How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
A woodchuck could chuck lots of wood if a woodchuck could chuck wood! Wow, I think that’s even harder to type than it is to say… Not that it’s a very helpful answer, since it is 1) pointless, seeing as a woodchuck cannot chuck wood and therefore any attempt at answering the question is purely speculative, and 2) “lots of wood” is an extremely vague and meaningless answer. How much, exactly, is lots of wood? Could the hypothetical wood chucking woodchuck chuck a tree’s worth of wood in a day? A forest’s worth? Could he chuck all the wood on the planet? “Lots of wood” is completely unquantifiable and therefore utterly useless for any attempt at an analysis of hypothetical woodchucks and their ability to chuck wood.
If you had to relive one day over and over (like in the movie Groundhog Day), what would it be?
I would probably pick a fun day that we all spent hanging out and enjoying ourselves. Like graduation day, when a bunch of us hung out in the park and just goofed off and enjoyed our freedom from high school. Or Summer ROMP and our murder mystery! Then I could hang out with my friends AND know that Johnny was the perpetrator! Previous ROMPs would also work. Ideally, I’d want a day with as much variety as possible- I would get to see lots of different people I love and do different exciting things with said amazing people. That way, even though every day would be the same, it wouldn’t really be the same, and it would take me a long time to get tired of living it, and hopefully by that point it would be time to reenter the time stream as it normally exists.
Would you rather have a genie or a fairy godmother?
A fairy godmother. Because a fairy godmother looks out for me and has my best interests at heart: she already knows how my situation needs to be altered in order for me to get my fairytale happy ending. A genie, on the other hand, gives me the choice of making my own three wishes, and I have no way of knowing the outcomes of my wishes. It could turn out that what I thought would be the best choice is really going to lead to misery and suffering. Plus, sometimes genies are mean and will twist your wish into something dark and dangerous no matter how hard you try to make it a good one. This kind of makes me think about the issue of putting God versus yourself in charge of your life: God sees everything and knows how everything is going to turn out, so if you trust Him and let Him be in control, then you can rest assured knowing everything will work out as it should. If you try and put yourself in charge, though, you only have a limited perspective of life and the world, so even if you think you’re making the right decisions and following the right path, sooner or later you’ll take a wrong turn and suffer the consequences.
Who do you hope will win the 2012 election?
Noooooooooo, don’t ask me political questions! I don’t know things! I am so bad at being an informed citizen…
Who do you love more, Charlie or David Tennant?
Love more? You can’t quantify love, Anna Beth… I love both of them differently, but not more or less. And though I do love them both in the love everybody sense, I don’t know if love is the right word. It sounds kind of creepy-stalkerish to be saying I love a couple of guys I’ve never actually met. Even if they are British and made of awesome (David Tennant is probably not actually a nerdfighter, but I feel like he should get honorary membership just for starring in Doctor Who).
What’s that you say? Total cop-out? I don’t know what you’re talking about…
Why would I want to be your favorite? What are the perks?
Perks? Isn’t just having a special place in my heart good enough for you? Oh. It’s not? Wow, Jill, that hurts. :P Really, though, you get to be spoken of endearingly in my blog, and… I don’t really know what to say that would make you guys interested. Feel free to suggest perks that would make being my favorite more appealing and desirable, which I will implement at my discretion.
What’s your all-time favorite 90s cartoon?
Hmm, that’s a pretty tough category. The 90s was, like, the golden decade for awesome cartoons! I mean, we’ve got Rugrats, Pokemon, Digimon, Sailor Moon, Rocket Power, the list goes on! I guess Sailor Moon particularly sticks out in my mind. I remember it used to come on at the same time as Pokemon, and my sister and I would always argue with my brother and our neighbor about which one we would watch (this was back before the days of DVR :P). Although, I went back and watched it online a few years ago (not quite to the extent Jill went to with Pokemon), and noticed a lot of things that I completely missed when I was little. For one thing, since they were dubbing English over the original Japanese, they changed the voices about a million times. The series also features some adult themes that went completely over my head. Despite all of that, though, I still love the series. I had the hugest crush on Tuxedo Mask even back then, and I still own some of the Sailor Scout dolls and figurines.
Is what is good good because God commands it, or does He command it because it is good?
Ooh, I like this one J Can I say both? I mean, everything God does is good- bad comes from the absence of God. So in that sense, good is good because of God- He defines what is good. But also, God sees the whole picture. He created everything, so He is omnipotent and knows everything about His creation. So in that sense, He is able to look at the whole picture and make His commands because He knows what is good- He commands it because He sees the outcome and knows that it is good. Does that make sense? I think I’m even confusing myself…
So, to reword it, God defines good, so good is good because He commands it and makes it so. But He also sees the whole picture and commands what is good because He knows that it is good because He sees the ultimate outcome as opposed to the immediate effect. Does that sound any better? The word “good” is starting to look really funny…
Are we human because we gaze at the stars or do we gaze at the stars because we’re human?
I don’t think it has anything to do with humanity- other animals look at the stars too. And I should’ve known that was from Stardust…
And finally, I know you’re all on the edge of your computer chairs waiting to hear who my favorite is this week, right? So without further ado, the winner is… Rachael, lovely Rachael! Yay Rachael! So, be sure to congratulate her on this honorary honor, and submit questions for a chance at being my favorite next week! Adios!