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John’s Questions on Modern Life – Another 20 Quest Johns

It’s time for another installment of…

John’s Questions on Modern Life

Some of these questions might get some people riled up. Please, try to keep in mind, these are just questions. I’m just putting them out there to hopefully get people thinking.

Do you produce more than you consume?

If you consume more than you produce, how does that make you feel?

If news wasn’t a commodity, would we finally believe what people say?

Is anybody else as happy as I am that Led Zeppelin is on Spotify?

How long could you go without your phone?

If all of the people you care about didn’t exist, how would you live your life differently?

Why do you feel the need to go slower than the speed limit when I’m behind you, but faster than the speed limit when I try to pass you?

If you have to use turn signals to pass your driving test, why do so many people put so much effort into breaking themselves of that wonderful habit?

Why do the three lanes of I-15 in Utah County always seem like they should be labeled Speed Limit 50, Speed Minimum 90, and Closed for Construction?

How many causes would you pretend to care about if you couldn’t post them on Facebook?

How many philosophies are you going to post before you realize the best ones are song lyrics?

How many life lessons are you going to quote before you learn one?

Why is it so hard to see the difference between the “Reply” button and the “Reply All” button?

If your uncle’s business can’t afford to operate while giving his employees proper pay and healthcare, then isn’t it possible that his business plan is flawed because it depends on exploiting his workers?

If your uncle’s business plan relies on exploiting his workers, doesn’t that mean it’s a good thing if he goes out of business?

If everyone gets healthcare, does that bring survival of the fittest to a grinding halt?

When will we develop a drink that will have the same rejuvenating effects as sleep so that I can stop wasting a third of my life?

Was anybody really that surprised by the comments from the Duck Dynasty guy?

You mad, bro’?

How much authority does it take to write a blog?



Cable, Virtual, Cyber, World Wide Web, the transfer from a world without internet into the fast paced world of living online has occurred mostly in my lifetime. I don’t know if I’m too old or too young, but a lot of the time it doesn’t make any sense to me. It’s getting harder to understand what’s real or true anymore. Some things are getting lost because they are hard to translate into pixels. This has led me to many questions about modern life.  This is the first installment of what I hope will be a recurring blog feature.

John’s Questions on Modern Life

What’s that glass box that Superman used to change in?

Will all commercials eventually be “webisodes?”

Is Google search really anything more than a popularity contest?

How many pages deep into the search results does “ironic guy” have to go to make sure that what he is looking for isn’t too trendy?

If the anonymity of an online persona makes you feel free, does that mean it’s closer to the real you than you’d like to admit?

If you eat your lunch before taking a picture of it, does it still make you full?

Do you remember when it wasn’t cool to have a special needs diet?

Are there really that many men who are attracted to ducks?

Why aren’t half the videos on “funny or die,” snuff films featuring the makers of the videos that weren’t funny?

Which contains more actual history, “The History Channel,” or “Epic Rap Battles of History?”

Who knew that the cold war was doing such a good job of limiting the amount of vampires, zombies, and Nazis in our movies?

Is it possible that the rise in bullying is because it’s trendy to be a victim?

Every time Skrillex drops the beat, he eventually picks it back up again, why hasn’t he ever picked up a melody?

Why aren’t rage comics divided into two groups, “funny to teenagers,” and “actually funny?”

Is making things easier making us all a little sloppy?

Do you remember when it wasn’t cool to have a mental health disorder?

Would starving children care if their meals were all organic?

Why hasn’t some store in Beverly Hills cut out the middleman and just started making handbags out of Chihuahuas?

Has anyone else noticed the Dos Equis “Most Interesting Man in the World,” never has anything to do with anything online?

I have no authority, why are you reading this?

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