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In the spotlight - GlennMirnyi

Nathaliia
04-04-2007, 09:02 PM
What was the best gig you've ever attended?
Which MTF smiley expresses you the most?
What does it have to happen to bring you out of control?
When you are fired online against someone, can you go offline and become a peaceful Gu that I know from MSN - like nothing happened?
Do you think the real love is yet to happen for you?
Do you dislike more Rafa or Rafatards?

jazar
04-04-2007, 09:04 PM
what is you favourite album?
what is your favourite song?
what is the best tennis match you have ever seen?

Johnny Groove
04-04-2007, 09:05 PM
How come me and you can sling shit 24/7 on GM and never agree on anything and yet we come to NT or a chat thread, and suddenly, we're cool and Brasilian? :lol:

GlennMirnyi
04-04-2007, 09:14 PM
What was the best gig you've ever attended?
Which MTF smiley expresses you the most?
What does it have to happen to bring you out of control?
When you are fired online against someone, can you go offline and become a peaceful Gu that I know from MSN - like nothing happened?
Do you think the real love is yet to happen for you?
Do you dislike more Rafa or Rafatards?

Best gig: Chick Corea in 2005.
;)
Many things make me lose it, but lack of respect for people around me is too much for me to take.
Of course. I never take internet fights to real life.
No, I know real love.
Rafa. I hate him so much you can't even imagine. :p

what is you favourite album?
what is your favourite song?
what is the best tennis match you have ever seen?

Favorite album: Al Di Meola's Elegant Gypsy followed by Deep Purple's Burn
Favorite song: Elegant Gypsy Suite from Al Di Meola and Suite: Golden Dawn for the Jaco Pastorius bass work (I'm a bassist too).
Hard to think about one single match, but it would be a Sampras match. I'll answer this one exactly in a couple of hours.

How come me and you can sling shit 24/7 on GM and never agree on anything and yet we come to NT or a chat thread, and suddenly, we're cool and Brasilian? :lol:

I don't take anything personally. :D

jazar
04-04-2007, 09:19 PM
Best gig: Chick Corea in 2005.

Favorite album: Al Di Meola's Elegant Gypsy followed by Deep Purple's Burn
Favorite song: Elegant Gypsy Suite from Al Di Meola and Suite: Golden Dawn for the Jaco Pastorius bass work (I'm a bassist too).

good stuff, i play some chick corea stuff with my band. do you know his song 'spain'?
what kind of bass do you use?

Hendu
04-04-2007, 09:31 PM
What was Guga's influence in you?
whats your futebol team?
do you suffer schizophrenia? or split personality maybe? ;)

GlennMirnyi
04-05-2007, 01:30 AM
good stuff, i play some chick corea stuff with my band. do you know his song 'spain'?
what kind of bass do you use?

Of course. Never played it, but of course I know it and it's only of the best non-classical songs ever composed.

I used to own a black/white Fender Jazz Bass, but the death of my ex-GF was a heavy burden for me and everything was about music, so I sold it to kinda get over it, it was very painful on me.

What was Guga's influence in you?
whats your futebol team?
do you suffer schizophrenia? or split personality maybe? ;)

Guga is the reason I love tennis. If it weren't for him, I'd probably never get into it. The backhand is a influence game-wise, of course, but I guess it is to everybody (except for Gasquet-fans, of course, those delusional bastards :lol: )
Maybe... some say I have multiple Gustavos inside me, but I guess it's called versatility. :p

jocaputs
04-05-2007, 01:35 AM
how did you start to cheer for Gremio?

GlennMirnyi
04-05-2007, 01:38 AM
About the best match... probably one of Sampras-Henman '98/'99 or Sampras-Rafter in Wimbledon '00.

GlennMirnyi
04-05-2007, 01:44 AM
how did you start to cheer for Gremio?

This answers Matias' question. :lol:

I cheer for Gremio since I know myself as a person. My family is Gremista and all. Later on, when I was growing up, I always identified myself with the team, the players, everything. :D

jocaputs
04-05-2007, 01:45 AM
i lived only a year in Porto Alegre, but internacional seems to be way more pouplar there:o

GlennMirnyi
04-05-2007, 01:52 AM
i lived only a year in Porto Alegre, but internacional seems to be way more pouplar there:o

It's popular among the poorest people, but in the state as a whole, Gremio has more supporters.

JBdV
04-05-2007, 02:10 AM
What's your favourite Borat scene (from the movie or tv show)?

GlennMirnyi
04-05-2007, 02:17 AM
What's your favourite Borat scene (from the movie or tv show)?

Hard to, but I guess it's that one where he goes to buy a car:

"When I buy my wife... hummm, at the start she was... ehh... cook good, her vagine work well and she strong on plow. But after 3 years, when she was 15 then she become weak, her voice become a deep "BORAT BORAT"... eeeh she receive hair on her chest and her vagine hang like sleeve of wizard."

Sheer class. ;)

RickDaStick
04-05-2007, 02:21 AM
Who are your 5 favorite MTF posters and 5 least favorite MTF posters?

GlennMirnyi
04-05-2007, 02:26 AM
Who are your 5 favorite MTF posters and 5 least favorite MTF posters?

Favs:
Berdych Fan
lavia
musefanatic
Naranoc
scarecrows - GeorgeWHitler

Least favs:
R=FK
Jogy
Tennis Fool
Andre'sNo1Hussy
Deivid el burro

bad gambler
04-05-2007, 03:29 AM
What is more powerful than God, eviler than the Devil, the poor have, the rich need, and if you eat it you die?

GlennMirnyi
04-05-2007, 03:34 AM
What is more powerful than God, eviler than the Devil, the poor have, the rich need, and if you eat it you die?

Well, the answer should be nothing, but I don't believe in God (and Devil, of course, too), so... I guess this loses its sense a bit. ;)

Andre♥
04-05-2007, 04:39 AM
Do your like Pagode and Sertaneja? :tape:

Zeca Pagodinho :rocker2:

GlennMirnyi
04-05-2007, 04:51 AM
Do your like Pagode and Sertaneja? :tape:

Zeca Pagodinho :rocker2:

Hate 'em all. :help:

Andre♥
04-05-2007, 04:52 AM
Hate 'em all. :help:

And tv shows like Domingão do Faustão or Caldeirão do Huck? :tape:

GlennMirnyi
04-05-2007, 04:54 AM
And tv shows like Domingão do Faustão or Caldeirão do Huck? :tape:

Oh my, those are so bad there are no words to describe them. :tape:

its.like.that
04-05-2007, 05:24 AM
Which testicle hangs lower, the left or the right?
Who would you rather have a beer with, Bush or bin Laden?
Who is your daddy, and what does he do?

GlennMirnyi
04-05-2007, 05:50 AM
Which testicle hangs lower, the left or the right?
Who would you rather have a beer with, Bush or bin Laden?
Who is your daddy, and what does he do?

Depends on the day.
Osama.
Nelton and he's graduated in Administration. Works in a State company.

Eden
04-05-2007, 07:25 PM
What do you like most of your country?
What's your most treasured possession?
What things in life annoy you?
Which countries have you been to so far?

GlennMirnyi
04-05-2007, 07:44 PM
What do you like most of your country?
What's your most treasured possession?
What things in life annoy you?
Which countries have you been to so far?

The girls, probably. All kinds of them, especially in the South, where I live: Germans, Italians, Polish, Japanese, Portuguese, Spaniards... ;)

My rackets, probably.

Stupid people, people who don't respect others, waking up early in the morning, bad drivers, Nadal winning.

Uruguay and Argentina. This list will enlarge by 2008 when I visit Europe. :D

Nathaliia
04-05-2007, 09:04 PM
Favs:
Berdych Fan
lavia
musefanatic
Naranoc
scarecrows - GeorgeWHitler


Was I not mentioned because I don't flirt with you on MSN or because I'm not blonde?
Oh, or because I'm a girl older than you? :p

scarecrows
04-05-2007, 09:10 PM
Favs:

scarecrows - GeorgeWHitler



you made it look like we're the same person :o

its.like.that
04-06-2007, 02:35 AM
you made it look like we're the same person :o

you are :rolleyes:

GlennMirnyi
04-06-2007, 01:10 PM
Was I not mentioned because I don't flirt with you on MSN or because I'm not blonde?
Oh, or because I'm a girl older than you? :p

You don't talk enough with me on msn, it's true. ;)

GlennMirnyi
04-06-2007, 01:13 PM
you made it look like we're the same person :o

No, it's just that there's space for only 1 man in my fave list. :p

jazar
04-06-2007, 03:28 PM
whats my star sign?
what is the best bass riff ever?
do you like 'the chicken'?
how annoying are murray fanboys?

GlennMirnyi
04-06-2007, 07:51 PM
whats my star sign?
what is the best bass riff ever?
do you like 'the chicken'?
how annoying are murray fanboys?

Star sign? :confused: If you mean astrological, it's Libra. :unsure:

Best bass riff? If it's just about riffs, not passages, then Moby Dick or Black Dog from Led Zeppelin. ;) As passages, I'd say Jaco in Suite: Golden Dawn from Di Meola. The funky part is out of this world.

The chicken? Sorry, I'm :confused:

Murray fanboys are more annoying than Emo boys.

jazar
04-06-2007, 07:54 PM
The chicken? Sorry, I'm :confused:

the chicken is one of jaco's masterpieces. i reckon you'll probably know it if you hear it. if you go on youtube and then search 'jaco pastorius the chicken' and click the first result, it is a prime example

GlennMirnyi
04-06-2007, 08:44 PM
the chicken is one of jaco's masterpieces. i reckon you'll probably know it if you hear it. if you go on youtube and then search 'jaco pastorius the chicken' and click the first result, it is a prime example

Aha, got it.

Yes I do. ;)

jazar
04-06-2007, 09:35 PM
Aha, got it.

Yes I do. ;)

a great example of the funk genre

jazar
04-06-2007, 10:00 PM
that steel drum solo in it is bloody awesome. my band needs a steel drum player

jazar
04-07-2007, 09:16 AM
do you ever use bassmasta.net for tabs?

GlennMirnyi
04-09-2007, 04:31 AM
do you ever use bassmasta.net for tabs?

Used to get tabs from mysongbook.com before they started with that shitty policy and took all the real music out.

Eden
04-09-2007, 11:51 AM
When did you start playing tennis and how often do you play in the week now?
Which are your favourite matches from Pete?
Do you think Max and Roger will ever play doubles again? ;)

its.like.that
04-09-2007, 12:03 PM
Do you take it up the botty?

jazar
04-09-2007, 01:02 PM
what do you think of flea (rhcp bass player)?

GlennMirnyi
04-09-2007, 10:56 PM
When did you start playing tennis and how often do you play in the week now?
Which are your favourite matches from Pete?
Do you think Max and Roger will ever play doubles again? ;)

Messed around when a kid, but only took it seriously in the last couple of years. I play 2-3 times a week.
My favourites (not the best) are both against Guga. The first in the final of Miami, when Guga lost and then the SF of the TMC, when he won.
I'm sure that whenever Roger wants to take doubles seriously, he'll do it with Max. ;)

Do you take it up the botty?

Definetly not.

what do you think of flea (rhcp bass player)?

He's good, but not my style. I must say I'm not a big fan of the slapping and all. Technically, you can't hold much against him, especially as he plays 2nd class music. :p

Washa Koroleva
04-16-2007, 09:45 PM
Why

GlennMirnyi
04-17-2007, 02:29 AM
Why what?

its.like.that
04-17-2007, 02:41 AM
Why won't you sleep with Olga?

GlennMirnyi
04-17-2007, 03:17 AM
Why won't you sleep with Olga?

Because she wants to do it with someone else, not me. ;)

Washa Koroleva
04-17-2007, 10:16 AM
Because she wants to do it with someone else, not me. ;)

:lol: definitely not with who you think it is!


anyways... i didn't realize i only wrote 'why' and now i don't even remember what i wanted to ask!
Do you still get so angry that you would smash the door? If yes, did you manage it the last couple of weeks?

GlennMirnyi
04-18-2007, 02:03 AM
anyways... i didn't realize i only wrote 'why' and now i don't even remember what i wanted to ask!
Do you still get so angry that you would smash the door? If yes, did you manage it the last couple of weeks?

Not like that, but if I do, now I break cheaper things, like cd cases and pens.

Eden
12-06-2008, 05:07 PM
1) What are your 10 favourite books of all time?
2) Who’s your favourite person in history?
3) Who would be a good choice as the new ATP president?
4) What are your best and worst characteristic traits?
5) What’s your favourite match of your favourite player and who is the opponent you enjoy to see him play against the most?
6) Do you have any quirks (for example having to check 10 times whether you have really closed the door)?
7) When did you start watching tennis?
8) What's your best childhood memory?
9) What’s your philosophy of life?
10) Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

the biscuit
12-06-2008, 05:27 PM
- Have you ever eaten anything that should have been consumed by animals?
- How old were you when you stopped believing in Santa Claus/the Easter Bunny/etc...?
- What's the worst thing someone ever gave you?
- What would you do if the word 'mug' didn't exist? :confused:

Nathaliia
12-06-2008, 05:28 PM
1. Have you ever played golf? Would you like to?
2. If you could be born again, would you consider a sportsman's career for life... swimmer or a tennis player maybe?
3. Why do you like blondes more than brunettes?
4. What do you like in a girl the most?
5. What traits should have your best male buddy?
6. How are your trip to Europe preparations going? You know our thread's meeting will be in London and we're waiting for you to come here :o.
7. Which group of fans are you planning to attack the most in the GM next season?
8. Who is the best newcomer of 2008 on MTF?
9. Why the Finnish flag?
10. What do you think of global warming?
11. What are your methods of handling stress?
12. What do you think of the biscuit?

