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rhymegirl
06-07-2005, 04:25 PM
Along the lines of Brady's thread where he asked us what kinds of questions of the universe would we like answers to--only not quite that philosophical--

Here's one of mine:
How can these people on morning radio shows sound so peppy when I'm driving with one eye open???


Feel free to share some of your questions.

Richard
06-07-2005, 04:40 PM
Is it okay to go to yoga class just because you fancy the teacher, even if it puts you in a very uncomfortable position?

Hmmmm...

(And try The Today Programme on Radio 4 - politicians being grilled over every last inch of their mistakes at 6:30 in the morning by hosts who sound one shut-eye away from PURE PSYCHOTIC RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGE!)

maestrowork
06-07-2005, 04:49 PM
Why don't they have meat-flavored ice cream?

MacAllister
06-07-2005, 04:50 PM
:ROFL:Ray...things that make you go "hmmm"...NOT things that make you go "ewwwwwwwwwww..."

Sarita
06-07-2005, 04:52 PM
Why don't they have meat-flavored ice cream?
Why don't people like red-bean ice cream? hmmmm....

maestrowork
06-07-2005, 05:02 PM
Why don't people like red-bean ice cream? hmmmm....

I love red-bean ice cream/popsicle! Yum.

mmm... pancakes
06-07-2005, 06:32 PM
How can butter be considered a luxury item? (it is where I'm living!)

Hmmmm...

Also, I bet Ray'll love this: pea-flavoured ice creams are available from the vendor on the street by my door. Mmm-mm.

Maryn
06-07-2005, 07:26 PM
Whose idea was it to gather the leaves of certain plants, cut them, cure them, burn them, and inhale the smoke? If you think about it, that's pretty weird...

I almost mooched a cigarette off someone today. After five years 'clean'!

Maryn, having a crummy day so far

oswann
06-07-2005, 07:28 PM
What was the guy thinking who first milked a cow?

Os.

Pat~
06-07-2005, 07:36 PM
How is it that my son knew the intricacies of the computer before ever being taught? How can 'instinct' for such a thing exist?

maestrowork
06-07-2005, 08:11 PM
Also, I bet Ray'll love this: pea-flavoured ice creams are available from the vendor on the street by my door. Mmm-mm.

Green tea ice cream...

Still, why no kidney pie ice cream?

sgtsdaughter
06-07-2005, 08:16 PM
who was the guy to lick the that liked the hallucinogenic frogs, and why?

Sarita
06-07-2005, 08:41 PM
Green tea ice cream...

mmmm, this is a good one too. This thread should be things that make you go mmmm, instead of hmmmm. :)

Unique
06-07-2005, 08:44 PM
who was the guy to lick the that liked the hallucinogenic frogs, and why?


I'd give that a whirl. Anyone have a spare frog?

Why? The why should be obvious -




because I can!!!

MadScientistMatt
06-07-2005, 08:48 PM
I've been to a few weddings recently, and I have to wonder - why is it that the average wedding cake costs a lot more than a normal cake of its size but tastes a lot worse?

Unique
06-07-2005, 08:50 PM
I've been to a few weddings recently, and I have to wonder - why is it that the average wedding cake costs a lot more than a normal cake of its size but tastes a lot worse?


You're not supposed to eat the cake. Cake is just an excuse to eat frosting.

sillybear
06-07-2005, 08:54 PM
Who was the first person to eat an egg? Was it on a dare?

maestrowork
06-07-2005, 09:23 PM
Who was the first person to eat an egg? Was it on a dare?

He lost to the chicken in a game of Poker...

MadScientistMatt
06-07-2005, 09:27 PM
You're not supposed to eat the cake. Cake is just an excuse to eat frosting.

Only I could've sworn they frosted at least one of those cakes with Crisco.

Maryn
06-07-2005, 10:23 PM
Matt, our daughter is a semi-professional baker, and your taste buds are absolutely right. Most cakes contain butter or margarine and whole eggs. This makes them slightly yellow, even 'white' cake.

Since weddings are white-white-white, the cakes use vegetable shortening--Crisco--instead of butter or margarnine, and the eggs are separated and no yolks go in. The result is a baked flour-Crisco-sugar concoction that nobody'd eat if there weren't an open bar.

MadScientistMatt
06-07-2005, 10:40 PM
...that nobody'd eat if there weren't an open bar.

Oh, that's what I did wrong. I stopped drinking when it became a little hard to do cartwheels on the dance floor and not when it became impossible.

robeiae
06-07-2005, 10:55 PM
What's with the French?

Rob :)

Sarita
06-07-2005, 10:56 PM
What's with the French?

*cough* What about them? :)

maestrowork
06-07-2005, 10:59 PM
What are the ancient Chinese secrets?

sgtsdaughter
06-07-2005, 11:03 PM
Since weddings are white-white-white, the cakes use vegetable shortening--Crisco--instead of butter or margarnine, and the eggs are separated and no yolks go in. The result is a baked flour-Crisco-sugar concoction that nobody'd eat if there weren't an open bar.

and then with the open bar you usually need some help slugging them down. only had one wedding cake that was good, and lets not talk about how much they had to pay for that.

robeiae
06-07-2005, 11:04 PM
*cough* What about them? :)

For starters, who told them snails and truffles were delicacies? Why did they despise bathing so much, that they invented perfume? Don't get me started about mayo...

Rob :)

Sarita
06-07-2005, 11:11 PM
For starters, who told them snails and truffles were delicacies? Why did they despise bathing so much, that they invented perfume? Don't get me started about mayo...

Oh, are we back on the things that make me go mmmmmm topic? Snails=Yum. Truffles=Yum Perfume=Yum (at least in moderation) I'll stop there because I'm with you on mayo... egg? oil? *shudder*

Somethings about the French that make me go mmmmm... Pain au chocolat, Creme Brulee, L'Opera, Ballet, De Maupassant, Baudelaire, Hugo (should I stop?), Renoir.....

maestrowork
06-07-2005, 11:17 PM
Somethings about the French that make me go mmmmm... Pain au chocolat, Creme Brulee, L'Opera, Ballet, De Maupassant, Baudelaire, Hugo (should I stop?), Renoir.....

Stop, Sara. You're making me really hot...

crepes... foie gras... Louvre... Emmanuel Beart.... Francois Truffaut...

mommie4a
06-07-2005, 11:20 PM
How is it possible that every single snowflake that's ever fallen differs from every other one that's ever fallen and ever will fall?

maestrowork
06-07-2005, 11:21 PM
How is it possible that every single snowflake that's ever fallen differs from every other one that's ever fallen and ever will fall?

Deep, Jill.

But really, prove it.

mommie4a
06-07-2005, 11:28 PM
http://snowflakebentley.com/

oswann
06-09-2005, 11:27 AM
For starters, who told them snails and truffles were delicacies? Why did they despise bathing so much, that they invented perfume? Don't get me started about mayo...

Rob :)


They liked bathing. The Catholic Church didn't like public baths. Don't get me started.


Os.
(Yes, I live in France.)

poetinahat
06-09-2005, 11:37 AM
Why do Americans call our/their sport "football" when only a small minority of the players kick it? What's the "soccer" name all about?

And why do they call it a "touchdown" when they don't touch the ball down?

In rugby (both codes), it doesn't count unless you DO touch the ball on the ground over the goal line. But then, they call it a "try", even though it's a success!

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