Thursday, August 27, 2009

The lowdown on Orso Bear, Esq

My very good friend Buttons has tagged me with a lively questionnaire.
This is splendid fun. If there's one thing I like it's a quiz or a questionnaire.
So here we go.

1. Who is the Hottest Movie Star?

Not sure what you mean by 'hottest'. I do remember talking to my good friend Bart, the star of the 1988 film "The Bear", after he was shamefully overlooked by the Academy Awards for that year. He was drowning his sorrows with a large chocolate milkshake, and I commented that he was looking exceptionally fit. He explained that shooting the film was so strenuous, with so many retakes and dangerous stunts performed under the glare of the sun, that he had lost a stone and a half, and at the end of some days he had to sit in a refrigerated trailer just to cool off.
I'm assuming that's the sort of thing you had in mind.

2. Apart from your house & car, what is the most important item you have acquired?

I share my house with some humans, who seem to think that because they pay the rent they're in charge. And I don't have a car, I ride a horse called Parker.
But the most important item I have acquired is unquestionably my silk top hat, which I wear with my black opera cloak (with sky blue lining) and silver-tipped cane whenever I enjoy a night at the theatre. Why don't people dress properly for a night out these days?

3. Most treasured memory?

When I discovered the open window around the back of the cake shop.

4. What is the best gift you ever received as a child?

I'm not a very materialistic bear, and I think the best gift I ever received was the following piece of advice from my wise old grandfather. "Orso, my boy," he said to me one day, "no matter how bad things may seem, no matter what disappointments you may encounter along life's highway, always remember that Haagen Dazs ice cream works out cheaper the more of it you buy." He was right, and I've never forgotten his wisdom.

5. What is the biggest mistake you have ever made?

Lending this bear my keyboard. Don't get me wrong, I love "The Teddy Bear's Picnic", but it's all he can play.

6. Four words to describe yourself?

Charming, endearing, handsome, modest

7. What is the lowlight or highlight of 2008?

The highlight was the 2nd birthday party of my friend Knut. Here he is opening my present: a sack of ice cream.

The lowlight was when the cake shop finally worked out what was happening to their victoria sponges and started locking the window at night.

8.What is your favourite film?

An exciting thriller about a somewhat naughty bear getting up to mischief.

9. Tell me one thing I don't know about you.

I'm thinking of becoming a doctor. I've already picked out my parking space.

10. If you were a comic book / strip or cartoon character, who would you be?

Unquestionably Yogi. I try to model myself on his resourcefulness and easy way with a one-liner. My friend Fred, who is a very old bear, remembers when this series was first shown, and he tells me that you could go out into the streets on transmission nights and not see a single bear.

Now we come to the task of handing the tag on, but it would appear that most of my favourite bears have already been tagged. I therefore open this questionnaire up to all non-human bloggers who would like to have a go. Just leave me a message in my comments and I'll rush over to your sites and look at your answers.
Until next time, then, I remain,
Yours most sincerely,
Mr Orso Bear, Esq


Buttons the Bear said...

Pardon me if I misspoke. Where do I send my vote to have you knighted? I was certain you held the title. You will always be a "Sir" in my heart. You do deserve the title.

As I thought, you have done a furbulous job with this quiz. How did I forget about Yogi, I had just been talking about him with Scruffy the other day. Not surprised you chose him, after reading about your escapades at the bakery.

Thanks ever so much for playing.


Mack and Sally Ann said...

Dear Mr. Orso Bear,
I think you would be a great doctor. You should go for it.

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Y'all have been given a friendly award. Please come to my blog to pick it up.
Lord Duncan of McDuff, and Sally Ann Canis

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...


Orso Bear, Esq said...

Hello to you all. I've been on holiday, but it is very good to be back, especially to find your messages waiting for me.

Buttons - I should think a letter addressed to The Queen, Buckingham Palace, England would be your best bet. Just put something like: "Dear The Queen, I think that you should make Orso Bear, Esq turn into Sir Orso Bear, Esq."
I wouldn't be surprised if she put the matter right almost instantly.
I very much enjoyed your quiz, and yes, Yogi has always been an inspiration.

Mack and Sally Ann,
I am definitely considering being a doctor. As well as a parking space, I now also have a white coat. All I need is one of those things you put around your neck with a metal bit on one end and two things for putting in your ears on the other and I'll be ready to start practicing.
I say, this Friendly Award sounds rather nice. I shall pop round to your site now to take a look into it.

Robert -
Glad you enjoyed it. I hope you will also like my new post on the famous American skateboarding bear - I suspect he is something of a bear after your own heart.