It’s January 6, 2017. It’s the Twelfth Day of Christmas, the Feast of the Epiphany.
And it’s Friday, which means it’s time for the first 20 Questions Friday of the new year. The format is, however, the same: I ask questions that you might or might not choose to answer.
With 51 weeks to go in this year, here we go with this:
— Does Putin think the effort invested in helping Trump was worth it?
— What can the average American do to get the Russians back?
— Did any of the Trump critics who said don’t fall for his daily Twitter distraction heed their own advice this morning?
— To my fellow residents of New York’s northern suburbs: Don’t you love it when the bad winter weather is south of here?
— Is Octavia Spencer going to be in every movie from now on?
— Is anybody surprised that it took six days for the first mass shooting in the United States this year?
— Does the National Rifle Association have a 24/7/365 response team whenever a mass shooting occurs ready to pooh pooh the fact there are too many guns in this country?
— Are travelers just a little bit more patient with airlines on a day when they have to deal with weather problems and an airport shooting?
— Is the link in this question the first you’ve heard about the possibility that Gambia’s West African neighbors are on the verge of invading?
— Did anybody think the Mexico wall thing was going to go exactly the way Trump promised?
— How long do you think your gym will be crowded with would-be New Year’s resolution keepers before they start to give up?
— Does anybody seriously believe Hillary Clinton wants to run for mayor of New York?
— Does it really matter if the Dow Jones industrial average reaches 20,000?
— Have you taken down your holiday decorations?
— I’m not normally a violent person, but does anybody else want to smack Julian Assange silly?
— Didn’t you know (you’d have to cry sometime)? (eighteenth in a series of song-title questions)
— Wouldn’t it be cool if a big “La La Land”-type dance production number actually broke out when you were sitting in traffic going nowhere?
— Who else couldn’t care less about the Golden Globes?
— Is drinking egg nog after New Year’s Day like wearing white after Labor Day?
— Has anybody started doing their taxes yet?