Daily Archives: 6 September, 2013

Friday Foolishness – Warm Milk Edition

Today’s Music: Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes – Lean Lanky Daddy

Friday!!! Thank you, Labor Day, for a day off this week. A little extra time with my girl, with my guitar, and with blogs! Here’s some of what I read…
Cayman Thorn was annoyed. Smaktakula went to the bathroom at an Erasure concert, and Same Burn, Different Flame had an interesting perspective on complaining.

Thanks to them, and all of you for some thought provoking reading this week.
Last week was also thought provoking. In my case it was asking the stupidest question ever when last weeks poll asked what is the stupidest question.
Your responses (unlike mine) were anything but stupid. Here’s what you said. (As ever, my comments are questionable in italics.)

So much more fun than the brilliant question – Benzeknees
(So much more common, too…)
Excuse me? May I ask a question? (SilkPurseProductions)
(Huzzah! it is evident by that question that you can, in fact, ask.)
best left unsaid (and thus unanswered) Kanerva
(But then who would we have to mock???)

How about that Tebow?
(Didn’t he used to be in the NFL?)
WTF??? SnB
(I thought that was more statement than question.)
When is your baby due? ~whatimeant2say
(As soon as it can eat its way out of my belly fat.)
Can I ask you a question? (Stacy)
(I’m glad I rarely hear that.)
Can I ask you a question? (Stacy)
(Oh. Umm…)
You come here often? is good, esp. in the shrink’s waiting room. WG
(I’ve had nice success with that in the morgue.)
LOLWut? – Hotspur
(LIBWD! (Know what I mean?))
What is a stupid question? The Bumble Files
(If I knew that, I’d ask a lot fewer!)
What was the question? Linda Vernon
Is that the best you can do? thematticuskingdom
(But if I did my best, people would expect that all the time…)
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck? thematticuskingdom
(Not sure, but they’re gonna test it for steroids after…)
What is the mean of life, the universe and everything? thematticuskingdom
(101010. Please tell me you figured this out.)
Do my farts smell nicer than yours? Andro
(Does anyone stick around to answer that?)
Do I press the RED button, or not? Andro
(Do you mean this one? *click*)
Are these black lace panties appropriate? sandylikeabeach
(That’s less “stupid” and more unanswerable (verbally) as the questionee’s jaw has just hit the floor.)
‘Would you like fries with that’ and the answer is ‘ Well, fuck yeah.’ – Alex Autin
(I thought the answer was “How’s acting school going?”)
PMAO… does this taste funny to you?
(I’m not falling for that.)

Do you have books? yes, it’s a univ library. I mean books you can read. (Rutabaga)
(Books? Library? Let me look that up on my smartphone and get back to you…)
Are we having fun yet? Elyse 54.5
(Poppa Smurf will tell you when he sees you.)
(Is he there yet?)

“what did he mean by that?” Worst. Question. Ever. Kayjai
(Well,what he was trying to say,if looked at from a strict etymological perspective, given the possible historical contexts of the words themselves apropos of the situation he spoke them vis-a-vis the potential meaning of aforementioned dialoging when placed against a backdrop of things unto which experiential derivation can be considered, I think that suitable peruse-ment can only bring us to the deepness of understanding that the implicational significance, of course, would be…ravioli.)

What do you mean, “no”? (Generally following a “will you” question.) Red.
(What do you mean “You asked a question where “no” was a possible answer”?)
Wait. What? (Susie Lindau)
(You mean you weren’t listening either?)
… why isn’t eleven onety one? (Frank)
How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?Not A Punk Rocker
(The owl said he’d show you. But only if the pop is mouse flavored.)
Wait, what was the question again? Snaapper
(Are you asking me or telling me?)

Congratulations to Frank for this weeks winning answer! And from the offered choices, the most popular was What could possibly go wrong?, and ain’t that the truth!

I bet Steph Rogers could make this.

I bet Steph Rogers could make this.

But now it’s time to consider this week and all that comes with it. I hope you appreciate it, because I was up all night thinking about it. And you can get your answers in any night no matter how late, as long as it’s before 2359 EDT on Wednesday, 11 Sept, because that’s when this one closes. (And if you leave an “Other” answer, leave a way to identify you, and I’ll link back next week.)

And until we meet again, enjoy these, both picks from TMWGITU.
First off, a public service announcement on restraint

And next, a public service song on geekdom, because I thought this one was kind of cool too.

Have a great week everyone!