Getting to Know WWO: Doug Wyckoff

Read these interesting responses from Doug Wyckoff:

Q. When you’re not working, how do you like to spend your time?

A. Reading, gardening. I used to follow Husky football, when that existed.

Q. What are you currently (or most recently) reading?

A. “Blitzed!” A story about how Germany’s pharmaceutical companies supplied meth and cocaine to the Nazi soldiers during World War II.

Q. What’s the first concert you attended?

A. Vanilla Fudge. Opening acts were Led Zeppelin and Chicago Transit Authority.

Q. What’s your favorite book?

A. The Wright Brothers by David McCullough.

Q. What’s the best Halloween costume you’ve ever had?

A. A suit and tie worn backwards.

Q. What was your first job?

A. I pumped gas at a Chevron station.

Q. What was your favorite subject in school?

A. History.

Q. Who do you admire most in the world?

A. Jimmy Carter.

Q. If you could go back to anytime in history, where would you go?

A. New York in the 1920s. So much suffering leading to great social change.

Q. What’s your favorite thing about your career?

A. I do not have to hope for change. I can affirmatively take action to correct a wrong.

Q. What is your proudest accomplishment?

A. When I decided to change law firms and help regular people get benefits for them which the government was wrongfully withholding. Just hoping for change is not a solution.

Q. If you were stranded on an island and could take 3 items, what would they be?

A. A fishing pole, a box of matches, and a satellite phone.

Q. Do you have any weird superstitions?

A. No.

Q. Is cereal soup? Why or why not?

A. No. Soup is savory. Cereal is carbs/sugar. Not the same.

Q. Is a hotdog a sandwich? Why or why not?

A. No. Bun vs. bread.

Q. What’s the most ridiculous fact you know?

A. “Orchid” is the Ancient Greek word for testicle.

Q. If animals could talk, which would be the rudest?

A. Hyenas.

Q. What’s your most unusual talent?

A. I can cook the perfect pork chop.

Q. What animal would be the most terrifying if it could speak?

A. A Crow.

Q. How much would someone have to pay you to eat a live spider?

A. $5000.