December 24, 2011

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly in 2011

In your humble or even asserted opinion, what were the good things, that bad stuff and just the ugliness that happened in 2011?

December 17, 2011

Did you hear the one about...

What are some of the best jokes out there?  Oh come on, let's hear some of those really clever ones that make you go hmmm, then almost bust a gut!  If too risque, just share the punchline...ROFLMAO!

December 10, 2011

Just For The Love Of It!

What’s your take on Volunteerism?  What have you done—not for money, not for positioning and not for you—that aligns with Booker T. Washington's mandate, If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else”? How have you lifted up others?

December 03, 2011

Tis the Season...

What are your favorite Holiday songs? And, which Holidays songs if you hear one more time you will just simply scream?

November 26, 2011

Occupy This!

From Occupy Wall Street to Occupy Main Street, what is your take on this new "movement"? What are or will be the outcomes...why?  How has it been carried out in your city? Have you been "occupied"?

November 19, 2011

What the FONT?

What is your font of choice and why? Which ones help you really express what you wanna say? Which ones get on your "fonting" nerves. And another thing, has penmanship just gone to pot?


November 12, 2011

Egosurfing!

Have you ever just Googled Yourself? Were you surprised by the results? Were they accurate, did they lie, was it even you? If you haven't yet, go Google yourself now, come back to Q&Hey! and let us know...what did you find?   

November 05, 2011

Things Come...Things Go!


In your lifetime, what things have you seen come and go? What has risen, flown and then fallen off, whether an invention, superstar, movement or "pop culturalism"? Yes, what came and went right before your eyes?

October 30, 2011

Who's Got Your Back?

Some say a friend will help you move and a good friend will help you move a body!  Then, what is the role of a Road Dawg, a Running Partner, Ace Boon Coon (Ace Buddy) or a Homie…?  How do they differ and how have they "moved you"?

October 23, 2011

Softening Grief...

There is a funeral home in Harlem with the slogan: "Where Beauty Softens Your Grief". So, this week's question is simply, What Softens Your Grief...any type of grief?

October 15, 2011

$Maxing the Minimum$

The US Federal Minimum Wage is set at $7.25...The Wages for States range from $5.15 in Georgia and Wyoming to a high of $8.67 in Washington State.  So, the question is, what was your first minimum wage job and how much did you earn?

October 08, 2011

Women We Love!

The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize was a shout out to three courageous, determined women around the world.  Who’s on your list of powerful, influential, entertaining or compassionate women…from politicians and pop stars to writers and grandmoms, who are the Women You Love?

October 01, 2011

License to Drive...?

Should the minimum driving age be raised from 15-16 and should there be a max age limit? How old were you when you learned to drive and who taught you to drive?

September 24, 2011

Gone Baby Gone...But Not Forgotten!

What are some of the things that are all gone, no longer exist, just a memory now? Yet we certainly miss them and perhaps want them back.

September 17, 2011

The Greatest!

Simply asked: "Who are the greatest athletes of all time"? Who inspired you or who did you inspire! From the pro leagues or little league to the Olympics or that family member who almost went pro, who did it the best?

September 10, 2011

Resilience Reigns!

As we celebrate NYC's glorious rebound from 9/11, let's give shout-outs to other examples of sheer resilience!” What are some of the greatest comebacks of all times…by people, places or things in entertainment, sports, politics, business or just in your life?

September 03, 2011

Things We Need to Tell Our Youth of Today...

In 1955, James Baldwin wrote “Notes of a Native Son”. Today, I feel like writing “Notes to a Na├»ve Son or Daughter” (not exactly but I liked the play on words). What are some of those words of wisdom or advice or tips that our young people of today need to hear?

August 27, 2011

Recollections on Collections

What people choose to surround themselves with tells a lot about them! So, whether stamps, stories, vintage cars, or husbands, what are some of the things you collecthow did it begin and what does it mean?  What are some of the most impressive collections you’ve seen? Let's hear your recollections!

August 20, 2011

Building Blocks...

Whether it's the Taj Mahal, the Gateway Arch, the tree house in your backyard or that building down the road, around the bend, next to where Old Man Wilson's farm used to be, what are some of your favorite structures in the world?  Which strike you as iconic, comforting, intriguing or just good architecture?

August 13, 2011

The Dating Game...

What are some of the disaster dating experiences you have ever had or some of the worst questions/comments you have heard or even heard yourself say on a date?

August 06, 2011

The Chosen Ones...

It's been said that, “Adoption is not about finding children for families, it's about finding families for children”. So, would you adopt or were you adopted? What are your thoughts on interracial, gay or single-parent adoptions?


July 30, 2011

On The Road Again...

Whether it was the one Thelma & Louise took in that convertible, or the ones Kerouac wrote about in his iconic novel or the one Spike Lee depicted going to the Million Man March or the one your family took to see Aunt Millie four states away, what are some of the best, worst or most memorable road trips ever?

July 23, 2011

Your Birth Order…

Are you the first born, last born, middle child, only child, twin, etc? Does birth order matter…did you get over, were you overlooked or just overdramatic?

July 16, 2011

To Sag or Not To Sag...

In Collinsville, IL, the City Council voted 3-2 to approve an ordinance forbidding the low-riding pants that are currently popular among young people, over the objections of the city staff and the mayor.  Do you think this is how "Saggin" should by handled?  What are your suggestions?  What is your opinion on the "Saggin" issue?
"Saggin" in Collinsville

July 09, 2011

Books You Are Dying to Write...?

