23.06.17 by Jeff

5 Questions You Must Answer (or die)

This is our weekly discussion post where I ask 5 questions and you answer them (I answer them too). If you missed them, the previous 5 Questions posts are HEREHEREHERE and HERE.


The Questions

1- What’s your favourite piece of useless trivia?

2- What’s a bargain bin movie that’s actually really good?

3- How many times do you think you’ve stolen something in your life?

4- Describe your favourite procrastination technique.

5- What’s a unique question that I can use for a future 5 Questions post?



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Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • 1- If you were able to fold a piece of paper in half 50 times, its thickness would be 3/4 of the distance from Earth to the sun.

    2- When my gas gauge needle hits “E” I change the angle I’m looking at it by sitting lower in my seat.

    3- I’m going to guess 200 times. It’s actually hard to tell if that’s high or low. Majority from when I was younger putting 5 cent candies into my slurpee.

    4- I literally bought the movie Ravenous out of a DVD bargain bin and it’s great movie – score by composer Michael Nyman and Damon Albarn from Blur

    5- What’s a band that you never listened to when they were really hyped up and realised their genius when you listened to them years later?

    • Ravenous is a childhood favorite!! The soundtrack is definitely the best part (well, Robert Carlyle may be a close second).

      • robert carlyle is #1 haha for sure

  • Dellatscott

    my classmate’s ex-wife makes 75 dollars per hour on the internet.. she’s been unemployed for seven months.. the previous month her pay-check was 13779 dollars just working at home for a couple of hours each day,➤ go here to this page

  • Mrs. Morpheus

    1- A pig’s orgasm can last up to 30 minutes

    2-Die Hard (duh, dunno what it was doing here)

    3-Maybe a hundred something

    4-I read a book and listen to podcasts while walking around my house even though I probably have this very important thing going on

    5-What smell brings out your best or worst memory?

    • good question!!

  • E Smit

    1. Rex rabbits are bottomless pits, they are always hungry.
    2. The Little Death (2014) it’s kind of awesome.
    3. About 15 times I think, considering the others weren’t thefts, just justifying a low salary (stationery) or tax I pay ;) .
    4. Collecting a shitload of information about art and design online. Most of which I will never have time to read or do.
    5. If you think very hard about yourself, do you think you are an arsehole?

    • my answer of 200 is now feeling very high lol

      • E Smit

        It is but if that is all then well done! At one point I could have started my own stationery store… just sayin… but that doesn’t count ;)

      • haha i was trying to include even the smallest thefts so maybe mine isn’t THAT crazy

  • hot dogs are technically sandwiches (and pizza might even be, too, though I’m still on edge about that one)

    idk if it qualifies, but I found The Assassination of Jesse James in the $5 bin at Wal-Mart, and it’s one of my favorite movies ever.

    does stealing from the lost & found count? if it’s there longer than a week and I can find a use for it, it’s coming home, haha. probably dozens of things like that.
    I did make my mom turn around and go back to Target once because I forgot to give my Dr. Pepper to the cashier.

    snowboarding forums

    what movie/show has been in your Netflix queue the longest that you still haven’t seen?

    • stealing from lost and found counts! whats the total haha

      • we’re probably looking at about 50 just from there, probably not too much elsewhere, I was a stickler for the rules growing up, haha.

  • Cassie

    1. Otters hold hands when they sleep so that they won’t float away from each other. I mean, come on.

    2. Austin Powers has everything I need from a movie!

    3. Once, truly. Unless sneaking my mum’s things (to borrow!) counts.

    4. Reading and reading and reading lyrics forever and then researching what they may mean.

    5. What is the best compliment you’ve ever received?

  • 1- There are more kangaroos than humans in Australia (is this actually true?)
    2- I once found Hostage on a bargain shelf and now it’s one of my favorite scary-ish movies
    3- Probably more than I would care to admit… I was a stupid child
    4- Doing “research” by scrolling through BOOOOOOOM or reading other art, architecture, and fashion websites
    5- If you wrote a “For Dummies” book, what would the official title be?

