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Sunday, May 21, 2006

A Week Of Interesting Questions.

At the moment (I.E not in the memoir) I've had a very boring week. The upside is that it's been with a good bunch of blokes I didn't know before. Topics of conversation to date:

  • What makes a biscuit a biscuit, a cake a cake, and a chocolate bar a chocolate bar? Where do Twix, Jaffa Cakes and Tunnocks Caramel Wafers fit into the equation?
  • What would win in a fair fight - a crocodile or a great White Shark? - We decided it depended whether the fight was in the water or not - on land the Shark is pretty useless.
  • If you had to spend 5 years travelling to Mars and back which 2 female celebrities would you take to accompany you?
  • Who is harder - Batman or Spiderman?
The questions have run a little dry the last couple of days - any suggestions?


Blogger Ariel said...

Technically - as my desk neighbour assures me - a Jaffa cake is actually a cake, albeit a diminutive one. Said colleague also reckons the croc would win it as it has more teeth and 'a whole host of environments on which to combat' (says colleague No. 2). No idea re the celebs as I am a bird. Strengthwise Spiderman is probably harder but Batman is a better fighter as he is trained in all those martial arts. But then again Spiderman has pre-cognition...

7:19 am  
Blogger Ariel said...

... oh and Batman apparently fights dirty.

7:22 am  
Blogger Katy Newton said...

Jaffa Cakes are in fact cakes. They are made of Genoa Sponge (i.e. with no fat in the cakey bit) with a smashing orangey bit on top.

This was proved in some sort of Trading Standards action a few years ago where they actually baked a gigantic Jaffa Cake, which was clearly a cake and not a huge biscuit.

Twixes, I would say, are basically large biscuits masquerading as chocolate bars, whereas Tunnocks Caramel Wafers are essentially chocolate bars masquerading as biscuits.

I would love a gigantic Jaffa Cake.

11:06 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

expanding on the batman spiderman who is harder question, check out
for all your superhero battle results.

11:25 am  
Anonymous Grimmy said...

possible topics for further discussion.
1. If you had to choose one food to eat for the next year, what would it be?

2. which is worse, desert or jungle?

3. when having to outrun someone serious (cops, evil cult critters, gangsters after you, what ever) what's better in an auto...raw speed and durability or nimbleness and finesse?

4. what would be the scariest city to be lost in?

Hope that helps.

11:58 am  
Blogger FOUR DINNERS said...

Homer or Marge?

Itchy or Scratchy?

Plain or jam doughnuts?

I'm not very good at this...

12:37 pm  
Blogger Theblonde said...

Which would be the preferred choice if in a seriously bad hurricane in the Caribbean, (like Ivan), way out at sea, or on a small island?

2:05 pm  
Blogger Foilwoman said...

Guys never do grow up, do they? Oh, and Superman in harder. He's the man of steel, and all that.

4:42 pm  
Blogger Annie said...

Yeah, what Foilwoman said. It's kind of endearing though.

I can't think of any good boys' questions for you - will have a listen next time I'm on playground duty and report back the hot topics of the day.

5:31 pm  
Blogger greavsie said...

Which haircut would you have if you had to.

Ronaldinho's or Hasselhoff's

7:18 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

US - try Giant Haystacks v Big Daddy - heavy fineage for anyone in your group who confesses to being too young to know who they are; bonus points to the first person to metion Catweasal in the conversation


7:31 pm  
Blogger gonorr said...

Howwould you explain the amazing removal of the bloke out of the Corrs to his sisters if you were shipwreaked with them?

9:18 pm  
Blogger The Boy said...

Thee jaffa cake thing has enshrined the following in law, a cake goes hard when stale, a bisquit goes soft. Jaffa cakes go hard, therefor are cakes.

A rather good one to discuss, especially as at best it requires ample sampling. Scotch, Irish, Bourbon or Canadian. Which is the best whiskey and why?

9:41 pm  
Blogger Chertiozhnik said...

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11:28 pm  
Blogger Chertiozhnik said...

A quick search on "Jaffa" on the HM Revenue & Customs site shows them to be zero-rated for VAT. On the other hand coated biscuits attract VAT, for instance "Gingerbread men decorated with chocolate unless this amounts to no more than a couple of dots for eyes"

My interesting question, "should an eyeless gingerbread man with a chocolate tummy-button be zero-rated for VAT?"

Another, "who gets paid to think of all this stuff, and do they enjoy doing it?"

11:32 pm  
Anonymous Kath said...


5:38 am  
Blogger Plark said...

Have a butchers Universal.

Not quite a great white shark, but a shark none the less.

2:56 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't know about shark v croc, but thanks to the BBC, you can finally put to rest any bets about alligator v 13 foot hungry python....


7:50 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry that last bit ends: /4313978.stm

8:40 pm  
Blogger Candy Minx said...

Who is skinnier today, Nicole or Paris?

Whose side do you choose, Nick or Jessica?

7:05 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

murder v suicide

7:25 pm  
Anonymous Kris said...

in one of these episodes previously I found out that Lions are harder than Tigers in a fight and almost always win.

surprised me, I must say.

10:54 pm  
Blogger toastedeggbanjo said...

People who said Superman, read again, its Batman vs SPIDERman

That is a hard question, Spiderman is the most powerful, he has super strength whereas Batman does a lot of press ups, however hardness is not always the strongest, its who got the biggest balls. Batman may have the edge as he is a bit dark, I can see him taking a broken beer glass to spidey whilst webhead back off going "calm down, calm down"

Hes a few rainbow favourites of mine

Why is it the Bungle is naked all day but puts pajamas on when he goes to bed ?

George or is it Georgina ?

We all know Zippy bullys George, but could he have him ?

3:30 pm  

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