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Do you think we will reach a point where all the questions that can be asked on Fluther, will be?

Asked by JeanPaulSartre (5779points) February 24th, 2010

I got one of my questions pulled for the first time, justifiably, as apparently it was just asked yesterday. Fail, sigh. This got me thinking about Goethe who theorized “Everything has been thought of before, but the problem is to think of it again.” Do you think Fluther will reach (or has it already reached!) this point in terms of questions asked?

I wonder if this has been asked before…

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grumpyfish's avatar

Ah, crap. I think you just asked the last one.

Okay, pack it up boys!

janbb's avatar

It kind of feels that way to me lately…...

Blackberry's avatar

They weren’t already?

DeanV's avatar

I’ve been feeling that lately…

janbb's avatar

And apparently all the answers too!

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

this, indeed, has been asked before
This goes along with wondering if any new ideas are actually new – Since I am an Edharian and not a Lorite, I will say there are new ideas and new questions…for example, never before in history were random strangers talking about raising gender neutral children via the internet.

JeanPaulSartre's avatar

@grumpyfish Ah well, we had a good run.

JeanPaulSartre's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir Ah, no New Order for you!

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@grumpyfish we call our youngest ‘grumpy fish’ lol
@JeanPaulSartre fine by me!

dpworkin's avatar

Gee, I don’t see how that will be possible. There are an awful lot of 15-year-olds who need to know if Paula really likes James or she is just trying to make Ricky jealous.

EmpressPixie's avatar

We have our ups and downs, but as long as time continues to move forward, there will be new questions to ask.

janbb's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir and @JeanPaulSartre Just wondering: Are you two taking turns at the computer? In two different rooms? In different places?

JeanPaulSartre's avatar

@dpworkin That is the worst thing I’ve heard today. lol. lol4rl!

jbfletcherfan's avatar

So many of them are re-runs, I think this must be the case. No one can think of anything new, so they just ask the old ones again.

@dpworkin That’s priceless! LOLLLLLLL

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@JeanPaulSartre The worst?? That was genius! And so true.

JeanPaulSartre's avatar

@janbb in the same room, two computers. We’re really cool people.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@janbb I enjoy this curiosity…it’s dirty…we’re in one room, different lap tops.. and I’m eating and watching AI…we’re awesome

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@janbb and apparently we say the same things without meaning to

janbb's avatar

Ah guys – I had all kinds of great fantasies about how you were doing it!

Captain_Fantasy's avatar

I’ve always got one more.

dpworkin's avatar

eww, @janbb, you think about them “doing it”?

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@janbb we figured – we can take a picture if you like, lol
@dpworkin as do you

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@janbb Nope. He’s right. It’s either stupid teeny-bopper dating questions or sex questions. “If I had sex by the light of the moon, on the 33rd day of Septober, could I be pregnant?”

janbb's avatar

@jbfletcherfan “What are your best blow-job techniques?”

DeanV's avatar

@dpworkin But really, does she like me?

I am 15…

JeanPaulSartre's avatar

@jbfletcherfan well the answer to that is obviously yes…

janbb's avatar

@dpworkin We alte cakkers got to get our jollies somehow.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@janbb Don’t laugh! That’s been on there, too!

janbb's avatar

You can tell it’s a slow night the way we all jumped on this like drowning rats onto a life raft!

jbfletcherfan's avatar

LOL…that’s right. FB is a drag tonight.

janbb's avatar

Ah squirrel – let’s play cards!

SeventhSense's avatar

All the questions have been asked eons ago.. We just find new ways to ask the same ones they asked back in the stone age.

janbb's avatar

But I thought you was a church-goer?

jbfletcherfan's avatar

I am! But I have a dark side that veeeery few know about. I try to keep my hard drinkin’ card gamblin’, man chasing ways to myself. :D

JeanPaulSartre's avatar

@janbb A question with the potential to get derailed?! I’m there!

janbb's avatar

@JeanPaulSartre If you ever want a question derailing, I’m your man/woman!

SeventhSense's avatar

@janbb
She can’t fool me. That fuzzy tail is always twitchin’.

janbb's avatar

@jbfletcherfan @SeventhSense is right. You are a squirrel of many surprises!

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@janbb
<———
told you we do it together!

janbb's avatar

Oh – you guys are too cute! I do it with my husband too but he’s downstairs and I’m upstairs.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@janbb that’s quite a skill you got there! ~

JeanPaulSartre's avatar

@janbb He must have the longest… fluth..er…ever! moderated?

dpworkin's avatar

It reaches all the way downstairs? That’s some petzeleh.

