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Monday, 9 December 2013

Even more Riddle Me This?

Just want to preface this by saying that if you leave comments with hate or offensive language, I will delete them (yes, this post is heading into some possibly lewd territory).

1. Do animals that lay eggs look pregnant? (Thinking snakes in particular) Or does the egg just come out? (Stop laughing - I really don't know this).

2. What constitutes long haul? Does 7-9 hours into Asia count? Or does it have to be over 10 or 11 hours?

3. If the custom of shaking hands in greeting was to show you didn't have a sword or dagger, why do we still do it? Especially in the light of spreading germs and disease? Why didn't this custom die out about 100 years or so ago?

4. If you like sport, what makes you like one sport and not another? I like motorsport and AFL, but not NRL or cricket? Why do you preference one not another?

5. Who was the Susan of the Lazy Susan? Was she insulted or was it a loving gesture of naming the invention after her? (Henry Ford used to take a 9 ft lazy susan with him when he went camping, so he didn't have to take his servants. I'm not sure how this worked as it couldn't cook or put up a tent, but maybe glamping isn't such a new thing...)

6. How is there only 14 days left til xmas? Why can't I get organised?

I need to clarify all these questions stemmed from last nights viewing of Behind the Candelabra (which I found really depressing - it's a really mean and sad relationship dynamic), just so you don't panic for me, thinking 'OMG, what is going on with this chick!?!'

7. Would you get plastic surgery from a surgeon who's had plastic surgery? (Because shouldn't you get his surgeon to do it? Wouldn't his surgeon be better, because someone in the field thought he was good enough to use?) This leads onto part B of this question - do you get marriage counselling from someone who's had a failed marriage? Does that mean they're better because they understand what goes on, or does it mean they're not as good because they couldn't keep their own marriage together? This could then have a part C, which is drug/alcohol counselling, does the counsellor need to have been an addict/alcoholic, to be of use?

8. Warning on this question for those easily shocked - don't read on. In the film he goes to an adult shop that has glory holes upstairs (where you stick your thing* through the hole to have totally anonymous sex) while his longterm partner (of 5 years or something) waits downstairs. Not getting into the morals of this, my question is how can anyone not have sexual jealousy about this? In a non gay scenario, it would be like sitting in the waiting room of a brothel while your partner had sex with someone else. Or the multiple wives thing - could the wives really not feel rejected or jealous when he went off with the other wife? (Not passing judgment on the action, my question is about the proximity of the relationship partner and not being jealous. To me it's rubbing your face in it a little too much)
*I need to remind you I am old and old-fashioned - quit laughing that I can talk about glory holes without actually mentioning the male genitalia.

9. If your partner asked you to get plastic surgery, how could you be okay with that? (Especially if they asked you to make your face like theirs? But even men asking women to get implants, isn't there some sort of rejection built into that? Or am I reading it wrong and there is a confidence/strength in the relationship that allows that?) Again, this is not on the getting of implants or the face reconstruction if you choose to do it yourself, it's the issue of being asked by someone else.

10. Why can't I just watch a movie and not be plagued with 100 burning questions?

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35 comments:

  1. Haha, I love it, the questions of the universe! To answer number 1: yes, snakes get a small bump in the middles, and it looks thickish. Not like a 'pregnant belly' of other animals though. Then they lay around 20 eggs! And the weirdest thing is that they look like a big pile of oversized squishy marshmallows or cottonballs, they are nothing like hard bird eggs!

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    1. I didn't know that. Will investigate further.

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  2. Funny and now I'm wondering the same things!!! With number 8, it shows some people think with their part and not with their heart. Of course there would have to be jelousy. I think it's inhuman not to.
    I'd also like to know who Susan is of Lazy Susan.

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    1. I agree, and I get the perpetrator can justify it as ok (for their own benefit), but I don't get that the partner can be okay with it...or okay enough to physically turn up at the place and hang around...
      I'd love to know the conversation when the inventor said "I'll call it a Lazy Susan"...heehee

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  3. Who was the lady - and wonder if she twirled like a Susan! And I would be interested to know about the snake one too!

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  4. Well those questions certainly open a can of worms don't they! lol

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  5. See I just don't get number 8 - if you have a partner and your partner is present and available, why do you need to go sticking your man bits in a hole in the wall in the first place?! But to answer your question, oh hell yes I'd be jealous - in fact I wouldn't be standing in the shop waiting, I'd be up the road with my suitcases!

