46 thoughts that keep me awake at night

If you swear never to be resolute, haven’t you just been resolute?

If you decide that you’re indecisive, isn’t that being decisive?

If masochists like to torture themselves, wouldn’t the best way be to not torture themselves?

If there’s an exception to every rule, doesn’t the exception to that rule mean there are no exceptions?

If you try to fail and succeed, which did you just do?

Who do you send someone to for treating an addiction to counseling?

Did Yankee Doodle name the feather, hat, town, or his pony Macaroni?

What exactly is a hacky, and why does it have to be in a sack?

Why did Sally sell seashells at the seashore when anyone could just pick up their own?

If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about him?

Who was in the kitchen with Dinah?

Isn’t reading a self-help book defeating the purpose?

Are atheists immune from “acts of God”?

Why isn’t the word “lisp” spelled lithp?

Is there a synonym for “synonym”?

What if the “Hokey-Pokey” is what it’s all about?

If you’re clinically diagnosed with kleptomania, isn’t it alright to take something for it?

If a person with multiple personality disorder threatens suicide, are there hostages?

If a doctor tells you that you have insomnia, should you lose sleep over it?

How much deeper would the ocean be if there were no sponges?

If nothing ever sticks to Teflon, how do they make Teflon stick to the pan?

Why isn’t “abbreviations” the shortest word in this entire list instead of the longest? 

Why isn’t “phonetic” spelled the way it sounds?

What year did Jesus think it was?

Is half of two plus two equal to two or three?

If all that glitters is not gold, is gold not gold since it glitters?

How do you know when you’ve run out of invisible ink?

Why is it called a driveway when all you do is park in it?

Why is it called a parkway when all you do is drive on it?

What is the speed of dark?

If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?

What happens if you get scared half to death twice?

Why is it called a “sun room” when you build it to be in the shade? 

If you pour root beer into a square glass, does it become just beer?

Why isn’t the Air and Space Museum empty?

If a snail loses its shell, does it become more or less sluggish?

Do twins ever think about which one of them was not planned?

Which letter is silent in the word “scent.” The “s” or the “c”?

Why is the first piece of luggage on the baggage carousel never claimed?

Just who is Pete? And why do we have to do things for his sake?

Why isn’t a group of squid called a squad?

Why don’t they make decaffeinated coffee tables too?

Why are their interstate highways in Hawaii?

Why do people always put in their two cents if it’s only a penny for your thoughts?

How important must you be to be assassinated instead of murdered? 

What is the youngest age at which a person can die of “old age”?

77 thoughts on “46 thoughts that keep me awake at night

  1. its actually the feather as
    Macaroni was an old slang for something being upper class and rich
    Basically, Yankee Doodle stuck a feather in his hat and called it gucci

    • Why do you ask the waiter for a check at the end of the meal? Clearly you’re not going to get a check you will perhaps be writing a check

      • Back in the day, that was true. Nowadays you just hand them a credit card and it’s like you really didn’t have to pay for the meal at all.

  2. As a twin, my mom usually tells us we were both equally unplanned. Think about it. If you want one child and you get two, they’re both 50 percent of a “mistake.” Like if you want just one pack of chips but the vending machine messes up and gives you two, sure it was unplanned but in the end you aren’t gonna complain about getting two bags of chips! The same goes for my mom when thinking about us. Like, hey, i wasn’t planning on this but now i have two children to love!

  3. I think someone with multiple personalitys (me) does not take hostage because the personalitys are part of us…..so my opinion is No, Thanks!!!
    Also had fun reading this Good Job!!!!
    I’m thirteen BTW….

  4. Why can’t a turtle be both naked AND homeless? Now, I’m worried about the turtle. . .

    I LOVED this, Susie’s #Blessed project sent me here and I’m glad I came! You seem like an interesting fellow.

    • I can’t believe it! I’ve tossed and turned all these many nights (usually between 2 to 4 am) pondering this and you have solved it in one quick reading. You truly are an angel! As for my being interesting, you would get a strong argument against that by most people who know me, but I make them laugh, so there’s that. Welcome to my blog, your nightmare has only just begun!

    • Glad you like them, ducks. As a reward for making a comment, you get to answer this question: “If you constantly pamper a cow, will the milk be spoiled?”

  5. Boy am I slow. I just started studying your page. I do read every blog though. All that glitters is not gold. Gold glitters. Therefore gold is not gold. I am mixed up now and will probably stay awake tonight. Your questions are better.

  6. Oh my, Al, these are some really tough questions. PLEASE let me know if you find any answers as now I, too, will be staying awake nights pondering…. 😉

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