Voo de Mar
12-07-2008, 01:05 AM
Why do you have radical opinion about tennis players? Is it connected with your life attitude?

alfonsojose
12-07-2008, 04:02 AM
Have u ever kissed a guy?

~*BGT*~
12-07-2008, 04:39 AM
Have u ever kissed a guy?

...And liked it? ;) :p

Roddick or Gasquet?
Favorite cologne?
Favorite fragrance for women?
What was a great memory from childhood?
Bad experience you ever had meeting a player?
Are you a player... ;) not the tennis kind :p
How did your last relationship end?

Nathaliia
12-08-2008, 09:06 PM
bump :awww:

shotgun
12-08-2008, 09:34 PM
- If you could choose to have sex with any MTF female member, who would it be?

- Which MTF member needs a severe beatdown in your opinion?

- How does it feel to support the second best football team in Brazil?

GlennMirnyi
12-08-2008, 09:45 PM
1) What are your 10 favourite books of all time?
2) Who’s your favourite person in history?
3) Who would be a good choice as the new ATP president?
4) What are your best and worst characteristic traits?
5) What’s your favourite match of your favourite player and who is the opponent you enjoy to see him play against the most?
6) Do you have any quirks (for example having to check 10 times whether you have really closed the door)?
7) When did you start watching tennis?
8) What's your best childhood memory?
9) What’s your philosophy of life?
10) Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

1. Good question, I'll get to that later. I can say for sure that my favorite book of all time is Crime and Punishment.
2. Favourite person in history... I admire some people, like Napoleon, but I'd stick with Gauss.
3. Philipp Petzschner.
4. Best: very understanding and fair. Worst: I can get really furious very quickly.
5. Max Mirnyi versus Marat Safin in DC at Belarus, 2004. I've always liked watching him playing claycourters in general.
6. I have some. I check the alarm some 4-5 times before going to sleep to check if I have set it right, I check my bag some 2-3 times before going to uni or work to see if I haven't forgotten anything, for instance.
7. 1997.
8. Sitting at the kitchen watching mom cooking and listening to a pretty old radio (not old at the time, though), when I was about 3.
9. Try to do the best I can in everything, and enjoy the most out of life, always with fairness, moderation and intelligence.
10. In Europe, as a professor in some university.

- Have you ever eaten anything that should have been consumed by animals?
- How old were you when you stopped believing in Santa Claus/the Easter Bunny/etc...?
- What's the worst thing someone ever gave you?
- What would you do if the word 'mug' didn't exist? :confused:

1. Nope.
2. Never really bought it.
3. A plastic bike toy, when I was freaking 16!!!
4. I'd say clown instead.

1. Have you ever played golf? Would you like to?
2. If you could be born again, would you consider a sportsman's career for life... swimmer or a tennis player maybe?
3. Why do you like blondes more than brunettes?
4. What do you like in a girl the most?
5. What traits should have your best male buddy?
6. How are your trip to Europe preparations going? You know our thread's meeting will be in London and we're waiting for you to come here :o.
7. Which group of fans are you planning to attack the most in the GM next season?
8. Who is the best newcomer of 2008 on MTF?
9. Why the Finnish flag?
10. What do you think of global warming?
11. What are your methods of handling stress?
12. What do you think of the biscuit?

1. No, and I wouldn't like to.
2. Tennis player.
3. I don't.
4. Intelligence.
5. Must be smart enough to keep following my subject changes.
6. They're halted but surely happening.
7. Nadulltards.
8. fast_clay
9. It's a secret and I really like the country.
10. I think it's a huge bullshit.
11. Sex.
12. The biscuit is a very pretty girl that should like better players. :p

Why do you have radical opinion about tennis players? Is it connected with your life attitude?

I wouldn't say it isn't. It's connected with the fact that I have pretty strong convictions about everything in life, that's for sure.

Have u ever kissed a guy?

Nope.

...And liked it? ;) :p

Roddick or Gasquet?
Favorite cologne?
Favorite fragrance for women?
What was a great memory from childhood?
Bad experience you ever had meeting a player?
Are you a player... ;) not the tennis kind :p
How did your last relationship end?

Gasquet.
Lacoste.
Hmmmm I'll have to ask a girl I dated, I don't know by heart.
Not yet.
Hehehehe... depends. Sometimes, yeah.
With a lot of crying, from both sides.

GlennMirnyi
12-08-2008, 09:47 PM
- If you could choose to have sex with any MTF female member, who would it be?

- Which MTF member needs a severe beatdown in your opinion?

- How does it feel to support the second best football team in Brazil?

1. Hmmmm that's an awesome question. I don't know if I can really choose one. :p
2. Many members of MTF deserve a severe beatdown, but JolanGago needs the most right now. And with a bronze rod.
3. I feel cheated, but football isn't something that I care too much about.

ExcaliburII
12-08-2008, 09:55 PM
what do you prefer, to do oral sex to a guy, or to get your dick cut with scissors?

GlennMirnyi
12-08-2008, 09:56 PM
what do you prefer, to do oral sex to a guy, or to get your dick cut with scissors?

3rd option: have a date with your sister. :D

shotgun
12-08-2008, 10:02 PM
If your state held a referendum asking about Rio Grande do Sul's independence from the rest of Brazil, would you vote yes or no, and why?

GlennMirnyi
12-08-2008, 10:03 PM
If your state held a referendum asking about Rio Grande do Sul's independence from the rest of Brazil, would you vote yes or no, and why?

I'd vote no, because it's stupid to split from a huge economy and market to become a shit country like Uruguay (with all due respect).

~*BGT*~
12-09-2008, 01:45 AM
Nadal or Djokovic?
Robredo or Lopez?
A new Brazilian restaurant just opened near me. What kinds of classic Brazilian dishes should I try?
Favorite American city?
Favorite European country?
How old were you when you lost your virginity?
How do you define success?

GlennMirnyi
12-09-2008, 10:13 AM
Nadal or Djokovic?
Robredo or Lopez?
A new Brazilian restaurant just opened near me. What kinds of classic Brazilian dishes should I try?
Favorite American city?
Favorite European country?
How old were you when you lost your virginity?
How do you define success?

1. A shot in the head.
2. Lopez, he's one of my favorite players.
3. No idea, I have no idea about what's in the menu... if you mean typical "Brazilian" food, then I'd recommend you to visit an Italian restaurant.
4. New York.
5. Paris.
6. 14.
7. Success is being able to reach your goals without losing your mental dignity (aka selling yourself or your head).

Venle
12-09-2008, 10:39 AM
1. Have you ever been to Finland?
2. What's the best movie you've seen?
3. Who's your favourite Brazilian football player?
4. The worst drink you've ever had?
5. Who is the most important person to you?

Saumon
12-09-2008, 12:36 PM
When did Paris get its independence? :p

GlennMirnyi
12-09-2008, 12:51 PM
1. Have you ever been to Finland?
2. What's the best movie you've seen?
3. Who's your favourite Brazilian football player?
4. The worst drink you've ever had?
5. Who is the most important person to you?

1. Not yet.
2. The Professional.
3. I'm not a fan of Brazilian footballers.
4. Orloff Vodka.
5. Besides myself. I'd say my father.

When did Paris get its independence? :p

Do you mean the storming of the Bastille? 14/07/1789.

Saumon
12-09-2008, 01:09 PM
Do you mean the storming of the Bastille? 14/07/1789.

no.

ExcaliburII
12-09-2008, 01:12 PM
3rd option: have a date with your sister. :D

Answer my question, Ive only gave you 2 options.

GlennMirnyi
12-09-2008, 01:40 PM
no.

No idea then.

GlennMirnyi
12-09-2008, 01:40 PM
Answer my question, Ive only gave you 2 options.

I don't like any of those options. :)

Saumon
12-09-2008, 01:52 PM
No idea then.

As far as I know, Paris is not a country. :shrug:

ExcaliburII
12-09-2008, 02:09 PM
I don't like any of those options. :)

I know you dont. ITs just that you have to pick the one that you think is better than the other.

Johnny Groove
12-09-2008, 02:42 PM
1. Top 3 serve/volley players of all time?

2. What racquet do you play with and are you a net rusher? :p

3. Do you see a future for the serve volley game or has the Spanish ATP mafia's court slowing destroyed all hope of that?

4. Using your best insulting metaphorical vocabulary, describe the net game of Andy Roddick.

GlennMirnyi
12-09-2008, 03:42 PM
As far as I know, Paris is not a country. :shrug:

I thought I read city not country. Is it country?

Then France. :)

1. Top 3 serve/volley players of all time?

2. What racquet do you play with and are you a net rusher? :p

3. Do you see a future for the serve volley game or has the Spanish ATP mafia's court slowing destroyed all hope of that?

4. Using your best insulting metaphorical vocabulary, describe the net game of Andy Roddick.

1. Edberg, McEnroe, Rafter.
2. Wilson K Blade. I'm not a pure S&Ver, because my serve isn't as good as it should be for that game, but everytime I can, I rush the net, for sure.
3. No.
4. Roddick's not that bad at the net. Problem is that his approach shots are the worst in the games's history, for sure. He's got decent backhand volleys but awful forehand volleys because he can't keep his wrist firm. A total mug for being a pro and not being able to do that, though.

NinaNina19
12-09-2008, 03:57 PM
If you had to watch women's tennis for 2 hours, who would you most want to watch?

GlennMirnyi
12-09-2008, 03:59 PM
If you had to watch women's tennis for 2 hours, who would you most want to watch?

Kirlenko vs Vaidisova, for obvious reasons. :p

NinaNina19
12-09-2008, 04:00 PM
Kirlenko vs Vaidisova, for obvious reasons. :p
Typical male respnse :lol:. Vaidisova :yeah: .

the biscuit
12-09-2008, 04:53 PM
1. The Beatles or the Stones?
2. What's the heaviest drug you've ever used?
3. Is MTF the first website/message board you check when you come online each day?
4. Did you watch one or more of these three films: Sound of Music, Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins and if so, did you like it/them and why?
5. Did you see The Name of the Rose? (If you say 'no', shame on you as a Connery fan)

~*BGT*~
12-09-2008, 05:04 PM
Did you see 2 girls 1 cup and if so, what did you think of it? :unsure:

the biscuit
12-09-2008, 05:06 PM
Did you see 2 girls 1 cup and if so, what did you think of it? :unsure:

:speakles: :scared: :scared: :scared: I did. You did too? You shouldn't have asked him, he might look it up and I don't wish seeing it on anybody. I still bear resentment towards the person who mentioned it to curious me. :bigcry:

GlennMirnyi
12-09-2008, 05:44 PM
Typical male respnse :lol:. Vaidisova :yeah: .

There is no other reason to watch WTA, hun.

1. The Beatles or the Stones?
2. What's the heaviest drug you've ever used?
3. Is MTF the first website/message board you check when you come online each day?
4. Did you watch one or more of these three films: Sound of Music, Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins and if so, did you like it/them and why?
5. Did you see The Name of the Rose? (If you say 'no', shame on you as a Connery fan)

1. Yes. Okay, the Beatles.
2. Alcohol.
3. First message board for sure.
4. I think only Wizard of Oz. Yeah, it was a nice movie when I was a kid.
5. Yeshhhhhhhh.

Did you see 2 girls 1 cup and if so, what did you think of it? :unsure:

No and after reading about it online I don't wanna watch it at all.

:speakles: :scared: :scared: :scared: I did. You did too? You shouldn't have asked him, he might look it up and I don't wish seeing it on anybody. I still bear resentment towards the person who mentioned it to curious me. :bigcry:

Yeah, I can see why you say that.

Byrd
12-09-2008, 05:48 PM
Easy mate, 2 questions, what made you into a steps fan, the worm or the obvious charm of the guy :lol:, and what group of fans would you choose to be part of, if you had to, Rafatards eh :haha:

GlennMirnyi
12-09-2008, 05:55 PM
Easy mate, 2 questions, what made you into a steps fan, the worm or the obvious charm of the guy :lol:, and what group of fans would you choose to be part of, if you had to, Rafatards eh :haha:

Gotta love the game of that guy.

I'm already in the S&Vtards group mate. What do you mean?

Byrd
12-09-2008, 05:58 PM
Gotta love the game of that guy.

I'm already in the S&Vtards group mate. What do you mean?

Probably phrased that question not too great, I meant one of the groups you hate, ducks, fakers, etc, etc :devil:

GlennMirnyi
12-09-2008, 06:02 PM
Probably phrased that question not too great, I meant one of the groups you hate, ducks, fakers, etc, etc :devil:

One of the groups I hate?

