Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Question: Who Questions The Questioner?

What question would you ask if we threw this open for you to write the questions? Would your question be questionable? Would you question authority? Would you question reality? Or would you question everything? What's on your mind?

24 comments:

Tennessee Jed said...

Who do you feel were the best and worst presidents?

If you were president, what steps would you take on day 1?

LawHawkSF said...

What is the meaning of life? Answer restricted to one paragraph, including citations.

AndrewPrice said...

Jed, good questions. I suspect we'd get a lot of "Reagan", "Obama" and have Congress shot! :-)


Lawhawk, That's a little generous, I'd say -- 25 word limit.

ScottDS said...

After reading your question, I just want to ask, "Can I buy some pot from you?" :-D

If this website existed two or three years ago, I might have felt compelled to ask, given my quarterlife funk-slash-depression at the time, "When does it get better?" But since things are better for me now, I know the answer. (They do when you make them better.)

But today, I might be compelled to ask, "What is success to you?"

Writer X said...

Why did time seem to drag when we were kids but then fly by faster than a nanosecond the older we get?

And then, of course, how do you make the perfect pomegranate martini?

AndrewPrice said...

Scott, I like that think that Commentarama can end depression. . . but the FDA won't let us say that. :-(

What is success is an excellent question because one thing I've found in my many travels is that everyone defines it differently -- that's part of what makes humans so interesting.

AndrewPrice said...

Writer X, We could start a whole series on drink mixes! 8-)

Time perception questions. . . hmm, very philosophical, very difficult. Good question!

AndrewPrice said...

P.S. Scott, we've got all kinds of pots and pan, if you need cookware we're happy to sell it!

ScottDS said...

No, Andrew, I don't need any cookware but thanks. :-)

The reason I asked that question is because of something that's been on my brain for a few years. I'll spare you the psychobabble but I look at my friends and I see three groups: the ones that have gone on to do cool things (travel the world, Peace Corps, armed forces, etc.)... the ones that have gotten married, had kids, and settled down in the burbs (proving the American Dream is still possible)... and the ones in between like me, working temp jobs, living with parents or relatives, working towards some undefinable goal that will only become clear later on.

I don't know where I was going with that... just food for thought. But I guess it's like anything else - you don't know until after it's happened.

BevfromNYC said...

Scott - You have found the secret to happiness. Just be happy!

Writer X - I will get you that Pom martini recipe. Mixology is a hobby of mine. Hey you can't beat the research!

Question: What did you love doing as a kid that you miss not doing as an adult?

Writer X said...

Bev, thank you! That would be wonderful! I had a pomegranate martini over Christmas at a party; it was so delicious. I tried to duplicate it when I got home (not the same night) but failed miserably.

AndrewPrice said...

Bev, Goooood question! I'm going to steal that one!

AndrewPrice said...

Scott, Different people define success differently. And sometimes, it takes a while to figure out what you want to do with your life.

patti said...

#1) why do i have to make a living?! i want my stimulus money!!

#2) why can't i make a living off of snark? wwwwhhhhhhyyyyyyy?!

#3) why won't my new puppy stop howling when kenneled?! i'll add that puppy is indoors, has plenty to eat (including my ankles) and is loved, just in-case someone thinks we be mistreating this howler monkey. wth, puppy?

p.s. i make a mean lemonade martini with floating frozen strawberries. girly looking, but packs a PUNCH chuck norris would be proud of!

BevfromNYC said...

Thanks, Andrew - I've got hundreds of them (okay, that's a lie, but...) I'm long on questions, but short on answers...

Writer X: Research is sooo much fun- {**hick**}
Pomegranate Martini
2 parts* of Pom (brand) pomegranate juice
1 part of vodka of your choice
1/2 part Cointeau

Shake over ice. Pour into martini glasses rimmed with sugar. If you really want to add another dimension, add orange or grapefruit zest to the sugar.

*shot glass = part.

Writer X said...

Bev, THANK YOU! I cannot wait to try your recipe! :-)

AndrewPrice said...

Great. . . now we need a liquor license! :-(

Tennessee Jed said...

Bev - that sounds really really good, although I must admit, I seem to have for some reason settled into wine and single malts. So . . . I'll ask you: If you could drink just one drink, what would it be? (only alcoholic adult bev, Bev!)

StanH said...

If Barry flaps his ears, will he fly?

DCAlleyKat said...

If you only had one hour left to live what would you do with your time?

USArtguy said...

I just thought of a question this morning...

if you were "king for a day" what would you do regarding (native American) indians?

Being 1/8th indian and living in Indiana (the Land of The Indians, which ironically has very few any more) I have an arm-chair interest, so to speak. I've been to a couple Pow Wows (as a "pale face" only... I'm not going to try and pretend I'm anything more) and have tried doing a little research on the Indian relative of my family's past.

It seems to me what we have now is a kind "separate but equal" way of looking at indians. Or to use a worse comparison, almost a kind of three-fifths compromise.

I really don't know much about the topic, but I wonder if we should just make them all US citizens and be done with it, leave things as they are, or something else.

I do know, for the most part, their heritage is extremely important. Certainly nothing wrong with that, but it looks to me like they are sort of living in a snow globe... their own little world inside a much bigger one.

On the other hand, the Amish seem to do OK.

If they're are any Commentaramanistas with personal experience, I'd like to hear your thoughts too.

BevfromNYC said...

USArtguy: That is a very interesting question. Isn't it the choice of the Indian tribes to retain their sovereignty? I don't know. They have sovereignty over the reservation land (such as the land is) with some separate laws, but with all the rights and privileges that come with citizenship. I don't know, I am just asking too.

AndrewPrice said...

Stan - Yes.

DCalleyKat -- Good question... kind of Twilight Zoney!

AndrewPrice said...

USArtguy, I don't know all that much about the issue, but I think (like Bev) that the choice is theirs. I think they are in the same boat as places like Puerto Rico or Guam, and I don't know that there is any consensus here or there what to do.

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