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Things I'd like to know

I assume most the things I'd like to know (the list below is partial), I could research and learn the answers to online. But I won't. I'd rather not know too much, and of the things I do learn, I'd prefer learning organically, along the way. Computer learning is cheatin.

I'd like to know ...

-How can you see through water, and, you can see water?

-What makes snow white?

-Why is bark silent?

-Why are some nights dark, but other nights are dark?

-Why do raccoons have the mask on their face and rings around their tails?

-Why did I use the word ruckus tonight, and enjoyed using it, but I won't use it again for God knows how long?

-Why do those under-your-skin pimples go away on their own, usually overnight, while the above-skin ones pop, then go away?

-Why do drummers sit on a throne and pianists sit on a bench? Seems it should be the other way around, no?

-Which is correct: Saying scissors or scissor?

-Why isn't Barrack Obama doing so many of the things he said he would, and why did George W. Bush do so many things without saying he did?

-What do owls think about?

-Why, a week ago, were gas prices up and stocks down because of Egypt, is gas up and stocks down because of Japan?

-Why do some of the same people who passionately protect the institution of marriage also write their own vows?

Rusty DeWees tours Vermont and Northern New York with his act "The Logger." His column appears weekly. He can be reached at rustyd@pshift.com. Listen for The Logger, Rusty DeWees, Thursdays at 7:40 on the Big Station, 98.9 WOKO or visit his Web site at www.thelogger.com.

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