Share Your World For October 21, 2019

Every week Melanie over at sparksfromacombustiblemind posts several questions on her blog for anyone who has the guts to answer. She has all the rules at her place, so click on the link above and get the lowdown on the details. Here are this week’s questions along with my answers.

Had any good conversations with yourself lately? Did you listen to yourself? And how’d that work out for you? (Credit Ally Bean)

I’ve always talked to myself, much to the chagrin of my family, because I’ve found that often I’m the only one who cares what I have to say. So, yes, I’ve had a lot of good conversations with myself quite recently. One of my favorite topics is “How I f***ed up my life and how I would do things differently if given a chance.” It’s not an especially productive use of my time, but it’s highly entertaining.

What is gravity and how does it work?

A friend of mine once told me that there’s no such thing as gravity, the world sucks.

The scientific definition is that it’s a natural phenomenon by which everything with mass or energy are brought toward one another. (Wikipedia is The Blogger’s Best Friend™.) So, since the Earth is bigger than we are, we are attracted to the Earth. The Moon is attracted to the Earth in much the same way, except it’s drifting along in space and we’re pretty well stuck here. As for how it works, it seems to work great.

What is more real, Mind or Matter?

Matter really can’t be denied, although there are some who believe that all matter is a construct of the mind. Come to think of it, dreams are strictly a thing of the mind but can be more real than reality, if you let them be. And I do.

Should a vegetarian (or vegan) eat animal crackers?

That’s up to them.

Halloween Question: Name (describe) something you wouldn’t want to run into in a dark and deserted wood or alley. Politicians are a given, so skip those please. Thanks!

The Cockroach That Ate Cincinnati!

See you in the funny papers!

25 thoughts on “Share Your World For October 21, 2019

  1. I love your philosophical answers and agree with them too. I love that song with all the great older movies shown. Bugs would totally freak me out from the ants to giant spiders..Ick!


  2. We’re all in agreement — talking to ourselves is a perfectly reasonable pastime. Can’t imagine why so many people look at me weird when I do it. Great answers, John!


    1. I’ve told this before: Mom was so worried about me talking to myself that she asked her brother-in-law, who’s a neurosurgeon, what was wrong with me. “Where does he talk to himself?” he asked. “In the bathroom,” Mom said, to which he replied, “I talk to myself in the basement…”


    1. No problem. I always heard that spelling and pronouncing people’s names correctly was a sign of respect. You learn that when your name is routinely misspelled (I get Holten, Houlton, Halton, Holtom, Holt etc.)…

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  3. I talk to myself (or the TV) a lot. For a while, when my wife was staying at her daughter’s to help with babysitting, I was getting a bit concerned about how much I was talking to myself. After having decided a few weeks ago that she didn’t really like babysitting, she’s been at home with me most of the time. Sometimes I catch myself starting to talk to myself and stopping so my wife doesn’t hear.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out


    1. I think everyone does it to some extent, and that most people have learned to keep their dialogue with themselves in their head. I was on the road a lot, and it’d get lonely in the room by myself. Mary’s accustomed to the chatter after 42 years…


  4. Thanks John for Sharing Your World!! Hilarious answers!! And you get the gold star for finally saying what I’ve been thinking all along…there is no gravity, it’s just that the world SUCKS. 😛 Heh heh heh..

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        1. It’s just that we have this image of Ben and Jerry’s being this lovely farmyard American ice cream maker, where the cows frolic all day out in lush green pastures under clear blue skies, except in real life they are just another brand owned by some conglomerate (Unilever). It wouldn’t have surprised me if the US/UK flavours were totally different.


          1. Ben and Jerry would prefer you think of them as these bucolic hippies, but in reality they’re just a couple of figureheads who spend their days and money interfering in politics like too many others of their ilk.

            I don’t doubt that the US and UK version of Ben and Jerry’s taste different and that there are some flavors available here that aren’t there and vice versa. Personally, there are other brands that I prefer….

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