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Hub Pages Question and Answer Raves/Rants

Updated on October 20, 2010

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I love to answer questions and I love to read the answers to other questions.  Sometimes I just ask questions because I am bored and can't think of anything to do.  This is when I ask my best questions.  That's when I ask the most intriguing questions like "How many grains of sand are there on the beach?"  and "How many needles are there on a pine tree?"  and "How many hairs are on a dog?"

Am I the only one?

I love to look through the questions. But, really, am I the only one who looks at the questions and and thinks, "Is this for freakin real?"

I wonder what in h-e double toothpicks motivates people to ask some of the questions? Some of them are incredible.

I am starting to see them in categories:

  • Spam
  • Idiotic
  • I need to ask a question no matter how mundane and ignorant I sound
  • I want to practice my English, asking questions might be a good way
  • I want to ask a question that might embarrass someone I know
  • I want to see if the worst question in the world could be understoood by anyone

What the Heck?
What the Heck?
Who am I?
Who am I?
Well now, let me tell you the secrets of the universe.....
Well now, let me tell you the secrets of the universe.....
Not that question!
Not that question!

I thought spam was canned meat!

What the heck do people think they are accomplishing by spamming a question and answer column? I just can't figure it out. For example,

May i know maple pest control is best for commercial pest control services in canada??

What kind of question is that? I think it is an ad. And have you ever seen such a queer way of asking it? May I know maple....... Are you kidding me? Do you think that is clever? Click on it and it says maple pest control is best!

Holy cow! We were better off when we were trying to get the key off of the can so that we could open the can and fry the spam. Ah, remember the good old days when mom would serve blackened spam for breakfast?

I thought I was an idiot, now I'm not so sure.

I admit it, I am not the brightest bulb, nor the sharpest tool. C'mon now even I can see that some of the questions posted on hubpages are near moronic!

For example, how to stay along with erection?

What the heck does that mean? Yes this is the kind of question we all ask in the carpool in the morning. "Hey fellas, I have a question, "how to stay along with erection?" I'm absolutely certain that this would increase my confidence and standing with the carpool fellas. It is almost certain that I would gain respect and be kindly regarded for opening such a topic and giving us a thoughtful discourse for the impending journey.

I cannot for the life of me figure out what the question even means. If I could figure it out, I might ask my doctor. "Hey doc, how to stay along with erection?"

What is the dumbest question I can ask?

Geez, do some people sit around and try to think of the ding-battiest things in the world to ask about?   Like, I wonder what is in my sock?  Could it be a foot?

How about this recent question?

is there a snake on Cleopatra's head

Now I know that this is an important question without a doubt.    It must be common curiosity that drives us to ask these questions.

My perineum hurts!

And now this question: 

Hi Im using ACV to cure my genital warts. It works amazingly - ish!!! But, as a side effect i...have inflamed genital area. It hurts like hell and i can notice that area between anus and vag opening is swollen! PLZ HELP ME!!!

Are you kidding me?   Who the heck would ask such a question in a Q&A forum?  Oh my God!   Maybe someone should consult their nurse network or maybe go see the doctor who prescribed the medication.    

Most of the questions are ok.

I have to admit that most of the questions are just fine and deserve the attention of the readers.  It is those few though that make me scratch my head and wonder, "What in the world were they thinking?"  

I guess that in a sense, they provide us with an amusing entertainment value.   I would just like to meet some of these people some day and see if they are anything like the people they seem to be. 


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    • SteveoMc profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      Smart and Fun Thanks so much for the support....I love the convoluted question you pointed out. hahaha

      Thanks for the comment on the photos....I might be demented a little...your husband must be whacked too! *smiles*

    • SmartAndFun profile image


      8 years ago from Texas

      Very funny and so true! I have wondered about all those weird questions myself, but being new here I didn't want to be critical! LOL! How about this one that's on there right now:

      "I'm interested to have a party supplies complete of Tangled. Between how much it will be on hand?"

      Whaaattttt? No offense to someone who is just learning English, but how is anyone supposed to anser that? Funny hub, thanks!

      PS Love the photos! I think you and my husband would get along just fine.

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      William Thomas 

      8 years ago from That Great Primordial Smash UP of This and That Which Gave Rise To All Beings and All Things!

      Good Day SteveoMc

      I voted this hub up for funny! What else can we say about the spammers? Your point that even they provide us with a kind of entertainment value, is very well taken.

      That question you quoted about the area between the anus and vag opening should have been flagged by the entire hub community, and that so-called hubber should have be severely reprimanded by the HubPages staff, told that she was on VERY THIN ICE, and just one more false move and she's out.

      Your a funny guy, SteveoMc, and I understand you want to be modest and unassuming and all that, but don't sell yourself short. You wrote: "I admit it, I am not the brightest bulb, nor the sharpest tool."

      To that I would say, to the contrary. It takes intelligence to be truly funny in my opinion. For example: Will Ferrell -- I don't think he's funny.

      I'm not saying Will Ferrell is not intelligent, but I just don't get it. I don't like comedy that tries to hard!! But you are funny.

      I thought I detected a method to what you do on the Q&A. Its not just that you're bored. It seems to me that your funny questions -- the way their put and the way they're grouped call for a certain type of response. In Jazz I think they call this technique 'call and response.'

      I think of your questions on the Q&A as funny, inquiring haikus (fihs). They are not the usual haikus that are short statements, but the reverse of them that pose questions -- the feeling is very similar to me.

