Why I NEED you to Ask Roger Anything

YOU can Ask Roger Anything, one question or several.


I just don’t think you understand.

It’s actually fairly easy for me to write about holidays or people’s birthdays or movies I’ve seen or the like. What is NOT so easy is coming up with content for all those days in between. That’s where YOU come in.

If you have been around here long enough, you know the drill. YOU, in the spirit of faux democracy, can Ask Roger Anything, one question or several. (Arthur and Jaquandor KNOW I can ASK several when they post similar requests.) Then I will ANSWER said questions, more or less honestly, depending on the nature of the query.

Oftentimes, y’all will ask stuff that I might be perfectly willing to write about, but it had not occurred to me. Other times, you’ll ask something that might be more uncomfortable, so it’s fun to try to obfuscate while still holding on to the truth of the matter.

I will likely respond within the next 30 days, as I have always done in the past. Now if you manage to inundate me with SO many questions that I can’t respond in a month – it’s never happened before – then I’ll take longer. Bury me with questions. Think of it as your belated birthday present to me. (I LOVE presents.)

Author: Roger

I'm a librarian. I hear music, even when it's not being played. I used to work at a comic book store, and it still informs my life. I won once on JEOPARDY! - ditto.

8 thoughts on “Why I NEED you to Ask Roger Anything”

  1. Were you ever into fossils or dinosaurs? What is your favorite dinosaur?

    What was the greatest joy in the last year? What was the greatest stress?

    Are there any events in your life that you feel make good parables that you want to share one day with your daughter?

    If you could go back in time and talk to yourself at 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50, what would you say?

    How do you think growing up gay today is different than growing up gay in the past?

    What do you do about time management issues? Are there some non-work activities that take precedence, and, if so, which ones and why?

    If you could give one piece of advice to a college student today, what would it be?

    What do you think you didn’t study enough in high school and college?

    Did you have to write a thesis for your graduate program?

    What’s your favorite subject to study in depth? What is your least favorite subject?

    More to come… 🙂

  2. Favorite cheese(s)?

    Raising a child now, what do you make of current childrens’ media (books, movies, teevee) versus what you know from your own upbringing or that of others?

    I’m noticing more and more that other countries have good ideas as to how to deal with problems, be it health care (other countries do it better AND much cheaper), credit card security, mass transport, urban design…and yet, new ideas have SUCH a hard time gaining traction in this country. Why is that?

    You’re given enough money for a road trip someplace in the US…not enough to fly anywhere in the world, but enough that you can pay for gas, food, and lodging someplace in this country. Where do you go?

  3. What foods did you love as a kid that you don’t like now?

    What is your favorite non-music-related sound?

    What smells do you find comforting?

    If you could paint a picture of one thing, what would it be?

    At what age did you feel like you became an adult?

    What makes you cry?

    And the most important question: Who is your favorite Muppet?

  4. Are you worried about Lydia when she gets to the age of Dating?
    What was the first comic you remember reading? And the first book?
    What was the first movie your parents took you to?
    What was your favorite candy as a kid?
    Do you Kiss your wife and daughter in public? Did your parents kiss you in public?

  5. Do you read the funnies? What’s your favorite internet comic?

    What types of jokes or humor make you laugh the hardest?

    Which places on Earth you do NOT want to go?

    What do you think is really causing the deficit?

    Have you ever had your IQ tested? When? What was your IQ?

    What subject in school did you find the most difficult?

    How do you memorize skits for plays? (This one is fairly urgent… 😛 )

    What musical instruments do you play? Which do you wish you played?

    What skill has gotten you the most girls? (Thinking clean, like music and singing and whatnot).

    Did you ice skate as a kid?

  6. What are some movies that are generally considered to be classics that you found to be just terrible/boring/ridiculous?

  7. Have you seen the new Cosmos? How do you feel it compares?

    What is your favorite science subject?

    Does anything in science ever make you tear up? If so, what things?

    Have you ever cried or teared up over a robot character in a book, movie or TV show? E.g. a robot in “I, Robot”, a cylon in Battlestar Galactica, or HAL.

    Which Bible story touched you the most as a kid? Which one does now?

    You talk about baseball a lot – did you ever play or want to play major league?

    Who is your favorite visual artist? Favorite director?

  8. Can I still ask Roger anything?

    Here’s one that’s somewhat important: you’re very smart. How do you cope when people treat you like an idiot and/or get an attitude when you don’t know literally everything?

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