Friday, December 09, 2005

Questions

By Mink

Some questions that have been on my mind recently:

1. Why do girls sound much sexier when they have hoarse voice? My friend came over and had a small bout of laryngitis and I was loving every second of her visit. I told her to make sure stay away from any hot drinks or sucking candies.

2. Why is there no word "ept" or "whelmed" in the language? You would think that being the opposite of inept or overwhelmed would warrant its own word.

3. Why as a Baltimore Orioles fan am I starting to feel like a battered wife (For the record I'm obviously not claiming to know what that feels like and domestic violence is a terrible terrible thing)? Well this one I can answer. We are constantly beaten and humiliated yet for some reason we keep running back; deluding ourselves that the bleeding will have to stop because we love them.

4. Why do some people think its OK to respond negatively to the question "hey how are you?"
I mean if you get anything besides a "good and you?" response then you have to brace yourself for an unbargained- for life saga where you willlikely say "I'm sorry to hear that" and without a doubt you will mean those words while sounding sympathetic at the same time.

5. How is it possible that a show that regularly comes up with genious ideas such as this pic below is never watched and is therefore getting cancelled?
Oh this picture isn't funny? That's because you are a TV snob who only watches reality shows, Sex and the City reruns, and just started getting into Seinfeld becasue the DVD came out a couple years ago and you decided it was ok to laugh even if it was too jewish and too new york....Anyway if you are fighting the good fight here is some info you may be interested in......


http://news.yahoo.com/s/eo/20051208/en_tv_eo/17931; _ylt=AgqRCGwLhc4AFZdCku3fCXcEtbAF; _ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl

8 Comments:

Blogger BP Babe said...

#4:

i have to disagree with you on this one, mink. if you ask someone "hi, how are you?" then you've gotta be prepared for the response. otherwise don't ask the question. just say "hey" or something. it bothers me when people ask that shit and expect a "fine, thank you. and yourself?" as a response. it's too scripted. then there are the people who don't even wait for the response, and just walk away. just use different words, it's that easy. sometimes when i get asked how i am i'll give a long and winding answer just to piss off the other person. kind of like this comment right now...

12:08 PM  
Anonymous "The Kaliri" said...

Response to Bp babe: (if that is your real name anyway.)

I disagree with you. I believe that the phrase "hi how are you" has become modern colloquialism (slang), and is synonymous with just saying HI.

If someone were truly concerned they might say "Hi, How are you" then "how's everything?" The initial "Hi, how are you?" was just the greeting part of the encounter. The "how's everything" was the "request" for actual information on the state of being of the person you are greeting. Without the second "How's everything", THERE IS NO REQUEST. Therefore, there is no spilling of nonsensical drama; Information that only YOU, and YOU alone might be interested in. We've all got our own problems, unless asked specifically, keep it to yourself is all I’m saying.

Let brief encounters be brief. OK?
(Just a test, that OK was rhetorical, wasn't really interested if it wasn't actually OK; see, now you're learning)

2:11 PM  
Blogger The Critics said...

Who gives a shit? Just dont ask people how they are doing, and you wont have to worry about an answer. I find a simple "yo" suffices, regardless of gender.

6:40 PM  
Blogger The Fades said...

how are you

1:39 PM  
Blogger SINGERZ said...

Fades, just saw your blog, love it. As I said on yours in comments, youre invited to the next convention. We'd love if you guest posted on ours.
Furthermore, remember that time you came to MD 3 years ago and someone had spilled soda on your jacket and you were mad and didnt know who it was? My bad, I apologize.

2:15 PM  
Blogger The Critics said...

Zev, you're such an @$$ kisser. But that's okay, because you're a funny writer.

7:54 PM  
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