Tuesday, September 28, 2021

I've Got Questions


Baked Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops (can substitute chicken) are marinated, then oven “fried” with an apple cinnamon crust. | recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #dinner


There is, in fact, such a thing as a stupid question. Turns out there are many of them. And there will be ten more of them by the end of this post (just a little something for you to look forward to).
Today, according to those who are in the know, is National Stupid Question Day. 
When I first saw that mentioned on one of those silly holidays and celebrations websites, I thought it must be a mistake. I mean, everyone's heard of Carl Sagan's quote "there are naive questions, tedious questions, ill-phrased questions, questions put after inadequate self-criticism. But every question is a cry to understand the word. There is no such thing as a dumb question." Well, we've all heard that last sentence anyway.

If I were to question Carl Sagan, that would be stupid, right? So would that be a stupid question? And did Carl Sagan actually help me prove that there is such a thing as a stupid question after all?

I went in search of enlightenment. And, since Sagan himself died in 1996, I couldn't look to him for answers. Not without a seance or a ouiji board anyway. So I went to the next best place, Google. My query sent me to an article by an African website called Briefly, in which they compiled stupid questions from a number of online question and answer sites.

All I needed to convince me that the developers of Ask a Stupid Question Day may have been onto something that had escaped the renowned Mr. Sagan was in that article. Some of the questions compiled:

"Should I tell my parents I'm adopted?"
"What happens if I don't show up for an interview?"

I rest my case.
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So, in the celebration of my newfound knowledge about the whole question thing, and in recognition of this clearly necessary national holiday, I've got questions.
~ If you're on the job driving the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile, would you get fired if you're caught in the line at the McDonald's drive thru?
~ If you bake an upside down cake and eat it upside down, is it then a right side up cake?
~ Why would reservations mean restaurant bookings and also mean doubts, when I'd never have reservations about making reservations?
~ Shouldn't Walgreens signs be green?
~ If your pork chops have a crunchy cereal coating, are they dinner or breakfast?
Baked Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops (can substitute chicken) are marinated, then oven “fried” with an apple cinnamon crust. | recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #dinner
Baked Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops
(or Chicken Breasts)
~ With so many people blocking each other, shouldn't internet communities now be called antisocial media?

~ They've shown us the self-driving cars, where are they hiding the self-cleaning houses?
~ Why does working out not always work out?

~ Are new medications named by having a cat walk across a keyboard?
~ Why are political representatives political, but not representative?

Question everything. 
Or not.
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Baked Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops
(or Chicken Breasts)      


NOTE: You can make this recipe using boneless, skinless chicken breasts

6 boneless pork chops
1/3 cup apple juice
1 1/2 cups Apple Cinnamon Chex cereal
2 TBSP butter
OPT: my Devil's Applesauce for serving 

*Place the pork chops (or chicken breasts) in a sealable bag or shallow dish. Pour the apple juice over the chops. Seal the bag (or cover the dish) and refrigerate for at least 1 and up to 4 hours. Turn the chops a few times.
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 X 13 baking dish.
*Crush the cereal to crumbs, place on a plate.
*Coat the meat with the cereal crumbs, pressing down and making sure all sides are coated. Place in the baking dish. Melt the butter and drizzle over the top.
*Bake for about 45 - 50 minutes. For safety, make sure the meat is completely cooked through.
*OPT: serve with my Devil's Applesauce.


  1. When you find the self-cleaning houses please share. I want one!

  2. This looks pretty darn good! Carol C

  3. Those are great questions! And now I want some downsideupsidedown cake.
    And pork chops for breakfast...

  4. I enjoyed this. I so enjoyed the questions.

  5. I don't think self cleaning houses would be hidden for long. The inventor would make a fortune on them. Oh please, when? You did inspire me look up dumb questions on Google and found a list of "top weirdest keyword searches". There was one that asked if babies are dishwasher safe. As a good friend used to say "and we live among them." Scary. Now, apple cinnamon chex as a coating - that's certainly a twist on the tried and true corn flake crumbs. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

    1. Yes, sometimes it's mind boggling, the people we live among.

  6. There are so many stupid questions and just as many stupid answers

  7. Frances Gabe did invent a self-cleaning house.

    Ask a Stupid Question Day was started in the US back in the 1980's as an attempt by teachers to get students asking questions, even if they were "stupid" questions. Too many students didn't want to ask anything and appear not to already know the answers, so the teachers used this Day to get them talking and asking.

    It's still mostly celebrated in schools.

    1. Well that's a whole lot of new information, to me anyway.

  8. I love the questions you came up with. Thanks for the laughs and thoughts.

    1. Just a little peek into how my brain works (or doesn't).


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