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    1. Yes, that's kind of the worst bit, that the partner is present and available!!!!

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  6. Oh my goodness! All the questions!! I didn't know that the custom of shaking hands originated from that idea ~ I quite like that and as for 14 days till Christmas ~ honestly not ready of perhaps a little over it already :(

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  7. I just love these posts of yours. They make me laugh and ponder them for the next week. I am also with Emma on the hole in the wall.

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  8. Oh you crack me up! I have no answers for most of them (and a lot more questions), but I can answer this: AFL is a fast paced game where the guys have nice arms, so of course it's enjoyable. Cricket is slow and boring and they wear sleeves so who knows what their arms are like. That's how you can like one and not the other :)

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    1. But in motor sport they are covered head to toe, including helmets! But I will accept your answer :)

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  9. I saw Behind The Candlelabra while I was on holidays and I was gobsmacked for most of it! Imagine changing your face to look like your partners???
    I ended up Googling Scott Thorson. What a crazy, intense life he led with Liberace!

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    1. It's a mean and horrifying train wreck!

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  10. You certainly know how to ask the most perplexing questions. I definitely couldn't deal with my partner going off to shag someone else. We got invited to a key party (swingers) last year and that was one of the reasons I said no. I could never get it out of my mind that he had, had sex with someone else and I couldn't have sex with someone else.

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    1. What? People still have key parties? And they just invite people they know? Not established swingers? I always think two people are trying to set up a scenario where they can get together without their partners getting cross...

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  11. I love this! I can't answer most of them - I like AFL, but can't stand motorsport, and I would be out the door if my partner was visiting glory holes!

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    1. Motorsport seems to be an aquired taste for the majority of sports watchers...

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  12. Ahh Lydia! You crack me up! Number eight made me think of the time I went to the sex museum in Amsterdam. I saw some seriously WEIRD photos there of some people doing some really WEIRD stuff. I don't know what goes through people's minds. All I know as that I can never unsee what I've seen ... ;)

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    1. Ah yes, I have written on that subject when some tech guy but gross porn on my laptop (YAY). As Cormac McCarthy said "Just remember that the things you put into your head are there forever,"

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  13. Your plastic surgeon question made me laugh! As for glory holes *lalalalalalalalala* but regarding 'Behind the Candelabra' so many people tell me it was a great film and not until now have I seen comments about it like this! #teamIBOT

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    1. The film is well made. I just expected it to be funny and found it really sad and depressing (and nasty). But you know, I really only want to watch superheros or John Mclane. Everything else is too depressing for me....so maybe I'm not the person to take film recommendations from.

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  14. You are the ultimate over thinker I love it!! So much to think about, and pretend I didn't read. It sure takes all sorts doesn't it? I've always wondered about Lazy Suzy thing - she's rather smart if you ask me! x Em

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  15. Haha oh my brain hurts now!!! You are such a deep thinker! xx

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    1. Yes, I'll be known as the new Plato soon enough...

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  16. In relation to number 4: Exposure to a sport helps. I grew up in a horse racing household so absorbed all the history and love of the sport from the womb. Same with cricket. I wonder if that might explain why people growing up in AFL-obsessed states are so obsessed with AFL and why most people in Queensland are ambivalent about it.

    In answer to number 6: You write there's 14 days to Christmas but your post is dated 9 December 2013? Don't panic - you have two extra days to get organised!

    In relation to the Liberace movie: We can't tell our children how to live their lives but we can hopefully tell them not to live them like Liberace.

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  17. Except I grew up in a cricket and rugby house and I hate them both - yet ADORE Dakar and AFL, and pretty sweet on F1 too.
    I've very flexible with dates, as you may've noticed with my First of the Month Fiction dates....
    Lastly, I want to steal your quote - this could be sound parenting advice: We can't tell our children how to live their lives but we can hopefully tell them not to live them like Liberace.

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  18. WOW! I don't know where to start! I'll just go with the sport thing: because GOLF IS SO BORING HAVE YOU EVER WATCHED GOLF IT'S BORING AND QUIET AND BORING. Sorry about the all caps - golf is so boring that just mentioning it made me need to YELL!

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    1. P.S. This comment makes a whole lot more sense if I also mention that I like most other sports. :)

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  19. Sounds like a helluva crazy movie. I have no answers and those 'glory holes' sound repulsive to me. I've clearly lived a sheltered life!

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