Wednesday, January 13, 2010

10 Silly Questions with Author Mark Jackman

When I found that Mark Jackman and I shared the same ambition, to punch a shark, I simply knew I had to have him on my blog for a go-round with my silly questions.

Mark did not disappoint me. Next time I'm across the pond in the UK, I plan on thanking him in person for matching my silly questions with answers that not only equaled, but exceeded their inanity. And for my mama, God rest her soul, I would like to also thank him for being a protector of small Italian women.

1.    If you could invite any famous person, dead or alive, for dinner, what would you eat?
My favourite three meals are chicken fajitas, fillet steak and fish ‘n’ chips, and any of them would be good.  Who would I eat with, any person, dead or alive? I will go for Paris Hilton, and I’ll pick dead.
2.    Who do you think you are?
Spice Girls.  1997. 

3.    What’s your problem?
No-one plays double guitars anymore. 

4.    If you could have one wish, would you give it to me?
I don’t think you’d want her. [RR: You are probably right, unless it's Ali Larter.]

5.    Where you at?
I live in Loughborough, England which is just south of Robin Hood country (the English version, not Kevin bloody Costner!  Who picked him to play Robin Hood?)

6.    If you had to choose only one vice, what would it be?
I’d choose sloth.  To not care for anything, not even yourself, is total freedom.  I’m not a materialistic person, but I always want to achieve more.  Once one goal is reached, the next one presents itself, and so on.  It means that I will never truly rest.  I hope one day that I reach contentment and no longer desire to better myself.  I hope I die the day after.  Actually, scrap that; I’ll go for booze, instead.

7.    What’s your favorite brand of cereal?
I eat porridge in the morning.  I usually buy the supermarket’s home brand as it is significantly cheaper.  I have one teaspoon of sugar with my warm porridge.  Golden syrup is good, too. 
You asked!

8.    When you wake up in the morning, what celebrity do you most resemble?
Wesley Snipes

9.    Do you know your ass from a hole in the ground? And if so, how do you tell the difference?
I think so.  Hang on, just need to pop outside...
  OK, now for exhibit B...  OUCH!
Right, I just need to work out which one, out of these two, is the earthworm.

10.    Do you have anything you’d like to plug?
My website. My blog. My band. My book. And Liz Hurley's hole in the ground.

Who is Mark Jackman?
I’m Mark Jackman. I am England’s foremost author, scientist, sportsman, musician, hunk, and virgin.  My first novel, The Great Right Hope, was released this year by  It is the only novel in the world to combine binge-drinking, benefit-fraud, Saturday night punch-ups, vampires, and dogging.  English eccentricity is a curse.


  1. Rick dear, this is bloody brilliant! I have a burning desire to hug that man [looks to map to locate Robin Hood country; realizes it's a short train ride away.]

  2. I have a similar urge, but the distance prevents it. I think you should board that train.

  3. Virgin, eh? Hmmmm....
    **insert evil laughter here**


    Great interview. I love my virgins quirky *g*

  4. Dang, here I thought you were interviewing Hugh Jackman's illegitimate brother! Oh, well, hunky enough and I do so agree about Kevin Costner as Robin hood!

  5. Virgin?? ROTFLMAO! Well you got my attention, and I laughed my ass off. (Which I do know from a hole in the ground, thank you. *LOL*)

  6. Mark Jackman signing in, available for hugs between 9-5.

    I don't like to talk about Hugh. We don't really talk to that side of the family as they're far too promiscuous. My side prefer to stay virgins.