About Allan Mott

Allan Mott was once accused of being a narcissistic goth lesbian by a disgruntled Amazon reviewer. That pretty much sums up his writing career (which includes 12 and 1/2 books and frequent contributions to such sites as XOJane, XOJaneUK, Canuxploitation, Bookgasm and Flick Attack,). His most personal writing can be found at VanityFear.com, where he uses the subject of B-Movies to mostly talk about boobs and stuff. Tweet him on the Twitter at @HouseofGlib.

What Are the First Songs That Enter Your Mind When You Think “80s” ?

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I may have once got into an argument with a friend about Madonna’s “Into the Groove” because he refused to accept that I felt confident in describing it as “transcendent”.

What Would Be Your Worst Possible Karmic Fate?

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If “karmic fate” sounds too woo-woo for you, then think of it as dramatic justice instead.

What Are Your Live Music Holy Grails?

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What are the live performances you missed that you most regret? What are the ones that you most wish you’ll be able to see someday?

Mad Men or Game of Thrones–Which World Would You Rather Live In?

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I’m picking the one where I can still see movies.

Best Video Game of All TIme?

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Any platform, any era. Which video game will always be the one you love the most?

Spam or Spam: YOU MUST CHOOSE!!!!!!

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From tomorrow onward you face one of two potential nightmare situations.

What Important Parts of Your Childhood Do You Want to Share With the Children in Your Life?

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“You said, “I don’t like this.” And when I asked you why, you answered, “Because I’ve never seen it before.””

What’s Your Favorite Board Game?

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Is it an old classic? A TV adaptation? The ultimate party game? Or something only hardcore gamers ever talk about?

The First Date Deal Breaker Files Part Six: The Greatest President?

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There you see right above the couch a large framed portrait of the 40th president of the United States.

Do You Seek Out Terrible News Videos?

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I remember when video surfaced of Nega Agha-Soltan dying from a gunshot wound during the 2009 Iranian election protests. The sight of a screen-cap taken from it was enough to affect me for days.

Do You Think Being Cynical Actually Helps?

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In my mid-20s I decided to give up cynicism cold turkey.

Would You Be Any Different Now If You Had Been Born Another Gender?

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I like to think I would still be creative, that I would still be funny and that I would still love to cook.

Should Police Forces Have Term Limits?

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What if it was the kind of job where the best and brightest in every community could apply, be trained, serve their term and then be given a full-ride scholarship to a local university?

What Do You Do to Escape From the World’s Problems?

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I cook.

What’s Your Favourite Robin Williams Performance?

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All of us have our favourite–the one that we will always remember.

What Internet Terms Irritate You the Most?

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“I don’t mean to white knight for _____, but I can see what they are saying….” is a sentence I find myself reading with alarming frequency these days.