Trivial Pursuits…

39 days to go…  Why are Damon Albarn and I not bffs?

Damon Albarn Trivia

He owns a small percentage of a pub called Kaffebarinn in Reykjavik.

He has a tattoo (a heart with “Mum” written on it) on his arm.

He likes cats.

Like the rest of the band, he used to do Tae Kwon Do (a martial art involving kicking).

The bead necklace he always wears was a present from his mother when he was six, and is supposed to protect him.

He once lied about his A-level results to his parents to get into drama school (East 15, London, which he left prematurely as he thought it was too pretentious).

He grew up in a 14th century bakery.

He lost his virginity to a woman called Jane when he was 15.

He’s a Labour supporter and has spoken to Tony Blair about winning votes from young people.

He’s supposed to be quite good at Italian cooking.

He writes poetry.

Kristen Buckley Trivia

Once worked at the White Horse Tavern, the famed pub where poet Dylan Thomas drank himself to death. She does not own the pub.

She has a tattoo (sans heart) that reads τοκαλον on her arm, which means ‘highest beauty’ in Greek)

She likes dogs but enjoys her cats who are very doglike.

She used to do Tae Kwon Do (which is also called the way of punching and kicking)

She lost all of her bead necklaces that were intended to protect her.  Insead prays to an array of Saints for intercession though she is an admitted agnostic.

Once pretended to be her mother in order to transfer into Music and Art High School in NYC (she ended up being allowed to take afternoon theory and improv classes).

Grew up in a home that had the worst rat infestation in New Jersey history.

Did not lose her virginity to a woman called Jane at the age of 15.

Is a Democrat and used to trick-or-treat at Richard Nixon’s house, where instead of candy she would receive pens with his name engraved on them.

Used to be quite good at Italian cooking until her boyfriend moved in and began cooking, thus sapping all her talents in that department, though she can still roast a mean chicken.

She writes books and movies but only reads poetry.

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