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The Fool: What's your greatest athletic achievement? Little League champ? Ran a marathon? Did 4 consecutive sit-ups?
paulkrueger: Way back in 1990, two of my brothers and I participated in RAGBRAI, a week-long bicycle ride that goes from one side of Iowa to the other. It's really not all that tough if you're in halfway-decent shape (was then, ain't now) but it deserves mention because it was both an athletic achievement and a whole lot of fun (unlike those 4 sit-ups).
The Fool: What's your favorite movie, and why?
paulkrueger: Tough call. My favorites seem to be those with an incredibly creative story to begin with: Field of Dreams, The Princess Bride, The Gods Must Be Crazy, Fargo, etc.

But if I have to pick one, I'll go with Casablanca. No, wait -- Spaceballs.
The Fool: What's the best advice you've ever received?
paulkrueger: En boca cerrada, no entran moscas.
The Fool: What's your biggest pet peeve?
paulkrueger: If you feed 'em right and don't let 'em out when the neighbor's dog is loose, peeves can get as big as 40 pounds or so. Our last peeve, Binky, was about 32 pounds when he got hit by the garbage truck so right now we're peeveless.
The Fool: When you aren't working or sitting in front of the computer, what occupies your time?
paulkrueger: Music, volleyball, houseboating, reading, grilling out, bicycling, watching pro football and developing some of the most talked-about thumb-twiddling techniques this side of the Mississippi.
The Fool: Briefly explain how you select stocks.
paulkrueger: I never know whether to try to match my suit or my shoes or my tie. But I figure as long as they cover my ankle hair...
The Fool: Did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone?
paulkrueger: You know, it's hard to tell with those invisible rabbits that go by their middle names. There might be just one, there could be a dozen.
The Fool: Does ethics or 'socially responsible investing' have a place in your investment approach? How so? How not?
paulkrueger: I guess I never even get to the moral issue of SRI since the financial aspects ward me off first. I mean, how bright can the future be for a pollution-spewing manufacturer of veal-flavored cigarettes?
The Fool: Your greatest fear? Any neurotic ones (agoraphobia, triskaidekaphobia, etc.)?
paulkrueger: I ain't 'fraid of no triskaidekas!
The Fool: Make a confession.
paulkrueger: I don't think so. The folks aren't online yet, but they will be one of these days.
The Fool: How'd you find out about the Fool? (Make your answer as colorful and truthful as possible.)
paulkrueger: There I was, minding my own business, shotgunning the Internet to see if some fellow genealogy-geek knew the birthplace of my great-great-great-grandfather, Fribble J. Motley, when out of the blue...

Oh wait, you said "truthful"...
The Fool: What's been your best investment to date and how did you discover it?
paulkrueger: Piano lessons -- seven years of 'em, sometimes with a gun to my head (thanks, Mom!). I've always actively avoided making money with music but the dividends have been great.
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