It’s Friday again. Questions from Mental Floss, answers from my sick demented mind…
1. Growing up, whenever we flagged down the ice cream truck, my regular order was a Bubble O’Bill. My sister preferred the Fat Frog. If the ice cream truck from your childhood showed up in front of your house tonight (you know, through time travel), what old favorite would you order? (I don’t think the Bubble O’Bill still exists in the U.S., but some half-baked research tells me it’s huge in Australia. Can any Aussies confirm?)
I don’t remember ever being too into the character ones, but I was a sucker for the strawberry shortcake bars. Something about the cake crumbs surrounding the ice cream. Yum.
2. Like most people, I live near lots of places where video stores used to be. What ubiquitous retail establishments do you predict will disappear in the next 20 years?
Right along with the video stores, music/video game/dvd stores are on their way out as everything becomes more digitally stored.
3. Do you still read a newspaper? I mean a real, inky newspaper. On paper.
It’s been about a year since I let my subscription to the KC Star go. I love reading it on paper, but they doubled the price on me.
4. We were just talking about doing a series of super-focused quizzes on our favorite TV episodes. If you had to pick one single episode to be quizzed on, what would it be?
“The Marine Biologist” on Seinfeld. No question. The sea was angry that day, my friends.