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Vicki Wusche – From scuba diving to this…

Vicki Wusche

​Vicki Wusche is a former scuba diver, Italian Nonna, keynote speaker and now Funky Thinker.

​What are the FUNKQUEST rules?

Funkquest is a fun interactive online game that features five rounds. Each round consists of ONE FUNKY question.The player​ selects the icon which most tweaks their interest.  Each Funky visual has a Funky question.
The Funky insight is that the question may or may not be related to the icon.

SO potential Funksters have to think on their feet to score points. Points are awarded by me for FUNKY answers...

What's so good about FUNKQUEST ​?

​Funky Thinkers know that IDEAS only come from free-flowing CONVERSATION.
Listening (without prejudice) to new ideas and speakers from outside your usual network truly qualifies as FUNKY.
Each question has a strict time limit. So no multi-headed long and complicated self indulgent stories to endure.  Just short punchy bite-sized truly Funky ideas, as we GET THE FUNK OUT!

​Q1. Vicki picked the cassette tape and the question is "Tell us about your record and tape collection when you were younger"

Much of the music Vicki listened to, the artists are in prison or helping police with their enquires.

It is like having part of your childhood ripped away...

We recounted the days of recording the top 30 at 5pm on Sundays.

79 points scored. (Because that was when cassette recorders went mainstream).

Vicki knew the shirt was the old soviet union and therefore scored a point.

Total 80.

Q2. Vicki picked the space hopper and the question is "What is your secret talent?"

Vicki gave us a two minute tour round underwater photography.

Bonus point for saying thank you.

Total 98 points.

Q3. Vicki picked the shoe and the question is "What are you currently worried about?"

Vicki answered the state of the world we are leaving to our kids.

In terms of politics, the environment.

(Is it sexist to say that most women pick the shoe? I will go back and have a look... to see if it is fact...)

Scored rounded up to 130 points.

Q4. Vicki picked the laundrette and the question is "How do you judge people?"

Vicki tends to give people the benefit of doubt.

Score 149.

Vicki did know who George Harrison was (after ruling out the other Beatles one by one...)

Score = 150.

Q5. Vicki picked the horse drawn carriage. The question is "What things about the opposite sex confuse you the most?"

Discussion around being comfortable with women and men differently.

116 points

Total 267

Plus a bonus point on summing up because Vicki is the only Vicki Wusche in the world.

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​Vicki does nothing to unblock the log jam on the leaderboard. It surely needs a couple of people to come ​along with break through scores.

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​Contact Vicki via her website https://vickiwusche.com/ and buy Vicki's books below.

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LeNora Faye – One more point than Kristen…

LeNora Faye

​LeNora Faye is a former violin teacher​ and is co-creator of child free girls, a community supporting women's rights not to have children.
LeNora was under pressure to beat her previous colleagues, Isabel Firecracker and Kristen Tsetsi.

​What are the FUNKQUEST rules?

Funkquest is a fun interactive online game that features five rounds. Each round consists of ONE FUNKY question.The player​ selects the icon which most tweaks their interest.  Each Funky visual has a Funky question.
The Funky insight is that the question may or may not be related to the icon.

SO potential Funksters have to think on their feet to score points. Points are awarded by me for FUNKY answers...

What's so good about FUNKQUEST ​?

​Funky Thinkers know that IDEAS only come from free-flowing CONVERSATION.
Listening (without prejudice) to new ideas and speakers from outside your usual network truly qualifies as FUNKY.
Each question has a strict time limit. So no multi-headed long and complicated self indulgent stories to endure.  Just short punchy bite-sized truly Funky ideas, as we GET THE FUNK OUT!

​LeNora was under pressure coming into this, as her previous two collaborators had already been on the show.

Q1. LeNora picked the cassette tape and the question is "Tell us about your record and tape collection when you were growing up"
Not for the first time, a potential funkster has recounted access to music being restricted when growing up.
Remember, we are not here to embarrass you.
1995 was a good year for LeNora - discovering Shania Twain, Abba and Oasis. (The link to the Maine Road gig is below. Just look at all those people having a fun time without phones).
95 points scored.

