Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Joe Blog's Interview #69 Sid's Getting Animated!

Name : John Pangia
Age : 59
Location : New Jersey, USA
Vocation : As Google would say, "Did you mean Vacation?"
Philosophy : Oh there's another big word, like that 'vocation' thing. OK, here's my philosophy... You have to take life seriously, it's a one-shot deal, but if you take it too seriously you'll miss it.

Sum up what your blog is about.
Sid in the City is simply a peek at how an average guy reacts to the world around him. His environs are a blue collar neighborhood in Philadelphia, a place where everybody still knows everybody else on the block, and most, but not all, are set in their ways. Anything in the news that would make me say "What the ... ?", Sid's going to have something to say about it.

Why are you doing your blog?
(See Picture Left)

What’s the funniest entry on your blog?
Maybe Adoption or Scientology . It's really hard to say, but people who seem to be full of themselves tend to get our attention.

What is your writing style?
That's easy, shoot from the hip. Consequences will fall in line later.

How much would you sell your blog for?
Not for sale. Sid, on the other hand, would sell anything for a buck. (See Below)

What do people commonly say about your site?
There aren't a lot of comments made on the Sid in the City site, because Sid is also syndicated to Philly Future, which is where most people see him. Now there, whew..., say anything that can be construed as slightly right of center, politically speaking, and you've opened the flood gates. Quite naturally, Sid can't resist tweaking a few noses, and since Philadelphia is a very liberal kind of place [again politically speaking], he gets into some trouble there.

Why should someone visit your site?
Boredom, plain and simple.

What did you learn from your first love?
I wasn't old enough for all the complications, and I'm still not.

Are there any blogs, you enjoy reading?
A whole bunch, all listed on the website.

If you could invite anyone to a dinner party who would it be and why?
Stephen Hawking. Why? Because the universe, or more precisely, infinity, baffles me. Logically, it has to exist, and just as logically, it can't. For instance, if the universe were placed inside a box, would infinity be that box? It can't be, because it's, well, infinite, but it has to be inside of something, doesn't it, and if so what is 'that' something inside of? Got it? Nope, me neither, but Hawking is the only one I can think of that could come close to explaining it.

What one website would you recommend and why?
Google News. Pick a story, any story, and you will find hundreds, if not thousands, of variations.

Tell us a random funny story that
comes to mind.
(See Picture Right)

What advice would you have given yourself 5 years ago?
Start enjoying the ride.

What’s the most incredible thing that ever happened to you?
Judy [not to be confused with Sid's cartoon wife Marge] and I have 10 grandchildren between us. Now that's incredible.

Any interesting travel stories? (See Below)

And finally, what would you wish for with 3 wishes?
First wish would be for 3 more wishes.
Second wish would be for 3 more wishes.
Third wish would be for 3 more wishes.
Now I've got 9, in case I screw a couple of them up.

Now it’s your turn! Ask me one question, anything you like.

What on earth made you ask me to do this?

Joe Blogs : I recognised you were a guy with an opinion, and a sense of humor as well. Plus your pictures crack me up.

Your Site Address : Sid in the City