And, what book(s) would you like to write or see published...anything ranging from ______ for Dummies, Book of Mime Quotes and Etiquette for Today's Youth or to The Next Great American Novel, what do you think should be put out there?

July 02, 2011

Screwy Lightbulbs!

As the old joke goes, "How many _____ does it take to screw/change a Light Bulb?" Wha'cha got? 
How many Morehouse College students does it take to change a light bulb? One. He holds the bulb while the world revolves around him.
How many Peace Corps Volunteers does it take to change a light bulb?
What electricity?

June 25, 2011

"T"...is for what...Party?

So, have your say...does the "T" in Tea Party stand for:
Timely
Tenacious
Tentative
Thumbs-up
Temporary
Troubled
TBD?

June 18, 2011

Escape Artists...

So, how do you get away, how do you zonk out and how do you otherwise escape from it all?




June 11, 2011

Forgiveness...

Alexander Pope said, "To Err is Human, to Forgive is Divine!"  But do you:
    Forgive and Forget
                  Forgive and Don't Forget
                                Forget and Don't Forgive  or
                                            Don't Forget and Don't Forgive?
Is there anyone out there deserving of your forgiveness...are you deserving of anyone's forgiveness?

May 14, 2011

No Peeves About Pets!

How do you think of your pets, as best friends, members of the family, life-savers, confidantes, workers, supper or just animals?

May 03, 2011

Bin Gotten

Osama was reported dead yesterday!  What does this mean now...is it the end or is it only the beginning? If the so called "head is dead", what does that "body" do now?  Is this now a time to rejoice, to fear, to move on or to...?

April 27, 2011

Pet Peeves...

Hey we all got 'em...those annoying things at work or with family &  friends...irksome technology and transportation related jabs and many more! So, what gets under your skin and causes you to JUST WANNA SCREAM?

April 19, 2011

You've Got A Friend...!

So, think of a friend or two and now share the event/circumstance/situation that brought you together? What was that crazy, sad, bizzare, kismet, funny thing that happened which truly cemented that friendship?



April 12, 2011

Running in the 2012 Race...

On April 4, 2011, President Obama announced that he will run for re-election…he is the first official candidate for the 2012 race. Who do you think should run, who do you think will run or who do you think should just runaway?

April 05, 2011

Shaken, Not Stirred...!

Someone once said, “I've rarely met a cocktail I didn't like.” So, on that note:
What are your signature cocktails, libations or spirits of choice?
Recipes are welcomed!


March 29, 2011

To Beat or Not To Beat!

"Spare the rod and spoil the child", the notion that children will only flourish if chastised, physically or otherwise, for any wrongdoing. However, it's also been said: "If we are ever to turn toward a kindlier society and a safer world, a revulsion against the physical punishment of children would be a good place to start."

What is your take on this…how were you disciplined…how do you discipline?

March 22, 2011

"Limited Resources but Unlimited Resourcefulness..."


The financial crisis from 2007 to the present is considered by many economists to be the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s.  So, during this current economic downturn, what are you doing, what have you done or what have you seen others do to save money, to get over or to just get by?

March 19, 2011

Taboo or Not Taboo...


What is Taboo now? Back in the day, one was told not to discuss religion or politics at work, one never asked a woman's age or inquire about salaries. Now in 2011,

what no longer is taboo and what should be taboo?

March 12, 2011

Home is...

James Baldwin said, "Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition."  Dorothy exclaimed, "There's no place like home!" According to a Chinese proverb, "Over no home can the sign be hung: There is no trouble here."  So, I pose this question:

When you think of home, you think of _______?

March 05, 2011

Homemade Remedies

When a co-worker was stung by a bee, the very first thing I told him was, “oh, just put some tobacco juice on it!...That’s what grandma did." That got me thinking about what other forms of folk medicine are out there.  So, ranging from swallowing Vick's vapor rub for colds or putting keys on your back for nose bleeds, what are some other homemade remedies you've heard of or tried?

February 26, 2011

Dangerous Place for African Americans

This billboard was placed in NYC's Soho area with the text: "The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb." The sponsoring group states that Black women do not believe they have an option besides abortion. Do you feel this is true? Is it offensive? Is it misleading? Is it effective? What is your take on this type of free speech?  

  NY Times: Billboard-opposing-abortion-stirs-debate     Myfoxny: Mom wants child's-image gone... 

February 19, 2011

Why Didn't I Think Of That...

Just the other day I was sitting on the train being assaulted by the high pitch voice of a jabbering fellow passenger...the whole time, I was wishing I had a remote control device that could put him on mute.  Then that got me to thinking of things I wish existed but don't now...like a "people muter".  So, that brings me to this week's question:  

What new Inventions would you like to see?

February 12, 2011

Let's Get Flirty...!

What are some good and even not so good ways to flirt or be flirted with?  What works for you? How did you win him/her over and how were you won over?

February 05, 2011

The Birds & the Bees...and Treez!

How do you have the conversations on Sex and Drugs with today's youth? Is it ever too early or too lateWhere do you begin...?

January 29, 2011

Frankly, My Dear...


Now that Oscar season is upon us, what are some of your favorite movie quotes or great linesAnd, "May the force be with you"!




Movie Quote Video








January 22, 2011

Til Death Do Us Part...or Sooner!

 Should "Marriage" be based on a renewable license...perhaps every five-years, with the choice of renewing or not? What if marriage licenses had an expiration date? Let's hear your take on this...

January 15, 2011

What's Real Gotta Do With It?

Reality TV, do you:
  Love it,
     Love to hate it,
         Hate to love it, or
             Hate it?
Share your thoughts...