LeNora correctly identified the old Soviet Union soccer shirt. Bonus point.
Total 96 points.

Q2. LeNora picked the LP record and the question is "How many birthday cards did you receive on your last birthday?"
LeNora said none. (aaaawwwww) Quick discussion about real cards vs Facebook and other wishes.
If you want to send LeNora a birthday card, get in touch.
12 points scored. Total 108.
At this point, LeNora was in panic mode - bragging rights being at stake and all that.

Q3. LeNora picked the London bus and the question is "How ambitious are you really?"
Discussion around how the internet helps people of a like mind find each other.
40 points scored. Total 148. Panic mode beyond full on.

Q4. LeNora picked the guitar and the question is "Who do you go out of your way to be nice to?"
Good answer this - kids. Children.
Being part of the child free girls community, LeNora can be the cool Aunty and take kids to FUNKY places, and hand them back at the end of the day.
Total 200.

LeNora knew who George Harrison was. TWO bonus points duly awarded for tripping off the right answer.
Total 202.

Q5. LeNora picked the collection of LP records and the question is "What old person thing do you do?"
LeNora answered, "Hang out with old people"
If you asked someone what age do they thing old age starts, they would answer 67. (Well I would).
67 points scored.
Total 269
ONE POINT ahead of K​risten.
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What a surprise, LeNora is a point clear of her child free girls colleague Kristen. It isn't a fix. My notebook is below to prove it.

Just as well, the three collaborators are up for a season 1 preliminary round playoff match.

Notebook after LeNora

You can contact LeNora via her website.

Or buy her books - below.

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Dana Pharant – How to raise your ambition from 60% to 80%.

Dana Pharant

Dana Pharant is a TWO time FUNKY THINKER. As well as being the only Dana Pharant in the world, she is a speaker and coach.​

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​What are the FUNKQUEST rules?

Funkquest is a fun interactive online game that features five rounds. Each round consists of ONE FUNKY question.The player​ selects the icon which most tweaks their interest.  Each Funky visual has a Funky question.
The Funky insight is that the question may or may not be related to the icon.

SO potential Funksters have to think on their feet to score points. Points are awarded by me for FUNKY answers...

What's so good about FUNKQUEST ​?

​Funky Thinkers know that IDEAS only come from free-flowing CONVERSATION.
Listening (without prejudice) to new ideas and speakers from outside your usual network truly qualifies as FUNKY.
Each question has a strict time limit. So no multi-headed long and complicated self indulgent stories to endure.  Just short punchy bite-sized truly Funky ideas, as we GET THE FUNK OUT!

​How many points did Dana Pharant score on FUNKQUEST?

Q1. Dana picked the cassette tape and the question is "Tell us about your record and tape collection when you were younger."

It is remarkable that in the days of cassette recorders, virtually every teenager around the world was sat rewinding cassettes with pencils and pens.

It is a wonder the single use battery ever took off.

Because Pink Floyd were the first number one of the 1980's - 80 points scored.

Q2. Dana knew that the shirt was a football shirt and probably european. 3/4 point bonus scored.

Dana picked the telephone and the question is "Tell us about your most recent lie"

Most people on the show don't tell lies - so we may have to change this question. 20 points only scored.

Total 100 3/4

Q3. Dana picked the London (red) bus and the question is "How ambitious are you really?"

It is powerful stuff when a professional speaker indicates that they rate themselves as 6/10 on the ambition scale.

Why I asked?

Because Dana admits she doesn't follow up as much as is possible and that this could bump it up to an 8/10.

If there is anyone reading, listening or watching who is an AUTHORITY on follow up. Please get in touch so we can have you on the show to discuss this further.

6/10 on ambition. 6 points scored.

Bit of a sloppy answer as far as Funk points are concerned.

Q4. Dana picked the girl playing the guitar and the question is "Who do you go out of your way to be nice to?"

Dana said her inner circle of friends. A continuation of the discussion from question 2 about do you be honest with someone or tell them a lie not to hurt their feelings?

