It is a real pleasure to introduce TheWiseFool from the United Kingdom. This outstanding supervisor has been a member since 2009 with 275,468 contributions (and counting) which gives him Double Platinum status! His native Cornwall sounds like the perfect retreat. Read on to learn more about this fascinating person with his multiple interests!
First Name: Stephen, shortened to just Steve.
Occupation: Tired, not sure, but I think there should be a ‘re’ in front of tired. The OSA stops me from telling you what I used to do.
What is your Answers.com username and how did it come about?
My username is TheWiseFool. How it came about? I was tired of my old username and was playing around with some oxymorons, and came up with TheDyslexicLexicographer. I put it to my mentor, and back he came with the comment: (in slightly stronger words) “I’ll never (be able to) spell that. How about TheWiseFool?” So there you have it!
Where in the world do you hail from and what makes this place special?
I hail from a town called Camborne in Cornwall, United Kingdom where it hails quite often when it’s not raining. At times I think the song “Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud” had to be written in Cornwall. I love the scenic rugged beauty of Cornwall, and the fact that after a few minutes walk you can find yourself thinking that you are the only person around. There is a gentler pace of life here. The Spanish have their ‘mañana.’ We Cornish have our ‘Dreckley.’ Unfortunately, this pace of life is changing for the worse IMHO. Finally, in the words of that immortal song, (rugby song that is) “We all go to oggy land, where they do not know muck from tissue paper tissue paper, marmalade or jam.”
How did you discover Answers.com?
It was recommended to me by a friend. I am still trying to work out what I did to upset him so much.
What accomplishments on Answers.com are you proud of?
…Still breathing, sorry I misread the question. Ask me in a few decades time when I just might have a few big categories under control.
What is the craziest thing that has ever happened to you?
If I told you that I would have to shoot you. Apart from that, it was having a chance to fly with the Red Arrows display team. I think my stomach has just about recovered.
What is your favorite type of music? It is so varied. It ranges from Mozart right through to Heavy Metal. Artists most played here at the moment are Jean-Michel Jarre, Mike Oldfield, Enya and Kitaro.
If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?
Only three? Isn’t it time we allowed for inflation? No, seriously world peace, an end to all poverty and hunger, and lastly, for all those darling little vandals to see the error of their ways.
What are your special interests, hobbies, or collections?
Reading and music, boring old bugger that I am.
What are you most passionate about in your life?
To be at peace with myself and others. To be understanding and keep an open mind. Very fine old brandy.
What is your favorite quote and why?
“It takes a wise man to play a fool.” Enough said.
What is one quirky or interesting random fact about you that most people may not know?
I’m a black belt in origami.