Rory is roaring back on his new blog with some of his patented teasing and tempting questions. So let’s get right to it.
Where and what does the phrase ‘Mad as a box of frogs’ originate from and mean?
I have never heard that expression before. I’ve heard “mad as a hatter” and “mad as a wet hen,” but never “mad as a box of frogs.” But I can imagine that if you put a bunch of frogs that have been stuffed into a box, they’d be pretty damn mad.
At what age do you think you would clearly recognize a ‘much younger version of you’ if you bumped into YOU on the street today?
I’ve had a beard ever since I was thirty, so if I saw a younger me who was not yet thirty, I very well might not recognize him.
How would you react if you woke up one morning next to a headless horse?
I would probably think I’d somehow fallen asleep on the movie set of “The Godfather” and had woken up during the filming of that famous scene, but with the rest of the horse.
What country would you most like to visit if you were a rabbit and why?
If I were a rabbit I don’t think I’d know the concept of a “country.” I think I’d just want to live in an underground warren in a lovely meadow with all of the other rabbits, whatever country it is in.
When did time actually begin and if you are not sure well then make something up!
Some may argue that time either always existed or began at the occurrence of The Big Bang. But to other than human beings, the measurement of time means nothing. No other species besides human beings understand or care about seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, decades, or centuries. Your dog doesn’t know or care how many hours it’s been since his last meal. Only whether he’s hungry or not.
Since the concept of time is a human construct, time, particularly the measurement of time, is a relatively recent phenomenon. It most likely began with the invention of sundials in ancient Egypt sometime between 2000 and 1500 B.C. Initially, the basic unit of time was the period of daylight. The Egyptians broke that period from sunrise to sunset into twelve equal parts, which became the forerunner to the contemporary concept of hours.
How often do you forget what you just said?
I can’t remember.
Who would you rather be Casper the Friendly Ghost or Spooky the Tuff Little Ghost and why?
I’ve never heard of Spooky the Tuff Little Ghost. Just Casper the Friendly Ghost. But since I don’t believe in ghosts of any kind, I’d rather just be dead and rest in peace.
Which came first, the banana or the orange or yellow and orange the colors?
Like time, language is a human construct, so I’m sure bananas and oranges existed before humans came up with the names for those fruits or the names of the colors for them.
Are we actually living our best lives?
I think we each strive to live our best lives, but for many of us, life often gets in the way of living our best life.
Do you think we owe the world our life, the world owes us our life, or we owe it to ourselves to live life? [Interpret as you wish]
I strive to remain debt free. So I owe no one anything and no one owes me anything. Certainly the world doesn’t owe me anything. And what I owe to the world is to be as environmentally conscious as I can and to support and vote for candidates who will be serious about fighting climate change.