Dear Jonny, Questions, Questions, Questions…
Answer some (more) questions…
Should prostitution be legal?
That’s a tricky question, because I think there’s a VERY fine line between modern dating and outright prostitution. I am acquainted with many men who, in exchange for the price of dinner and a few drinks (sometimes just the drinks), regularly have sex with varying women on the first date. There is a mutual understanding that the relationship will not extend past a one night stand. A fee is paid. Sex is had. And that’s that. See my point?
Do you ever think cold logic can get in the way of spiritual experience, such as reaching the top of a mountain or scuba diving with sharks?
All of us have a basic instinct for self-preservation hardwired into our psychological make-up, both in the form of logic and its response to sudden surges of adrenaline. While some people have it within themselves to more readily bypass that mechanism (“fight” over “flight”), careful reasoning in the face of imminent danger can certainly hinder one’s ability to fully explore the more treacherous regions of the soul.
Do you ever dream about flying? What do you think it means?
Yes. The other night I had a dream in which a busty flight attendant offered me sex instead of that little bag of peanuts. While we were going at it in the tiny airplane bathroom, she suddenly turned into a giant purple lizard and then bit my head off. I think it means that I should stick to peanuts.
If there was a legal drug that caused the user to feel no emotion, do you think society as a whole would benefit from it? Would you take it?
“Benefit”? Tough, tough question. One could argue that overly emotional reactions are the catalysts for more chaos and violence than anything else in this world. On the other hand, the use of cold, calculated logic can prove absolutely devastating. That said, blunting all human emotion would, in my mind, either lead to a society of peaceable zombies or remorseless killers. Since we already have a fairly equal mix of both, why bother? And no, I wouldn’t take this imaginary drug. My spectrum of emotions is sufficiently vacant.
What’s the most disturbing thing a woman has ever said to you?
“I love you.”
What kind of music do you like?
With the exception of mainstream rap and the majority of country, I’m fairly open-minded when it comes to music. I very much enjoy old school Trance and classical. Three of my favorite pieces, in entertaining format:
Would you rather die by lethal injection or firing squad?
While I understand that lethal injection is portrayed as a humane alternative to other forms of execution, it’s always struck me as being too much like a medical procedure; too clinical in nature. If the state intends to kill me, I want them to be straightforward with their intentions. I don’t want them to dance around the issue, as if avoiding bloodshed via having a machine, iv’s, and heart-stopping potassium chloride do the dirty work is more “putting me down” than murder. Nope, none of that bullshit. Kill me. Shoot me in my beating heart. Firing squad.
Do you think cryogenically freezing a human being is ethical? Would you like to go that route?
I think it’s ethically comparable to tossing a few hundred pounds of beef steak into the deep freeze. And no, I wouldn’t like to go that route. Assuming that some future generation is somehow able to revive me, what then? I’d have to come to terms with the fact that everyone I’ve ever known is dead, frozen, or just then being thawed to hang out in unfamiliar territory around complete strangers in a different time that will almost certainly be more fucked up than this one. Raw deal.
My boyfriend (I really love him) is making me keep our relationship a secret. I think it’s because I’m overweight, but he makes other excuses. What should I do?
Either leave your boyfriend now or stay with him long enough to lose the weight. If after you lean down he makes your relationship public, tell him to fuck off.
If you were an animal, what would you be?
Cross a disillusioned red-assed baboon with a…I have no fucking idea.