Rod Begbie

Me In Nine Words

Who am I? What do I do? Why should you give a crap about me? Well, let me attempt to sum myself up in but nine words...

Information Junky

I love information. I need information. From the minute I wake up to the moment I fall asleep again, I'm gathering information. I listen to the news on the radio before I leave, read at least two newspapers a day on the bus, spend a while each day browsing round news sites on the web, and always put on the teletext news headlines when I get in, before watching a couple of news shows on TV.

And it's not just current affairs. I read loads of magazines each month about stuff like music and movies, not to mention technological updates.


I love POP! music. That's not to say that I'm into every teeny-bop band going, but given the choice between turgid dull rock and something shiny, fresh and exciting, well POP! wins hands down every time.

Politically Neutral

All politicians are twats. That is the extent of my political leanings. Right-wing twats, nationalist twats, twattish twats. Just twats through and through.

Rather shockingly, a test I took showed that I was exactly 50/50 on both political and economic issues. And that's the way I intend to stay.

Shy Extrovert

This expression comes from an interview that Billy Connolly gave. It seemed to sum me up quite well too. That I am internally a shy person, but try to cover it up by shouting. And that's all I'm willing to say on the matter.


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So there we are. Of course, it would take more than nine words to sum me up completely (the word "tosser" would have to appear at some point) but that's all I'm willing to share with complete strangers (see shy extrovert).

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