Here we are in a hot mess of an election season with candidates on the one hand railing against the lack of financial responsibility that wastes valuable taxpayer dollars, and on the other hand advocating absurd uses of those same dollars like planting landmines along the border with Mexico, or waging a military war against the federal government.
But to take a step back from those absurd and costly plans, elections cost money. And every candidate that runs is using some amount of taxpayer dollars to do so. But if they have little to no chance of being elected, and are advocating absurd plans that they themselves know will never come to pass, that serve primarily as symbolic firebrands, are they wasting taxpayer dollars by doing so? Or is that the essence of democracy, to let all ideas, no matter how bizarre, play out on a public stage?
Today, Questionland wants to know.
BW readers are a savvy bunch, which is why it's generally accepted that they have all the hot poop on where to go and what to do to maximize your good time. And today, Questionland needs that hot poop, to know where to take hot poopers. Aside from the obvious, like the zoo and Roaring Springs, what should someone visiting the area do with a three-year old?
Broadcast may not be dead, but it's certainly on its way. Serials are best enjoyed when one can devote themselves fully to the storyline rather than waiting a week for the next installment. No one would read a book one chapter a week for the course of a year, so why should you consumer visual storytelling that way?
That's why today, Questionland wants your thoughts on what the best shows available on DVD are.
Oil is still pumping into the ocean at an obscene rate. And truthfully, between the corporate scandal, the environmental devastation, the economic gut-punch, it's somewhat emotionally exhausting to take it all in. Why aren't disasters ever more whimsical?
Well, one might be: The London Beer Flood.
And today Questionland would like your perspective. Is it comedy, or tragedy?
Not everyone owns a TV, but sooner or later, they still want to watch something. In the case of this particular resident of Q-Land, it's the playoffs. Only unresolved matter, is where? Looks like it's time to crowd-source people. Questionland powers activate!
Seeing as the weather lately has been auditioning for a walk-on role in some future Roland Emerich film, it seems prudent to plan outdoor activities that are also sheltered from the elements. That's why today, Questionland wants to know where the best caving is locally.
I woke up this morning to sound-bytes from the debate between candidates for the Idaho Supreme Court on the radio. They were fairly heated, and covered some clearly contentious political positions about the roles and nature of the judiciary as well as specific issues. And it made me wonder, in a time when people are so concerned with the notion of "activist judges," do people really support the idea of electing judges, when elections are based so heavily on pandering to a political base? Questionland you are my barometer.
Sure it's subjective, but it carries with it the possibility of democratic concensus. What am I talking about? Why it's Tuesday's burnin' question: what is the worst music video of all time?
Indie is in right now, no doubt. As such those are the bands that get the buzz. But not everyone digs it. That's why today Questionland wants to know some reader recommended bands of the groupie-variety.
Ever since The Kingsmen's Louie Louie, rock lyrics have earned bonus mystique points for being misunderstood on a phonic rather than metaphoric level. That's why today, Questionland want's to know what your favorite misheard lyrics are.