Dana did not know who George Harrison was.

Q5. Dana picked the roller skates and the question is "What got ruined because it became popular?"

(Good answer this).

Dana said personal development.

Funky Thinkers view this as just more gurus to follow and just another industry.

63 points scored.

Total 263.​

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​Solid answers all the way through.

Let down only by the low scoring 6 on the "How ambitious are you question?"

This really could have challenged the leaderboard with a better score.

Good for the middle rankings of the Funkquest leaderboard and probably good enough for the end of season playoffs.

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Kat Mclead – Anyone can do the splits…eventually…

Kat McLead

​Kat Mclead says that she is never late and hates lateness. That's FUNKY in itself right?

​What are the FUNKQUEST rules?

Funkquest is a fun interactive online game that features five rounds. Each round consists of ONE FUNKY question.The player​ selects the icon which most tweaks their interest.  Each Funky visual has a Funky question.
The Funky insight is that the question may or may not be related to the icon.

SO potential Funksters have to think on their feet to score points. Points are awarded by me for FUNKY answers...

What's so good about FUNKQUEST ​?

​Funky Thinkers know that IDEAS only come from free-flowing CONVERSATION.
Listening (without prejudice) to new ideas and speakers from outside your usual network truly qualifies as FUNKY.
Each question has a strict time limit. So no multi-headed long and complicated self indulgent stories to endure.  Just short punchy bite-sized truly Funky ideas, as we GET THE FUNK OUT!

​Kat was the first person to play with the new SHORTER two minute rounds.

Makes for FUNKIER answers.

Q1. Kat chose the astronaut and the question is "What problem are you currently grappling with?"

Kat explained that a close friend was moving away in the next few weeks and she expected to have trouble replacing the companionship.

A short discussion about what it is like to move house 3000 miles away.

7 points scored.

Kat got half a point for the Soviet Union football shirt.

Q2. Kat chose the space hopper and I again had to explain what they were.

The question is "What's your secret talent?"

Kat said she could do the splits. (And demonstrated.)

Can anyone do the splits?

Yes - IF you are consistent in the training and know that it could take several years.

100 points scored. Total 107 1/2

Better get training then.

Q3. Kat picked the red London bus and the question is "How ambitious are you really?"

Discussion about celebrity entrepreneurs on TV. Richard Branson etc.

They all made their money BEFORE the internet. So looking to them for advice and suggestions is probably looking in the wrong place.

Q4. Kat chose the laundrette. The question is "How do you judge a person?"

Kat used an interesting phrase "Is this person safe or unsafe?"

We try not to push too far into people's history on the show. It is a conversation between two people, one that is made public...

Good phrase.

70 points.

Q5. Kat picked the roller skates and the question is "What got ruined because it became popular?"

Kat replied "Indie music" which led to a discussion about looking in the backstreets of the major cities, London, New York, Chicago, Paris, to see what would be mainstream fashion in 6-12 months.

Total 266 1/2 points

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​A scratchy start for Kat with only 7 points on the astronaut question.

Being able to do the splits was good for 100 and it picked up from there.

Solid second half and good for 6th on the leaderboard.

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Gabrielle Hartley – The divorce attorney closer…

Gabrielle Hartley

​Gabrielle Hartley is a loud mouthed New Yorker.

No scratch that, Gabrielle Hartley is a Leading divorce lawyer, coach and mediator.

Is it possible to be a FUNKY THINKER in the legal profession.

Yes and this episode proves it.

​What are the FUNKQUEST rules?

Funkquest is a fun interactive online game that features five rounds. Each round consists of ONE FUNKY question.The player​ selects the icon which most tweaks their interest.  Each Funky visual has a Funky question.
The Funky insight is that the question may or may not be related to the icon.

SO potential Funksters have to think on their feet to score points. Points are awarded by me for FUNKY answers...

What's so good about FUNKQUEST ​?

​Funky Thinkers know that IDEAS only come from free-flowing CONVERSATION.
Listening (without prejudice) to new ideas and speakers from outside your usual network truly qualifies as FUNKY.
Each question has a strict time limit. So no multi-headed long and complicated self indulgent stories to endure.  Just short punchy bite-sized truly Funky ideas, as we GET THE FUNK OUT!

