Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Have You Seen My Big RAQ?

My birthday is next Friday. That gives everyone plenty of time to take a look at my big RAQ.

Rarely Asked Questions is my birthday tradition. Until the evening of September 3rd, I'm requesting everyone leave questions they don't normally ask anyone. Want to ask about me? You can do that, but you can also ask:

"What's the boiling point of Tungsten?"

"What does my mother's snore remind you of?"

"If he wants to avoid the conductor and skip the fare, what is the best time for a Wendigo to hop the Baltimore light rail?"

Anything you never ask, and the more outlandish the better. I'll compile them and answer at least one question per person on September 4th - my birthday. That's how I celebrate. With my big RAQ.

Please leave your mysteries and queries in the Comments section of this post.


  1. What's the most illegal thing you've ever done? Did it involve jello or burning bags?
    (You asked for it.)

  2. If you could give one person (other than yourself) a super power what would it be? Who would get it, and why?
    And a very happy birthday for Friday.

  3. I love your RAQ tradition. I have a hard time thinking of something other than "What's the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?" as I'm sure that's frequently asked.

    Here's my question:

    If I bought a John Wiswell lunch box (those cool metal ones like when I was young, not those cheap plastic or cloth kind they have today) what all would be included on the graphics?

  4. Cool tradition! So, here are my questions:
    If you could be instantly transported to anywhere on earth (and back, if you so desire) just once, where would you go, and for how long? Now, make it the solar system.
    Happy Birthday!

  5. Would you spend a year as a dragon? If yes: How big a dragon would you be? What would you hoard? Where would you make your home? If no: Why not?

    You get to spend a week with a different fictional character each day. Who do you choose and what do you do?

    What scent triggers a happy memory for you?

    What are the factors of 214?

    If your local favorite restaurant named a sandwich especially after you, what would the sandwich be?

  6. What books do you read in your bathroom?

    Do you do a lot of reading there?

    How many books have you finished reading via 2 minute reading sessions in the throne room? :)

  7. Who would win in a knife fight - Susan B. Anthony or Elizabeth Cady Stanton?

  8. In case of the apocalypse, how do you think you'd define your life as worthwhile if you actually survived, but none of your friends did.

  9. Happy birthday, my favorite John! What is your favorite instance of bureaucratic drama?


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