Questions By Casper #37…

Tossing Salt Presents:
Questions By Casper #37
August 29, 2020

Over in the world of Twitter, I found a man that likes to ask questions. And I do mean a lot of them. His name is Tyler “The Ghost” Casper and he’s at @tyler_casper. A good guy that you should go check out. Now, as I was saying, he likes to ask questions. I like to answer them and it provides content for the site. So here we are. Every few days, I go down his feed and copy the inquiries he’s asked. And then it’s here for the answers. It’s insightful, thought-provoking, and hopefully entertaining for you, the reader, as well. So let’s can the chit chat and let’s do this. Are you ready? And away we go…

What is your favorite non swear word?

Do I even use any non-swear words? Would “ass-clown” count or is that a compound swear word? I honestly don’t know what it would be. Anyone want to give me some help here?

Have you ever handed everything over to God?

No. Even though I do believe and have faith, I also have major trust issues, even with God. For me to totally give myself to anyone, even God, is a hard pill to swallow. No one gets my 100%. I wish it wasn’t like this, but I am what life and experience have made me, for better or for worse.

Have you ever been accused of being an oxymoron?

I’ve been called a moron plenty of times. Does that count?

Have you ever met an honest politician?

I know a couple of elected officials that I think are for the most part honest, but the bad thing about politics and power, in general, is that it corrupts and the road to hell is often paved with the best of intentions.

Do you trust lawyers?

To a point. I realize that they’re not going to rock the boat or make waves for their clients. It’s all political games and good old boy networking, especially here in Scotland County. But sometimes they are a necessary evil and are required to handle matters beyond the common man’s capabilities. Where lawyers are concerned, hope for the best, expect the worst, and never let your guard down and you should be okay.

Do you have more faith in doctors or witch doctors?

Given my recent medical problems, my faith in most medical practitioners is less than it should be. My main doctor is good with my diabetes stuff but totally dropped the ball when my feet started messing up. My foot doctor is on-target with most of my feet problems so far, but I keep waiting for the hammer to fall and something to screw up. Maybe a good witch doctor is what I need? Hell, at this point, it sure couldn’t hurt.

Does anyone wanna make me some chocolate chip cookies?

No, make your own.

What is the saddest song you’ve ever heard?

I just heard the song “Whiskey Lullaby” by Brad Paisley & Allison Kraus for the first time a couple of days ago. It’s been out there for a while, but I always just ignored it. Very sad. Johnny Cash’s cover of “Hurt” always gets me up in my emotions. And Jelly Roll’s “Save Me” is amazing. The realness and emotion in that song touch me very deeply.

Can only women be groupies?

Nope. Being a groupie and obsessed with a person or genre is an equal-opportunity label that applies to both men and women alike.

Have you ever been on a riverboat?

Nope, but I’ve seen Boy George and Culture Club do the Karma Chameleon video on a riverboat back in the eighties and it was awesome. Still is.

Have you ever been deep-sea diving?

No, I have not, but it is on my wish-list and bucket list.

Have you ever swam in the ocean?

Many times. We used to go to the beach regularly when I was a kid and I’d always be the first one to hit the water. And then I saw the movie “Jaws”. I started spending more time at the pool after that.

Have you ever been on a cruise ship?

No, but it’s on my bucket-list.

Have you ever been paragliding?

Being up high like that? I don’t think so.

Have you ever been parasailing?

See my previous answer. Remember Brutus Beefcake? ‘Nuff said!

Have you ever gone bungee jumping?

If I was twenty years younger, I’d love to give it a try, but as for now, I doubt it will ever happen.

Have you ever been skydiving?

High places and my fat-ass don’t mix. Not going to happen.

Have you ever been base jumping?

I’m not even sure what that is so I think it’s a safe assumption to say no.

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts, or questions you’d like to ask about anything at all, no topic is off-limits, drop me a line. Use the comment box below, my e-mail of, or Twitter at @Doug28352. Let’s chat. And with that, I’m out of here. Until the next time, stay safe and watch out for the crazies out there. Have a great one and I’ll see you on the flip side.



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