Probably ducktards, out of pity.

adee-gee
12-09-2008, 06:12 PM
1) If you saw Nadal walking down the street in your hometown, would you go up to him? What would you say?

2) Would you accept that you can sometimes go overboard with your dislike of certain players?

3) Would you still hate guys like Nadal and Djokovic as much if you'd never discovered MTF? (my dislike for Federer undoubtedly increased after being on here....)

4) If you could throw one player off the ATP who would it be?

5) If you could cut one shot out the men's game, which would it be?

6) Are you as argumentative in real life as you are on here?

7) When you do your trip of Europe, will you come to London? What would you predict the score would be if I played you in tennis on indoor carpet?

Thank you Sir :hatoff:

~*BGT*~
12-09-2008, 06:41 PM
:speakles: :scared: :scared: :scared: I did. You did too? You shouldn't have asked him, he might look it up and I don't wish seeing it on anybody. I still bear resentment towards the person who mentioned it to curious me. :bigcry:

I did see it, but didn't know what it was til I started it. But then, I HAD to finish. OMG... my eyes burned after seeing it. :sobbing:

GlennMirnyi
12-09-2008, 06:45 PM
1) If you saw Nadal walking down the street in your hometown, would you go up to him? What would you say?

2) Would you accept that you can sometimes go overboard with your dislike of certain players?

3) Would you still hate guys like Nadal and Djokovic as much if you'd never discovered MTF? (my dislike for Federer undoubtedly increased after being on here....)

4) If you could throw one player off the ATP who would it be?

5) If you could cut one shot out the men's game, which would it be?

6) Are you as argumentative in real life as you are on here?

7) When you do your trip of Europe, will you come to London? What would you predict the score would be if I played you in tennis on indoor carpet?
to Thank you Sir :hatoff:

1. What I'd say is forbidden in this board.
2. Rarely.
3. I can't guarantee it has gotten bigger, but it certainly hasn't diminished.
4. Nadull.
5. Two-handed backhand.
6. Depends. If I'm right, I'm usually argumentative.
7. I'll definitely go to London. No idea, but you'd kill me, as I've never played on carpet.

the biscuit
12-09-2008, 06:58 PM
I did see it, but didn't know what it was til I started it. But then, I HAD to finish. OMG... my eyes burned after seeing it. :sobbing:

I didn't know either, I was tricked into it. Anyway, I started to heave. :o I couldn't finish it. I watched for, like, 20 seconds and that was more than enough for me. My God, it was disgusting. Power to you for finishing it... I think. :unsure:

Some more questions then. :angel:

- You can have one person from any time in history call you for advice and follow what you tell them to do. Who would you want it to be?
- If you could be any age again for one week, what age would you be?
- (don't know if this has been asked before) Do you have any siblings?
- What's your opinion on Daniel Craig as James Bond?
- Which kind of group did you belong to in high school? Would you have considered yourself popular?

GlennMirnyi
12-09-2008, 08:37 PM
I didn't know either, I was tricked into it. Anyway, I started to heave. :o I couldn't finish it. I watched for, like, 20 seconds and that was more than enough for me. My God, it was disgusting. Power to you for finishing it... I think. :unsure:

Some more questions then. :angel:

- You can have one person from any time in history call you for advice and follow what you tell them to do. Who would you want it to be?
- If you could be any age again for one week, what age would you be?
- (don't know if this has been asked before) Do you have any siblings?
- What's your opinion on Daniel Craig as James Bond?
- Which kind of group did you belong to in high school? Would you have considered yourself popular?

1. I need to think about this one, really.
2. 19.
3. Nope. Only child.
4. He's a joke.
5. I was kind of a nerd. I used to hang out with the musicians (aka headbangers).

~*BGT*~
12-09-2008, 09:32 PM
What is it about age 19 that makes it so special?
Do you want kids?
What if a girl you used to go out with comes to you and says, "Gustavo, I'm pregnant, and it's yours." What would be you reaction and what would you do?
Describe your perfect day
If you could change anything about yourself, what would you change?
Biggest turn ons/offs

GlennMirnyi
12-09-2008, 10:55 PM
What is it about age 19 that makes it so special?
Do you want kids?
What if a girl you used to go out with comes to you and says, "Gustavo, I'm pregnant, and it's yours." What would be you reaction and what would you do?
Describe your perfect day
If you could change anything about yourself, what would you change?
Biggest turn ons/offs

It was the first and only time I've been really in love.
Yeah, but not now.
I'd say: bullshit, there's no possible way. :p Then I'd go for an abortion, of course. I'm too young to have kids.
Hummmm... I get up for lunch, go play tennis like 3-4 pm, then go out for dinner at about 8-9 and then movies or anything like that later with a girl.
I'd be more punctual and less irritable about petty things.
About people in general or just girls?
About girls, physically: tall, light-eyed, pale brunettes. Then, intelligence, general knowledge...

Major turn-off is smoking for me. One track minds too.

GlennMirnyi
12-09-2008, 11:04 PM
10 best books I've read:
1. Crime And Punishment, Dostoevsky;
2. Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas (The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas), Machado de Assis;
3. Os Maias (The Maias), Eça de Queiroz;
4. Anna Karenina, Tolstoy;
5. Madame Bovary, Flaubert;
6. A Relíquia (The Relic), Eça de Queiroz;
7. Notes From The Underground, Dostoesvky;
8. O Crime do Padre Amaro (The Sin of Father Amaro), Eça de Queiroz;
9. George Orwell, 1984;
10. The Idiot, Dostoevsky;

GlennMirnyi
12-09-2008, 11:08 PM
As you can see, my favorite writer is Eça de Queiroz. I value the literature in Portuguese a lot.

~*BGT*~
12-09-2008, 11:27 PM
What if the girl won't have an abortion and some time into the pregnancy, you're able to to a DNA test and it confirms you are the father. (The condom broke that one time and she promised to get the morning after pill but forgot :p:p )

And totally agree about smoking. :worship:

Rihanna or Beyonce?
Tsonga or Blake
Favorite mixed drink?
Serena or Venus
Roddick vs Serena on clay... who ya got?
Roddick vs Blake on clay... :lol: who ya got?
A tennis result that REALLY had you :haha:
Which of my favorite players (in my sig) do you like the most? And which one do you hate the most? (besides Nadull and Boredo :p )

And who'd you rather do: Mauresmo or Kuznetsova?

GlennMirnyi
12-09-2008, 11:49 PM
What if the girl won't have an abortion and some time into the pregnancy, you're able to to a DNA test and it confirms you are the father. (The condom broke that one time and she promised to get the morning after pill but forgot :p:p )

And totally agree about smoking. :worship:

Rihanna or Beyonce?
Tsonga or Blake
Favorite mixed drink?
Serena or Venus
Roddick vs Serena on clay... who ya got?
Roddick vs Blake on clay... :lol: who ya got?
A tennis result that REALLY had you :haha:
Which of my favorite players (in my sig) do you like the most? And which one do you hate the most? (besides Nadull and Boredo :p )

And who'd you rather do: Mauresmo or Kuznetsova?

What I meant is: I'm not that promiscuous. ;)

None, both suck.
THE TSONGANATOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR!
Mixed drinks are for girls, honey. ;) I like vodka shots.
None.
The Gooch.
Roddick.
Too many, but recently, Simon outgrinding Nadull in Madrd. That was too funny.
Tsonga and Delic are my favorites in your sig. The one I hate the most, besides the ones you mentioned, is Fatbaldian, of course.
Kuznetsova. At least she likes men

Albop
12-10-2008, 12:06 AM
Most hated music genre?

~*BGT*~
12-10-2008, 12:41 AM
What I meant is: I'm not that promiscuous. ;)

None, both suck.
THE TSONGANATOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR!
Mixed drinks are for girls, honey. ;) I like vodka shots.
None.
The Gooch.
Roddick.
Too many, but recently, Simon outgrinding Nadull in Madrd. That was too funny.
Tsonga and Delic are my favorites in your sig. The one I hate the most, besides the ones you mentioned, is Fatbaldian, of course.
Kuznetsova. At least she likes men

You sure about that. ;)

GlennMirnyi
12-10-2008, 12:45 AM
Most hated music genre?

Rap.

You sure about that. ;)

Doesn't she?

She looks better anyway.

~*BGT*~
12-10-2008, 01:04 AM
Rap.



Doesn't she?

She looks better anyway.

Why do you think she and Momo play doubles together a lot. :shrug:

Here's another: why don't you ask me questions in my spotlight thread? :D

GlennMirnyi
12-10-2008, 01:13 AM
Why do you think she and Momo play doubles together a lot. :shrug:

Here's another: why don't you ask me questions in my spotlight thread? :D

I don't ask anyone questions in the spotlight threads, mostly because I'm kinda busy around the computer lately. :) I'm barely answering the questions directed to me.

Arkulari
12-10-2008, 02:49 AM
it's my turn Gu! :devil:

what musical instruments do you play?
how did you get into prog rock?
choose a fave word among these ones: moonballer, fanboy, bullshit, mug
kevlar or titanium? why?
pinhead or pennywise?
how many countries have you ever been to?
straight or disposable razor when shaving?
how tall are you?
how long till you finish college?

GlennMirnyi
12-10-2008, 11:47 AM
it's my turn Gu! :devil:

what musical instruments do you play?
how did you get into prog rock?
choose a fave word among these ones: moonballer, fanboy, bullshit, mug
kevlar or titanium? why?
pinhead or pennywise?
how many countries have you ever been to?
straight or disposable razor when shaving?
how tall are you?
how long till you finish college?

1. Bass, guitar and a little piano.
2. A normal progression considering I've always loved instrumental music.
3. MUG.
4. Kevlar. You can make composite materials out of it and that's exactly my area.
5. What?
6. Not many: 3.
7. Non-disposable safety razor.
8. 1,80m.
9. 1 year and I'll become an engineer.

~*BGT*~
12-10-2008, 05:23 PM
What kind of engineer?
Best question you've been asked in this thread?
What kind of relationship do you have with your parents?
Could you be "just friends" with a girl who you were attracted to or would always try to make a move or at least think of that?
Do you have any pets?
If you HAD to choose the most attractive male player, who would it be? And you can't say yourself. :p

GlennMirnyi
12-10-2008, 07:04 PM
What kind of engineer?
Best question you've been asked in this thread?
What kind of relationship do you have with your parents?
Could you be "just friends" with a girl who you were attracted to or would always try to make a move or at least think of that?
Do you have any pets?
If you HAD to choose the most attractive male player, who would it be? And you can't say yourself. :p

Materials Engineer.
From JBdV - my favorite scene from Borat.
I have a pretty good relationship with my parents, but sometimes I feel they still think I'm a child.
No I couldn't and any man who says he could is a liar.
Nope.
No problem in finding men pretty or whatever. Federer wins in that department, in my opinion.

Nathaliia
12-10-2008, 07:26 PM
What do you think about BGT's unhealthy obsession about you?

GlennMirnyi
12-10-2008, 07:41 PM
:lol:

No problem at all. It's nice to have someone interested in you for a change. :)

~*BGT*~
12-10-2008, 07:46 PM
What do you think about BGT's unhealthy obsession about you?

:ras: It's just nice to see a different side of him, aside from the constant "Nadull, Faker, Fakeric, Mug, Boredo...." banter we always see. I just find him interesting, that's all. :) These spotlight thread are fun. I started one on my other message board and the thread for me is all about sex. :rolleyes:

GlennMirnyi
12-10-2008, 07:48 PM
I like the questions and the opportunity to show my other side, I don't see a problem at all.

Keep it coming kiddos. :)

NinaNina19
12-10-2008, 08:52 PM
Are you an ass, boob, or leg guy?

GlennMirnyi
12-10-2008, 08:58 PM
Are you an ass, boob, or leg guy?

Hmmmmmmm. I'll answer this question in a more general way.

Physically, what I look in a girl, in order, is:

Face, breast, legs, bottom. :p

Arkulari
12-10-2008, 09:22 PM
thanks for answering my questions Gu :hug:

my fifth question was:

Pinhead

BO1mmzIAz3k

Pennywise

LwaRN6HZt1Q

which one do you prefer? and why? :D

Nathaliia
12-10-2008, 09:23 PM
favourite ice cream taste?

GlennMirnyi
12-10-2008, 09:29 PM
thanks for answering my questions Gu :hug:

my fifth question was:

Pinhead

BO1mmzIAz3k

Pennywise

LwaRN6HZt1Q

which one do you prefer? and why? :D

No problem, keep them coming.

I don't like both of those clips, I hate these kinds of movies.

favourite ice cream taste?

Chocolate. :)

Nathaliia
12-10-2008, 09:54 PM
Rank your fave 7 Metallica albums and what do you think of the newest one?

GlennMirnyi
12-10-2008, 09:58 PM
Rank your fave 7 Metallica albums and what do you think of the newest one?

I'll rank 4, the rest is crap.

1 - Ride The Lightning
2 - Master of Puppets
3 - ...And Justice For All
4 - Kill 'Em All

I think it's crap, as all albums Metallica has recorded after AJFA.

