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I plan on being the supreme dictator of the country, if not the world. Therefore, you might want to stay on my good side. Just a hint: ABBA rules!


It's Ask a Stupid Question Day!

According to Dan Patrick, today is National Ask a Stupid Question Day.¹ Some of the classics:

Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?
Why do you park on a driveway but drive on a parkway?
What are male ladybugs called?

Patrick had a few sports-related ones, too:

Downtown Julie Brown asked Emmitt Smith what he was going to wear at the Super Bowl.
The urban legendary one about the reporter asking Doug Williams how long he had been a black quarterback. Williams just heard the question wrong - he was asked how long it had been an issue that he was a black quarterback - but it's still funny.

In honor of today, you may ask me a stupid question. The stupider the better. And remember, as Chris Berman once said, "There are no stupid questions, just stupid people who ask questions."

My question, which may or may not be stupid, is: What is the antonym of delicious? It can't have a prefix, like "inedible." "Inedible" isn't the antonym anyway, but you get my meaning. So, I repeat: what's the antonym of delicious? I honestly don't know.

¹ According to others, September 30th is the official day. Is it a stupid question to ask when National Ask a Stupid Question Day is? Ah, the mind reels!


Blogger Afe said...

Why can't I lick my elbow?

28/9/05 5:04 PM  
Blogger Roger Owen Green said...

Why is there air? Bill Cosby actually answers this one: to blow up volleyballs, basketballs.

28/9/05 5:29 PM  
Blogger Disintegrating Clone said...

I'd go for "disgusting"

29/9/05 1:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Antonym of delicious? I'll go with "putrid".

29/9/05 6:14 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

I know why you can't lick your elbow, Afe - you'd be way too popular with the ladies then!

I'm not sure about disgusting or putrid. "Delicious" refers specifically to how something tastes. Something can be disgusting or putrid without having anything to do with taste. Good words, but I'm not sold on them. It's a puzzler!

29/9/05 8:09 AM  
Blogger Harvey Jerkwater said...

What's sad is that I know the answers to all four stupid questions off the top of my head.

"Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?"
--Two reasons. One, federal funding. Two, back when the interstate system was created in the nineteen-fifties, everyone thought "pontoon cars" would soon be available to allow folks to drive from San Diego to Honolulu. The "interstates" are relics of that hopeful time.

"Why do you park on a driveway but drive on a parkway?"
--To mess with you.

"What are male ladybugs called?"
--You call them Sir. They're mean, violent little bastards. So watch your mouth around 'em. They'll kick your ass good, sonny.

"What is the antonym of delicious?"

A dumb question of my own:

Okay, colors are associated with emotions:

Red=love, hate

What about orange? Why is there no emotion associated with orange? Or brown? Or white?

"I'm having an orange day" should mean something, goddammit.

29/9/05 9:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the antonym of delicious is "yucky"-just ask any kid.

29/9/05 9:24 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

"What is the antonym of delicious: Eggplant."

I think Harvey wins.

29/9/05 10:40 AM  
Blogger Matthew said...

Microsoft Encarta lists “unpleasant” and “tasteless” as antonyms of “delicious.”

Similarly, why is the 610 loop called Interstate 610?

1/10/05 4:23 AM  
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