Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Questions, questions

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It is winter here in San Diego, CA.  Supposedly.  It is 83 º F (about 32º C).  Grass is brown, wildfires looming here, etc….

When this occurs, my mind starts casting about for diversion since the brain cannot take the heat and pressure.

Today I am asking questions, and would appreciate any suggested answers.

First question:  Why are men—in general—fascinated with knives and weapons?  And for that matter, what is it about movies with fast cars and big explosions?  What the heck? I realize there are 3 questions here, but go with it.

One of my husband's weaponry

Second:  Why are some women obsessed with shoes?
Outrageous Shoes - womens-shoes Photo
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Third:  Why do people smile involuntarily? I see a baby, a commercial with a baby, a photo of a baby…and I smile.

My grandson


Fourth:  What kind of underwear is worn under skin-tight underwear? Thinking mainly about women, but hey, it goes for men as well.  No photo on this one.  Use your imagination.


Do you have any questions you would like to toss out in print?  Go ahead, use this as your stage.

32 comments:

  1. A guess the knife/weapons thing is a throwback to our cave dwelling ancestors....the need to defend, to kill for food, survival......plus they're shiny lol. Shoes, no idea.
    Question........why is it when I go on a diet my husband loses weight?

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    1. One more question for the list!

      I love the look of this particular shoe; maybe it should be in a windowbox frame on the wall?

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  2. I have no fascination with knives or weapons. Never have. Maybe I'm just a little odd. Or a lot haha.

    And smiling involuntarily is the soul's way of exhaling :)

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    1. I love that: the soul's way of exhaling. Excellent!

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  3. I have a girl friend who has literally hundreds of shoes. She only wears the 4 in. heels. Some are even taller. I've always wanted to take a picture of her shoe closet but I'm afraid she would be offended. I have no idea why women like shoes. I only buy shoes that are comfortable..... now. I used to wear the "Knock me down..... "shoes. I'm sure you've heard that expression. hahaha

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    1. ...now just how does that phrase go again? :)

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  4. Women like shoes because it is an article of clothing that is not sized by their weight. Men, I do not understand, but I agree with Delores, it goes back to prehistoric times and many have not evolved yet.

    We smile at babies and puppies and kittens because it triggers the kindness in us.

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    1. Evolution then is taking a loooonnnng time with most men.

      "It triggers the kindness in us..." that makes perfect sense.

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  5. No idea on the weapons, I'd fear chopping my arm off, so no way. Things going boom is just fun lol shoes, not even gonna guess. Smile hmm i guess such things are wholesome to them. 4 is easy, none!

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    1. Smiling so far has received the most sensible responses. Not many seem to understand the shoe thing.

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  6. Ah, shoes. Women love beautiful shoes because they know someday they will be too old and decrepit to wear the little beauties and must have them all before it's too late. They make us smile, just like babies. A natural response to contentment.
    Men and knives. Who knows.

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    1. ...a natural response to contentment. Lovely.

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  7. Not going to even ask why someone would wear double underwear.
    I guess women like shoes for the same reason men like explosions - it's just exciting.

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    1. That makes sense; it's just exciting. And dangerous.

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  8. Women might not be obsessed by shoes but wear them constantly to avoid injury from all the knives men leave lying around.

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    1. Could be. Those spike heels are mighty weapons in their own right. If only women in movies would take the heels off when running away from evil, their chances at survival would increase.

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  9. Shoes are not my thing, so I don't know. Ditto on the knives front.
    Babies and kittens make us smile as a self protective measure (for them). They are both adorable and both equally often infuriating. And you can't reason with either of them so they lay on the cuteness.

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    1. They do lay on the cuteness, and so naturally.

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  10. Men's fascination with weapons goes back to playing cops and robbers or cowboys and Indians. Women like shoes that reflect their personalities. Sparkly shoes cost a lot less than fine jewelry; although some designer shoes end up costing even more. As for doubling up on underwear, it's good for people who hate packing. I'm smiling now, and i like it.

    Julie

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  11. What type of underwear goes under skin tight underwear??
    Under-underwear?
    Possibly that's a commando situation.
    I like knives even though I'm not a man, not a fan of guns though, but I like the movies with explosions and crime and stuff. CSI, Bones, Castle, Westerns, etc.
    We're hard-wired to smile at cute, 99% of people will smile at babies, baby animals etc, even hardened criminals.

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    1. Superb!
      I grew up with 3 brothers, guns and knives all over the place. It seems natural to me to see the attraction. Cars? That's another situation altogether.
      Ah,,,baby.

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  12. I hope 2014 proves to be a good year for you and yours!

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  13. #1 - I teach middle school so the weapon fascination comes up almost daily. I don't get it. I remember it, though, from my own youth - probably a quest for potency without a full understanding of a weapon's destructive power.

    #2 - My wife explained this one to me recently - hard to find a pair that fits AND matches a given occasion.

    #3 - I smile all the time - when I'm angry, when I'm embarrassed, when I'm nervous, etc. I think it's a natural defense mechanism to keep people from killing me.

    #4 - Most people just shouldn't do that. Ever. I refuse to entertain arguments that it's comfortable!

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    1. Wow! If there were a prize to be given, you would be given one!!

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  14. Dear Susan, the truth is that I have neither answer nor opinions about the four questions you posed. But I do have a question: Why is it that many of us--think Dee Ready--tend to remember the hard and difficult times more than the joyous ones?????? Peace.

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    1. I think all the pain and anguish have a way of carving deeper into the memory file, grow roots, and stubbornly defy forgetting.

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  15. Good questions all. Short on answers, but fun to think about.
    R

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    1. Always good to bring a little fun into the blog world.

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  16. Lol. Just goes to show you how many different people we all are.

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  17. 1. I've never had much interest in weapons, but I guess it's something instilled in us as children. As far as the action movies, I like them but I think my wife likes them better. The slower movies with more dialogue I often have to watch by myself. I wonder what that says?

    2. One upsmanship maybe? They have a need to impress other women and shoes and clothes do it. My wife seems to have shoes all over the house and she doesn't wear most of them.

    3. I think things like babies or other things that evoke smiles are things that tap into happy more idealistic memories.

    4. This must be a trick question.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!