September 29, 2010

Wednesday Wickedness: Paul McCartney

Hi and welcome to Wednesday Wickedness . We are like other memes in that we will ask you ten questions each and every Wednesday.  But our little "twist" is that each week we will pick a famous person and pick ten of their quotes.  Each of our questions will be based on the quotes.  The quotes are in bold.  Got it?  Great!  Let's begin this week's meme!

Today we picked Paul McCartney. Here's Wednesday Wickedness!

1. “George wrote ‘Taxman’ and I played guitar on it.  He wrote it in anger at finding out what the taxman did.  He had never known before then what could happen to your money.”

No one likes paying taxes.  But do you think the tax system is fair?

It won’t be fair until everyone pays according to their income.  The middle class always bears the brunt of the tax burdon.  The rich get far too many tax breaks.

2. “I definitely did look up to John. We all looked up to John. He was older and he was very much the leader; he was the quickest wit and the smartest.”

What did you think of John Lennon?

Great songwriter, musician and humanitarian.  Not so good at P.R.  But he knew he had a positive message to share.  Unfortunately he was at-odds with the social-political systems of his time.

3. “I saw that Meryl Streep said, ‘I just want to do my job well’. And really, that's all I'm ever trying to do.”

How do you approach your job whether in the workplace or at home?

At work I always try to keep up with my workload. At home I’m more lax, especially when it comes to those ‘special projects’ that fall outside of the daily/weekly chores.

4. “I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.”

Have you found that you have more tolerance for unusual people as you get older?

In general yes, I’m much more tolerant.  But there are also certain things that irk me more now than when I was younger - like seeing people tossing cigarette butts out their car windows.  Grrr!!!

5. “I don't take me seriously. If we get some giggles, I don't mind.”

How seriously do you take yourself?

I’m always as UN-serious as I can get away with in any given situation.

6. “I think people who create and write, it actually does flow - just flows from into their head, into their hand, and they write it down. It's simple.”

Does your blog writing just flow from your head, or is it a lot of effort?

It usually flows quite easily (which may mean I’m not saying much?)  Sometimes I’m totally at a loss.   So, when it flows, I try to capture as much as possible.   Then I'll save some things I've written and post them later, when I hit a dry spell or I’m just too busy to write anything new.

7. “Think globally, act locally.”

Do you do anything to help your local community?

I recycle a lot of things. I even bring home stuff from work to recycle at home.
(By the way… nice quoting a BUMPER STICKER, Sir Paul!)

8. “When you first get money, you buy all these things so no one thinks you're mean, and you spread it around. You get a chauffeur and you find yourself thrown around the back of this car and you think, I was happier when I had my own little car! I could drive myself!”

Have you ever had a period where you felt that you were set financially?

I can’t say I’ve ever felt well-to-do, but I’m rich in many ways:  All our bills are paid on time, we’re not inescapably in debt, there’s always food in the cupboards and fridge, and we’re able to take our vacations and eat out once in awhile.   (But the darn bills just keep coming!)

9. “Lyricists play with words.”

Do you think what you write on your blog is clever or just ordinary and why?

I’d say most of my writing is fairly ordinary.  I may have my clever moments, but none of that matters much if nobody is reading.  That's why I’m always grateful when people read and appreciate my work.  (Yes, that means you!)

10. “Where I come from, you don't really talk about how much you're earning. Those things are private. My dad never told my mum how much he was earning. I'm certainly not going to tell the world. I'm doing well.”

Who in your circle knows how much money your family makes?

Heck, even I’m not sure how much we’re making until tax time rolls around.
(And then, it’s too little!)

Thanks for checking out our Wednesday craziness!


  1. what a creative meme... and on your comment, nice catch...

    it is/was meant for "both" for it is two sided; however, your placement of the word, brings forth a totally different meaning, of which, I love the theory of that!

  2. Never was much of a Beatles fan. Nor a fan of taxes,jobs, taking myself too seriously or sharing my earnings with anyone. But I do like recycling money and blogs...yes, I recycle my blogs, but only the really early ones that didn't get read much.

  3. I do that too, MM.
    (I'm especially guilty of it with my One Shots)

    It also helps if you hit a dry spell or are just too busy to write something new.

    Besides, there's nothing wrong with giving something a second chance at being appreciated!

  4. These are always fun to read. I laughed out loud at the bumper sticker quote...maybe he came up with the saying first and then bumper sticker came second? lol!


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