Clarice James

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What Is Hooey and Why Is There a Lot of It?

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As my title suggests, another year has gone, and I still don’t know everything I want to know. Here’s my latest dozen queries.

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Sorry, I’m out. Pulled a hammy.

  1. This is a compound question. On the new reality show Hunted, teams of two go on the lamb, hoping to win big bucks by being the last ones captured. Are they or we supposed to ignore the camera crew following them? And why do they go on the lamb? Why not a goat or a cow or a rat? Huh? What do you mean it’s lam? What on earth is a lam?
  2. Why do the disgruntled get all the headlines? Don’t the gruntled deserve some attention?
  3. Can a pig pull a hamstring?
  4. Why is it that when people drive faster than us they’re considered idiots, but when they drive slower they’re morons?
  5. When we can’t do everything, why do we choose to do nothing?
  6. Why does Hawaii have interstate highways?
  7. In 2016, someone named their baby Little Sweetmeat. Why do parents do this? I’ve already started a GoFundMe account to pay for this kid’s therapy.
  8. Since Jesus taught by telling parables, why do Christians insist they “can’t possibly read fiction”?
  9. The picture of a thousand words. What’s it worth? Does it depend on the words?
  10. Why do we continue the whole groundhog thing? There’s no food or gifts connected to it, and no one really believes it, especially those Christians who don’t read fiction.
  11. What do I say when someone says I’m in denial but I’m not?
  12. Why do I own 47 bowls and still use old Cool Whip containers? (Okay, so maybe I am in denial.)

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[hoo-ee] 

interjection — 1. (used to express disapproval or disbelief): Hooey! You know that’s not true.

noun — 2. silly or worthless talk, writing, ideas, etc.; nonsense; bunk: That’s a lot of hooey and you know it!

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. ~ James 1:5 (NIV)

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4 thoughts on “What Is Hooey and Why Is There a Lot of It?

  1. You’re too funny. Where do you come up with these things?

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    *From:* Clarice James [mailto:comment-reply@wordpress.com] *Sent:* Friday, January 06, 2017 4:21 PM *To:* elsie_bush@wycliffe.org *Subject:* [New post] What Is Hooey and Why Is There a Lot of It?

    Clarice James posted: “As my title suggests, another year has gone, and I still don’t know everything I want to know. Here’s my latest dozen queries. This a compound question. On the new reality show Hunted, teams of two go on the lamb, hoping to win big bucks by being the l”

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  2. Oh, Clarice, you are brilliant. The only way this could have been better would have been in person.
    I too use Cool Whip containers. It keeps them out of the landfill.
    That is a good point about Hawaii.
    You have obviously given this a lot of thought.

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  3. I was cleaning out my mailbox and found this Hooey post. How funny. I agree. They are all great questions. And when you get them answered I’m sure there will be a lot more. Good luck.

    Actually, here’s a good one, or two:
    Why are all the best posts found when people are cleaning out their mailboxes?
    And why do posts with keywords like “Hooey” grab our attention?

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