Q1. Gabrielle chose the VW camper van and the question is "What brand are you most loyal to?"

Gabrielle answered Verizon. As a divorce lawyer, Gabriel needs crystal clear connections with no call drop.

I gave a version of how quality vs price for voice and data was explained to me.

If anyone from Verizon customer service wants to be on the show, please get in touch. We would love to find out what makes you so FUNKY.

75 points scored. This being half the cost of a US monthly phone contract.

Q2. Gabrielle picked the telephone (do you see the theme here) and the question is "What was your most recent lie?"

Gabrielle said she didn't lie and a discussion started.

What is a lie anyway?

If your kids ask for another biscuit and you reply "They are all gone?" when you know full well, there are loads left.

Is that a lie?

I asked what would be the professional course of action if a legal person knew or strongly suspected their client was tellies (or at least mistruths)?

The answer is to ask a simple question "Do you want to take a minute to think about that?"

13 points scored. Total 88.

Gabrielle did not know what the Soviet Union football shirt was.

Q3. Gabrielle picked the shoe.  The question is "What are you currently worried about?"

A good answer this one - wanting the next generation to grow up knowing and thinking that they don't have to live in broken relationships.

30 points scored. Total 118

Q4. Gabrielle picked the guitar playing girl The question is "Who do you go out of your way to be nice to?"

Gabrielle answered people who are mean or grumpy or unhappy.

The world is full of unhappy people. May as well try to make them happier.

30 points scored. Total 148.

Q5. Gabrielle picked the roller skates. The question is "What got ruined because it became popular?"

RAPID FIRE ANSWER - Divorce.

Yes it probably is cheaper to get divorced than to get married in most countries.

80 Points scored. Total 228Enter your text here...

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After a good start talking about Verizon, Gabrielle's effort went slightly downhill.
Only 13 for the Salem witch story and 30 for the shoe. Rescued by the 80 on the roller skate.
Good for 10th place on the leaderboard but how long can she maintain that position.

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Cathy Weiss – World champion – swimming pool karate

 Cathy Weiss

​Whatever you think about alternative lifestyles and points of view, being a FUNKY THINKER means you listen to other points of view and decide for yourself if you want to find out more.
Cathy Weiss is (I think) the first clairvoyant we have had on the show.

​What are the FUNKQUEST rules?

Funkquest is a fun interactive online game that features five rounds. Each round consists of ONE FUNKY question.The player​ selects the icon which most tweaks their interest.  Each Funky visual has a Funky question.
The Funky insight is that the question may or may not be related to the icon.

SO potential Funksters have to think on their feet to score points. Points are awarded by me for FUNKY answers...

What's so good about FUNKQUEST ​?

​Funky Thinkers know that IDEAS only come from free-flowing CONVERSATION.
Listening (without prejudice) to new ideas and speakers from outside your usual network truly qualifies as FUNKY.
Each question has a strict time limit. So no multi-headed long and complicated self indulgent stories to endure.  Just short punchy bite-sized truly Funky ideas, as we GET THE FUNK OUT!

​Cathy got 20 points start because I said I was going to be stricter on the time limit as I had allowed some answers to run over in recent episodes.

Q1. Cathy chose the astronaut and the question is "What problem are you currently grappling with?"

Cathy and her husband are discussing moving to Australia. (Where the Queen is actually Head of State).

Either as a worker or a tourist. Depending on how the immigration points stack up.

Is Australia the most regulated country in the western world? That's what I had thought.

The target is 65 points (to enter Australia) and so Cathy scored 65 points. Total so far 85.

Cathy kind of new the Soviet Union shirt so scored 1/2 a point.

Q2. A short discussion arose about the orange space hooper icon. (Not for the first time with a North American audience).

Cathy chose this and the question is "What is your secret talent?"

After a short discussion about swimming pool karate and the world wife carrying championship. One of those is real - guess which, we moved onto other matters.