Arkulari
12-11-2008, 12:31 AM
I totally agree with you, it was halfway decent at the time of the black album, but after that, it only went downhill, the latest metallica album is PAINFULLY bad, like Enrique Iglesias quality :eek:

materials engineering? we're in similar fields, me being an engineer myself in a related profession ;)

so, I guess you don't like horror movies :p
what's your favorite kind of movie then?
what's your favorite brazilian football team?
and your favorite international football team ?

Tom Paulman
12-11-2008, 01:18 AM
Have you ever liked a rap song? :)

Winnipeg
12-11-2008, 02:17 AM
do u like fred niemeyer ???

GlennMirnyi
12-11-2008, 11:56 AM
do u like fred niemeyer ???

Yep. Not as much as Frank or Nestor, but yeah.

the biscuit
12-11-2008, 12:05 PM
- what's your fave Springsteen song between The River and I'm on Fire?
- did you have long hair in hs? Bc that's how the 'musician' kids were with me. :D
- more attached to your mother or father?
- how many times have you really been in love in your life?
- you've murdered someone and have been sentenced to death. The punishment is entering a room 1) full of raging fires 2) full of assassins with loaded guns, 3) full of lions that haven't eaten in a week. Which room would you choose?

GlennMirnyi
12-11-2008, 12:29 PM
- what's your fave Springsteen song between The River and I'm on Fire?
- did you have long hair in hs? Bc that's how the 'musician' kids were with me. :D
- more attached to your mother or father?
- how many times have you really been in love in your life?
- you've murdered someone and have been sentenced to death. The punishment is entering a room 1) full of raging fires 2) full of assassins with loaded guns, 3) full of lions that haven't eaten in a week. Which room would you choose?

- I don't like Bruce Springsteen and I have no idea about his songs.
- Not in high school, but soon afterwards, yeah.
- Good question... I'd say my mother, because dad is always out for work, but I feel more like my dad.
- 3 times.
- RAGING FIRES BABYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY.

Nathaliia
12-11-2008, 12:33 PM
what can you say about Poland without wiki help? :p

GlennMirnyi
12-11-2008, 02:23 PM
what can you say about Poland without wiki help? :p

Catholic country that was strongly repressed during communist rule. Has a huge salt mine in Wieliczka (is this the right name?). Has a colony of immigrants here in my state. Was partitioned by the USSR and Germany after the invasion that started WWII. Was dominated by the Russian Empire before WWI. The Solidarity (is it solidarity?) movement was pivotal in the resistance against the communist government during the 80s. Lech Walesa was his name, right?

Let me see what else can I say... there are a lot of underground churches there too.

I could think of more stuff afterwards, but obviously when you need things quickly they escape from your head.

the biscuit
12-11-2008, 02:25 PM
Where will you start your European trip?

Nathaliia
12-11-2008, 02:32 PM
Catholic country that was strongly repressed during communist rule. Has a huge salt mine in Wieliczka (is this the right name?). Has a colony of immigrants here in my state. Was partitioned by the USSR and Germany after the invasion that started WWII. Was dominated by the Russian Empire before WWI. The Solidarity (is it solidarity?) movement was pivotal in the resistance against the communist government during the 80s. Lech Walesa was his name, right?

Let me see what else can I say... there are a lot of underground churches there too.

I could think of more stuff afterwards, but obviously when you need things quickly they escape from your head.
This is quite a good answer, but churches are very much overground now (were underground, like you mentioned) and before WWI it was divided between Prussia, Russia and Austria; the biggest fights and repressions came from the Russian side, so it's a pretty good answer :yeah:

Albop
12-11-2008, 02:39 PM
Are you going to Madonna's concert? :rolls:

GlennMirnyi
12-11-2008, 02:58 PM
Where will you start your European trip?

That's something I still don't know. I hope still during winter.

Are you going to Madonna's concert? :rolls:

Nah. Not my thing.

Madonna ain't coming to my city anyway.

MisterQ
12-11-2008, 05:18 PM
:wavey: I asked some others this too...

Vodka, gin, rum, or tequila? (rank them)

JolánGagó
12-11-2008, 06:54 PM
Why do you think I need a beatdown? I don't.

Have you heard that about Karin leaving MTF for good?

GlennMirnyi
12-11-2008, 07:09 PM
:wavey: I asked some others this too...

Vodka, gin, rum, or tequila? (rank them)

Hey mr. Q. Nice to see you round. :)

Vodka, Gin, Rum, Tequila.

Why do you think I need a beatdown? I don't.

Have you heard that about Karin leaving MTF for good?

You were the first that came into my mind.

No, is that true?

~*BGT*~
12-11-2008, 10:52 PM
Who do you think the most attractive female celebrity by hair color or race? I asked someone else this and he was confused. Pick the most attractive blonde, most attractive brunette and so on...

Blonde?
Brunette?
Red-Head?
Asian?
Black?
Latina?

GlennMirnyi
12-11-2008, 11:41 PM
Who do you think the most attractive female celebrity by hair color or race? I asked someone else this and he was confused. Pick the most attractive blonde, most attractive brunette and so on...

Blonde?
Brunette?
Red-Head?
Asian?
Black?
Latina?

Hmmmmm too hard. Also about hair colour, women change it all the time.

I can't say THE most attractive one, I can list a few that I find attactive.

Blonde... there are some: Katherine Heigl (even though she smokes :o), Kristen Bell, is Kate Winslet still blonde?

Brunettes... Evangeline Lilly, Jennifer Connelly, Liv Tyler, Michelle Trachtenberg, Jenna Fischer, Eva Green, Jessica Biel, Emma Watson (we all know she's not really blonde... :lol: :p)

Redheads... Lohan, Alicia Witt...

Asian? Hmmmmmmm I can't think of a pretty Asian outta nowhere like this. There are many very pretty Japanese girls.

Black? Rihanna and Beyonce are kinda pretty, but not my style. I've seen pretty black women before, but either can't remember or they're not celebs.

Latina? Not my style at all.

NinaNina19
12-12-2008, 01:55 AM
What type of racket do you use?
Which is worse, prince or Babolat?

Ivanatis
12-12-2008, 03:40 AM
What do you think about Stepanek dating preferrably WTA players?

And who do you think should be next in his list in case he gets rid of Nicole V.?

GlennMirnyi
12-12-2008, 01:56 PM
What type of racket do you use?
Which is worse, prince or Babolat?

Wilson K Factor KBlade 98.

Probably Babolat. Never played with a Prince, but I don't think any racket can be worse than a Babolat.

What do you think about Stepanek dating preferrably WTA players?

And who do you think should be next in his list in case he gets rid of Nicole V.?

To be honest, I don't care that much about Steps personal life. I do know that when he came to the tour he dated a Czech model. I guess the question should be: what do I think of Steps dating preferrably Czech women. :p

Hummmmm Hantuchova? :p

JolánGagó
12-12-2008, 03:37 PM
Isn't Hantuchova a Slovak? :scratch:

GlennMirnyi
12-12-2008, 03:48 PM
Isn't Hantuchova a Slovak? :scratch:

So?

Mecir was helping Steps for some time this year, he's a Slovak too. :)

shotgun
12-12-2008, 04:11 PM
Do the male members of this forum that call you "Gu", realize that if they ever come to Brazil and call you like that, it will make them look slightly effeminate?

NinaNina19
12-12-2008, 05:00 PM
Best height for a girl?

GlennMirnyi
12-12-2008, 08:01 PM
Do the male members of this forum that call you "Gu", realize that if they ever come to Brazil and call you like that, it will make them look slightly effeminate?

VERY effeminate. :lol: :p

What can I do, if they have no problem with it, I have no problem with it.

On the same note, did you think I'm one of those ridiculous separatist gauchos? ;)

Best height for a girl?

Hummmmm anything from about 1,65 to 1,78.

zeleni
12-12-2008, 08:10 PM
Did you say "Hi!" to your nazi grandpa this morning?:)

GlennMirnyi
12-12-2008, 08:16 PM
Did you say "Hi!" to your nazi grandpa this morning?:)

My granpa that fought in the army against the Italians?

No, no, I see him mostly at weekends.

shotgun
12-12-2008, 08:39 PM
On the same note, did you think I'm one of those ridiculous separatist gauchos? ;)

I had a slight suspicion, so I wanted to clear any doubts. :p You do seem to hate São Paulo and Rio, I wondered if this was extended to the whole country. :lol:

GlennMirnyi
12-12-2008, 08:47 PM
I had a slight suspicion, so I wanted to clear any doubts. :p You do seem to hate São Paulo and Rio, I wondered if this was extended to the whole country. :lol:

Where does that come from?

I don't hate RJ and SP per se.

Stensland
12-12-2008, 09:00 PM
what nazi grandpa?

GlennMirnyi
12-12-2008, 09:01 PM
what nazi grandpa?

He's trying to bait me because I don't like Serbs.

My granpa was in the army during WWII so I think he's anything but Nazi. :)

Stensland
12-12-2008, 09:11 PM
what army? brazilian?

GlennMirnyi
12-12-2008, 09:14 PM
what army? brazilian?

Yep.

I'm not sure if he was sent to Italy, though. Never asked him.

Stensland
12-12-2008, 09:15 PM
what's your heritage like anyways?

Aloimeh
12-12-2008, 09:17 PM
He's trying to bait me because I don't like Serbs.

My granpa was in the army during WWII so I think he's anything but Nazi. :)

No, it's because there's boatloads of Ratline-transported Nazi sh!t in South America and he was hedging his bets that, what with your Serb-bashing, you might be a spawn of one of them. It's an educated guess.

shotgun
12-12-2008, 09:18 PM
Where does that come from?

I don't hate RJ and SP per se.

I had the impression of reading posts from you saying "São Paulo sucks", "Rio sucks", etc. Never seen you talking about the rest of Brazil (I mean, apart from the South) in a positive light.

Aloimeh
12-12-2008, 09:20 PM
Are you an engineer?

Stensland
12-12-2008, 09:22 PM
No, it's because there's boatloads of Ratline-transported Nazi sh!t in South America and he was hedging his bets that, what with your Serb-bashing, you might be a spawn of one of them. It's an educated guess.

:lol::lol: seems like we had the same train of thoughts. that's exactly why i was asking him.

GlennMirnyi
12-12-2008, 09:24 PM
what's your heritage like anyways?

Italian and portuguese.

No, it's because there's boatloads of Ratline-transported Nazi sh!t in South America and he was hedging his bets that, what with your Serb-bashing, you might be a spawn of one of them. It's an educated guess.

The place you're looking for is Argentina, not Brazil. Not anymore.

I only bash Serbs because of their own actions, it's got nothing to do with Nazism. Are you insane?

I had the impression of reading posts from you saying "São Paulo sucks", "Rio sucks", etc. Never seen you talking about the rest of Brazil (I mean, apart from the South) in a positive light.

Hummmmmm nah, I don't hate Rio and SP. I don't like them, either, but it's bullshit in the end. My best friend is from SP.

Are you an engineer?

Almost.

Stensland
12-12-2008, 09:28 PM
you're from southern brazil, right? so what has the german impact been like down there? i take it most of the german immigrants have settled in the south. do you have oktoberfests and german-style houses?

Aloimeh
12-12-2008, 09:34 PM
Italian and portuguese.



The place you're looking for is Argentina, not Brazil. Not anymore.

I only bash Serbs because of their own actions, it's got nothing to do with Nazism. Are you insane?



Hummmmmm nah, I don't hate Rio and SP. I don't like them, either, but it's bullshit in the end. My best friend is from SP.



Almost.

No, it's just strange to see someone bash so vociferously a group that has had practically no history of positive or negative interaction with Brazilians, South Americans, or Portuguese and not much interaction with Italians either. It would be like me raging against the Vietnamese because of what their ancestors did 500 years ago or 30 years ago against Cambodians. In any case, almost every country in the world right now has a dirty history somewhere (50, 100, or 500 years ago), and Brazil is no exception. You're of European descent, not indigenous, anyway, so why don't you bash yourself for a change?

What kind of engineering?

Do you like life in Brazil or would you think of emigrating to another country?

Do you know Spanish? Do a lot of Brazilians learn Spanish? Do a lot of Argentinians and other neighbors learn Portuguese?

Stensland
12-12-2008, 09:44 PM
when do you see brazil falling apart? 10 year's time? 20? maybe 50?

do you have black friends?

is the racial divide in the country as huge as wikipedia makes it sound?

have you watched ronaldinho play in porto alegre?

brazil is quite a corrupt country according to the stats; how does that pan out in daily life? do people bribe the police? the teacher? have you ever bribed anyone?

what's your take on getulio vargas?

GlennMirnyi
12-12-2008, 10:01 PM
you're from southern brazil, right? so what has the german impact been like down there? i take it most of the german immigrants have settled in the south. do you have oktoberfests and german-style houses?

