Friday, September 27, 2013


Today’s the holiday you've waited for all year…

Yep, it’s Ask a Stupid Question Day!
Believe it or not, this special day was created by a group of teachers in the ‘80’s… you know, back when big hair was found to have adverse effects on the brain.
Anyway, these kind-hearted, big-haired teachers wanted to encourage kids to ask more questions in the classroom. Apparently they had tired of saying the same old mantra — 

There are no stupid questions.

How many times did we hear that one?
Did it ever work?

That’s because we students had our own mantra, and it went like this —

There are no stupid questions

just stupid people who ask questions.
But all of that is part of the past, and now there’s a day set aside just to let our stupid selves SHINE!
And I’m planning on making the most of it, so here goes…

If reality shows are “reality” then why do they hire writers?

How fast do hotcakes actually sell?
Why are softballs hard?
Why do caregiver and caretaker mean the same thing?

And while I’m at it slim chance / fat chance, slow up / slow down? I mean, what the H?
Then there are those words of irony abbreviation and monosyllabic. Really?

And what kind of sicko came up with the word lisp anyway?
Why isn't phonetic spelled with an F?
What do Greeks say when they don’t understand?

Pluto and Goofy both dogs. What gives?
Why is it a heck of a lot easier to get rid of brain cells than fat cells?

And if there's an exception to every rule, is there an exception to that one?

WOW, that feels good!

You MUST try this at home.

Shine on, people, shine on!

PROMPT: Do you have any stupid questions?

A stupid question would be a fabulous way to begin a brilliant story. What stupid question would your main character love to ask?

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