JeanPaulSartre's avatar

dangerous pancakes

janbb's avatar

@dpworkin But I’m the one upstairs!

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

best devolution of a question ever

JeanPaulSartre's avatar

It started out so well…okay no it didn’t

janbb's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir @JeanPaulSartre You don’t know how much fun you can have when the kids leave home!

(I was so bored until this question came along!)

JeanPaulSartre's avatar

@janbb I don’t see how you guys could be bored in that case…
Kids leave home?! o.O

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@janbb I don’t want them to leave home!

janbb's avatar

@JeanPaulSartre They do, I promise you and…then you miss them!

janbb's avatar

But eventually you get compensation like wee Jake here.<<

JeanPaulSartre's avatar

@janbb Well, maybe I’ll be ready for that by then.

janbb's avatar

Oh – too cute! I love the dimples.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@janbb we call the oldest ‘dimplesaurus’

jbfletcherfan's avatar

I think the wheels have come off.

janbb's avatar

Looks like all the questions may have been asked but not all the talks have been talked yet!

@jbfletcherfan You have wheels?

DeanV's avatar

Damn, gone for 20 minutes and this gets 45 new responses.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@dverhey because we’re super cool people. join us

JeanPaulSartre's avatar

@jbfletcherfan I knew those lug nuts were for something…

DeanV's avatar

Maybe when I get done with my damn work.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@JeanPaulSartre Ooohhhh, good one! LOL. Yeah, I have a lot of hidden charms. :D Wheels & lug nuts are just a few. hahaaaaaaa

JeanPaulSartre's avatar

@jbfletcherfan I couldn’t resist =) I think we’ve officially killed this… wait, what was the original question?

DeanV's avatar

@JeanPaulSartre Original question doesn’t matter. It’s been asked before anyway.

JeanPaulSartre's avatar

@dverhey Yeah, figures. I’m on a quest to ask something original, yet insightful…

augustlan's avatar

<bad mod peeks in, scurries back out>

Jeruba's avatar

What? We’re through, finished, kaput? It must be 2012. Damn.

JeanPaulSartre's avatar

@augustlan You’re too kind! I was sure this would be toast by today =)

JeanPaulSartre's avatar

@Jeruba At least we’re all still having a blast. The film was very misleading… aside from a bit of snow, it’s pretty calm for the end of the world.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

Good morning, all. I see we’re still at it. LOL

janbb's avatar

@jbfletcherfan I thought you’d still be passed out from all your card cheating, drinkin’ and man-chasing last night!

JeanPaulSartre's avatar

Well, naturally.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@janbb I’m all rested up from a good night’s sleep & I’m ready to roll again, sister. LOLLL

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@JeanPaulSartre some fun questions just die a slower death. LOL

JeanPaulSartre's avatar

We tried to bury it in the yard, with the lug nuts, but it has too many responses.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

You have to unscrew those lug nuts first, & since that wrench has been lost, that may be all but impossible.

JeanPaulSartre's avatar

I guess we’ll just have to leave this question up on blocks in the yard.

janbb's avatar

I think it should be on a billboard next to the Gowanus Parkway!

JeanPaulSartre's avatar

Well.. with enough spray paint…

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@janbb yeah…gowanus…there’s a parkway

wundayatta's avatar

I think it will never be very hard to ask new questions, or look at issues from a different angle or through a different lens. A little research will do wonders. I’m not a big fan of questions about the news, but people use them a lot, and they are always new.

Fred931's avatar

When will potatoes rule Australia? Now THAT hasn’t been asked yet.

JeanPaulSartre's avatar

@Fred931 but now it has… that was the last one!!

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@Fred931 Don’t get too foxy. Some numb-skull will try to answer that.

Siren's avatar

I don’t think so, because there will always be new people asking it, and new people answering it, if a question has been asked before.

mammal's avatar

Personally i think this should be the Fluther theme. Followed hopefully by this for good measure :)))

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Holy moly, there will never be an end to questions. As far as legit questions go there will be those that will become redundant like, ”Does he love me?” ”If he does ______ do he love me”? ”He always do this or that, do that mean he loves me?” They all ask basically the same question just in different ways. But as technology moves forth and we have new Jellies come aboard there will be questions that will be unique to their situation. They will ask ”Does this ap run on my phone”? ”Can I download ________ while running ________ on my iPhone”? And so forth and so forth. There will be questions unique to someone’s child, their dog, etc. The questions won’t stop until out sun goes nova and roast us all.

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