Do you think ‘crushed’ garlic tastes different to ‘chopped’ garlic? - Probably. I don't know. Like most reasonable people, I smash the cloves with the broad side of a knife and chop it fairly coarsely. I made a porchetta roast over the holidays that called for several tablespoons of chopped garlic to be rubbed all over it, so I did the smart thing and bought a jar of garlic that was pre-chopped.
Are you any good at map reading? - Road maps, yeah. Topo maps, maybe not so much.
What does it take for you to finally get rid of a pair of shoes you’ve had a long time? - I'll hold on to shoes if they're still in half-decent shape - my favourite shoes to play drums in can't be worn for anything else, for instance, because they're falling apart - but at some point you just have to say "fuck it" and bin 'em, and that's a pretty arbitrary choice to make, but it usually comes when I realize I haven't worn them in a long time and they're just taking up space.
Would you rather meet Brian Eno out in Reno or MC Hammer in Alabama? - I passed through Reno once, and it seemed like a real shithole, so I'll go for the Alabama option. Maybe we could meet at Muscle Shoals...?
If forced, could you make a boat? - I reckon I could. I doubt it would be pretty, though, because I'd probably slather it in silicone sealant to prevent leaks.
If you've got nothing to do, don't do it here.