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The Last Word—James Hagan

James Hagan
Graduate Student in English Literature, UWF

What is your chief characteristic?
Like Rocky Balboa, I pride myself on overcoming adversity when things look bleak.

What do you appreciate most about your friends?
Their loyalty, their support, their sense of humor, and their ability to have a good time

Who is your favorite hero in fiction?
Don Draper from “Mad Men”

Who is your favorite heroine in fiction?
Oedipa Maas from “The Crying of Lot 49”

What is the best thing you have ever won?
I won a UFC Ultimate Prize Package from TK101 a few months ago.

What did your mother always tell you?
She told me she loved me, which is the best thing a parent can tell you.

What is the worst idea you’ve ever had?
Quitting college in 2004

What is your favorite food?
A cheeseburger

Which talent would you most like to have?
I have a ton of musician friends yet have no musical ability at all.

What movie do you love to watch repeatedly?
“Heat”—for me, the action is the juice.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
I did stand-up comedy in a Gainesville club one time. Let’s just say it was a tough crowd.

What historical figure do you despise the most?
Karl Marx, because his theories gave rise to the development of communism as a political tool of oppression that killed hundreds of millions of people all over the world.

What TV show is your guilty pleasure?
My girlfriend got me into “True Blood.” That Bill Compton cannot be trusted.

What is the last book you read?
“A Personal Anthology” by Jorge Luis Borges

What is your theme song?
“My Way” by Frank Sinatra