Are You Good at Practical Jokes?


Are you above such things? If not, suggestions are most definitely welcome.

What’s the Strangest Class You Have Ever Taken?


It was a good class and I learned a lot, but ultimately any course where you get credit for watching Dirty Harry is going to get my full thumbs-up.

What’s the “Battle Song” in the Soundtrack of Your Life?


Often I’ll find myself listening to songs specifically because I think they are the perfect accompaniment to the film scene version of what I’m doing at that moment.

What Fictional Universe Do You Most Want to Live In?


Movie, book, TV show, epic poem, comic book, Concept album, ad campaign, play, opera–doesn’t matter what kind of fiction it is….

What’s the Most Random Movie Scene That Makes You Cry?

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These are five movie scenes you might not expect that make me cry every single time.

What Would It Take To Make You Support Secession?


How far would those you oppose have to go before you finally said, “Eff it, we’re starting our own country!”

What’s the Best Book You Never Finished?


Sometimes you encounter a book that you know is objectively excellent, but which hits a nerve in a way that you simply cannot keep reading it.

Waffles or Pancakes?



Do We Really Want to Live In a World Where No One is Ever Offended?


Even the best of us with the best of intentions will eventually run into a situation where we say or do something that has offended someone–it’s literally impossible to avoid.

Is Rock Dead? Gene Simmons Thinks So and I Can’t Completely Disagree….


Rock probably isn’t dead, but it’s not healthy, because our attitudes about the importance of art in our lives as a whole are not healthy.

What’s Your Major Cultural Blind Spot?


What’s the big hole in your conversational canvas that requires you to step out and go to the washroom when it inevitably comes up?

What’s the One Writing Mistake You Can’t Stop Making

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My big one is adding an unnecessary “-ly” to words like probable, usual and casual.

If You Had the Power to Ban a Work of Art Would You Ever Use It?


Or do you believe–as I do–that there is a place for the offensive, even if it’s only to confirm what we know to be good and true?

Tapas or One Plate of Food?


In my brain it seems slightly better to waste a little of a lot of things than a lot of just one thing. My brain is weird and does things like that, even when it makes no sense.

The First Date Deal Breaker Files Part Seven: “Hi Mom!”


There you see sitting on their couch a life-size doll, dressed in the manner of a middle-aged woman.

Do You Recline Your Airplane Seat Back?


It’s the perfect example of an act most people consider to be a basic right, but which often comes at the inconvenience of someone else.