Ask Penfold anything…

…as long as I know the answer. But as I have been developing omnipotence lately that shouldn’t be an issue.

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This weeks mind probing inquisitions are as follows….

70’s Teen says…

Can I ask … if I surf and retain the information in my small brain cell will I win ‘Who Want’s to be a Millionaire?’ and pertaining to the illustrious Daddy P – He really is deluded isn’t he?

Normally I’d say that retaining all that knowledge woud be the perfect way to win such a competition but in your case I fear the regurgitation may be somewhat ‘random’. Plus all the flashing lights and music may intrigue and distract you…

And yes Daddy P is really deluded on every level.

Daddy Papersurfer asks – I’ve already put an idiotic enquiry over at Fuelmyblog ……. do you want some more? that idiotic enquiry was – Why are some parents fantastic and super cool and others very dreary and wear beige? …. a lot.

The answer is yes I want more enquiries but less idiocy from you. One I fear is an unachievable goal.

As for the parental beige issue – if you are implying that you are in the first category of ‘fantastic and super cool’ then you need to buy something other than a baby blue sweatshirt for once in your life. I believe dreary can be interpreted on many levels – an over abundence of being ‘fantastic and super cool’ can get dreary after 40 years or so for example…

Kevin Dixie wants to know – what came first, the telephone or the phone line? and also another question, is that Brian guy on Hells Kitchen..gay?

Well the telephone question is interesting as during the 1870’s both Alexander Bell and Elisha Gray were simultaneously working on the same invention ending in the famous legal battle over who invented it first. Unfortunately for Gray – Bell patented his version on February 14th 1876 which gave him legal precedence during the trial. Both however were working to improve already existing technology – the telegraph. So in some ways the lines were already in place but only truly became telephone lines when the appropriate apparatus was attached. At this point it becomes a ‘chicken and egg’ scenario and the choice is yours…

Depending on your definition of gay then Brian Dowling is and isn’t. He is the famously homosexual winner of Big Brother from 2001 and in that respect is. If by gay you are using the more recent connotation meaning ‘slightly crap’ then I would argue that he isn’t as he is a very nice and affable young man and I wouldn’t want to upset his mother. If you are returning to the 1950’s and are asking whether he is ‘happy’ then really I think you’ll have to ask him that…

Sylvie probes deeply and says – Do you speak potuguese when you surf? Sorry you said it had to be about surfing and what I really want to know is whether you can speak portuguese of course!

When I’m actually surfing a wave I tend not to speak at all – apart from the occasional whoop and scream of ‘OI – GET OUTOF MY WAY YOU DROP-IN BASTARD!’ however when I’m sitting out back idly chatting with people I tend to speak Portuguese to the Portuguese and English to everyone else. I do attempt the occassional smattering of French although it quite often comes out in Portuguese (being tri-lingual is another matter entirely).

This post can also be found at Fuelmyblogs blog at Ask Penfold anything…

If you have any more questions that need to be asked and answered then please leave them in the comments or at the FMB forum.

I didn’t surf today.

11 Replies to “Ask Penfold anything…”

  1. Thank you for answering my question….. I am truely gutted that all my learning is in vane (I guess the 5 times I got to a million watching it on TV I should put down to watching too much TV)…. oooo bright lights and what is that wonderful sound…oops sorry was distracted their for a moment!!!! (wow you are right!)

  2. I’m sorry Teeny but the truth can be harsh at times – like the time that my mum told me who my real Dad was…
    Thank you proud mother I’m nearly rarely grateful for that.

  3. Not sure about the omnipotence but my doctor mentioned it the other day…
    Would. Woud. Wood. It all sounds the same to me – what harm could a missing ‘l’ do….?

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