Friday 5 for September 22: I Don’t Get It Either

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Questions inspired by stuff I don’t get.

  1. Twitch is an enormously popular livestreaming platform mostly for watching people play video games. It has more than 1.5 million broadcasters and more than one million visitors per month, and Amazon acquired it for nearly a billion dollars in 2014. Which of your computer activities would you livestream if there were a way to make some money doing it?
  2. EDM (electronic dance music) is usually performed by DJs on stage in front of audiences, playing tracks they’ve mixed, right off their laptops. If you were a push-button DJ playing your tunes in a club, what would be your opening and closing songs, assuming everyone’s there because they’re into whatever sounds you’re into?
  3. What’s a good Adele song, and why is Adele so popular?
  4. The Walking Dead?
  5. Every generation seems to arrive at a “They don’t write ’em like that anymore” attitude. Why does it seem like most middle-aged people lose interest in new music?

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Friday 5 for September 15: What Ails ‘Ya

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  1. How do you treat a bad case of the Mondays?
  2. How do you fight off a case of the blahs?
  3. How do you deal with a bad hair day?
  4. What’s your strategy for FOMO?
  5. How prone are you to Instagram envy?

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Friday 5 for September 8: Consumption

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  1. What is your paper towel consumption like?
  2. What condiment do you use most often?
  3. What is your sticky note consumption like?
  4. What’s your coin jar setup?
  5. What’s something you’ve purchased recently that was lower in price than usual?

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Friday 5 for September 1: Sandwich or Nah?

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  1. Why is or isn’t a hot dog a sandwich?
  2. Why is or isn’t a hamburger a sandwich?
  3. Why is or isn’t a wrap a sandwich?
  4. Why are or aren’t Oreos and ice cream sandwiches sandwiches?
  5. Why does or doesn’t listening to an audio book count as reading the book?

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Friday 5 for August 25: Five of Whatever

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  1. How tidy are your kitchen cabinets?
  2. What’s an art project you did in school that you remember fondly?
  3. What’s the best thing you ate on your most recent trip?
  4. What’s the dumbest non-political thing you’ve seen lately?
  5. What’s something in your home that’s lasted longer than you expected?

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Friday 5 for August 18: Homecoming

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A few questions inspired by Spider-Man: Homecoming. As always, I tried to write the questions so that you needn’t have seen the movie to answer the questions however you wish.

  1. What’s the crime like in your neighborhood?
  2. If you could have attended one of those high schools with a specific academic focus, such as performing arts, studio arts, sustainability, science and technology, international languages and diplomacy, or some option you thought of yourself, which would you have chosen when you were thirteen?
  3. What was memorable about a party you remember from high school?
  4. Which of your older relatives is (or was) the handsomest or prettiest?
  5. What was homecoming like at your high school? How did you feel about it?

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Friday 5 for August 11: Scattergories Part 7!

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It’s time for our annual Scattergories Five! My favorite Five of the year!

We first did them in 2009, and revisited them in 2012, in 2013, in 2014, in 2015, and last year. If you never did those, and if these five questions seem not to be enough, feel free to add those questions to this week’s.

This week’s 5 is inspired by the party game Scattergories, in which players have to think of items, all beginning with the same letter, in several categories. For example, if the die is rolled and shows the letter C, players might have to name a soft drink, a farm animal, a river, and a U.S. President, all beginning with C. Valid answers might be Coke, chicken, Cuyahoga, and Carter.

First, go to this nifty online random-letter generator. Set the “number of random letter sequences to generate” to 1. Set the “length of each random letter sequence” to 1. Leave the “letters to choose from” how it is and click the button. You’ll get a rather non-dramatic one letter. Use that letter to begin all your answers to the 5 questions below.  If you’d like to avoid difficult letters, feel free to change the “letters to choose from” list.  I’ll only judge you a little bit.  🙂

Alternately, if you find that boring, you could set the “length of each random letter sequence” to 5, thereby giving you five letters, a different one for each question.

What random letter was generated by the online random-letter generator (this doesn’t really count as one of your five questions)?

  1. What’s something gross whose name begins with the letter?
  2. What’s something crunchy whose name begins with the letter?
  3. What’s something (or who is someone) you wouldn’t mind hugging whose name begins with the letter?
  4. What’s something whose name begins with the letter and can be found on a passenger airplane?
  5. What’s something (whose name begins with the letter) you could purchase at a hardware store?

Thanks for participating, and have a kgolhslzw weekend!

Friday 5 for August 4: In Your Head! In Your Head!

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  1. Which mythical monster would you most enjoy discovering (first- or second-hand) is real?
  2. When did you last exhibit monstrous behavior?
  3. What do you think of monster trucks?
  4. If you like monster movies, what’s a monster movie you dislike? And if you dislike them, what’s a monster movie you like?
  5. What song about a monster (or with the word monster in the title) do you really like?

Thanks for participating, and have a werewolf of a weekend!

Friday 5 for July 29: Off Balance

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  1. What most recently made you giddy?
  2. What most recently left you agog?
  3. What most recently left you aghast?
  4. What in your life is the most higgledy-piggledy?
  5. What was your week a mish-mash of?

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ps: If you sang to yourself, “Is Marius in love at last?” after reading questions 2 and 3, you and I are friends. <3

Friday 5 for July 21: Let’s Get Physical

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  1. How confidently could you turn a cartwheel right now?
  2. How (physically) flexible are you?
  3. How are your Frisbee-throwing skills?
  4. Which carnival game do you have the best shot at winning?
  5. How good are you at toss-the-paper-in-the-wastebasket?

Thanks for participating, and have a physical weekend!