Meditation: Questions

Why would anyone vote for George W. Bush? Twice?

How can we create art?

How do we create art?

What is art?

Why is it so hard to exercise?

Why is the sky blue?

Why are LOLCats just so darn precious?

Where do babies come from?

Why do we think we love someone?

Why do we think they love us?

Why are words like oint and flammivomous so cool?

Who is this God person anyway?

What is your quest?

Why is the internet down?

Why does Windows suck so bad?

Would you rather have the body of an Olympian swimmer, gymnast, water polo player, or sculler?

Why am I not king?

When can I win the lottery?

How were Shakespeare and Mozart and Bach, to name three, even possible?

Will Coriolanus make it to the stage?

What will my son do with the rest of his life?

How long will I live?

What’s for supper?

10 thoughts on “Meditation: Questions

  1. Inbreeding?


    By putting aside our blogs.

    Snuffy Smith.


    The first steps towards correctly explaining the colour of the sky were taken by John Tyndall in 1859. He discovered that when light passes through a clear fluid holding small particles in suspension, the shorter blue wavelengths are scattered more strongly than the red. This can be demonstrated by shining a beam of white light through a tank of water with a little milk or soap mixed in. From the side, the beam can be seen by the blue light it scatters; but the light seen directly from the end is reddened after it has passed through the tank. The scattered light can also be shown to be polarised using a filter of polarised light, just as the sky appears a deeper blue through polaroid sun glasses. This is most correctly called the Tyndall effect, but it is more commonly known to physicists as Rayleigh scattering–after Lord Rayleigh, who studied it in more detail a few years later. He showed that the amount of light scattered is inversely proportional to the fourth power of wavelength for sufficiently small particles. It follows that blue light is scattered more than red light by a factor of (700/400)4 ~= 10.

    My dog doesn’t think so.

    Too much porn.


    See above.

    They make us feel smarter than we really are.



    Then how did you post this?

    Works for me.

    With steroids, or without?

    Because I didn’t vote for you.

    Just keep playing. I’ve got five kids to put through college. They need the HOPE scholarship to stay solvent.

    This is the best question on this list. I have so much respect for the question that I will refrain from providing a smart-aleck answer.

    Most definitely. If Greenville St. Park counts as a “stage.”

    Waste it away on your dime. Welcome to middle age.

    Maybe you’re dead already.

    For me, marinated chicken. I didn’t save any for you.

  2. Uh, the answer to number one is “Al Gore”. If the Al Gore thing hadn’t happened, the second time around wouldn’t have been relevant. The rest of your questions are beyond my feeble mind.

  3. That’s right, he “invented the internet” and wore brown suits to pander to the voters. How could I forget? What were his policy proposals again?

  4. There are questions staged as assertions of identity, of course.

    And then there are questions.

    You have questions. How existential. (I love that commercial.)

  5. Is JB serious with his hilarious (just hilarious) answer to the question “How do we create art?”

    If so, is this something to untangle over at the Lichtenbergian site?

  6. Dale’s latest post over at Lichtenberg proves that solitary sweating in one’s creative shed doesn’t always lead to the sublime. Take heart, JB, and enjoy the conversation and company.

  7. Methinks we will need to bring fingerprints to the next fireside gathering to resolve the issue.

  8. Speaking of which, my wife is out of town next weekend and I’m sure I’ll be bored. Would a fireside gathering be a good thing?

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