Philosophy Fun

AEE8C6BB-84E6-45AB-949E-33A4A2E59552Rory is at it again with his latest set of fun questions. This time he’s turned somewhat philosophical on us. So let’s give it a go.

Why is there a “d” in “fridge” but not in “refrigerator”

Because English!

Would you rather be or a wasp? [This is NOT a typo – I do not ask would you rather be a bee or a wasp, I ask if you would rather be or a wasp]

Um, I’d rather be me than a wasp. I’d also rather be a hammer than a nail, a sparrow than a snail, and a forest than a street.

Is the “S” or the “C” silent in the word “scent?

I think this question stinks.

Why is A first in the alphabet, why not Z, or P, or K? Who said A had to be first, on the other side of the coin who said 1 had to be first?

The person who started the alphabet was playing Wheel of Fortune and said to Pat Sajak, “Pat, I want to choose a vowel. I chose an A.” Since then, the A has come first. As to the number one, you can’t have two or three without first having one. Duh!

If I try to fail, but succeed, which one did I do?

I produced a Broadway musical called, “Springtime for Hitler.”

If Cinderella’s shoe fit so perfectly well when the Prince tried, why and how did the silly thing fall off in the first place?

Because she got cold feet, causing her feet to shrink.

Given no choice except to choose one option, would you kill 10 people to save just 1?

Depends who that one person is. If it’s me, damn right. That’s self-defense, dude.

How do we really know what is real?

Does it really matter?

Must we have evidence to know the truth?

It helps.

If God is “good,” why is there so much evil in the world?

Because God is a myth.

What in your eyes is the most important purpose to life?

To live…and to let live.

Do you think computers will ever take over the world?

They already have.

Why is it called ‘falling in love” – do we really truly fall?

Figuratively speaking, yes, we fall. But once I fell head over heels in love — literally. Boy did that hurt.

Which historical figure, good or bad, do you think had the biggest impact on the world? Your country?

World: Hitler (bad).
My country: Trump (very bad)

Is there really such a thing as good luck or is it, just so?

Good luck coming up with an answer to that question.

What is the right age to become a parent, do you think age is a consideration that is important here in the decisions of becoming a parent?

The right age is the age at with someone gives birth and becomes a parent. I think age is just one consideration in a series of considerations regarding being a parent.

How much freedom should people be allowed to have?

The freedom to live their lives as they please as long as they are not doing harm to themselves or others.

Do you think governments have the right to dictate to their people concerning their health and lifestyle?

I think governments have an obligation to protect the health of their citizens and to protect their freedom to live whatever lifestyle they wish to lead, again, as long as that lifestyle doesn’t cause harm to themselves or others.

Do you think governments have the rights to dictate population control?

Governments should protect the reproductive rights of its citizens and not dictate to anyone what those rights should be.

Provide one good quote that in your eyes sums up philosophy?


Can you now provide a piece of music that achieves the same result?

Disappearing Act

A82EA8C0-B971-43E7-B781-027DB8F1D192“Follow me,” Margaret said. “I’ve got something I need to show you. You won’t believe your own eyes!” And with that, Margaret stepped up to the stucco-covered wall, put her hand out to touch it, and stepped into and through the wall. And then she was gone.

Becky stared at the now empty wall, her mouth agape. She slowly walked over to the wall and very tentatively touched its rough surface. She put her hand where Margaret had put her hand just moments before, but nothing happened.

Margaret was right. Becky couldn’t believe her own eyes.

Written for the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge. Photo credit: bookbadaboom/Pikabu.


8DB325E1-8727-492A-8515-4784748861F1“I guess it just wasn’t meant to be,” Dave said.

“What do you mean?” Gregg asked. “Are you talking about you and Deirdre?”

“Yeah, she really lost it the other night,” Dave sighed. “She said that we’re just not in the same orbit.”

“What did she mean by that?”

“Who knows?” Dave said. “I think she has a strong dislike for my circle of friends.”

“Wait! She doesn’t like me? What a bitch.”

“Not you specifically,” Dave said. “She thinks my friends are pulling me down.”

“Hey, buddy, trust me, we got your back,” Gregg said, giving Dave a friendly hug. “Besides, do you really want to mortgage your future with some pillow-headed witch like Deirdre? You’re better off without her.”

“I don’t know, Gregg,” Dave said. “I really do like her.”

“I know just what you need, buddy,” Gregg said. “A new Mexican restaurant just opened up on Mission Street. It’s rumored to serve one mean margarita. A few of those, my friend, and you’ll be saying, ‘Deirdre who?’”

Written for Paula Light’s Three Things Challenge, where the three things are “witch,” “pillow,” and “margarita.” Also for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (lost), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (orbit), Word of the Day Challenge (dislike), Your Daily Word Prompt (trust), and The Daily Spur (mortgage).

Twittering Tales — A Bit Too Far

4BEA0FAB-0AF5-446A-997E-433BDA75C186She loved sunflowers, birds, and wearing black cotton dresses.

But she was allergic to sunflowers, birds, and black cotton dresses. They made her eyes water and her nose run.

You’ve heard the expression don’t cut off your nose to spite your face, right? She took it a bit too far.

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Written for this week’s Twittering Tales prompt from Kat Myrman. Photo credit: nahidhatamiz at

FOWC with Fandango — Orbit

FOWCWelcome to June 11, 2019 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “orbit.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

The issue with pingbacks not showing up seems to have been resolved, but you might check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.