Thom Selectomy Answers the 10 Questions on…

10 Question Tuesday

Sword swallowing is one of those acts at the Ren Faire or even on the street that I will stop and watch every time I see it.  There is something about a person ramming a sword down their gullet that makes me smile.  It is no wonder then, that when I saw Thom Selectomy at the Georgia Renaissance Festival that I hung out for a while.  His show is funny, informative and always entertaining.  Add to this a large dose of audience interaction and you have a show that will suck you in again and again – much in the same way that Thom Selectomy sucks down a blade.

The 10 Questions… and Answers – Thom Selectomy Answers the 10 Questions

Thom Sellectomy Sword Swallower1.  What is your favorite word?

Serendipitous- I remember it as the title of the text book from my 5th grade English class and I am also a very big fan of events that it describes.

2.  What is your least favorite word?

Sorry- I have had to say it too many times.

3.  What turns you on?

Grocery Shopping

4.  What turns you off?

Lame Grocery Stores

5.  What sound do you love?

The happy growl that my golden retriever makes when I rub her ears just so in the morning.

6.  What sound do you hate?

Whining children that can’t comprehend the word no.

7.  What is your favorite curse word?

Cunt, because when I am in the UK it means nothing and when I am home in the States it makes the world stop

8.  What profession other then your own would you like to attempt?

If I could do it all again I would be an auto mechanic by day and a sword swallower by night. So to speak.

9.  What profession would you not like to do?

Anything that I dreaded waking each morning to do.

10.  If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?

“See, that little smidgen of faith you held on to was worth it.”


Thanks to Thom Selectomy for answering the 10 Questions.  I hope you have learned a little more about him and that you make sure you see him the next time you are at the Ren Faire.  Put some money in his hat at the end of the show so that he can go grocery shopping.