Peter Selleck Interviewed

Here is the acclaimed interview by his virtual assistant, Elizabeth Hunter™.
Warning: Interview made in Australia from Australian and imported ingredients. May contain traces of nuts. Printed on unrecycled media. Produced in a 1000W microwave oven. No added sugar.

Conducted in Sitges, Spain. Image of Sitges courtesy of a mate whose name ends in é.

Hola! How should I communicate with you, Peter?

A: Be brief, be bright and be gone.

How does Spain, particularly Barcelona and Sitges, compare to Australia?

A: Australia seems stillborn by comparison.

Let's move on to lifestyle...

Q: Dogs or cats? A: Dogs. Q: Ever wanted to be a General? A: Motors or Electric? Q: What's your nickname? A: Pedro, PSel, Mr. Reliable.


Q: Who would you like to meet and why? A: Marc Márquez. Exemplary conduct. Q: Grocery list includes? A: OJ. Q: Last night's dinner was? A: Pork.


Q: You can't live without? A: Medication - Type 2 Diabetes. Q: Saturday nights you drink? A: Anything. Q: Your favourite cut of meat? A: Eye fillet.


Q: What are you proud of? A: Family / mates. Q: Biggest advice given is? A: Make the decision. Q: Your dream car is? A: BMW.


Q: On weekends you like to? A: Attend sport. Q: First thing you do when you wake up? A: Check time. Q: What peeves you off the most? A: Small talk.


Q: First job? A: Petrol pump attendant. Q: People always hassle you about? A: Too stubborn; Too serious; Having younger friends.

What about drink and drugs?

Q: Do you drink too much? A: "I drink to make other people more interesting." (Ernest Hemingway, 1889 – 1961). "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day." (Francis Albert Sinatra, 1915 – 1998).


Q: Do you load up on drugs that are on the WADA banned list? A: Of course. Especially if it is banned both in and out of competition. This means I cannot legally attend a sporting event. I sometimes self inject EPO, prescribed by The Blood Unit at Cabrini Hospital, to fix anaemia.

Correctness

Q: Do you always think that you are right? A: I'm neither right nor wrong because people agree with me.

What about dinner invitations, who impresses and who does not?

Q: 8 people you would invite to dinner? A: Two of my best friends, Eddie McGuire, Barack Obama, Marc Márquez, Sam Kekovich, Neil Diamond, Richard deCrespigny.


Q: 8 people from whom you would decline an invite to dinner? A: Lleyton Hewitt, Brendan Fevola, Peter Garrett, Robert Allenby, Julia Gillard, Lady Gaga, Bob Brown, Germaine Greer.


Q: Most impressive Australians A: Dick Smith, Des Renford, Betty Cuthbert.


Q: Most unimpressive Australians A: How much time do you have? George Pell, Alan Bond, Paul Hogan, Derryn Hinch, Rolf Harris, Margaret Court.

Losses, outlook, reputation etc.

Q: Your most recent loss? A: 10 kg. Jan - May 2016; Marriage - January 2017.


Q: Your greatest fear? A: Another stroke plus what's on my Disc profile.


Q: Your outlook on life? A: Do what I enjoy.


Q: You would never eat? A: Baked beans. Tripe. Haggis.


Q: You have a reputation as a great planner don't you? A: Yes. I am renowned for spontaneous planning to attend known future events.


Q: Your most treasured possession? A: Home even though its changing its address.

You love hypocrites and non-thinkers don't you?

Q: Please define hypocrite. A: A greenie who lives in a wooden house.


Q: What's the best food label you have seen? A: "Your daily intakes may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs." Bulltish: the intake is what you eat.

What about hobbies and so forth?

Q: Any hobbies? A: Sport, computers. Q: First thing you'd buy with $1M? A: Beach house.


Q: Life's most anxious moment? A: Stroke in 1999.


Q: Greatest love? A: Family, but one is leaving.


Q: You would like more? A: Time. Q: Some things you would not do? A: Sing, Surf, Scubadive, Skateboard, Ski, Dance.


Q: To keep fit you? A: Swim 2km per day. 196,000+ laps since 2001. Q: First car? A: Austin 1800.


Q: Current Car? A: Kia Cerato.


Q: You'd most like a drink with? A: My true friends.


Q: Secret recipe? A: It's a secret! Q: Food discovery? A: Swiss food.

Any favourite people?

Q: Celebrity chef? A: Colonel Harland D. Sanders. Q: Actor? A: Peter Falk. Q: Musician? A: Neil Diamond - 50+ year genius.


Q: Sports star? A: Jack Brabham (F1). Q: Leader? A: Richard de Crespigny (QF32). Q: Achievement? A: Alan Turing (Enigma code). Churchill said he made the biggest contribution to the Allies victory in WWII.


Q: Man created God? A: Did God create Darwin?

Biggest changes in your lifetime?

A1: The abandonment of loyalty.

A2: Research, by Global Demographics, highlights that Switzerland, Norway and Australia are over educated, implying that more capital spent on education in these countries will have minimal contribution to increasing productivity per worker to grow Gross Domestic Product.
It's a disgrace that Melbourne University costs the Government $801M p.a. for NOTHING. 2,838 new Arts students; see what I mean.

Can you describe yourself?

Q: In a paragraph? A: I loathe restrictive and senseless rules, limitations and traditions. (e.g. Mother prohibits an event "Because I said so". I questioning why and propose all rules be revisited as to relevance. If I see a gap I'll go for it. It will probably be unothhodox, superior and totally insensitive. I am totally clueless when it comes to romance.


Q: In three words? A: Active but odd.


Q: Two words? A: Mr. Reliable.


Q: One word? A: Boulevardier.

Are you ethical?

Yes indeed. Sometimes excessively so.

Barriers

Would you rather hit every red light for the rest of your life OR or always be wrong?

A: Red lights. It happens already even with level crossings being removed.

Look, putting the summary at the end will test the readers.

Where were you born?

A: Richmond, Victoria - Bethesda Hospital (Now part of Epworth).

First job?

A: Pump Jockey, Caltex Campbellfield, Victoria.

What got you into oil?

A: Luck. 2nd job I applied for.

Ambition?

A: To be happy on the Sunshine Coast after my Unmarriage.

Most admired people?

A: Marc Márquez. Alan Turing.

Most out of touch person?

A: Margaret Court. Victoria's Minister for Equality Martin Foley said: "Ms. Court represented a world that no longer existed." I think she is a goat twice over. Greatest of all time and now has four legs.

Next Interview

When can I follow up on this interview?

A: You'll need to attend the Sunshine Coast, Elizabeth.

May I thank you for your time today, Peter? Any fancy quote?

A1: The pleasure has been all mine.

A2: The anti-virus can swear, but the file is clean.

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