Well, I'll explain a bit about the demographics of my state. :)

When the Germans got here, my state was not populated. There were just a few cities between Porto Alegre and Montevideu (Uruguay). The borders weren't very clear and huge properties were the tone in the deep south. There was Pelotas (city of one of our most pro-eminent MTFers), the center of the whole charque deal (dry salted meat, the main economic activity around here at the time) and that's it. The Germans were granted land around Porto Alegre (called Vale dos Sinos - Sinon Valley) and in the plains around the hilly terrain up north. In practice, that means the Germans went to colonise the north of my state. After this whole introduction, what can I say is that around the north and center-north of the state, there are a lot of cities with yeah, German-style houses and everything. Oktoberfests are held in most of the cities around here and in my city too. With the increase of population, they moved to the capital, so I know a shitload of German descendents, my ex-GF is one of them, and many many people I know are too. There are cities here called Novo Hamburgo (New Hamburg), for instance...

The impact in the culture and economy was big as well. The Germans created a whole different deal from the big properties that existed here, with small businesses and industries, developing the state.

rocketassist
12-12-2008, 10:14 PM
What things do you like about being Brazilian and what things do you hate?

When Nadal plays Fakervic who do you cheer for more often, or does it depend on the situation?

What makes you such a serve-volley fan being from a country full of clay courts and grass haters? (fair play for liking our surface!)

The Brazilian accent in a girl is my favourite by far. What is yours?

GlennMirnyi
12-12-2008, 10:15 PM
No, it's just strange to see someone bash so vociferously a group that has had practically no history of positive or negative interaction with Brazilians, South Americans, or Portuguese and not much interaction with Italians either. It would be like me raging against the Vietnamese because of what their ancestors did 500 years ago or 30 years ago against Cambodians. In any case, almost every country in the world right now has a dirty history somewhere (50, 100, or 500 years ago), and Brazil is no exception. You're of European descent, not indigenous, anyway, so why don't you bash yourself for a change?

What kind of engineering?

Do you like life in Brazil or would you think of emigrating to another country?

Do you know Spanish? Do a lot of Brazilians learn Spanish? Do a lot of Argentinians and other neighbors learn Portuguese?

Differently from you, I don't take things so "nationally". I don't care about who my ancestors fought with. I hold no grudges based on nationalities. I don't like the whole Serbian victim image and their grudge on western civilization (which I'm part of). I also don't like fanaticism. There is nothing I despise more than exacerbated nationalism. It's stupid and fallacious. Something the rulers "invented" to massacre and kill in the name of something they don't care.

I see no reason for me to bash myself. History is made by the victorious. If the indigenous peoples were developed enough they'd have their own civilization instead of falling to the Europeans. If they couldn't defend themselves, why should they get the land? I don't support the genocide of the indigenous peoples, but if they were fitter, they'd have expelled the invaders.

Materials engineering.

I like some of the stuff here, but as soon as I get a chance, I'm going to emigrate to Europe.

I know a bit of Spanish, and most of Brazilians learn Spanish, at least a bit, even though very superficially.

Argies don't know Portuguese at all, with a few exceptions. I think that most of our neighbors don't actually learn Portuguese at school.

when do you see brazil falling apart? 10 year's time? 20? maybe 50?

do you have black friends?

is the racial divide in the country as huge as wikipedia makes it sound?

have you watched ronaldinho play in porto alegre?

brazil is quite a corrupt country according to the stats; how does that pan out in daily life? do people bribe the police? the teacher? have you ever bribed anyone?

what's your take on getulio vargas?

In which sense?

Yeap. My tennis coach is black. :)

It's more about money, not race. If you've got money, you live in one world, if you don't, you live in another world. And they're pretty much divided.

Brazil is very corrupt. Yes, people bribe the police, the government, just about everyone, as in Eastern European countries. Teachers are a bit different, but they also suffer a lot of pressure. In private schools, the rate of kids failing is absurdly low, and that's basically because being expensive, teachers feel "bribed" all the time.
In the university, it's a whole different deal. It's a whole different world, actually. The intellectual elite is pretty averse to bribery and find it disgusting. I'm sure that in my uni if any professor got bribed, they'd expel the student the next second.
I have never bribed someone and I'd never do it. It's disgusting.

Getúlio Dornelles Vargas was the most important politician of Brazil's history. Were not for him, Brazil would be a huge coffee plantation until today.

Zirconek
12-12-2008, 10:18 PM
Yep.

I'm not sure if he was sent to Italy, though. Never asked him.

My grandfather also was in the army during IIWW and was sent to a base in Fernando de Noronha.

GlennMirnyi
12-12-2008, 10:19 PM
What things do you like about being Brazilian and what things do you hate?

When Nadal plays Fakervic who do you cheer for more often, or does it depend on the situation?

What makes you such a serve-volley fan being from a country full of clay courts and grass haters? (fair play for liking our surface!)

The Brazilian accent in a girl is my favourite by far. What is yours?

I like the fact that there are no earthquakes here. I also like the fact that meat and food is cheap here. I hate pretty much everything else. Especially the lack of respect Brazilians have with each other. Nobody cares to respect other people's rights.

Depends on the situation. I usually cheer for a lightning bolt to fall on them when they're shaking hands. :D :lol:

Being an amateur tennis player, I know how harder it is to play S&V. This of course makes me admire the S&Vers a lot more. I also like the diversity it brings to the game.

In a girl? Speaking English? The British accent, for sure. It's sooooo sexy.

GlennMirnyi
12-12-2008, 10:20 PM
My grandfather also was in the army during IIWW and was sent to a base in Fernando de Noronha.

Yeah, I doubt he was sent to Italy. But he was in the army for sure.

Zirconek
12-12-2008, 10:27 PM
Yeah, I doubt he was sent to Italy. But he was in the army for sure.

Fortunately they were not sent to a bloody battle field, or we couldn't have a chance to be born. :)

GlennMirnyi
12-12-2008, 10:28 PM
Fortunately they were not sent to a bloody battle field, or we couldn't have a chance to be born. :)

Maybe we could have been born in Italy. :p

Jelena
12-12-2008, 10:31 PM
Fortunately they were not sent to a bloody battle field, or we couldn't have a chance to be born. :)
my Grandfather was sent to a bloody battle field, but fortunately he begot my father. When my grandfather died, my father was not yet 6 months old.

JolánGagó
12-12-2008, 10:38 PM
Argies don't know Portuguese at all, with a few exceptions. I think that most of our neighbors don't actually learn Portuguese at school.

Yeah but there is a shitload of Argies living in Brazil and they do learn Portuguese.

Getúlio Dornelles Vargas was the most important politician of Brazil's history. Were not for him, Brazil would be a huge coffee plantation until today.

El Estado Novo fue un fascismo.

GlennMirnyi
12-12-2008, 10:43 PM
Yeah but there is a shitload of Argies living in Brazil and they do learn Portuguese.



El Estado Novo fue un fascismo.

They learn Portuguese because they're here. In Argentina they don't.

The Estado Novo was fascism, yeah. Still, many important things were done during the period GV was in power.

JolánGagó
12-12-2008, 10:47 PM
The Estado Novo was fascism, yeah. Still, many important things were done during the period GV was in power.

Saving Brazil from falling in the hands of the commies already qualifies him as the greatest Brazilian politician of the last century.

Zirconek
12-12-2008, 10:49 PM
Maybe we could have been born in Italy. :p

It wouldn't be us :awww: just a bit :p

my Grandfather was sent to a bloody battle field, but fortunately he begot my father. When my grandfather died, my father was not yet 6 months old.
:awww: :hug:
wars are so stupid :sad:

GlennMirnyi
12-12-2008, 10:50 PM
Saving Brazil from falling in the hands of the commies already qualifies him as the greatest Brazilian politician of the last century.

:haha:

The Spaniard zealotry had to kick in sometime.

Actually first he saved Brazil from the politics of the Café-com-leite, that were leading Brazil into backwardness.

Zirconek
12-12-2008, 10:52 PM
Saving Brazil from falling in the hands of the commies already qualifies him as the greatest Brazilian politician of the last century.

Communists never stand a chance of take the charge here.

ChinoRios4Ever
12-13-2008, 01:05 AM
Sampras, Becker or Edberg?
Max Mirnyi's best match?
Why you like S&V style?
Your quotes about Marcelo Rios' game (not the person :devil:)
Gonzalez or Massú?
Fakervic or Nadull?

GlennMirnyi
12-13-2008, 01:20 AM
Sampras, Becker or Edberg?
Max Mirnyi's best match?
Why you like S&V style?
Your quotes about Marcelo Rios' game (not the person :devil:)
Gonzalez or Massú?
Fakervic or Nadull?

Edberg.
Against Safin in DC 2004.
I've answered this in a question in the last page. :p I don't mind repeating, though. Being an amateur player, I know how hard it is to play this style, so I admire a lot whoever pulls it.
Talented baseliner without a serve.
Gonzalez, by FAR.
A shot in the foot. :p

~Maya~
12-13-2008, 01:24 AM
:wavey:

Who were your childhood heroes?
The happiest moment in you life?
The saddest moment in your life?
What do you dislike most about yourself?
Would you ask a famous person for an autograph?
What are 5 things you “can’t live without?”
Are you close with your family?

Thanks for your time :)

ChinoRios4Ever
12-13-2008, 01:26 AM
A shot in the foot. :p

Thanks :hatoff: :haha:

GlennMirnyi
12-13-2008, 01:29 AM
:wavey:

Who were your childhood heroes?
The happiest moment in you life?
The saddest moment in your life?
What do you dislike most about yourself?
Would you ask a famous person for an autograph?
What are 5 things you “can’t live without?”
Are you close with your family?

Thanks for your time :)

My parents.
I'd say it's still to happen. So far, it was when I first kissed my first love.
When my first love died.
I'm not as punctual as I'd like to be.
Depends on the person, but very few.
One of my computers, music, books, coffee, bread.
Well, I consider my family as my dad, my mom and at most my grandparents. I'm close to them. Not the others.

Thanks for the questions. Drop by anytime.

GlennMirnyi
12-13-2008, 01:32 AM
Thanks :hatoff: :haha:

De nada, hermano. :)

GustavoM_Fan
12-13-2008, 02:52 AM
Argies don't know Portuguese at all, with a few exceptions. I think that most of our neighbors don't actually learn Portuguese at school.


I didnt learn it at the school. Only English
Some expensive schools might teach it by sure ;)

Still, Portuguese should be in the top3 of lenguages learned by argentinians with English and French.

however I didnt have major problems of understanding when I wanted to talk with a brasilian or portugueses. there are very similar languages
But Of course that is very difficult to have a deep conversation

GustavoM_Fan
12-13-2008, 02:54 AM
Why you dont like the Fat Nalby? mmm
How many times u came to Argentina? and where did you go?

GlennMirnyi
12-13-2008, 03:11 AM
I didnt learn it at the school. Only English
Some expensive schools might teach it by sure ;)

Still, Portuguese should be in the top3 of lenguages learned by argentinians with English and French.

however I didnt have major problems of understanding when I wanted to talk with a brasilian or portugueses. there are very similar languages
But Of course that is very difficult to have a deep conversation

Yeah, but I bet more Brazilians speak Spanish than Argies speak Portuguese. ;)

We understand more of Spanish than you do of Portuguese. It has to do with the number of actual vowels the languages have or something.

Why you dont like the Fat Nalby? mmm
How many times u came to Argentina? and where did you go?

Because he's an overrated prick. :)
Just crossed the border, I'm still to make a decent visit to Bs As.

GustavoM_Fan
12-13-2008, 03:30 AM
he lost to "married" Chela today :lol: it was an exho but they wasnt playing schet

imo Nalby is a top20 player and specially if he is on, he can execute great backhands and returns. check some matches vs Rogedara
also he is one of not many tennis players who is not sooo scared to play against Fed


What do you think about brasilian tennis? you dont care about it? Belluccin? Saretta?
Was you a Guga fan?

GlennMirnyi
12-13-2008, 09:26 AM
I follow Brazilian tennis, but I don't exactly like who's playing today. Hope someone with a complete game appears sometime soon.
Of course I was.

JolánGagó
12-13-2008, 05:41 PM
We understand more of Spanish than you do of Portuguese. It has to do with the number of actual vowels the languages have or something.

Despite being very close languages our phonetics are quite different. Portuguese has more sounds, both vowels and consonants, so you understand us easily but for us it's a pain in the ass trying to get a clue. Worst is with our neighbors from Portugal, who talk as if holding something down the traquea, the Brazilian version is softer and easier to understand.

Jelena
12-13-2008, 06:20 PM
Despite being very close languages our phonetics are quite different. Portuguese has more sounds, both vowels and consonants, so you understand us easily but for us it's a pain in the ass trying to get a clue. Worst is with our neighbors from Portugal, who talk as if holding something down the traquea, the Brazilian version is softer and easier to understand.
my theory on that is that Spanish is more phonetical, which means that Portguese speaker have less problems to "mentally write" the spoken Spanish words and then "mentally read" it and understand it that way than vice-versa.

JolánGagó
12-13-2008, 06:30 PM
my theory on that is that Spanish is more phonetical, which means that Portguese speaker have less problems to "mentally write" the spoken Spanish words and then "mentally read" it and understand it that way than vice-versa.

That's the case too. For both reasons spoken Italian is more comprehensible for Spanish speakers than closer Portuguese. Italian and Spanish have almost the same set of vowels and consonants and are equally phonetical. But written Portuguese is easier to get than Italian.