Cathy realised that she is a clairvoyant. I aksed what she would say to people who disagreed or doubted. A shrug of the shoulders was the reply.

A swimming pool is 25 metres long so 25 points scored.

Total after Q2. 110 1/2 points.

Q3. Unlike most women, Cathy did not pick the shoe. (If someone sells shoes like these, please get in touch).

Cathy chose the typewriter. The question is "What is some insider knowledge that only you have?"

"Humans have the capacity for ANYTHING" <<< Cathy's intonation. Not mine.

Total after question 3 136 1/2 points.

Q4. Cathy picked the laundrette and the question is "How do you judge a person?"

Cathy answered - by their energy. I referred back to Funky Thinker 139 Michael Barnes and the circle of energy.

Discussion about food and Funky Thinker 129 Lana from Montana. Therefore 29 points scored.

Total after question 4. 165 1/2

Q5. Cathy picked the roller skates and the question is "What got ruined because it became popular?"

Cathy answered YOGA and what followed was the most epic (constructive) rant about how yoga had become a fashion parade and instagram fest compared to what it was in the 90's

95 points scored. Total 260.

Contact Cathy via Cathy Weiss.com

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​A solid episode from Cathy with consistent scores all round. Not troubling the upper reaches of the leaderboard but good for 6th.

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Isabel Firecracker – Procrastination and Funky Thinkers.

Isabel Firecracker

​Isabel Firecracker is a life and career coach helping modern childfree women get what they want.


Why so Funky?
Having such strong help views is one thing - having them while living in a socially conservative country such as Colombia is another.

In this episode, procrastination, Auschwitz, knowledge, books and that guy from the Beatles.

​What are the FUNKQUEST rules?

Funkquest is a fun interactive online game that features five rounds. Each round consists of ONE FUNKY question.The player​ selects the icon which most tweaks their interest.  Each Funky visual has a Funky question.
The Funky insight is that the question may or may not be related to the icon.

SO potential Funksters have to think on their feet to score points. Points are awarded by me for FUNKY answers...

What's so good about FUNKQUEST ​?

​Funky Thinkers know that IDEAS only come from free-flowing CONVERSATION.
Listening (without prejudice) to new ideas and speakers from outside your usual network truly qualifies as FUNKY.
Each question has a strict time limit. So no multi-headed long and complicated self indulgent stories to endure.  Just short punchy bite-sized truly Funky ideas, as we GET THE FUNK OUT!

Isabel Firecracker got an initial one point start for being the first person from Colombia to play Funkquest.

Q1. Isabel chose the man on the moon and the question is what problem are you currently grappling with.
Being honest (a good Funky Thinker quality), Isabel said procrastination. Her brain is like chicken brain.
And Isabel, they offer of sending a picture of your desk and adding it to the show notes is still open...
Funky Thinkers think that procrastination is an internet disease.
Before the internet, we would focus on one thing until completion. Watching a TV show, doing homework.

DONE. UNTIL. COMPLETION.

Now, we are playing on phones, watching TV, doing other stuff.
We would like to hear more about how people deal with procrastination.

People we need on the show. Someone who has got procrastination and dealing with distractions DIALLED.
Isabel has 80 things on her desk. So 80 points scored.

Q2. Isabel did know that the old Soviet Union football shirt was a football shirt was. But not the country. So 1/2 point.

The question is "Where is the most interesting place you have been?"
Isabel had recently been to Auschwitz Birkenau concentration camp in Poland.
Instead of being gloomy as she expected, it was a bright sunny day and almost like a public park.

Very unusual (and FUNKY for a Colombian person to go to Auschwitz).

Stories are that the silence at these places is almost defeaning. People talking in hushed voices and are there to learn about the history.

Auschwitz was liberated in 1945 so Isabel got 45 points. Total FUNKPOINTS so far 126 1/2

Q3. Isabel picked the show (most ladies do) and the question is "What are you currently worried about?"

Not much was Isabel's answer.
The quote from Reinhold Niebuhr cropped up. Although, when recording the show, we couldn't remember it, or him.

