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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Deep Thought Thursday ~ Swimming in the Shallow End

Today I think I'm going to swim in the shallow end of the thought pool and just have a collection of facts and some thoughts that have *popped* into my head from time to time. Some might make you think, some are just for fun, and others are probably gonna be just plain stupid, so let's dive in...oh wait, we can't do that today. Let's...slowly get used to the water as we go down the pool ladder.

Some of you may wonder where my nickname "Dr. louie" came from. I use that nickname for my e-mail and for most websites and forums I register with. When I was in high school my classmates nicknamed me Louie, probably because of my last name, Lewis. My dad was never called that in high school because he had a friend named Louie. I hated being called that at first, but after awhile it stuck. The only two people who still call me Louie to this day are my mom and my friend Josh. The "Dr." part came in when I was visiting the Five Iron Frenzy message board many years ago. I started posting as louie. I decided not to capitalize the L. After making some internet friends
(that sounds so geeky) on the FIF site I started posting a thread called "Ask Dr. louie" and people would ask me questions and I'd try to give them funny answers. So that's how the nickname Dr. louie came to be. Nobody really calls me that in person though, just on the internet.

These next three paragraphs are the answers I gave to some of the questions people asked me on the FIF message boards. the first question was "Why do hot dogs come in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight?"

I think the reason why hot dogs come in packages of ten and hot dog buns come in packages of eight is a marketing scheme pointed at people who have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. You see, people with OCD would probably feel the need to have the same amount of hot dogs and buns, so they would need to buy four packs of hot dogs and five packs of buns so they would have forty of each.

Another question someone asked me was "If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, did it make a sound?"

After much research I have found that the tree did not fall on it's own, it was actually cut down by a lumberjack, a deaf lumberjack. So now we know how the tree fell, but we still don't know if it made a sound.

Okay, one more. Someone asked me "Why is there braille on drive-thru ATMs?"

The reason for that is if someone is driving a foreign car where the steering wheel is on the right and they have a blind passenger they will be able to use the ATM.

Here is a quote that I made up, it's pretty deep if you really think about it:

"Always look both ways when crossing a one way street." ~ Dan Lewis

I get annoyed when people pronounce the word "theater" with a long "a" sound. What if they pronounced a long "a" sound with other words. Try saying this sentence out loud using the long "a" sound: "Hey, could I get some peace and quiet please! I am trying to eat my freaking popcorn in the movie theater!"

Why do they need to tell us that the commentaries on DVDs do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the movie studio, blah, blah, blah, etc. in ten different languages when the commentary itself is only in one language? I just want to watch the freakin' movie!

I have been hit in the head and/or face with the following objects:

A softball
Two rocks*
Other peoples' heads
Tree branches
A rubber hockey puck
A 7-Iron*
A powdered doughnut
A shovel handle*
A dinner plate
Hot Sauce (up the nose)
A steel pipe
Two dumbells
An apple*
and a bunch of others things I can't think of including all kinds of sporting equipment
(*Indicates a bloody mess, except for the apple, which was a soupy mess. My friend threw an apple at my forehead and then it dropped into my chicken noodle soup.)

Here are some thoughts from my childhood:

When I was little I remember seeing certain TV shows and movies in black & white and I asked my mom why they weren't in color. She told me it was because they were old. So then I thought the cartoons I watched would become black & white when they got old. I'm glad they didn't. He-Man would have been really boring.

I made up my first joke when I was about six years old: What do you get when you cross a bunny with a frog? A bunny-ribbit! Oh, c'mon, that's pretty good for a six year old.

Also when I was little, I saw the movie "Jaws" and I thought he lived in my grandfather's pool so I only swam in the shallow end.

And with that, I think I'll get out of the pool now. Sorry for subjecting you to some of that nonsense. I wasn't really in a deep thinking kind of mood today. My brain needs some rest. Come back tomorrow for more!


  1. Haha. Great post. I love your original quote. It's like mine: What goes around comes around...unless it's a broken boomerang. -Daniel Blomdahl

  2. Thanks Daniel, I'm glad somebody enjoyed it.