GlennMirnyi
12-13-2008, 07:57 PM
Despite being very close languages our phonetics are quite different. Portuguese has more sounds, both vowels and consonants, so you understand us easily but for us it's a pain in the ass trying to get a clue. Worst is with our neighbors from Portugal, who talk as if holding something down the traquea, the Brazilian version is softer and easier to understand.

Yep. Portuguese is probably the latin language with the most sounds.

Aloimeh
12-13-2008, 07:58 PM
Yep. Portuguese is probably the latin language with the most sounds.

How hard is it for you (and JolanGago, the Spanish speaker) to understand French and Romanian?

GlennMirnyi
12-13-2008, 07:59 PM
How hard is it for you (and JolanGago, the Spanish speaker) to understand French and Romanian?

I study French, it's pretty ok.

Romanian is impossible.

JolánGagó
12-13-2008, 08:31 PM
How hard is it for you (and JolanGago, the Spanish speaker) to understand French and Romanian?

Romanian and French are the less comprehensible of all latin tongues for Spanish speakers. Spanish speakers who have never studied those languages basically have no chance of understanding anything significant from what they are being told. Particularly, I understand perhaps 40% of what an average frenchie says, 3% or so from the Romanian.

Eden
12-13-2008, 08:57 PM
1. Good question, I'll get to that later. I can say for sure that my favorite book of all time is Crime and Punishment.
2. Favourite person in history... I admire some people, like Napoleon, but I'd stick with Gauss.
3. Philipp Petzschner.
4. Best: very understanding and fair. Worst: I can get really furious very quickly.
5. Max Mirnyi versus Marat Safin in DC at Belarus, 2004. I've always liked watching him playing claycourters in general.
6. I have some. I check the alarm some 4-5 times before going to sleep to check if I have set it right, I check my bag some 2-3 times before going to uni or work to see if I haven't forgotten anything, for instance.
7. 1997.
8. Sitting at the kitchen watching mom cooking and listening to a pretty old radio (not old at the time, though), when I was about 3.
9. Try to do the best I can in everything, and enjoy the most out of life, always with fairness, moderation and intelligence.
10. In Europe, as a professor in some university.



10 best books I've read:
1. Crime And Punishment, Dostoevsky;
2. Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas (The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas), Machado de Assis;
3. Os Maias (The Maias), Eça de Queiroz;
4. Anna Karenina, Tolstoy;
5. Madame Bovary, Flaubert;
6. A Relíquia (The Relic), Eça de Queiroz;
7. Notes From The Underground, Dostoesvky;
8. O Crime do Padre Amaro (The Sin of Father Amaro), Eça de Queiroz;
9. George Orwell, 1984;
10. The Idiot, Dostoevsky;

As you can see, my favorite writer is Eça de Queiroz. I value the literature in Portuguese a lot.

Thanks for taking your time to answer :) Really interesting to read what you had to say :)

I hope you don't mind to answer a "few" more:

1) What's on your current to-read list?
2) How many books do you own?
3) Do you prefer to buy books or do you go to the library?
4) Have you read secretly under the blanket as a child when you were supposed to sleep?
5) Have you ever been to a reading from an author?
6) If you could change the outcome of one tennismatch what would it be?
7) Do you keep things from your childhood?
8) How did you discover Falco?
9) Who's the most popular German living in Brazil right now?
10) What is the strongest opinion you hold?
11) Which was the best concert you have ever attended?
12) Which band/musician would you have loved to see in a concert, though it isn’t possible now anymore?
13) Would you like to see Guga getting involved in Brazilian tennis? Can you imagine him being a coach for a player on the tour? With whom would you like to see him working?
14) Were you named after anyone?
15) Which 10 places of Brazil are a must-see for visitors?

GlennMirnyi
12-13-2008, 09:30 PM
Thanks for taking your time to answer :) Really interesting to read what you had to say :)

I hope you don't mind to answer a "few" more:

1) What's on your current to-read list?
2) How many books do you own?
3) Do you prefer to buy books or do you go to the library?
4) Have you read secretly under the blanket as a child when you were supposed to sleep?
5) Have you ever been to a reading from an author?
6) If you could change the outcome of one tennismatch what would it be?
7) Do you keep things from your childhood?
8) How did you discover Falco?
9) Who's the most popular German living in Brazil right now?
10) What is the strongest opinion you hold?
11) Which was the best concert you have ever attended?
12) Which band/musician would you have loved to see in a concert, though it isn’t possible now anymore?
13) Would you like to see Guga getting involved in Brazilian tennis? Can you imagine him being a coach for a player on the tour? With whom would you like to see him working?
14) Were you named after anyone?
15) Which 10 places of Brazil are a must-see for visitors?

Doris, you're a real sweetheart and it's a pleasure to answer your questions. :)

1) My to-read list is still the same since the beginning of the year, something I'm definitely not proud about. I have The Brothers Karamazov, The Red And The Black, A Cidade e as Serras (Eça) and Diplomacy (of Kissinger) still to read.
2) Wow, too many. I'm pretty sure I have more than 70 books. Maybe more than 100. I have no idea.
3) I usually buy books because I want to leave a "mini-library" to my son. Another reason is that public libraries aren't that good here. Most books, when available, are pretty old and my many allergies make the task of reading one of them almost impossible. The uni has a library, but I use it more for technical books, not literature.
4) Definitely.
5) My favorite authors are dead. :p
6) Hummmmm too many. I'd say I'd make Max defeat Bjorkman in Wimby 2006, he had a real chance to make the semis.
7) Yeah I do, most of my toys are still boxed somewhere.
8) PMKisInnocent sent me the link of a song I knew but I didn't know who recoreded it. It was Der Kommissar, and from then on I fell in love with Hansie.
9) German living in Brazil? I don't know any famous Germans living in Brazil, to be honest. Maybe I'm just not into the whole famous people world. Maybe Hans Donner, a graphic designer.
10) I'm a convict atheist and pro-choice person.
11) Chick Corea in 2005.
12) 1977's Yes, with Bill Bruford.
13) Don't know. I think Guga is involved in Brazilian tennis, to some extent. I don't see him as a coach, though. I see him more as a consultant to give advice and inspiration for the youngsters.
14) Funny enough, dad chose my name after the King of Sweden, Karl Gustaf.
15) :lol: I don't travel around Brazil that much. No idea.

JolánGagó
12-13-2008, 09:39 PM
2) Wow, too many. I'm pretty sure I have more than 70 books. Maybe more than 100.

That's about a 3m long shelf, not much.

GlennMirnyi
12-13-2008, 10:12 PM
That's about a 3m long shelf, not much.

I have many books scattered around the house, I seriously don't know.

Caio_Brasil
12-13-2008, 10:31 PM
1-Regarding Brazilian literature, which books are your favourites?
2-What's the best TV series you've seen?
3-Whic Brazilian influent person do you admire the most and why?
4-Have you already gone to the university/are you going now and which course was/is it?
5-What made you choose this course?

Nidhogg
12-13-2008, 10:32 PM
Despite being very close languages our phonetics are quite different. Portuguese has more sounds, both vowels and consonants, so you understand us easily but for us it's a pain in the ass trying to get a clue. Worst is with our neighbors from Portugal, who talk as if holding something down the traquea, the Brazilian version is softer and easier to understand.

A Brazilian-Finn told me exactly the same thing. He could hardly understand portuguese portuguese.
I've always found portuguese as a more interesting and pleasant language compared to spanish, despite many words being more difficult to make out. I wish I could have started learning it when I was younger.

Funny enough, dad chose my name after the King of Sweden, Karl Gustaf.


Haha, really? How come?

JolánGagó
12-13-2008, 10:41 PM
A Brazilian-Finn told me exactly the same thing. He could hardly understand portuguese portuguese.
I've always found portuguese as a more interesting and pleasant language compared to spanish, despite many words being more difficult to make out. I wish I could have started learning it when I was younger.

I find the sound of Swedish extremely funny. I giggle everytime I hear it, I dunno why :shrug:

Nidhogg
12-13-2008, 10:57 PM
I find the sound of Swedish extremely funny. I giggle everytime I hear it, I dunno why :shrug:

Yeah? I tend to laugh at many of our different dialects.
On what sort of occassions do you get to hear it? Whenever Peter Stormare is in a Hollywood movie and mutters a couple of lines in swedish? ;)

JolánGagó
12-13-2008, 11:02 PM
I've been to Sweden a few times, plus some of them come here in the summer, plus the occasional one in the airports of the world where I spent so much of my time.

GlennMirnyi
12-14-2008, 12:14 AM
1-Regarding Brazilian literature, which books are your favourites?
2-What's the best TV series you've seen?
3-Whic Brazilian influent person do you admire the most and why?
4-Have you already gone to the university/are you going now and which course was/is it?
5-What made you choose this course?

1- By Machado de Assis, all his realist works, like Quincas Borba, Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas, Dom Casmurro... I also like Aluísio Azevedo - Casa de Pensão, o Cortiço...
2- Seinfeld.
3- Júlio de Castilhos. Positivist leader and responsible for the modernisation of my state.
4- I'm a year short of graduation in Materials Engineering
5- I got some good references from the brother of one of my best friends at the time and I wanted a challenge in taking engineering.

A Brazilian-Finn told me exactly the same thing. He could hardly understand portuguese portuguese.
I've always found portuguese as a more interesting and pleasant language compared to spanish, despite many words being more difficult to make out. I wish I could have started learning it when I was younger.

Haha, really? How come?

Portuguese is more interesting than Spanish, I agree. Also I gotta say that the real Portuguese is the one from Portugal. Brazilian Portuguese is awful.

Don't ask me, at least he had good inspiration. :)

I find the sound of Swedish extremely funny. I giggle everytime I hear it, I dunno why :shrug:

Swedish is awesome.

Flickorna på TV 2!!!! I can sing that whole song by heart! :D

Caio_Brasil
12-14-2008, 08:03 AM
1- By Machado de Assis, all his realist works, like Quincas Borba, Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas, Dom Casmurro... I also like Aluísio Azevedo - Casa de Pensão, o Cortiço...
2- Seinfeld.
3- Júlio de Castilhos. Positivist leader and responsible for the modernisation of my state.
4- I'm a year short of graduation in Materials Engineering
5- I got some good references from the brother of one of my best friends at the time and I wanted a challenge in taking engineering.


:yeah:

GlennMirnyi
12-15-2008, 03:59 PM
No more questions?

Eden
12-15-2008, 04:27 PM
Doris, you're a real sweetheart and it's a pleasure to answer your questions. :)

That's nice of you to say :)

Let's test your patience a little more ;)


3) I usually buy books because I want to leave a "mini-library" to my son. Another reason is that public libraries aren't that good here. Most books, when available, are pretty old and my many allergies make the task of reading one of them almost impossible. The uni has a library, but I use it more for technical books, not literature.

You don't want to leave a library to a daughter? ;)

I can understand it that you try to avoid certain books from the library. It's really an advantage to work there and get to read the books when they are new :)

What kind of allergies do you have?

How popular is reading in Brazil? Do a lot of people visit libraries? How expensive are books when you buy them?


8) PMKisInnocent sent me the link of a song I knew but I didn't know who recoreded it. It was Der Kommissar, and from then on I fell in love with Hansie.

I see :) Did someone translated you the lyrics or isn't it that much important for you to understand the songs of him?


9) German living in Brazil? I don't know any famous Germans living in Brazil, to be honest. Maybe I'm just not into the whole famous people world. Maybe Hans Donner, a graphic designer.

The question came to my mind as there has been a report recently on German tv about a German who is now popular in Brazil in a telenovela. But I forgot the name of him.

I have never heard of Hans Donner and had to google for him.


13) Don't know. I think Guga is involved in Brazilian tennis, to some extent. I don't see him as a coach, though. I see him more as a consultant to give advice and inspiration for the youngsters.

But isn't he visiting an actor's school right now? :scratch: It would be a shame if he wouldn't be involved in tennis one day.


14) Funny enough, dad chose my name after the King of Sweden, Karl Gustaf.

Really? Have you asked him why he did that?
Gustavo is quite a popular name in Brazil, right?

1) Is there something you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?

2) Any annoying thing that happens to you and you just can't do anything about it?! (Apart from being asked boring questions by me...)

3) What is the most romantic thing that’s ever been done for you?

4) What is the most romantic thing you have ever done?

5) What's your favorite smell?

6) When did you got your first PC? When have you been using the internet for the first time and do you remember which information you searched there first?

7) If you could have dinner with 3 people from any time in history, whom would you invite? Why?

8) Which advice would you give Roger for the next season?

9) Do you believe it is possible to be with one person for the rest of your life ?

10) Do you think the personality makes the person's looks?

11) What personality trait most attracks you to someone?

12) Would you ever take someone back if they cheated on you?

(Be happy that I stop here as I have to go out now ;) :wavey: )

GlennMirnyi
12-15-2008, 06:13 PM
That's nice of you to say :)

Let's test your patience a little more ;)


You don't want to leave a library to a daughter? ;)

I'd prefer to have a son. :p

I can understand it that you try to avoid certain books from the library. It's really an advantage to work there and get to read the books when they are new :)

What kind of allergies do you have?

