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January 22, 2010

Introducing -- EITHER/OR

For as long as anyone is interested and it doesn't feel like work, I'm going to have some fun with a few of the more meaningless issues of our day.

Issues that, even though they aren't important, people all tend to have strong and dearly held opinions on. Issues that make us emphatically bang our fists on a table. Issues we don't dither about.

In other words, it's EITHER%20OR.jpg. There's no middle ground.

We'll stay away from topics that really matter. We'll debate only the inconsequential, the insignificant, the things that we can discuss fervently, yet still go away friends.

I'm not going to commit to doing this on a regular basis - mainly because I don't want to to start feeling like a chore. But, every once in a while, when a cosmic question pops into my head, I'll post an EITHER/OR question.

Here is our first topic:

Why do people put their toilet paper on the roller backwards?

I've never understood how they could possibly think their way is acceptable.

Every rational, intelligent human being knows that there is only ONE way to put toilet paper on the roller.

So, my question to you, my dear friends is....

Should your toilet paper roll have the sheets coming off from the top? Or should they roll out from the bottom? It isn't a hard question. But, there is only one right answer.

EITHER it's top -- OR it's bottom. Leave me a comment with a link to your blog entry answering this important question. And please copy and paste the yellow link button above into your blog so your readers can also come tell me what they think.

Oh, I almost forgot. The only way to put toilet paper on the roll is, OF COURSE...


March 8, 2010

Died or Passed


I never thought I had any strong feelings about this, but now I find that one of the terms used to talk about the loss of someone to death grates on my nerves. It has gotten to the point that when this term is used, I actually take a mental pause to think, “There’s that word ‘passed’ again.”
I'm a practical realist, I guess. Not particularly patient with euphemisms. To my mind, if you can’t say that someone died, and have to used expressions like’ passed’ it’s because you haven’t come to terms with the reality.

So what say you? Passed or Died?

March 27, 2010

Four Separate Weeks / One Full Month

So, here's the set-up...

You have a crystal ball that tells you that you will never be able to travel again. This is the last year you will ever, for the rest of your life, have the opportunity to go on any kind of vacation.

You have four weeks of vacation time to use within the next 365 days. You have two choices and only two choices.

You can take all four weeks all at once, get on an airplane to a single destination, and 30 days later get back on an airplane to return home...never to travel again.

You can take four separate vacations of one week each. You will fly to your destination airport and return home from the same airport. These four weeks must not be consecutive. And, you can't go to the same place more than once.

What do you choose?

April 24, 2010

Define a Song

I've noticed that people seem to fall into two distinct camps when it comes to how they relate and react to songs.

There are people like me, who are all about the words. And there are other people who are into the music.

So...what say you.

Is a song music with words?

OR is it...

a poem set to music?

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