Ok, it’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted this, or anything, so we’re back to a little Friday Happy Hour time. Questions ripped from the pages of one of my favorite blog/magazines out there: Mental Floss.
1. Under Colin’s post about items you shouldn’t microwave, regular _flosser Bert left this comment:
“My brothers once tried to make a candle by using crayons as a base (they were about 10). After a large microwave fire resulted, we knew not to try that again.”
That seems like an interesting topic, so let’s co-opt it here: what are some things you learned the hard way?
It doesn’t matter how good of a swimmer you are. If you want to keep all your teeth, don’t dive in the shallow end of the pool.
2. What’s the oldest food product currently in your house?
I recently found a box of jello mix. Naturally it was store brand… and the store was one that I shopped at the last time I lived in Kansas City, which means I’ve had that box of jello mix since at least 2001. But it may come in handy someday. Guess I don’t eat a lot of jello.
3. We had some fun this week with Back to the Future co-creator Bob Gale, who responded to a question posted here about Marty and Doc. If you could ask any plot question to any other famous screenwriters or directors, what would you ask?
I want to know why Yoda & Obi-Wan disappear when they die, but other Jedi’s don’t. I have an idea that was sort of answered, but confirmation would be nice.1
4. Hundreds of movies and TV shows have been set predominantly at high schools. West Beverly, Bayside, Ridgemont, Shermer and on and on. If you had to go back and attend one fictional high school in the time period it was featured, where would you enroll?
San Dimas High School, of course. Because San Dimas High School football rules!
- Yoda tells Obi-Wan that Qui-Gon learned a new way to communicate from beyond the grave… so I’m guessing that he teaches Yoda & Obi-Wan while still alive, which causes the disappearance. I’m a nerd. [↩]