Answers for Questions vol. 234

Hi there everyone! Welcome to another edition of Answers for Questions. I just wanna say thanks to all the people who came out to see me this last weekend in Atl, Louisville and Asheville. NExt weekend is Toronto and Montreal! Check for more info and for other shows I have coming up.
Anyway, this is that thing where you ask me shit and I answer. If you wanna join the ride, go nuts. Either leave questions in the comment section below or email them to me directly at . I accept all questions but I really like when they’re creative and/or weird.
Let’s see what we got this week.

Why do you think people* refer to grown women as “girls” but we don’t refer to grown men as “boys?” *Myself included, but I gotta stop because it’s kinda bullshit.

I refer to grown men as boys all the time. As in, “my boys”. I also hear girls refer to grown men as “boys” all the time. I think calling women “girls” has to do with familiarity, age and situation. Like, If I’m at a bar and I see a crew of ladies, I might refer to them like “Hey, look at those girls”. But, If I’m at an old folks home, and see a group of ladies, I’d probably call them women. To me, it’s very age specific. Like if you’re much older than me, you’re a “woman”. But the same applies to males. I can’t think of a time I’ve been like “Look at all those men over there!” I’d sooner call them “”Guys” or “Dudes”.
I dunno…I really don’t think there is much depth behind this kind of thing and getting wrapped up in it is not really worth your time. It’s semantics but, if you want to make it something heavier, I suppose you can. Save the vitriol for when dudes only call women bitches. At least that is outwardly negative.

Have you ever used the following slang once upon a time?

– All that and a bag of chips.
– Just joshin’ you!
– This sucks the bag.

Never ever ever in my life have I said any of those phrases. Not even in jest. They could not be further outside my lexicon. That’s some 1991 Degrassi high shit right there.
“This sucks the bag” is one I’ve never even heard of…and I was happy not knowing that people say that shit. It must b from the same people who bought us “weak sauce” , which is the fucking worst slang ever.

The song Hack that you did with Billy Woods, what’s the story with the audio sample at the end of the song? Sounds like it’s from some fucked up MTA training video. Please explain.

It’s actually from one of those “Taxicab confessions” episodes from HBO. Woods found it. It’s a paramedic describing what happens when someone gets caught between a traincar and the platform. It’s fucking brutal.

Have you seen whiplash yet? If so what are your thoughts?

Have you ever cried during a movie? (unrelated questions of course)

I have and I loved it. I went in thinking it was gonna be some cornball musical type thing but, man, was I wrong. It’s excellent. I’ve actually seen it twice.
As for crying during a movie…not really. I’m a fairly robotic person emotionally so that kinda thing has been scarce in my life in general. That said, I’ve welled up a few times. Both times it happened in an fairly emotional time in my life. Sometime around the time my dad passed away when I was 20.
One time was watching the movie “Ice Storm”. There’s a scene at the end where Kevin Kline has an emotional breakdown in the car in front of his kids and, for some reason , that got me. Like I said, it was very time specific but there is something about watching a grown man lose his shit that effects me.
The other time was super random. I was at home alone watching the movie “Parenthood”, which I had seen probably 25 times and , for some weird reason, I got a little choked up during the scene where all the babies were being born. It was more on some tears of joy shit but I really have no idea what that was about.

Do you care if the water you’re drinking is cold or are you totally fine with room temperature?

As long as it doesn’t taste shitty, I’m cool with it. I’d prefer it to be colder but I’ll take it however. In general, I’m not a picky guy with things like that. My preferences are just that. It’s rather have it one way but I’ll live if it’s not perfect. After all, it’s just some fucking water.

Have you ever dyed your hair? Like, when you were in your preteens/teens…
HAHAHA…no. Not even close. My first girlfriend was a punk rock girl with Green hair but I’ve always been conservative with that kinda thing. No dyed hair, no pierces, no tattoos. I leave my body be. I’m never one to be “extra” about anything like that.

Has someone at a show really told you how little they like your blog?!

Not specifically. The closest I’ve gotten was “yeah…i’ve read your blog…it’s…interesting” You can usually tell when someone is not into it. I’d like to think that a person at one of my shows, regardless of how they feel about this blog, would have the decency to let it slide. While this blog is not for everyone, it’s also not serious and should never be taken as such.

9 thoughts on “Answers for Questions vol. 234

  1. Regarding “slang” section, I LOL’d (loudly… at work.. it was inappropriate) over your comment “That’s some 1991 Degrassi high shit right there.” I feel the fuck outta that!
    The phrase I can’t stand, which was not on your list, is “cool beans.” It makes me cringe. I have no idea why my response is so visceral, but I HATE that phrase and I instantly judge the people who use it. I try really hard in life to be open minded, but I am firm on this one… you’re a d-bag if you say it, even in jest. Total deal breaker. We will never be friends…

  2. Whoa, whoa. I think you were being a *tad* harsh with my slang question, Blockhead, considering I included the words “once upon a time,” which means a long long time ago! I’m talking about sayings I tried to emulate from older kids as a very young kid.

    So the 1991 Degrassi thing might actually be so on, haha who knows. And you also got me feeling bad about “that sucks the bag” thing. Now I’m starting to think it wasn’t a real expression at all, that it was one of those things you mistakenly hear as a kid and don’t realize until way later…damnit!

  3. Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

    In high school did you ever skip class, vandalize, or cause ruckus?

    How often do you engage in casual conversation with strangers?

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