spartacus, Bridge On The River Kwai and ANY WWII & submarine movie, Hans Christian Anderson, Emperor's New Clothes, Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, (ANY Danny Kaye movie), South Pacific, Gone With the Wind, The Graduate, The Birds, Psycho, North by Northwest, Shane, The Big Trees, Ben Hur, most every Elvis movie, (more than his music, don't know why...lol), Lust For Life, Gunga Din, Father of the Bride, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, Father Goose, Bringing up Baby, Dr. Strangelove, Mary Poppins, Suspicious, Manchurian Candidate, Vertigo, Splendor in the Grass, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, A Streetcar Named Desire, ALL John Wayne AND Clint Eastwood movies, How The West Was Won, It's A Wonderful Life, Notorious, On the Waterfront, From Here To Eternity, Citizen Cane, Postman Always Rings Twice, 12 Angry Men, Cane Mutiny, Fiddler on the Roof, Singin In The Rain, Ten Commandments, Planet Of The Apes, Sink The Bismarck, In the Heat of the Night, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Dodsworth, Executive Suite, Two Years On The Mast, Bedknobs & Broomsticks, Valley of Decision, To Kill a Mockingbird, Bells Of Saint Mary's, White Christmas, It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World, High Noon, Anna Karenina, To Catch A Thief, Mister Roberts, The Odd Couple, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Miracle on 34th Street, Grapes Of Wrath, Yentil, The Jazz Singer, Escape From Witch Mountain, every Bruce Lee movie, Herby The Love Bug, The Apple Dumpling Gang, The King And I, Dial "M" For Murder, McHales Navy, PT 109, Adams Rib and WAY too many more.
TV SHOWS (in no order past the 1st 15): Six Feet Under, The Sopranos, Sex In The City, Mind of the Married Man, Curb Your Enthusiasm, M*A*S*H, Perry Mason, The Munsters, Beverly Hillbillies, Andy Griffith Show, Gilligans Island, Bewitched, Magnum P.I., The Dick Van Dyke Show, Mr. Ed, I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners, All In The Family, My Favorite Martian, Star Trek: Next Generation, (and I guess all Star Trek in general since Voyager ended up being great and Enterprise looks excellent), Arrested Development, The OC, The Odd Couple, Hogan's Heroes, Benny Hill, Carol Burnette Show, Monty Python's Flying Circus, The Jeffersons, Laverne & Shirley, Good Times, The X-Files, The Simpsons, Frasier, Futurama, South Park, Seinfeld, CHEERS, Happy Days, TAXI, Flipper, Danny Thomas Show, My Three Sons, Three's Company, SOAP, DALLAS, I Dream of Genie, Dream On, Gary Shandling Show Starring Larry Sanders, Late Night w/David Letterman, Quantum Leap, Wings, Hazel, That 70's Show, The Tonight Show w/Johnny Carson, (NOT w/Jay Leno, who stinks), Sanford & Son, Night Court, Love Boat, Fantasy Island, CHiPS, Hill Street Blues, Fresh Prince Of Bel Air, Green Acres, Family Ties, Lost In Space, Twilight Zone, Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers, Newhart & Bob Newhart Show, Private Pyle USMC, Phil Silvers Show, McHale's Navy, Brady Bunch, The Mod Squad, Little House On The Prairie, Bonanza, Doobie Gillis, Leave It To Beaver, The Adams Family, Mama's Family, Gunsmoke, The Fugitive, Hawaii Five-O, Simon & Simon, Silver Spoons, Eight Is Enough, The Incredible Hulk, COACH, Bionic Woman, 6 Million Dollar Man, Charles In Charge, Brady Bunch, Barnaby Jones, Matlock, Murder She Wrote, Charlie's Angels, F-Troop, Car 54 Where Are You?, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Just Shoot Me, King Of The Hill, Northern Exposure, Different Strokes, Barney Miller, old Saturday Night Live, Alf, Gimme A Break, One Day At A Time, Our Family, My Two Dads, ER, Friends, early 3rd Rock From The Sun, Drew Carey Show, Married With Children, Who's The Boss?, Kate & Alley, Cosby, everything on Discovery/The Learning Channel/The History Channel and WAY too many more including new shows like Malcolm In The Middle, Andy Richter Controls the Universe, Greg The Bunny, Scrubs, 24, Daily Show w/Jon Stewart, Survivor (lol), CSI, 100 Centre Street, Dark Angel, Family Guy, Biography on A&E, Sporscenter! Let's not forget Dukes of Hazzard, A-Team, Airwolf, Riptide, Micky Spalane's Mike Hammer, Emergency! and KnightRider...I was young too you know!
**NOTE** that every Warner Bros. Looney Toons cartoon, Tom & Jerry, The Smurfs, Voltron, Battletech, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Scooby Doo, Top Cat, Heathcliffe, USA's Sunday Morning Cartoon Express, (Grape Ape, etc...), McGilla Gorilla, Yogi Bear and ALL Hanna Barbara + GI Joe kicked ASS, but so did Gummi Bears, Darkwing Duck, Tailspin and especially DUCKTALES (meaning: the whole Disney afternoon that was on cable, NOT stuff on the Disney Channel; which I never got and think sucks eternally!). There's also superior cartoons on Cartoon Network like Dexter's Lab, Powerpuff Girls, Adult Swim: (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Brak Show, Sealab 2021, Space Ghost Coast to Coast & Cowboy Bebop), Cow & Chicken, etc. The Tick, Family Guy, Beavis & Butthead.
