Have you ever been told that there are no stupid questions? Well I think there actually are.
But rather than focus on stupid questions, like perhaps “Who composed Beethoven’s 5th symphony,” I would like to focus on the questions that are so mind bogglingly (is that a word?) simple, yet we don’t think about them until somebody asks them—and then we can’t come up for a good answer!
For this I’d like to bring in some quotes from George Carlin. Here are some of his thought-provoking questions:
- Instead of talking to your plants, if you yelled at them would they still grow, only to be troubled and insecure?
- What’s another word for synonym?
- Isn’t it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do: ‘practice’?
- When sign makers go on strike, is anything written on their signs?
- Why isn’t there mouse-flavored cat food?
- Why do they report power outages on TV?
- What should you do when you see an endangered animal that is eating an endangered plant?
- If a turtle loses his shell, is it naked or homeless?
- Why don’t sheep shrink when it rains?
- Should vegetarians eat animal crackers?
I hope you enjoyed these as much as I do. Make sure you check in next week to catch some exciting Calyx news!