Our next guest has the unenviable task of following Possum into the spotlight. The interview with Possum is one of my best so far. We covered a range of topics not covered on my blog before including clumsy people. She Designs is a brilliant Canadian woman from Eithiopia who has eclectic intrests in fashion, art and religion.
Her comments are always insightful and she always speaks her mind . She does not act as a yes person to the self appointed clique at Bad Eagle. I respect her intelligence and independence and she is a role model for all.
1 I am familiar with some of the people of Ethiopia, Eritrean, Tigrean, etc can you explain what the major groups are. What seperates them tribal history, language or locality.
2 How far were you from the Gondar province where the Jewish population the Falasha lived ? Did you ever meet them in Eithiopia.
3 Eithiopians have a Christian Church that has a slightly different Bible then the rest. I think the book of Enoch is accepted in the Eithiopian Cannon. What should lay
people know about the Christians of Eithiopia ?
4 There was a brutal Communist thug named Mengistu whose misrule created a civil war and massive deaths. Did the ethnic seperatism of the Eritreans etc start with Mengistu or exacerbate the divisions of Eithiopia.
5 The Rastafarians have an unusual reverence for the former ruler of Eithiopia Haille Saliesse. Is there odd views on pot smoking and the former ruler of your country annoying or comedic.
6 What is the official language of Eithiopia ? Few people are aware that the fourth Semitic language Amharic is Eithiopian. Are Eithiopians more related culturaly and historicaly to the people of the Arabian Peninsula and Semites then West Africans.
Art and Fashion
7 When I worked in the fashion industry there was an odd disdain for the customer. The designers would dread designing for the masses and this disdain would result in clothes that were poorly designed. What are your views of the fashion industry ? Have the products become better or worse on an asthetic level over the last five years ?
8 The people in the fashion industry of NYC have an odd divine mission mentality. This may seem odd but the Fashionistas have a sense of purpose that exceeds that of DHS. Is the devotion to fashion misunderstood by people like myself ? I am a numbers
person and just see products, deadlines and proffits ? Am I missing the boat ?
9 Most clothes are designed for tall rail thin women. In actuality fit models are not attractive and are selected for bodily proportion rather then beauty. Is unrealistic body image part of the problem in the fashion industry ? Lets face it most women are not 5'10 and a perfect size eight. What are your views on the subject ?
10 What are your views on art. Is there a particular school of art or artist that you are fond of ?
11 Is fashion a lower art form then painting or just a more practical application of art to every day life ?
12 We have an odd poster a Commie named Ducky who has a disdain for Renoir. He feels that Renoir is over rated. Yet in my opinion one can see the love of the subject he painted mostly women reflected in his art. What are your views on Renoir ?
13 Some religions like Islam and to a much lesser extent Judaism have prohibitions against sculpture and paintings in a house of worship. Does the presence of stained glass windows and frescoes in a church enhance the experience.
14 Traditional Jewish houses of worship do not have musical instruments. There is the Shofar but that is not a musical instrument. There is plenty of singing of prayers but it is done without instruments. My friends would often joke about playing the charge theme at sporting events before performing ceremonies. Do musical instruments in Church enhance or detract the overall experience ?
15 What are some of your favorite films ?
16 I have noticed that few people on the left have a sense of humor. Is it just impossible to save the world and be comedic at the same time ?
17 Is there a semi religious component to the far left ? Are people like myself and Warren just more practical ?
18 Is the study of the classics in Littereture important ? Should students be introduced to Shakespeare and Moby Dick ? Should we replace them with more current authors ?
19 Do you watch or participate sports ?
20 Have you tried skiing or ice skating ?
21 Do you share your home with any pets ?
22 Have any of your relatives from Eithiopia visited you in Canada ? Were they interested in the tourist stuff or more mundane stuff. I find myself more interested in the waterfalls and local wildlife then Skiing. I was going to try the bobsled run at Lake Placid but I declined when I was told I couldn't drive.
23 We have many experienced bloggers are there any questions you would like to ask our readers ?
24 There is a perception that religious people do not appreciate fine art. My experince has shown this to be a false premise. Is this just another stereotype ?
25 Are people who talk to their cars or appliances odd or certified ?