20 QUESTIONS FRIDAY: CITIUS, ALTIUS, FORTIUS EDITION

It’s August 12, 2016, 88 days before the election, and time once again for 20 Questions Friday.

This edition will have more than its share of Olympic and Olympic-watching queries. Because, besides coping with an August heat wave, that’s what I’ve been doing.

Answer these if you choose:

— Wasn’t the “just kidding” thing that Trump’s trying to pull off about claiming President Obama founded ISIS a routine he stole from Steve Martin? Should Steve Martin sue him for plagiarism?

— Isn’t it more surprising that it took Hostess this long to come up with the home version of Deep Fried Twinkies?

— This one is inspired by my daughter: If these Olympic archers are the best in the world, why do they make so few bull’s-eyes?

— Will Trump show up at the debates?

— Why does NBC Olympics’ coverage use so many announcers with British accents?

— Is there any chance that, after tonight’s Yankee game, we never have to hear about A-Rod ever again?

— What is your favorite thing to drink in really hot weather?

— Is there something wrong with people who drink hot beverages on 105° heat index days?

— Will Simone Manuel’s thrilling Olympic win in the 100-meter freestyle encourage other African-American girls to hit the pool?

— Do female and male beach volleyball players’ skimpy outfits obscure the fact that these people are tremendous athletes in a tough sport?

— Isn’t it curious that countries with strict gun control laws, such as Germany and South Korea, are doing better in the Olympic shooting events than the United States?

— How come there’s no Olympic shooting event involving that renowned sporting weapon, the AR-15?

— Does anyone else have trouble with newer quarters not being accepted in vending machines?

— I agree that I’d rather see original movie projects over reworked remakes. But doesn’t an “Ocean’s Eight” with such terrific actors as Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham-Carter and Sandra Bullock, among others, make you a little curious?

— Speaking of movies, are you looking forward to “Southside With You,” the movie about Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date?

— Does anybody buy the Halloween stuff that’s already in stores on a 100-degree heat index day in August?

— Do you really want your kids to have Halloween candy that someone bought today?

— What are the odds that Trump will see that Hillary Clinton isn’t taking any flak from releasing her latest tax return and say, hey, that’s not so awful. I can do that?

— Is there a campaign somewhere in the Citi Field vicinity to make the Mets great again?

— Is it me, or is there something incestuous about the McDonald’s commercial with the girl who gets the Chicken McNuggets from a wide-eyed boy that turns out to be her father?

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