“Lord, grant me the strength to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”


To make the maths easy, I rounded Isabel's score up to 150 points.

Q4. Isabel picked the car - I think this is the first time it has been picked.

The question is "What from the present with stand the test of time?"

Isabel said knowledge and I slightly pressed her about what is knowledge in the days of the internet.
With so much stuff out there, what people THINK is important. The internet is the world's school gate.
20 points scored. Total 171 1/2

Q5. Isabel picked George Harrison and the question is "When was the last time you had a new lease of life.
A quick discussion about what this phrase meant. Is it an anglo-phile phrase? I didn't think so.
I told the story about Vinnie Jones (retired British footballer) recounting how after his wife died, he noticed things going on as normal.
Isabel has a new lease of life in 2017. So she scored SEVENty points.

Total 240 1/2

Enough for fourth place on the leaderboard.
Isabel Firecracker is host of The honest uproar podcast and can be contacted via The Uprising spark.

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It's getting super tight at the top of the FUNKQUEST leaderboard.

Lana Nelson (Lana from Montana) still upfront followed by longtime second place Michael Sherlock.

The pack is gathering and it will surely need a standout performance to breakfree of this logjam.

Rustie MacDonald – War of education.

Rustie MacDonald

​Rustie MacDonald is a multiple author, speaker and radio show host. We didn't get into her experiences as a rape survivor but we did talk about climbing trees making dens and the impact the internet has had on this lifestyle.

​What are the FUNKQUEST rules?

Funkquest is a fun interactive online game that features five rounds. Each round consists of ONE FUNKY question.The player​ selects the icon which most tweaks their interest.  Each Funky visual has a Funky question.
The Funky insight is that the question may or may not be related to the icon.

SO potential Funksters have to think on their feet to score points. Points are awarded by me for FUNKY answers...

What's so good about FUNKQUEST ​?

​Funky Thinkers know that IDEAS only come from free-flowing CONVERSATION.
Listening (without prejudice) to new ideas and speakers from outside your usual network truly qualifies as FUNKY.
Each question has a strict time limit. So no multi-headed long and complicated self indulgent stories to endure.  Just short punchy bite-sized truly Funky ideas, as we GET THE FUNK OUT!

​Rusty MacDonald on FunkQuest

Q1. Rusty chose the cassette tape. The question is "Tell us about your record and tape collection when you were younger"

Two albums cropped up. The musical Jesus Christ Superstar and the Stray cat strut.

Rustie played both of these until they wore out. Although we might have come across the Stray Cats at different points in their career.

People we need on the show. Anyone with an understanding of music and why it has the emotional impact on us that it does.  

Score 81 points. This is the approximate year that I became aware of the stray cats.

Q2. Rustie chose the space hopper. Although did not know what it was. A short discussion followed. The Soviet Union shirt score half a point.

The quesion is "What's your secret talent?" and Rustie replied cooking. Basil, onion and garlic especially.

We talked about overweight people in the US. Is it a myth? Answer no.

Celiacs are unable to tolerate wheat and barley. Something I didn't know. Score 70 points.

Total 151 1/2

Q3. Rustie chose the typewriter and the question is "What's some insider knowledge in your industry?"

Being more famous in Australia than your hometown. Plus, people who are able to listen without prejudice and take something in rather than blindly ruling it out.

Rustie made a good pitch for 34,000 points but I was having non of it and awarded 34.

Total 185 1/2

Q4. Rustie chose the radio gram and the question was "What habit do you have now that you wish you had started earlier?"

We discussed staying in bed and staring at the ceiling for 10 minutes.
In a world where we are told we need to crush it, and blast it and smash it, how FUNKY is it to spend 10 minutes listening to your breath and planning what you need to do that day. (Or whatever?)

Score 10 points (for 10 minutes).

Total 195 1/2

Q5. Rustie chose the roller blades and the question is "What got ruined because it became popular?"

We came up with a list.

TV,Romance, The internet, social media.

Hands up if you remember the world before social media where you could go and build a tree house?

Rustie score 70 points because that is the time most FUNKY THINKERS associate with this lifestyle.