Allergic rhinitis and sinusitis.

How popular is reading in Brazil? Do a lot of people visit libraries? How expensive are books when you buy them?

Not very popular and the general people have no idea about libraries.

Depends on the book. Technical books are quite expensive, and literature books are about as expensive as anywhere, depends on the cover and etc.

I see :) Did someone translated you the lyrics or isn't it that much important for you to understand the songs of him?

Yeah, I know what they mean. Part from gettin' them myself and part from asking to Germans. :p

I always like to understand the lyrics of the songs I like, even though it's not the most important thing for me.


The question came to my mind as there has been a report recently on German tv about a German who is now popular in Brazil in a telenovela. But I forgot the name of him.

I have never heard of Hans Donner and had to google for him.

Yeah, I'm sure you haven't, he's only famous here. About telenovelas, I don't watch them, so you'd have to ask someone else. :p

But isn't he visiting an actor's school right now? :scratch: It would be a shame if he wouldn't be involved in tennis one day.

No idea. :p

Really? Have you asked him why he did that?
Gustavo is quite a popular name in Brazil, right?

Yeah, really. I haven't.

It is.

1) Is there something you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?

Having a band. I don't have time.

2) Any annoying thing that happens to you and you just can't do anything about it?! (Apart from being asked boring questions by me...)

Your questions aren't boring.

My stupid neighbour who loves listening to music at a very high volume.

3) What is the most romantic thing that’s ever been done for you?

That's such a great question. I'll get back to it as soon as I get home (I'm at work right now).

4) What is the most romantic thing you have ever done?

Many. Songs, poems...

I think sending flowers to a girl with a lot of gifts and some of my dearest personal things was the most romantic one.

5) What's your favorite smell?

Coffee. I looooove it.

6) When did you got your first PC? When have you been using the internet for the first time and do you remember which information you searched there first?

In 1997. First time I used the internet I was about 10, so 1996, in school. The first thing I searched about was Warcraft II I think. :lol:

7) If you could have dinner with 3 people from any time in history, whom would you invite? Why?

Napoleon, Ceasar, Alexander.

8) Which advice would you give Roger for the next season?

Stop trying to beat the ballbasher by ballbashing. You won't make it. Vary the game, go to the net and use the slice.

9) Do you believe it is possible to be with one person for the rest of your life ?

I believe it is, but I haven't met this person yet.

10) Do you think the personality makes the person's looks?

Hummmmmm in a small part, maybe.

11) What personality trait most attracks you to someone?

Confidence.

12) Would you ever take someone back if they cheated on you?

Probably not. I mean, if I'm not married, it's no problem if someone cheats me, as long as I don't find out.

(Be happy that I stop here as I have to go out now ;) :wavey: )

Stop with that. :)

NoFroz
12-15-2008, 07:53 PM
Do you dislike Djokovic's game or just his personality, family, use of timeouts, etc? If so why?

Is there any baseliner you do like?

Why does Brazil play so bad against Uruguay? ... And still win?

Do you support Lula's goverment?

What's the best prog rock band in the world (besides Yes)? Do you like any band post-80's?

GlennMirnyi
12-15-2008, 08:39 PM
Do you dislike Djokovic's game or just his personality, family, use of timeouts, etc? If so why?

Is there any baseliner you do like?

Why does Brazil play so bad against Uruguay? ... And still win?

Do you support Lula's goverment?

What's the best prog rock band in the world? Do you like any band post-80's?

Gracias for the questions, hermano.

Well, 1 at a time:

1) I dislike both his game and his on court antics and cheating. I don't exactly care about his family when they're not interfering with the match itself.
2) There are a few, and they're mostly attacking baseliners, like Berdych, Blake, Guga, Bjorkman. I also like skilled baseliners, like Gaudio.
3) No idea. All referees in South America are Brazil-biased.
4) I support some of the policies, mainly the economical policies. Except for that, I don't support Lula's government at all.
5) This is a very straightforward question and deserves a straightforward answer: YES!. ;) No, I don't like prog bands post-80s.

edit: :haha: you edited the last question! :p

Besides Yes, I think the best band (with best as in most technical) should be UK. A band composed of 100% virtuoses. Pink Floyd wasn't as progressive as those guys, even though they had a much more important career. Genesis had also a much more important career but they had a pretty mediocre guitar player, even though they had an awesome keyboardist. King Crimson also had amazing line-ups but their most classic albums (Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Starless and the Bible Black and Red) miss heavier keyboards (something I consider fundamental in progressive rock). Non-English, the best band is PFM.

Arkulari
12-15-2008, 08:55 PM
1. what is your favourite videogame?
2. were you raised in any religion?
3. what do you prefer: TEM or SEM?
4. would you like to work in the failure analysis and prevention field?
5. do you like comedy, action or drama movies?
6. in books, would you prefer historical fiction or sci-fi?

GlennMirnyi
12-15-2008, 10:08 PM
1. what is your favourite videogame?
2. were you raised in any religion?
3. what do you prefer: TEM or SEM?
4. would you like to work in the failure analysis and prevention field?
5. do you like comedy, action or drama movies?
6. in books, would you prefer historical fiction or sci-fi?

1. I love all Final Fantasy games, Chrono Trigger and most other RPGs. My favorite, though, was an old RPG for SNES called Lufia, more specifically Lufia 2.
2. Mom wanted me to be Roman Catholic, but I never bought it.
3. What the hell? Are you a physicist or something? :o SEM. :p
4. Maybe. My boss recommended us the failure analysis and prevention field, especially non-destructive tests, since I work mostly with composites.
5. Historical movies, mostly. Then drama. Then Comedy. Hate action movies.
6. Hmmmmm I MUST choose one of them? Historical fiction.

Albop
12-15-2008, 11:02 PM
What do you prefer, Gremio winning a title or Inter going to 2nd division.?

Voo de Mar
12-15-2008, 11:03 PM
What do you think about this thread (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=134983) ?

GlennMirnyi
12-15-2008, 11:20 PM
What do you prefer, Gremio winning a title or Inter going to 2nd division.?

Inter losing is always better. Inter supporters are, in general, the most pathetic supporters ever. They're a bunch of morons who only assume their team when it's winning, and they only cheer for Interregional because it's somehow winning. When they spent 30 years losing, there were no Inter supporters, just a bunch of old-timers from the 70s. When they're losing, they don't even know what's football. They also are spiteful as hell and think they're something because of a few lucky wins. 30 years without a decent title = ridiculous. Ah, I forgot to say they're jealous. Their dream is to copy Gremio and its titles, not make their own way.

Of course there are exceptions, but they only prove a rule.

Ah, they also don't know how to win. Must be the 30 years without a single decent title.

What do you think about this thread (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=134983) ?

I think it's pathetic. What do you think? :)

Voo de Mar
12-15-2008, 11:21 PM
I think it's pathetic. What do you think? :)

Don't like it. Too pushy.

scoobs
12-15-2008, 11:24 PM
If you could have been born and raised in one country, which would it be?

GlennMirnyi
12-15-2008, 11:32 PM
If you could have been born and raised in one country, which would it be?

England.

You know what Eça de Queiroz used to say about England? He lived there for years in the diplomatic corps of Portugal.

"I detest England, but this does not stop me from declaring that as a thinking nation, she is probably the foremost."

I don't detest England, quite the contrary, but this is the exact reason why I'd like to be born and raised there. I hope I can give my kid that chance. :)

scoobs
12-15-2008, 11:35 PM
England.

You know what Eça de Queiroz used to say about England? He lived there for years in the diplomatic corps of Portugal.

"I detest England, but this does not stop me from declaring that as a thinking nation, she is probably the foremost."

I don't detest England, quite the contrary, but this is the exact reason why I'd like to be born and raised there. I hope I can give my kid that chance. :)
Do you think that's still true though?

GlennMirnyi
12-15-2008, 11:40 PM
Do you think that's still true though?

Something in the way England as a whole thinks makes it still true.

I don't say it's scientifically the foremost country in the world, but there's something in England's way of thinking, a progressive way of thinking, that separates it from other countries.

You are the one that can tell me if that's still true, though. You're in a much better position than I am.

scoobs
12-15-2008, 11:49 PM
Something in the way England as a whole thinks makes it still true.

I don't say it's scientifically the foremost country in the world, but there's something in England's way of thinking, a progressive way of thinking, that separates it from other countries.

You are the one that can tell me if that's still true, though. You're in a much better position than I am.
True - but I am also too close to it - can't see the wood for the trees, because I see all the day to day crap and that occludes the big picture.

I mean, I guess there aren't many other countries I would choose to live in preference to this one. All countries have their problems and this one is no different, but compared to most this isn't so bad. And London is probably one of the most progressive places, I guess - sometimes I find it amazing how many different cultures, races, ethnicities live here in this pretty small space, fairly harmoniously and with less prejudice than you'd get in most places.

So maybe it still is.

And maybe it's better than it used to be since some of the imperial arrogance has been knocked out of us.

GlennMirnyi
12-15-2008, 11:55 PM
True - but I am also too close to it - can't see the wood for the trees, because I see all the day to day crap and that occludes the big picture.

I mean, I guess there aren't many other countries I would choose to live in preference to this one. All countries have their problems and this one is no different, but compared to most this isn't so bad. And London is probably one of the most progressive places, I guess - sometimes I find it amazing how many different cultures, races, ethnicities live here in this pretty small space, fairly harmoniously and with less prejudice than you'd get in most places.

So maybe it still is.

And maybe it's better than it used to be since some of the imperial arrogance has been knocked out of us.

Ahhhh, but I wanted some of the imperial arrogance... :sad: :p ;)

I think some of it is behind the progressive way of thinking. Maybe the confluence of so many different things brought from each part of the empire and the liberal thinking of the expanding movement...

Action Jackson
12-16-2008, 12:11 AM
Despite being very close languages our phonetics are quite different. Portuguese has more sounds, both vowels and consonants, so you understand us easily but for us it's a pain in the ass trying to get a clue. Worst is with our neighbors from Portugal, who talk as if holding something down the traquea, the Brazilian version is softer and easier to understand.

Yes, from my limited experience of Portuguse as a language. I do prefer the Brazilian version of the language. My younger brother speaks some of it, his Brazilian friends says it's quite funny, because he spent time in Galicia, but hang out with Brazilians, so he has a mix beteern the two.

Yep. Portuguese is probably the latin language with the most sounds.

The vowels are very interesting and some of the sounds.


A Brazilian-Finn told me exactly the same thing. He could hardly understand portuguese portuguese.
I've always found portuguese as a more interesting and pleasant language compared to spanish, despite many words being more difficult to make out. I wish I could have started learning it when I was younger.


Danish is worse, but yes I agree that Portuguese is more interesting and pleasant to listen to than Spanish, though I do prefer both of these languages to French.

Gu, how much of Catalan do you understand?

GlennMirnyi
12-16-2008, 12:16 AM
Yes, from my limited experience of Portuguse as a language. I do prefer the Brazilian version of the language. My younger brother speaks some of it, his Brazilian friends says it's quite funny, because he spent time in Galicia, but hang out with Brazilians, so he has a mix beteern the two.



The vowels are very interesting and some of the sounds.




Danish is worse, but yes I agree that Portuguese is more interesting and pleasant to listen to than Spanish, though I do prefer both of these languages to French.

Gu, how much of Catalan do you understand?

About as much as Spanish, maybe a bit more.

Interesting fact is that a co-worker of my, co-student and friend lived for years in Barcelona and doesn't speak Spanish, only Catalan.

Action Jackson
12-16-2008, 12:20 AM
About as much as Spanish, maybe a bit more.

Interesting fact is that a co-worker of my, co-student and friend lived for years in Barcelona and doesn't speak Spanish, only Catalan.

Is it the fact that the Catalans pronounce the "j" the same way like the Portuguese do?

So your co-worker went to Barcelona and only spoke Catalan? That is hardcore. I could be wrong, but they would understand Spanish, but answer in Catalan?

GlennMirnyi
12-16-2008, 12:46 AM
Is it the fact that the Catalans pronounce the "j" the same way like the Portuguese do?

So your co-worker went to Barcelona and only spoke Catalan? That is hardcore. I could be wrong, but they would understand Spanish, but answer in Catalan?

No no, he lived there, as a kid. For some years. So he learned what they use - Catalan. ;)

To be honest, I think I mistook it. Galician is the one very alike Portuguese. Catalan isn't that easier to understand.

