Hello, Internet. Friday + bored = time for another installment of Dear Goldfish, the (as if) weekly series where I answer real questions asked by our studio audience, in other words, you.
The following questions have been submitted by people who typed words into search engines with no editing or censoring.
We had a little snafu with the numbering (it turns out there were two part 37s), so this is actually the 40th installment! There will be celebratory cake in the break room afterward (someone bring cake, please).
how tall is a fish boy or girl?
Well, this particular fish is a 5’9″, which is on the high side of average for a girl. That’s also on the high side of average for a fish, unless you include whales, which you shouldn’t since whales are mammals and fish are vertebrates.
when people dont say fish in front of my house?
Is there a law against saying “fish” in your area? Perhaps you’re not allowed to say “fish” between the hours of 9am and 5pm on Tuesdays. Or perhaps the people passing your house just have other things to talk about besides fish. If I’m ever in front of your house, I’ll be sure to say “fish,” regardless of what time of day it is.
being a mover sucks?
I can imagine it would, yes, but then again, I hate moving with the fire of a thousand suns. From the moment it is known that I need to move, until the last box is moved into the new place, this is me, only with less entitlement:
i want to right a letter to my fish thas died?
Okay then. How does one right a letter? is that like righting a ship that has capsized? I hope you have a good winch.
Russian! To the translator…
i am miss chatter?
Hi there, Miss Chatter. I’m Goldfish. Nice to meet you.
sad boy face shape?
Probably just like a regular boy face shape, but with a bit more drooping.
pictures of items made by left handed people?
hand stripping a dogs coat?
I don’t know what that means, but it sounds horrible. Don’t do that unless you’re talking about brushing them, then go ahead and do that.
max ernst thirty three girls ?
Yay! One of my favorite paintings. Well, now I feel somewhat lacking posting this painting right after my Pegasus hugging a dog drawing.
Ooh, another foreign visitor. I don’t even recognize that language by sight.
i.don’t have much social media accounts?
Good for you. You’re probably better off. I have some, but I rarely use them. Well, I did post this gem on Twitter this morning:
40 words without a vowel?
I’d recommend getting either a Welsh or Polish dictionary. They use as many vowels as Finns use consonants, so I’m sure you can find 40 vowel-less words in there.
today is funny?
Well, today is Friday, which is the best workday of the whole week. I’m not finding it particularly funny so far, but there’s hope for it yet. The day is young.
Okay, seriously, people, what’s the deal with this search? I get hundreds of searches with those two words together. What the hell? Why are so many of you searching that?
archimedes of syracuse, new york?
Lol. Well, you’re partly right. Archimedes was, in fact, from Syracuse. Archimedes lived from 287-212 BC when time moved backwards. There wasn’t even an old York in the BCs, let alone a new one. Archimedes, one of the world’s greatest minds, was from Syracuse, Italy. Close enough.
Actually, if I lived in Syracuse, New York and I had a son, I’d name him Archimedes just for shits and giggles. It’s probably a good thing I’m not a parent.
Well, that’s just about all we have time for today. Remember, you can submit your own question to Dear Goldfish by searching the internet for stupid things and ending up here. Thanks for joining us and be sure to come back for more Dear Goldfish next week! Thank you and good night!