we are just so lucky that Our Mister TOM is the object of our affections.
i remember a few years back, our daughter was a fan of a particular country and western singer, and she had every song he ever recorded; read about him in fan magazines; and followed his career for several years. then when she found out he was coming to a local arena (within walking distance for her actually) she was over joyed. she paid her ticket, enjoyed the concert, then stood in line outside the arena, with about half a dozen other fans, clutching a copy of her favourite album, hoping it would be autographed, and hoping to chat with him, if only for just a little while. well, the singer stepped outside, eyed the group, snorted at them, yes, SNORTED at them, and then got straight into his waiting limo and drove off. needless to say, she went home and promply was no longer a fan.
now to HIS answers.
not positive, but think i remember reading somewhere that actor/artist Tony Curtis painted all the paintings for "Vault of Horror."
loved the ironing responses.
RE HIS kindness response. TOM has been very, very kind to folks all HIS life. me included. the kindness story i think most often about, when i think back on them, is when HE and Sue lived in The Bell House, in Boughton Malherbe, in Kent. and that little tale goes something like this:
An older couple were walking past HIS house one late afternoon (as they had just visited St. Nicholas' church next door) and TOM had just stepped out into HIS yard. As they approached him, they said they did not mean to intrude, but they had been in the area several TIMEs previous, and had enjoyed HIS acting parts for many years, and it was a real honour to finally meet him; so that they could tell HIM all these things in person. HE thanked them, very kindly. And then they said, they wouldn't bother HIM again, but were so very glad to have finally met HIM. They then turned to go, but TOM stopped them. HE told them to wait right there, as HE had something for them. The couple looked at each other in wonder. What could HE give them? Well, TOM quickly popped into HIS house; and then just as quickly reappeared, and handed them a present. They thanked HIM very sincerely, and then turned with the gift, and left.
kindnesses? The Man is full of it. and don't let even HIM ever tell any of you any different.
and like dirk, am anticipating the kilt answer.