Arkulari
12-16-2008, 01:00 AM
1. I love all Final Fantasy games, Chrono Trigger and most other RPGs. My favorite, though, was an old RPG for SNES called Lufia, more specifically Lufia 2.
2. Mom wanted me to be Roman Catholic, but I never bought it.
3. What the hell? Are you a physicist or something? :o SEM. :p
4. Maybe. My boss recommended us the failure analysis and prevention field, especially non-destructive tests, since I work mostly with composites.
5. Historical movies, mostly. Then drama. Then Comedy. Hate action movies.
6. Hmmmmm I MUST choose one of them? Historical fiction.

thanks darling for answering, I'm not a physicist, I'm a chemical engineer but since I'm involved in kinetics and reactor design, I work with mechanical and material engineers in the development of the stuff :cool:

I would recommend failure analysis and prevention, specially in the aeronautic and chemical industries, it's a great field and you can make tons of money out of it ;)

so, your family is catholic? were you baptised or received any other sacrament? :)

GlennMirnyi
12-16-2008, 01:39 AM
thanks darling for answering, I'm not a physicist, I'm a chemical engineer but since I'm involved in kinetics and reactor design, I work with mechanical and material engineers in the development of the stuff :cool:

I would recommend failure analysis and prevention, specially in the aeronautic and chemical industries, it's a great field and you can make tons of money out of it ;)

so, your family is catholic? were you baptised or received any other sacrament? :)

I was joking. ;) I had the x-ray techniques subject with a physicist as teacher. ;)

Yeah, I love composites, should be nice, there's a whole field in failure prevention, especially as composite aren't ductile materials. :)

Yeah, my family is catholic, especially my grandma from my father's side and all my mom's family. I was baptised, yeah, and I was obliged to do first communion or something like that, but I have never stepped in a church since then. ;)

Arkulari
12-16-2008, 02:06 AM
some aspects of Materials Characterization are usually taught by physicists, specially scanning probe microscopy and photomicroscopy, while things like NDI are taught by the actual engineers since they are more specific :)

right now you're an agnostic or an atheist?
were you always against religion or just when you grew up?
fave Sci-Fi book?

GlennMirnyi
12-16-2008, 07:32 AM
some aspects of Materials Characterization are usually taught by physicists, specially scanning probe microscopy and photomicroscopy, while things like NDI are taught by the actual engineers since they are more specific :)

right now you're an agnostic or an atheist?
were you always against religion or just when you grew up?
fave Sci-Fi book?

Atheist.
I've been always against religion. :)
I don't read sci-fi. :p

JolánGagó
12-16-2008, 08:39 AM
No no, he lived there, as a kid. For some years. So he learned what they use - Catalan. ;)

This is hard to believe. In Barcelona streets Spanish usage is higher than Catalán, so specially kids will be heavily exposed to Spanish even though public school is in Catalan. If risen in some small town that could be possible but no kid growing in Barcelona could possibly miss Spanish.

GlennMirnyi
12-16-2008, 09:23 AM
This is hard to believe. In Barcelona streets Spanish usage is higher than Catalán, so specially kids will be heavily exposed to Spanish even though public school is in Catalan. If risen in some small town that could be possible but no kid growing in Barcelona could possibly miss Spanish.

He didn't miss Spanish. He just learned Catalan, not Spanish. Spanish he picked up later. :)

Eden
12-16-2008, 09:43 AM
I'd prefer to have a son. :p

Why? :) (or was it just a joke?)


Not very popular and the general people have no idea about libraries.

Do you have to pay for a membership in Brazilian libraries or can use them for free?


Having a band. I don't have time.

Have you ever been in a band back in your childhood or teens?


That's such a great question. I'll get back to it as soon as I get home (I'm at work right now).

Waiting for the answer :)


Stop trying to beat the ballbasher by ballbashing. You won't make it. Vary the game, go to the net and use the slice.

Who would be a good choice as a coach for Roger in your eyes?


I believe it is, but I haven't met this person yet.

You are still young ;)


Probably not. I mean, if I'm not married, it's no problem if someone cheats me, as long as I don't find out.

You really wouldn't want to know if someone cheats you? What is the difference between being cheated when you are together with someone or being cheated when you would be married?


1) What's something that not many people know about you?
2) When was the last time you have written a letter?
3) Do you sometimes think about how your life could have been if you would have done things differently?
4) What are the 3 most precious things in your life?
5) What is the best compliment you have ever recieved?
6) What is the meanest thing anyone has said about you?
7) What do you do when you can’t fall asleep?
8) Do you remember your dreams?
9) Out of your five senses, which one would you say is your best?
10) Why do you see your future in Europe?

GlennMirnyi
12-16-2008, 01:07 PM
Why? :) (or was it just a joke?)



Do you have to pay for a membership in Brazilian libraries or can use them for free?



Have you ever been in a band back in your childhood or teens?



Waiting for the answer :)



Who would be a good choice as a coach for Roger in your eyes?



You are still young ;)



You really wouldn't want to know if someone cheats you? What is the difference between being cheated when you are together with someone or being cheated when you would be married?


1) What's something that not many people know about you?
2) When was the last time you have written a letter?
3) Do you sometimes think about how your life could have been if you would have done things differently?
4) What are the 3 most precious things in your life?
5) What is the best compliment you have ever recieved?
6) What is the meanest thing anyone has said about you?
7) What do you do when you can’t fall asleep?
8) Do you remember your dreams?
9) Out of your five senses, which one would you say is your best?
10) Why do you see your future in Europe?

From the top:
- don't know, I just want an only son, like I am.
- no, you don't.
- yep I have.
- for Roger? Sampras.
- when you are married, it's a much bigger commitment. It's the person you're supposed to live with for the rest of your life. You can't open exceptions.

Then,
1) That I'm a very nice person.
2) Letter? January 2006.
3) No, I try not to think and regret about things.
4) Hummmm things? Then people don't apply, right? My computer, my phone, my uni's pencil case.
5) I've been constantly told I'm a person that can talk about any subject.
6) Being called spiteful.
7) I take some medication and/or watch TV. That's a great question, because I have constant troubles to fall asleep.
8) Some of them, yeah.
9) Hearing.
10) Because it's the best place on earth to live. :)

Ivanatis
12-16-2008, 04:25 PM
thanks for your rep mate,
what I will probably never forget in Lufia is the "Ahnenhöhle" (don't know the english name), that cave with 100 floors to go down, which changes every time you enter it

I don't know how many times I've played it for hours just to get my ass kicked around level 80 :lol:

Lufia I is pretty solid as well, I played it as a ROM later, didn't reach the high standards of Lufia II though

GlennMirnyi
12-16-2008, 05:45 PM
thanks for your rep mate,
what I will probably never forget in Lufia is the "Ahnenhöhle" (don't know the english name), that cave with 100 floors to go down, which changes every time you enter it

I don't know how many times I've played it for hours just to get my ass kicked around level 80 :lol:

Lufia I is pretty solid as well, I played it as a ROM later, didn't reach the high standards of Lufia II though

Wow, that cave was awesome. I remember you were reseted to level 1 with no equipment and had to fight through very hard monsters... it was called The Ancient Cave. :)

scoobs
12-16-2008, 06:24 PM
Which was the most enjoyable tennis match you watched in 2008?

Machiavelli
12-16-2008, 10:38 PM
As a serve and volley fan GU, with which player (don't say RAdek) would you like to have a training session or play a practice match?

I for example was lucky to get a chance to play a couple of points with Henman when he first came to the Zagreb Indoors tournament, he was waiting for a practice session with Ljubo, and as i was practicing on the court next to him, and he was kind enough to let me hit some balls untill Ljubo came, that was a nice experience, people often said that he was a cold,introvert person, that week he was the complete opposite, very warm and outgoing.....

One more thing,your oppinion on Goran? SHould he have achieved much more(had he beaten Agassi in that first final,who knows where his limits would have been, and that fairytale run at the end, one of the best finals for sure?

GlennMirnyi
12-17-2008, 10:54 AM
Which was the most enjoyable tennis match you watched in 2008?

All Muller matches in the USO and Petzschner's run in Vienna.

As a serve and volley fan GU, with which player (don't say RAdek) would you like to have a training session or play a practice match?

I for example was lucky to get a chance to play a couple of points with Henman when he first came to the Zagreb Indoors tournament, he was waiting for a practice session with Ljubo, and as i was practicing on the court next to him, and he was kind enough to let me hit some balls untill Ljubo came, that was a nice experience, people often said that he was a cold,introvert person, that week he was the complete opposite, very warm and outgoing.....

One more thing,your oppinion on Goran? SHould he have achieved much more(had he beaten Agassi in that first final,who knows where his limits would have been, and that fairytale run at the end, one of the best finals for sure?

How come you were practicing on the court next to him? :eek: Very nice you hit with Henners, must have been an awesome experience.

I'd like to hit with Petzschner or Dancevic.

Machiavelli
12-17-2008, 08:17 PM
How come you were practicing on the court next to him? :eek: Very nice you hit with Henners, must have been an awesome experience.


In the first year of the PBZ Indoors they had problems with the tennis courts at the main facility Dom Sportova, so the guys who did not play that day went for practice to the National tennis center, and i booked a court there a couple of days before so it was a coninsidence to play next to Tim, but I know Ljubicic from before, he is very outgoing, and Henman was just in a good mood that day

Arkulari
12-18-2008, 02:02 AM
if you got the oportunity to play tennis with Rafa, would you do it? :p
same thing about Federer, Djoker and Muzza ;)

GlennMirnyi
12-18-2008, 02:04 PM
if you got the oportunity to play tennis with Rafa, would you do it? :p
same thing about Federer, Djoker and Muzza ;)

Maybe, so I could aim at him and hit his face with a passing shot or something.

Federer, of course.

Faker, never.

Murray, yeah why not?

Fensler
12-18-2008, 11:16 PM
What is your opinion of Dave Mustaine?

Eden
12-23-2008, 10:23 PM
From the top:
- don't know, I just want an only son, like I am.
- no, you don't.
- yep I have.
- for Roger? Sampras.
- when you are married, it's a much bigger commitment. It's the person you're supposed to live with for the rest of your life. You can't open exceptions.

Then,
1) That I'm a very nice person.
2) Letter? January 2006.
3) No, I try not to think and regret about things.
4) Hummmm things? Then people don't apply, right? My computer, my phone, my uni's pencil case.
5) I've been constantly told I'm a person that can talk about any subject.
6) Being called spiteful.
7) I take some medication and/or watch TV. That's a great question, because I have constant troubles to fall asleep.
8) Some of them, yeah.
9) Hearing.
10) Because it's the best place on earth to live. :)

Thanks for your answers :)

Some new questions:

1) What are your expectations for the new tennis seasons? (Who do you think is going to win the GS tournaments? Which player will make his breakthrough? ...)
2) What's your current favourite match-up in tennis and which one did you enjoyed the most in the past?
3) What’s your favourite song lyrics of all time?
4) If you could change the outcome of one tennismatch which one would it be?
5) If you could live in another person's shoes for one day, who would it be and why?
6) What's the smartest advise that anyone has ever given you?
7) Who's the most underestimated player on the tour now and who has it been in the past?
8) You can ask 5 different members of MTF 2 questions. Who would you ask and what would you like to get to know?
9) How many of your family or friends are interested in tennis as well? Do you watch tennis together with them or alone?
10) How do you celebrate Christmas and New Year's Eve?

Boas festas e feliz ano novo Gu :)

GlennMirnyi
12-23-2008, 11:27 PM
What is your opinion of Dave Mustaine?

Very talented musician.

Thanks for your answers :)

Some new questions:

1) What are your expectations for the new tennis seasons? (Who do you think is going to win the GS tournaments? Which player will make his breakthrough? ...)
2) What's your current favourite match-up in tennis and which one did you enjoyed the most in the past?
3) What’s your favourite song lyrics of all time?
4) If you could change the outcome of one tennismatch which one would it be?
5) If you could live in another person's shoes for one day, who would it be and why?
6) What's the smartest advise that anyone has ever given you?
7) Who's the most underestimated player on the tour now and who has it been in the past?
8) You can ask 5 different members of MTF 2 questions. Who would you ask and what would you like to get to know?
9) How many of your family or friends are interested in tennis as well? Do you watch tennis together with them or alone?
10) How do you celebrate Christmas and New Year's Eve?

Boas festas e feliz ano novo Gu :)

1) The worst possible, to be honest.
2) I love watching Boredo the clown losing to anyone with a big serve.
3) Yes - Parallels.
4) I think this question was already answered, hun. ;)
5) Federer, so I'd try to understand how come he's so shit scared of Nadull.
6) You never break up a relationship. The girl should always ask to break up.
7) I'd love to say Stepanek, but I can't. Voltchkov was badly underestimated. Maybe with reason.
8) I'm not that curious. ;)
9) In my family? Nobody. I have a bunch of friends who like it, but I never watch tennis with other people.
10) I celebrate Festivus. :D Usually I travel, but not anymore. Some relatives are coming here for the 25th and in the 31st, I always go to my grandmother.

Thanks, Doris. Happy Festivus to you and an awesome 2009.

NinaNina19
12-24-2008, 02:25 AM
Do you think Nadal will defend his Wimbledon title?

GlennMirnyi
12-24-2008, 10:57 PM
Do you think Nadal will defend his Wimbledon title?

No. A lightning bolt doesn't fall twice on the same spot. ;)

Jelena
01-02-2009, 05:29 PM
Which book of Eça de Queiroz would you recommend me to read (I'd try to read in Portuguese:)) or do you think it could be too hard for me?

EnriqueIG8
01-08-2009, 11:35 PM
How are you planning to get your beloved one back in 2009?
[apology if it's too personal, mate]

Which town/city in Brazil do you recommend me to visit?

Kaka or Ronaldinho?

Fla or Flu?