  • 1- “When pilgrims were landing on Plymouth Rock, you could already visit what is now Santa Fe, New Mexico to stay at a hotel, eat at a restaurant and buy Native American silver.” (via https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1y5f2a/what_are_two_events_that_took_place_in_the_same/?limit=500)
    2- Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
    3- Probably 10 times and always unintentionally.
    4- Least favorite: I hate getting started, so I’ll do anything to prevent starting. Play games, answer email, check social media, make coffee, clean, etc.
    5- That’s cheating.

  • 1- Bunny is the first nickname that lengthened the original informal name. The first name for a rabbit was a bun.
    2- Freddy Got Fingered (I’m betting on some blow-back from this selection, but it is Greatness)
    3- Maybe a dozen or so? Does borrowing haphazardly from friends count? Or thinking things are yours then realizing they’re not?
    4- I like to plan elaborate dinners with my friends and power-eat potato chips while watching Netflix.
    5- Tell the tale of a nickname that you earned.

    • hahahhaa i wonder what Tom is doing now

  • Cookie Dough

    1- The number of rats circulating in India is equal to the number of dollar bills circulating in the United States. (I read this in the paper years ago and I’m sure it is true.)
    2- Toxic Avenger
    3- From a store, maybe five times. If you count things like making copies at work, hundreds of times. If you count things like reading the Internets at work, thousands of times.
    4- Realize some other task, usually a fun OCD one like sorting all the photos on my computer into categories, is more important and must be done now.
    5- When was the first time you realized there were people who didn’t like you?

    • haha i forgot about toxic avenger

  • 1 – Actress Rashida Jones is famous music producer Quincy Jones’ daughter, AND her sister was going out with Tupac when he was killed.
    2 – Bikini Bandits, because it knows that it’s a bargain bin movie and totally embraces the shlocky b-movie nonsense vibe.
    3 – Hmmmmm, not many. I’m a good boy. I guess I’ve probably download some music and stuff – so probably 15-20 times.
    4 – I stare out the window and close one eye and try to line up the things that I can see in different ways so they make different geometric shapes. I can do this FOR HOURS.
    5 – What’s the piece of work you’ve seen in the last year that you most wish you’d create yourself?

    • never knew that about rashida jones’ sister! good one! good question too

  • thechandynasty

    1- The back-up singers on Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” were members of the Detroit Lions football team. At the time, Gaye had been attending team practices in hopes of joining, and was already quite famous. He invited the players over to listen to some “new stuff” he was working on, and asked them to sing back-up on the demo. When he re-recorded the song with professional singers, he didn’t like it as much, and kept the Detroit Lion back-up vocals.

    2- Not having seen an actual physical bargain bin in many years, I’m just going to say that I found “Can’t Buy Me Love” with a young Patrick Dempsey quite endearing, even at a young age.

    3- I feel like I steal other people’s time on a pretty consistent basis.

    4- I can validate any sort of time wasting by thinking that life is short and should be enjoyed to its fullest potential. So, I suppose avoidance and delusion are my procrastination techniques.

    5- What do you think Bill Murray whispers in Scarlett Johansson’s ear at the end of “Lost in Translation”?

    • hahha all such great answers – i never knew that about What’s Going On. i know i’ve said this to you before but i feel like you should have a music podcast

  • googling bee language now

  • Margotenenbaum

    1-All of the clocks in Pulp Fiction are set to 4:20.

    2- THEODORE REX ;)

    3- eeeep. Stolen a few hearts. Stolen a few hundred songs in early download days. Stolen my sisters Netflix log in. Stolen tampons because i don’t feel women should have these taxed, sigh. It’s hard to measure a proper amount….

    4-my favourite as of lately is filling out these 5 questions to get my mind going before I start on a new project. :) Otherwise…I spend a large amount of time creating a custom NikeID sneaker on their website…and never order ( i swear i will someday soon )

    5- What song would best describe your outlook on love?

    • haha yea everyone here who says they’ve stolen less than 100’s of times is lying haha – MP3s!!! this is stealing too

      glad to know you are procrastinating right now haha

  • #4 – yea when i have something important to do my house magically gets cleaner instead

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