BEST TV SHOWS NEVER MAKING IT (BIG): Dinosaurs, Sliders, White Shadow, Lone Gunmen, Fall Guy, Spencer For Hire, Boston Common, Brimstone, Strange Luck, The Tick & Millenium.
OKAY, ENOUGH OF THAT, THERE IS/ARE JUST TOO MANY FAVORITES TO POSSIBLY REMEMBER AND LIST...
I WOULD LIKE/WISH TO: hike, camp, dive, travel, sail, fly aircraft, swim, write, create, debate, love, box, kick-box, travel, explore, publish, party and recreate, (by the way, my very favorite thing in the known universe is women).
MY THEME, QUOTES & WISH ARE:
(THEME) "Live well to die well."
(QUOTE) "...to thine own self be true..." (Sir William Shakespeare)
(QUOTE) "A Man Who Stands For Nothing Will Fall For Anything." (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
(WISH) "I wish for wealth, health and happiness for myself, my friends & family and all the other living and non-living things in the universe that ever were, are now and will ever be." Also..."Peaceful co-existince for all the universe's inhabitants as we explore every aspect of life for all eternity, growing closer to truth and higher levels of consciousness, all under the glory and grace of God."
I wish these two wishes above every time a clock turns 11:11, I see the first evening star, a falling star...even when I get an eyelash or say my prayers at night, (which I mostly stopped doing most of the time within the last 1-2 years and I don't know why). I say each of these two wishes exactly as you read them above...every time, verbatim!
MY PERSONAL LIFE CONSISTS OF: Living/working here in the Triangle (Raleigh/Durham/Cary/Chapel Hill, NC) and once w/great person, love, soul mate & best friend Emily [note: she's now back in NY since 10/01 sadly and her mother is terminally ill, every positive thought I have is with her every minute of every day]. My best friend since we were 12 lives here as well and is the reason I moved here, Robby Steinruck. A terrific, hard working now-76 year old father, William (Bill), still living and working 40+ hrs a week back home in Syracuse, (retired from Carrier Corp. as a welder on Halloween 1988 after 20+ yrs but hasn't stopped working or going out 1-2 nights a week dancing)! A now-54 year old mother, Cher, who was living here in Raleigh since her divorce from my step-father of 11 years (he was great and so was his whole family, it just didn't last I guess), but is now living in Poughkipsee (NY) w/George since spring of 2001, her terrific new husband that she met here spring of '99. By the way, Syracuse is where I was born and lived until going into the Navy at 19, then spent a year from 5/95 to 6/96 there after honorable discharge and moved here to Raleigh/Durham, NC 6/96. Also have a [half] brother named Gene and [half] sister named Liz that are nearly as old as my mother (from my father's first of two marriages). Both of them live in Syracuse still as well. My father's second (and last) marriage was to my mother. They divorced when I was 2 (in 1976) and have been best friends ever since, I had the best of both worlds, even though we did not have money per say or college exposure, etc. My brothers and I always seemed to have everything we needed + more and often what we wanted, simply have great parents! Which reminds me of the most important part of all this...my 2 brothers! I have a now-35 year old [full] brother named Christoper Scott (we call him Scott) that is a deputy sheriff for Onondaga County (Syracuse) and a now-32 year old [full] brother named Stephen James that was always in trouble of one sort or another (still is this very moment but it seems this is the last of it). Both are also still in Syracuse. I, therefore, am the youngest of 3 boys (the youngest of 4 boys and 1 girl if you count my older half-brother and older-half sister). My father is full blooded Irish (his parents, long passed away since before even my mother was born, came from Ireland in the 20's right before he was born). He was born in Jersey City, NJ in March of 1926 (1 of 13 children) and moved to Syracuse around 1950 or so during the abovementioned 1st marriage with 2 children. This after having returned in 1944 from having his ship torpedoed and sunk by a German Uboat in the North Atlantic while ferrying cargo to Murmanks in Russia (he was in the Merchant Marines). My mother is from Herkimer, NY and married my father right at 18 after being raised in a girls home (House of Good Shepard) most of her life without her core family (though we know her family well now and have pictures, she was not an orphan and now her father [my grandfather] is a huge part of our lives over these last ten years). That's really all there is except Scott has an now-13 year old son from a divorce (his only marriage) and Stephen has FOUR sons w/FOUR different mothers (wow)! This page is more for me than you, an electronic auto-biography for reference, like my own personal (modern) touchstone. That's what it turned out to be, anyway. I had no idea (and still don't) what this page should be r can be, so let's wait and see.
Goodbye for now, I forgot and/or missed alot of stuff so I'll try this again within a few months.
Tommy (Hawkeye Pierce)...17 June, 1999
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