      Anyhoo... I'm out of here. Good hub and as blake4d would say...

      Keep on hubbing.

    • SteveoMc profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      Glad you enjoyed GmaGodie, nope, the head is completely numb! Thanks for dropping by.

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      8 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin


      You brightened my day! Thank you! The duck tape on the forehead - did it hurt to remove?

    • SteveoMc profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      lorlie6 You came to the right place, weird is my quest. I had fun writing this...thanks for dropping by and leaving me a comment. Now that I have an audience for weird, I will have to drum up some more.

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      Laurel Rogers 

      8 years ago from Grizzly Flats, Ca

      This is hysterical, SteveoMc! I haven't spent much time perusing the Q&A section but may now that I know how weird they can be. I like weird, but that's just me!

    • SteveoMc profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      May pleasure Sally! Thanks for reading and commenting. I may have lost my patience. But I do like a good chuckle.

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      8 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      I admire your patience in sifting through some of those questions, categorizing them, and then analyzing them. The instant I see one of those moronic strings of words, I lose my interest in perusing "questions" completely, wondering what planet I'm really living on if I'm sharing it this way. Thanks for the great morning chuckle!

    • SteveoMc profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      Now that is the truth Donna, way out there. I'm glad they have entertainment value.

      I left a comment for you earlier Nell, I have no idea what is up here. I hope it is fixed soon. I have a new hub I am proud of to publish.

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      Donna Wallace 

      8 years ago from North Carolina

      LOL! You literally had me laughing out loud. I often wonder what people are thinking when they ask these questions. Especially the very private ones. I mean, you wouldn't whisper some of these things to your doctor, and you're asking them in front of the world?

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      Nell Rose 

      8 years ago from England

      HI, that's hilarious! I have seen some of these sort of questions and I just laugh! I imagine some spotty teen scratching his head trying to undo the toothpaste lid! a brain the size of a pea, and those horrible trousers that they insist on having halfway down their legs, so that you have the great pleasure of seeing their spotted underpants! ha ha cheers nell

    • SteveoMc profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      Andromida and Greatlife I am so glad to have people enjoy my humor.....sometimes I get into trouble a little bit. I can honestly say that I laugh a lot and so people come to me for a laugh and I can get real bad, too. LOL

      Thanks for reading and hope I can come up with some more cuz they are fun to write.

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      8 years ago

      SteveoMc, This is one of the funniest hubs I have ever read. Lol some of the answers and questions in the hub section are just hilarious. Your images are top notch. You were born with a funny bone. You got yourself a new fan.

    • SteveoMc profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      I know MPG, LOL. Thanks for the support.

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      Marie Giunta 

      8 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      And here I was thinking these were serious questions. Thanks for clearing that up Steve. Funny hub.

    • SteveoMc profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      Nellieanna you know by now that about half of the stuff I write is tongue in cheek. You will have to cut down on your responses in order to reach them all. As always, thank you for reading and I appreciate your humor.

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      syras mamun 

      8 years ago

      This is one of the funniest hub I've ever read.Sure you know the magic of how to make people laugh out loud.I've voted it "funny",though at first I wanted to vote it as "awesome".Steveio, you can submit your hubs on Zomba for backlinks,they offer do-follow links,so Google will surly count Xomba's backlinks.Thanks :)

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      8 years ago from TEXAS

      Now, now, Steve!! YOU have much more wisdom to share and knowledge to advise!! lol - I laughed out loud at your funny presentation of these very weird questions and those photos are priceless!!

      On a slightly serious note, though, I suspect that the odd wording of some of the even odder questions might be traced to the writers not having English as their first language. You know how it is trying to get the order right in a foreign language. They all have different sentence structure setups. So it's easy to get that back'ards if they're not our own native tongue. But when the subjects of the question seem far-out too -- well odd awkward sentence structure adds greatly to its weirdness!

      As for the extremely personal medical question -it boggles the mind & I have to wonder if it might just be a JOKE? - Maybe it was from some guy who had nothing better to do than formulate ridiculous questions? Now that would be a useless way to spend valuable time!!

      Where are all these kinds of questions located, anyway? Heck, I do well to get all the hubs I follow - followed! And not always successfully. :-< haha!! Want to come help me keep up with my following-ups? (there's a question for you! hahahaha)

      Thanks for a fun article to get me in a lighter mood to greet the plumber when he arrives in about an hour to see why my sink drain is leaking & fix it! Aieeeeeeee. Since I discovered it yesterday morning, I've been making-do with all sink-related chores & it's straining my resourcefulness!

    • SteveoMc profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      Thanks Feline Prophet, good advice, I think I will go answer some of those questions right now. I'm getting the sense that the answers are not as important as the questions.

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      Feline Prophet 

      8 years ago

      Haha, that was funny! Steve, perhaps you should provide some answers the next time you get too bored! :)

    • SteveoMc profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      drbj lol very funny....Thanks for the comment! Porch lights not lit.....hahaha.

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      drbj and sherry 

      8 years ago from south Florida

      I can help you out, Steve, with the Cleo question. Cleopatra is wearing a snake on her forehead because when she left this world she made an asp of herself.

      I agree with you that it is difficult to understand why some folks are willing to reveal in forums personal info they would never ever share with people they know. Maybe their porch lights are just not lit.


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