Chung Lao: Hey Sharon, how are you?
Sharon: Pretty good, thanks. Although I could be
better if I didn’t have two major term papers yet to be
written. At least I have MS Word open! (to do this
interview, but lets not nit-pick.)
Chung Lao: New York. New York. The city of lights.
Any moving plans?
Funny you should ask. Actually,
its not that funny. Yes, I would eventually like to try
living somewhere different. Not necessarily somewhere
quieter, just somewhere different.
Chung Lao: Tell us about your site,
Peculiardisplay.com, and how you got into web design.
My site is a medium through
which I waste time and procrastinate. (Refer to question 1)
There’s not much content, and the journal is pointless, but
it gives me something to do. Some people even seem to like
it, at least that’s what I think the reason for them coming
back frequently is. I actually started my site way back in
1999 because I was a fan of that tv show Angel and for those
of you who don’t know, most of today’s personal sites
started out because fans of the show Buffy (and in turn,
Angel) wanted to have a way of communicating their thoughts
and speculations about the storylines.
Chung Lao: What is your Social Security Number?
I’m actually an illegal alien,
so I never got one.
Chung Lao: What do you think of IndaPhatFarm.com?
When Chris first told me about
his site, I thought it was called IndiaPhatFarm (I still
have reading problems to this day) and I thought it might
have something to do with slave labor in Indian clothing
factories. Today, I know its called InDaphatFarm, but I
still don’t know what the heck its about. Just Kidding.
Those factory worker kids are pretty cute.
Chung Lao: What is your fascination with the band
Switch-foot all about?
Good music. Good down-to-earth
Christian guys. And they let me make fun of them on their
Chung Lao: Name some countries you want to
Easy one! In order of
importance: Australia, Ireland, Italy. I actually hope to
relocate to Australia for some part of my life. Italy – the
history of the Byzantine/ Roman Empire is my favorite.
Ireland – I like their accents and their green grass.
Chung Lao: Tell us about the Tyrone Baxter incident.
So back in the day, my cousin
Vinod lived in Jackson Heights. (This is pre-Little India
days). My brothers and I visited them almost every weekend.
Lets just say, older kids like to make the lives of younger
kids a living nightmare. This one particular weekend we’re
out in their backyard, which is more like an alley of
garages behind the attached houses. The road is purely made
of gravel. We’re standing out there playing or whatever and
suddenly I see some rocks falling off of the roof of the
garage. Now, keep in mind I can’t be more than 8 or 9 years
old. The rocks keep coming and I look to my brothers and
Vinod and they’re all mystified like me.
Then Vinod screams out “Look, I
see him on the roof!!! He’s throwing rocks at us!” And me,
in all my fear and trembling cry out “Who?? Who is it?”
Vinod replies, “Tyrone Baxter!!!!” So of course, both of my
brothers agree in unison with Vinod that they saw Tyrone
too. Now, I can’t be the only loser that didn’t see him, so
I’m like, “Yeah!!!! I see him!!! Throw them back at him!”
Long story short, they pretend to see Tyrone scamper off
behind the garages and we never see him again. I think it
was honestly a few years later that Vinod admitted to me he
was the one throwing gravel onto the roof so that it
appeared to be falling off. Jerks!
Chung Lao: Where did you stand on the Terry Schiavo
Most of the time in my room,
but usually I was sitting down in front of the tv, not
standing. Oh, and I felt that the husband should have given
guardianship to her parents if he didn’t want the burden of
caring for her anymore. The guy went off and remarried and
had kids. I understand it was 15 years of vegativeness but
do the vows “Til death do us part” hold any true meaning
anymore? Apparently not. Ultimately, I think the problem
here is that every person needs a living will written up.
Just saves the hassle of a slew of national court cases.
Chung Lao: What church do you attend?
My dad’s church – New York
Bible Assembly of God.
Chung Lao: Are you proud to call yourself Vinod’s
I'm assuming he’ll be reading
this. And since he pretty much got me into my MBA program, I
will say yes.
Name someone you admire and why.
The fact that three minutes
have passed by since I started to answer this question and
nobody’s name has popped into my head tells me that I
probably don’t admire anyone.
Chung Lao: List your favorites:
playin guitar, volleyball
guitar center, any shoe store
Dove (the best!!!!)
I’ll listen to anything at
G. Rust Remover:
does OrangeClean remove rust?
(you know, the stuff that comes with OxiClean…don’t act like
you haven’t seen those infomercials with that same bearded
guy with the husky voice!!!!)
H. Sports Team:
lion king, gladiator (roman
empire!!), ferris bueller’s day off, lord of the rings,
keeping the faith, American History X, Shawshank Redemption,
the last samurai, tell me when to stop…
Chung Lao: Thoughts on George W?
He’s a funny guy.
Chung Lao: For/against the war in Iraq?
Chung Lao: Best place(s) to eat in Nueva York?
I do not think this question
has an answer because there are too many good places.
Chung Lao: What is something you can’t stand in a
Chung Lao: Why do you like Wendy’s side salads?
I see you conferred with Vinod
before coming up with these interview questions. IT WAS ONE
SALAD OK!?! I had a big lunch and wasn’t that hungry for
dinner!!! SUE ME.
Chung Lao: What is the first thing you notice about a
That they are, in fact, a
person and not an inanimate object or an animal.
Using Microsoft Paint, please draw us a picture.
Chung Lao: What inspires you?
A beautiful sunset.
Pffft. Not a whole lot,
Chung Lao: What is wrong with the NY Knicks?
When have they ever been right?
Chung Lao: Name a place you would never want to live,
Anywhere with snakes. I don’t
think I need to explain.
Chung Lao: Ok, it’s Game 7 of the 2006 World Series,
Yanks are down by 2 to the Red Sox. Jeter just went down
with a torn cheek muscle. Joe Torre’s not going out like a
chump though. He calls in his secret weapon, Sharon Titus!
What’s the game plan?
I'm guessing that in the
offseason, baseball went Co-Ed? Good stuff. Um…play little
ball. Bunt, walk, steal. Moon Derek lowe. Call INS on David
Ortiz. Do whatever it takes to tie the game and win it in
the 37th inning.
Chung Lao: Lastly, leave us with a parting thought.
“My dad says if you don’t have
anything nice to say, you shouldn’t say anything at all. But
my dad’s not here. YOU’RE A WEENIE!!!!!” Ooh parting
THOUGHT. I thought it said parting SHOT. Oh well.
Sharon, Thangu. Next up on
The Tonight Show is Mathai C
Now if you'll excuse me, I have a factory to run.
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