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The Last Word—Bill Manning

Bill Manning
Promoter of Early Retirement

What is your chief characteristic?
I love to help people have fun.

What do you appreciate most about your friends?
Honesty and challenging perspectives

Who is your favorite fiction character?
Kermit the Frog

Who is your favorite non-fiction character?
Ha! That’s easy—Batman

What is the best thing you have ever won?
A second chance at anything failed

What did your mother always tell you?
“Always be a good boy, don’t ever play with guns.” (Thanks Johnny.)

What is the worst idea you’ve ever had?
Moonwalking…have had that idea many times. And still haven’t learned to refrain.

What is your favorite food?
It would be easier to say what I dislike…that would be pickled ginger. Gross.

Which talent would you most like to have?
If that talent could be a super-power, it would be breathing under water…but I’d settle for the ability to shuck oysters really, really fast.

What movie do you love to watch repeatedly?
I rarely watch a movie twice, but “Real Genius” was pretty sweet.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
Once I was nice to a cat…and someone saw me.

What TV show is your guilty pleasure?
“COPS”

What is the last book you read?
“The Road” by Cormac McCarthy

What is your theme song?
“Three Little Birds”