Thursday, February 21, 2008

Q & A Is Here To Stay

Once upon a time, I used to do Q&A Tuesdays (I’m sure the few of you who for some reason have kept coming back here since last summer might remember them. If you don’t, well, all you missed was a bunch of misinformation and possibly an inflammatory statement or two possibly coupled with the mention of cheese). Then I got lazy busy and stopped. I’ve been thinking about bringing it back, but in order to do so, I need to have some questions to answer. While I could quiz myself (which I think is legal in all 48 contiguous states, with the exception of maybe Kentucky), I would much rather answer other folks’ questions. I say this because I already know the answers to the questions I would ask myself: ‘what’s your favorite food,’ ‘what’s your favorite color,’ ‘what would be the coolest way to die involving a vat of hot cooking oil,’ and on and on and on. Truly exciting stuff as you can see, so yes, I need YOUR questions.

If I remember correctly from last time, the rules are simple. Just about anything can be asked, my answers cannot be used against me in a court of law, I will probably forget to answer at least one question every week (so please don’t take it personal, after all, as much as I love them, I still occasionally get confused and mix up my identical twin daughters) and I do not recommend using them as part of a research project or in an effort to impress others or make friends. Trust me; if my answers don’t help me do that then they certainly aren’t going to help you. And for the record, I’m just kidding about getting my twins mixed up. That hasn’t happened since AT LEAST last Thursday.

So here’s the deal. I will run Q&A Tuesday each Monday. OK, there has to be a better way to say that. I’ll try again. Send me your questions at the end of the work week or during the weekend and I will post my answers each Monday, unless any given Monday is a holiday, at which point I will post the answers on Tuesday, or the next available day that I feel like it.

Do you have questions about ethics, need a solution for global warming, interested in my thoughts about a post-Fidel Castro Cuba (I’m thinking theme park), want to know the story behind Ricky Nelson’s song ‘Garden Party,’ curious about the best place to eat at Disneyland, want proof that you shouldn’t mow the grass while barefoot or in sandals, want me to answer a random question using nothing but song titles (yeah, I’m asking for someone to challenge me) or need a list of things that you should not do when suffering from a sinus infection? Well, just feel free to ask me whatever you wish each weekend and I’ll do my best to answer each Monday.

While I can’t promise I won’t go all Cliff Claven on you, I will try to answer them the best I can, which for legal purposes, I now need to tell you does not include honesty, factual accuracy or even making sense. In fact, I believe all that I am authorized to say on this matter is that I can almost assure you that my answers will be in English, or a reasonable facsimile of, unless I am asked to type quickly. Then all bets are off.

See what fun this is going to be? Is it my veiled way of getting out of one day of thinking of something to write by having you, the wonderful reader, provide me with ideas in the form of a question? No comment. So go ahead, please don’t be shy. Send me your questions. It’ll be fun and painful. I mean painless. I know about 6 of you read my blog regularly, so I am expecting at least three questions. I will even give the first person that submits a question a prize. It may just be an email thanking you for your question, but I promise to make it all fancy and put ‘Your Fancy Prize’ in the message’s subject line.

See you with your answers on Monday! I hope. Please? Pretty Please? I will beg. And that’s never pretty.


Patti said...

1) Did you have a lunar eclipse in California like we did in Connecticut on Wednesday night?
Or was in just on this side of the continental 48?

2)When your twins were babies did you use markers to write their initials on the soles of their feet to tell them apart?

VE said...

I'll play...

What does the tooth fairy do with all the teeth?

Patti said...

that was supposed to say "Or was IT just on this side of the continental 48?"

Selma said...

I have two questions that have been preying on my mind for quite a while.

1. Why can't I put on mascara with my mouth closed?

2. Why is abbreviated such a long word?

I really want to know.
Thanks, Michael.

Carrie said...

Oh oh! me next!!

1) If beauty is truth, and truth beauty; why can't my nylons EVER exist without holes or runs?

2) Why are iPods gifts from God - and why does God always need it back for repairs?

3) Can I have my coffee break now?

meleah rebeccah said...

Oh I cant wait to see THIS follow up post.

*as for that picture....isnt that when Farley was a 'talk show host' and asked the dumbest questions like "hey um remember um when you were in the Beatles....yeah that was cool "

I am paraphrasing its been YEARS since I saw that.....

but I have fond memories attached to THAT photo

"I know about 6 of you read my blog regularly"

Yeay! I am one of them...but I will have to work and think of some questions okay?

Natalie said...

Either you give up fried foods forever or Fred Willard gets breaded and dunked into the biggest deep fryer in the world and is served to you with a nice spread of dipping sauces each of which you are required to try. What do you do?

Patti said...

I have another question, Michael. Will you ever do another Podcast?

chefmom said...

Okay...I have thought short and softly about this...not long and hard...(I know what you're saying in your mind Micahel; That's what she said!)
What is your favorite cheese? The one you couldn't EVER live without.

Odat said...

You look familiar, do I know you?
You come here often?


citizen of the world said...

Would you rather have your eyes where your ears should be and ears where your eyes should be, or have all your limbs shorted by half, which would you choose?

Why do my family members quiz me for psychological advice and then ignore everything I say?

best bud's wife said...

Why do babies fight sleep and adults fight to stay awake?

FRIGGA said...

"what would be the coolest way to die involving a vat of hot cooking oil"

so, what's the answer?

Oh, and a new question not thought up by you: How do you fold fitted sheets?

Happy Monday!! :-)

citizen of the world said...

That first question is from a dinner table game we play. As for your dream, it represents a very healthy love of Christmas and the natural fear of missing out on it. Ha! Try ignoring that!