Total 265 1/2

Not good enough to get on to the podium but surely good enough for the end of season playoffs.

​You can buy Rustie's ebook on this link

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​WOW it is getting awfully tight at the top of the FUNKQUEST leaderboard. Rustie isn't on the podium but I am pretty sure that a score of 265 1/2 will be enough to make the end of season playoffs.

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Veronica Sordi – the new Imelda Marcos?

Veronica Sordi

​When I asked Veronica Sordi what makes her so FUNKY, she said
"I handmake period clothes and sell them on Ebay"
Most of my best customers are men...
I just knew there and then that we needed to have her on the show.
You can look at her Ebay shop on this link.

​What are the FUNKQUEST rules?

Funkquest is a fun interactive online game that features five rounds. Each round consists of ONE FUNKY question.The player​ selects the icon which most tweaks their interest.  Each Funky visual has a Funky question.
The Funky insight is that the question may or may not be related to the icon.

SO potential Funksters have to think on their feet to score points. Points are awarded by me for FUNKY answers...

What's so good about FUNKQUEST ​?

​Funky Thinkers know that IDEAS only come from free-flowing CONVERSATION.
Listening (without prejudice) to new ideas and speakers from outside your usual network truly qualifies as FUNKY.
Each question has a strict time limit. So no multi-headed long and complicated self indulgent stories to endure.  Just short punchy bite-sized truly Funky ideas, as we GET THE FUNK OUT!

Veronica Sordi was the first Italian we had on the show. So that gets a bonus point for starters.
Question 1 - Veronica chose the cassette tape. The question is "Tell us about your record and tape collection when you were younger."
Madonna cropped up (again). Robert Smith from The Cure (for the first time). Robert was Veronica's first crush.
This was in about 1989. So Veronica scored 89 points.
Veronica knew the Soviet Union short was a football/soccer shirt. So that scored 1/2. Remember future FUNKQUEST guests - to score two easy points - know the Soviet Union football shirt and who George Harrison is.

Question 2 - Veronica chose the telephone. The question is "Tell us about your most recent lie"
Hopefully, Veronica's husband isn't listening because she recently bought some clothes (note the plural) and told him they were in the sale.
But they weren't... Discussion about Imelda Marcos.

Question 3 - Veronica chose the London Bus. The question is "How ambitious are you ? Really"
We discussed the niche of handmaking throwback and clothes from previous era. Some of which are bought by men.

Question 4 - Veronica picked the girl playing the guitar. The question is "Who do you go out of your way to be nice to?"
Veronica recounted the story when a young homeless man wanted £2 for a burger from McDonalds.
To make sure that he didn't spend the money on drink or drugs, Veronica marched him down to the restaurant and made him eat the burger.

For the picture of George Harrison - Veronica suggested it might be somebody from the Rolling Stones. (On account of the hair). That scored 1/2 point.

Total after 4 questions - 198 3/4

Question 5 - Veronica picked the picture of George Harrison. The question is "When was the last time you had a new lease of life?"
We discussed mums and dads going on bouncy castles and water slides and why lego was invented with the sole aim of harming parents' feet.

Total FUNKQUEST score for Veronica Sordi 238 3/4

The updated FUNKQUEST leader board is below.

People we need on the show after Veronica Sordi - Funky Thinker 135
Someone who speaks more than three languages.
Someone with any kind of addiction - preferrably shopping.

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​It's getting tight at the top of the leaderboard after Veronica's episode.
Lana Nelson (Lana from Montana) is still at the top, closely pursued by Michael Sherlock and Carrie Brummer.
The next few episodes will sure be interesting as the log jam gets ever tighter.

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Walking is FUNKY – With Rebecca Norton

​In this episode with Sheffield coach Rebecca Norton, I learn what the one thing people do when they switch their phone on when they come back from a walk. (Clue - It's not checking social media). 

Plus - what are you likely to see when you head round your local city looking for things you may have missed. (It could be the image *cough* of a naked lady).

You can contact Rebecca via http​://www.senseofdirection.life

​Or listen to the podcast.

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